According to PSU.com the 80GB PS3 price drop is effective starting today, October 18th 2007. Also in the latest update, it has been confirmed that Spiderman 3 (BD) will be included with the 40GB PS3.
Is the 40GB also effective today? Or does that come later?
40 comes Nov. 2nd .. i wonder what this means for the 60GB price.
I'd like to know that too since the 60 & 80 are effectively the same price right now. Amazon.com still has 60's in stock and hasn't changed their prices yet on the 80gb. It could be an interesting day on Amazon.
As I hold the cash in my hand I ponder...80 gig PS3 or awesome threeway with two high price hos??????????? eenie, meenie, minie............HEY MOE!
I saw the girl in your avatar with a PS3 controller. That no good two timing...
40gig - $399.99, $80gig - $499.99, I wonder if the fabled 160gig will come out and take the place as the $599.99 SKU.
I'm going with the 80gb
Already? Hey Sony I'm not complaining the lower the price the better. Like the old saying goes you throw enough sh*t on the wall sooner or later it's bound to stick.
Don't tempt me Sony, don't do it!
I'm trying to save up money for a trip to Europe next year, but you're trying to steal it first! How dare you!
you barley have money to afford a PS3 so I can't imagine games and such. Go out and Live life with a loved one and "get some" on some secluded Island.
For a short time: If the 60 gigs are readily available Sony should, do this:
$299 40 gig
$399 60 gig
$499 80 gig
$599 160 gig
The 60 Gigs are still around so what happenes to them?
Question: Does the 80gb have PS2 backwards compatibility through software emulation or the EE chip in the States? I can't remember.
but it works well.
Bubble for you. My brother wants a PS3 but I told him to hold off until the price cut. I'm thinking about telling him to get the 80 instead of the 40. IMO it's the better value right now.
Gamestop.com has 80gb $499 right now, and 60gb is still $499
WTF? should the 60G be drop also
They are still selling 20gb for $449 lol
Whats to disagree with? The proof is right here:
yeah I notice that also.
i cant see there being much impact from this due to the fact why would people who want a ps3 choose to wait fora price drop for the 80gig when they can get the 60gig all over a matter of 20gig difference, dont make much sense to me,
Why would anyone of you run out to buy a PS3? Honestly, with all the AAA titles releasing on the 360 why would you buy a dead in the water machine in it's last attempts of desperation? While playing the Orange Box and alternating it with BioShock and Halo 3 I can't help but to be overly excited for owning a 360. I'm still in anticipation for Call of Duty 4's arrival, also Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed. There are so many great titles out and coming out that I can't even remember them all. This is the kind of stuff that gets me jazzed, because I want to play them all. THIS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR! GET ON BOARD!
- I really am curious what drives people towards the PS3?
- Frankly, I didn't expect their to be an actual answer because frankly other than Brand loyalty why would any one get one. I understand the early adopters because they expected the PS3 to rock but unfortunately it under delivered. It's obvious their path is not with the gamer but instead the Sony loyalist that has or believes in their vision to be at the center of your home entertainment. Sony Brand equipment = Home entertainment HUB
- It's no wonder that out of the few games I mentioned only 2 or 3 were 360 exclusive but yet I'm labeled as a MicroSoft loyalist, just for enjoying the games coming out for my game system.
- Your fears are projected through your comments. Because you are followers that makes me a follower? I enjoy things that are real, get on board with your lives and start living!!
- If the controller didn't suck and they had something to draw me in I would probably get one but their is nothing about that system that seems appealing what so ever.
- So again, I ask Why would you buy a PS3?? Thats extra money that could go towards AAA+ games (Halo aside) isn't it.
- If anyone cares I'd be happy to share more info with you as I care about my fellow Man, Woman, Child and Gamer. (Animals Too)
I'm not trying to put you down, but you sound like a Microsoft advertisement. Heh.
