Italian trade magazine Gamestore reports that from October 10th Italian gamers will have the choice of a new 40GB PS3 for €399 or the starter pack which includes two games and an extra pad for €499...
It's great the price is finally getting acceptable here in Europe.
We have been paying $800-$900 so far so this is a big "price-cut".
With the PS3 selling well in Europe at an extremely high price (compared with the US) this is going to make a huge impact in the holiday battle.
I hope they bundle it with Rachet and Uncharted. But they will probably start with games already out.
Well, the ps3 in europe never sold for $800-$900 to be fair. They sold for 600 euros. I realise that if you directly convert that into dollars, it may end up as $800 but the economy is different in the 2 continents. So economically, both ps3's cost the same amount in Europe and US (well before the US price-cut anyway)
But they should definately include games like Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted in there to show the power of the ps3. Newer games would be better. But im hoping one the games they bundle for Europe is PES 2008 cos the franchise is BIG here in europe
agreed mate, bungle the console with PRE2008 and they will sell bucket loads. PES is far and away the best football game (i refuse to call it soccor so you americans will just have to deal with it, we had it first lol) going!
people might buy ps3 in Italy
Gamers have been buying the PS3 in Italy for months.
Jp, but the price cut should boost sales this holiday season. I just got up so I can't remember straight, was 399 the starting price for 360 or was it 350?
you should be working for EA's development team. yeah i think it was 399.
Good for Sony. This might just be the start of massive sales world wide. That 11 million PS3's sold by Q1 of 2008 is a bit more tangible.
Do you understand, this might end up worse for Sony?
MS will react. Imagine the 360 coming closer to 200 to 250 dollar/euro for the premium. The mass starts buying then.
It makes no difference:
360 has games
If both lower the price, the 360 still outsells the PS3
Lowering a price so fast (In Europe cut the price with 200 Euro in a half year) shows the weak position the console is in at the moment. People see this as a strong thing for PS3 to happen, but it could mean it's death actually.
I have 8 games in 4 months. I dont classify them as coasters.
NO games pssh.... more like no games cater to you.
There is no games that cater to me on the xbox but I dont say there is no games.
shut your trap boy
PlayStation has an install base of 120 million units.
Let's see, ~5.5 millions of those 120 have already bought the PS3. Some 20-30 million people waiting for a price drop. Hmmm...
stop saying that old washed up ps3 has no games line fanboys come up with another one anyway the price drop is great news
lol, whenever TheMart sees good news that is a threat to his console, he always has something whack to say, just retire mart, you sound like a bad broken old record, and what kind of a name is TheMart, what were you born in walmart or something like that, must be one of those special walmart kids.
TheMart patrols this site and posts negatives on any good news he finds for PS3, hoping hes gonna make some impact on the war.
What he doesn't realize is that everyone on this site knows what he's doing, know his name, and simply skip over his comments, tell him to stf^, or just hit the ignore button.
But keep on goin in your own little world keep fightin for that goal of yours lol wow
Well if he had been born in Walmart then that would have been the only experience of being outside his house in his life. Which is probably why he holds it so dear and decided to call himself, TheMART
But i actually reckon 'TheMART' is short for 'TheMARTYR', and just like a martyr, he will never give up what he believes in, even if what he believes in is absolute bulls***
what a nutcase
Good for them.
from 599 to 399 euros? That's like 300 freaking bucks! I don't think Xbox 360 can handle such a huge price cut from the competition, even with Halo 3.
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