Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, believes that Sony is neglecting to announce availability of a 40GB PlayStation 3 in North America due to the fact there is still an ample supply of 60GB consoles waiting to be sold.
This is also why they haven't announced that they have software BC working...they need to sell the higher cost hardware based systems first...
By the way...SCEA only has 4 more days to either 1. get an FCC extension on the docs or 2. Announce the system as pics will be available at FCC
maybe sony is waitin for the holidays
Please do not post negative news for SONY's PLAYSTATION 3.
It has been said gigazillion times that SONY will win next year and B3YOND! JUST WAIT and See Yourself.
with on september 5, 2007. so that being said we'll here about it by thurssday or friday. which is why i'm not worried at all
who cares when its out.when its here youll know and u can buy it.i have a 60gb and im loving it so far.just want some more games but i know theyre on the way
yeah, more games...
when i went to rent some, it really stood out how many more my 360 has than my PS3
its coming though.
ps3 is about to BOOM.
once they drop price here in NA and get a FEW more games out.
things are going to change.
its probably more because spiderman 3 blu-ray is a great promotional tie in for a console re-launch.
Drakes! you can bet on it
The 40Gb is not due till 2nd Nov in US.
ps3 are going up it will come out there but
if you want a ps3 you should get the 60 GB anyway
I kind of already worked this out.
Well, no sh*t. They don;t anounce a price drop or cheaper model ubntil the day before it comes out. They denied a price drop this summer and the next day, bam, 100$ off. If they release the information too soon, people will wait for the new console and Sony would end up loosing some sales during that time. Simple buisiness.
I know that sounds nuts, but I don't think it will cannibalize the 60 gig. The 60 gig is 100% hardware backward compatible and has every feature available. It also has a bigger hard drive... When a person actually makes the mental commitment to buy a $399 device and realizes BC and a bigger hard drive are $100 more, it's not much of a stretch. This is an example of loss leaders in stores... Get em in on the cheap one and upsell them. I'm quite certain the 40 gig will increase 60 gig sales rather significantly... They need to go ahead and launch now...
atm 60 gig is 499 and 80 gig is 599 as game stop how much do u think there gonna drop the prices on them 2 ps3 any idea's?
none. it's worth it to get the 60gig if you don't own a PS2.
the 60gig will only sell out, not drop in price. then the 80gig will drop to the 60gigs price.
which would everyone want to pay for? $500 for 60gig 90% BC, or $500 for 80gig that's like 50-70% BC? (not sure about those percentages, but it's close)
this article makes no sense. Pachter is a moron.
they can still release the 40gig here even if the 60 is still in stock. people who realize the 40 has no BC will get the 60 and in turn deplete that sku. i think it would actually be smart on Sony's part to have 3 sku's going into the holiday with different BC on all of them. the more choices you have the more consumers you cover.
ok didnt know the 80 gig only had 50-70% bc but idc anyways i dont want a ps3 for bc i want one for the newer games comming out so might just grab a 40 gig for now
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