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Week recap: PS3 price cut; Xbox 360 fall; Wii Fit

Week in review. News items include:

Sony this week price cut the PS3 in Japan by 10 percent. In addition, it will offer the new 40GB PS3 SKU to Japan in Nov.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 fell back one week after the debut of Halo 3 in Japan.

Nintendo this week announced that Wii Fit will be released in Japan on Dec. 1.

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unsunghero283385d ago

"Will a 40GB PS3 help move sales past Wii?"

Hmmm... I'm not sure. The PS3 doesn't really appeal to the same audience as the Wii (yet), and that $400 price point (while one could argue a better bang for your buck) doesn't really beat the Wii's attractive $250.

I'm going to say that the PS3 won't really sprout its wings until '08, with MGS4, KillZone 2, LBP, Home, etc. With that said, this will be a good holiday season (Haze + Warhawk + GT5 + Blu Ray films) for anyone who does happen to pick up a PS3.

ReBurn3385d ago

I agree with you. If Sony could have somehow helped keep the exclusives in the holiday 2007 window instead of seeing them slip into the 2008 window, that lineup with a $399 PS3 would have seen Sony walk away with Christmas.

Makroyale3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

2007 will see the release of some good games:
Ratchet and Clank
Uncharted
COD4, which will be better than the 360 version.

However, next year is where the PS3 will shine with the biggest franchises and the 360 doesn't have an exclusive comparable franchise to:

MGS4, FF13, and GT5.

Kuest3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

MS has yet to THOROUGHLY discuss their 2008 lineup, because, as of now, their focus has been all about 2007. Seriously, just as it is too early to assert that "PS3 is finished", one shouldn't also make the mistake of condemning 360 consumers to a gaming-free hell for the REST of 2008. We got some pretty big franchises coming- NG2, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Banjoe and Kazooie (my personal fave) to name a few.

All this 2008 talk is just speculation. Let's just worry about right now.

By the way, I think COD4 will be best for 360- so there. You gave your opinion, and I gave mine.

BloodySinner3385d ago

I'm going to wait a bit. With that new rumbling Sixaxis, I get the impression there's going to be another PS3 SKU.

remix3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

because sony always drops the price of there playstation's around march. i think konami has loyalty for sony, so sony will make sure the ps3 sales at the release of mgs4 to keep it exclusive.

i think this because rumble will be in the U.S (ALTHOUGH I WILL IMPORT MINES FROM JAPAN) lbp i think will sell ALOT of consoles mainly in japan, then europe, then america. and killzone will sell alot in europe(i think killzone will get pushed back to aprail because it probably wont be ready by febuary and that the same time as lbp, they wont release around mgs4, so APRAIL I PRESUME) and home will be launched. so this will drive sales to a maximum.

what do you guys think??????? (b4 i joined this site, i've read alot of fanboy/biased comments so i really dont want to hear that please but what do you guys think??????????????????

Kuest3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

the "360 falls"? I mean the title makes it appear as if september sales for the 360 declined ACROSS the board. But when you read further, you realize they're only talking about Japan. Did we expect anything different?

I NEEDS me some NPD.

Oh, Unsung Hero- I completely agree with you man.

razer3385d ago

The NPD numbers come out this week for Sept, then some truth will be injected into all this worthless nobody rants.

Iceman100x3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

4 times in one year?

- yea i think that the 40 gig will drop to 299.99 and the 80 gig to 399.99 and maybe a 120 gig to 449.99 in march

keep dreaming it's finished.

remix3385d ago (Edited 3385d ago )

you would know. the 40 gig, i wouldnt consider it a price drop because its a new sku and cheaper to make.

the 60 gig was just a clearance.
the 80 gig is still 600.

so how many price drops did they really have.

@EDIT: where the hell did you get FOUR times in 1 year from. since your a fanboy, you should know microsofts said even said the ps3 never really had a price drop with the 60 gig. but even if you really wanted to count all the price reductions, its only 3.

and remember sku's with different parts dont TRULY count as price cuts because if that was the case, then microsoft has dropped the price of the the 360 3 or 4 times in one year. NOW WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY??????????????????????????? ??????????? (OWNED)

march would be there first TRUE price drop. just because your blinded by fanboyism doesnt mean you cant TRY to comprehend what i said. it makes perfect sense. they will finally have plenty of games to make up for the money. and not only that but there selling the ps2 and psp. which is making them plenty of money

(and know im not a fanboy of ps3 or 360 but just a gamer so maybe you should think alittle next time)

PopEmUp3385d ago

yeah that keeping dreaming because x-box 360 is about to be finish

KingME3385d ago

Come on man, let's be serious, you're not that gulable are you? It's just a simple play of words. The 60 gig ps3 was originally 599.00, it is now 499.00 and it's been that way for a while. This is a PRICE DROP not a clearance. Besides when a store clears an item, they drop the price of it!

You can add cable to the box and create a new sku. That doesn't change anything. Although the while point is moot, it's still a price drop and another slant of what's actually going on by sony.

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