How long have you and Bill Gates been dating.....LOL
but I got my ps3 for the exclusives. Of course we lost a few good ones, but the most important ones for me are MGS4 and the FF series. And I really don't care about the lost ones as long as I can play them on my system. Complain however much you want about the PSN, but I think it's great being free and with Home coming. Icing on the cake is the blu-ray player. I have an HDTV, and I do not want to buy a so called stand alone player when I have a perfectly capable Blu-ray player in my ps3, not to mention a DVD upscaler. Using Netflix, I keep the Blu-rays coming. My roommate has a 360, and I do play it occasionally (playing Bioshock atm). Ironically he won't get off my ps3 for Warhawk. But as far as owning a 360, it's just not my cup of tea. If I had bought one, I'd have some great games although not my favorites, and it would have cost me more than the PS3 when I added on the wireless and HD-DVD drive -- which I would have been reluctant to buy anyways since I think that Blu-ray will win this format war...eventually. Curse Paramount and their Transformers! :'(
What an amazingly ridiculaous outburst!! :)
People are buying it because its a sleek piece of electronics thats a brilliant video playback and HD device and offers some great gaming experiences they can't get elsewhere - of course.
I'm desperately happy your 360 gives you a boner, I really am! I've played some good games on mine too recently. But I do prefer my PS3. I can only imagine that those who have resisited the urge to buy one, or those that want both machines, will be tempted by these kind of deals. It certainly stimulated sales here in the UK, and I can only imageine it will do the same for our stateside brothers too!
Become a gamer, not a brand loyalist! Play games on all the systems!! lol.
Shooter Shooters Shooters
Halo 3 , Bioshock, HL2, COD4 . HL2 on ps3, Bioshock on My PC
AC,COD4 is also on PS3.
Sorry i perfer more variety
Folklore, R&C, Heavenlysowrd, warhawk .
Tired of all these FPshooters.
Tekken DR online
there's plenty more, but something tells me you don't really care anyway.
as far as what you mentioned, most of those are FPS and i don't really like FPS much.
I bought my 360 core system about Early December of 2005, it goes RODD on me 1 time during period of January, then around Febuary my 360 die again after the 2rd replacement came in only for 2-3 weeks. Since I am done with dealing with MS and my factory guarantee will run out in couple of days, I didnt care to contact MS anymore (hey they dont have 1 year warrantee then.) Moreover, there was not that many game on the 360 anyway so I just went back to my PS2.
After almost half a year of observation, RROD is a 30% fail rate, TPS and FPS are the dominate type of game on 360 (although some people claim that 360 got more than FPS and TPS but let face it Halo, Bioshock are FPS and Gear is TPS, hell even the Mass Effect that claim to be the greatest RPG of all time got TPS prospective to it) and i'm not a big fan of FPS/TPS game so.....
PS3 with much more varieties of games is the better choice.
eventhough the same price... 60 and 80.. I say... buy the 60GB since B.C is better... and don't even think about the 40GB... better spend the extra $100 and get a 60... it's the most complete system.
So it begins... it will be insteresting to see how this unfould and what move Microsoft will be forced to make. Good things come to those who wait... it seems that waiting until the games you want for the PS3 come out can save you up to $200. I wonder if Sony has another price drop in 2-3 months for XMass...
Edit: @trane07 did you ever concider the following facts?
1) I rarely comment more than 1-2 times per article.
2) can always create another account (how about Sony Fanboys Slayer?)
3) Take a look at the number of people that are tracking me vs the ones that are ignoring me... it gives you an idea of how many Sony fanboys this have have.
4) I can continue to edit the same comment as long as the article is relevent.. like 24 hours?
Bubbles do not make me or brake me.
If you look into my comments those who disagree and taking bubbles away from me are doing it not because I'm lying or not making sense.. but because they don't like what I am saying... My lack of bubbles represent the fact that I strike fear among Sony fanboys.
Number of people in my ignore list: 0
Hide users with [don't hide]... I don't run away from people that can challenge my comments or that may say something contrary to my opinion... the bubble system was instended to block rasist, spammers,etc... I welcome anyone to comment on anything... never retreat.. never surrender...
But you have to admit that when Bladestar got down to one bubble, he started offering more constructive analysis and advice, as opposed to always bashing Sony and what they do. Haha, keep it up and maybe I'll give you some bubbles, maybe. ;)
Thats what you call "asskissery" He did it last time when he had less than three bubbles. He gave off this neutrality vibe off like he wasn't the same person for the sake of more bubbles and when his bubbles got high enough, he went back to his same old fanboy bullshit tirade.
Now that his well has run dry he's gone back for more asskissing. Don't give him the opportunity. 1 bubble means one less xbot asshole off the boards. Those 85 ignores he's got by people aren't for nothing. Let him dry. maybe his xbot comrades could give him more bubbles.
I agree, I think the 80GB is a better value than the 40GB; however, I think the 40GB has its place.
If you want full backwards compatability, the 60GB (or if you can find the 20) is the only way to go.
I bet this is what they are going to do here in the states. They are going to lower the price of the 60gb for $399 and the 40gb for $299. That the only explanation they have to lowering the 80gb.
No, they are going to stop making the American 60GB PS3 completely. Judging from this all that will be left in the US are the 80GB PS3 and the 40GB PS3. I suspect that in time the 80GB PS3 will go away and all that will be left is the non-BC PS3 although they may increase the HD space past 40.
It is just plain cheaper from Sony to continue to provide PS2 compatibility in the form of selling the PS2 than it is to build the support into the PS3. Moreover, it keeping the PS3 entry point at $500US was hurting the PS3 platform a great deal.
40GB for $299 in the US? That would def. drive sales...and then again how is MS going to react?
I could see the 60gb dropping to 449 til its gone, but really it hasn't sold out as fast as they wanted it too. I highly doubt they would announce the 40gb at 399, and than days later drop it to 299 just to sell the 60gb at 399. Anyway, I'm still glad I bought all the systems at launch, for all you system loyalists, get over yourself and enjoy your damn hobby.
- @ emaddox84 , Thank you, in your case I understand. Perhaps FF & MGS drives many of you. This is understandable when it's the only way to play them. As for the Blu-ray I'm afraid I can't agree with it's longevity in the American Market, but High def is High Def as long as your enjoying your exclusive titles over the competitions. There's no accounting for taste, Hence people like different things for different reasons. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
i agree i could see the 60 gig droping $50 but you would think it would have to be soon. It doesn't look that good when you have an 80 gig with a game for the same price as the 60 gig with no game.
Yeah i have a feeling they will drop the 60gb by 50 dollars at least..I expect it to be sold out by christmas.
finaly N4G does that right thing and limits how much a fanboy can say. I think i will even take bladestar off my ignore list just because i dont see ppl with one bubble anyway..
its funny he doesnt bash the price drop. I guess when u only have one chance to say something you dont need to make it hatefull..
ONE PIONT: Good things DO come to ppl that wait. Thats why when i get my elite in the new year i will have a more reliable system and have a nice list of exclusives to choose from. Im sure it will have a price cut also b4 i buy it. All they do is react to Sony so you know its coming
So does that mean the 60Gb PS3 will go down as well.
They need to straighten out their pricing and better inform the consumer about the differences in models.. it will get hella confusing.
No BC, 2 USB, no card readers
BC through software, 4 usb, card readers
BC through hardware, 4 usb, card readers
BC through hardware, 4 usb, no card readers
They will be told what the seller tells them [If they are the type that only buys based on what they know already and what others tell]
I guess the christmas war is on now :) this is a great time to be a gamer so enjoy it while it lasts and btw im starting to think that all consoles will actually co-exist i don't think there will be an actual winner atleast not by much. I own both consoles and both got its strengths and flaws and i enjoy them quite equally to be honest but i prefer the exclusives that sony got still its great machines so i think gamers miss out if they stay fanboyish and only get one console.
Those bastards need to adjust the price on the 60 gig machines so I can snatch one up. Are any of the 60 gig machines bundled with a game or is it just the 80 gig? And is it the 60 that has the emotion engine or what? I need to know. If these f*ckers don't hurry up and announce the price adjustment...........there are a few 60 gig machines lingering around town here and that would be an excellent freaking purchase! GEt your sh*t straight Sony and drop the price already!
Why not include a game instead of a Blu-ray movie? I thought this was a game console.
It would be nice if sony focused on games and not blu-ray maybe they would sell more consoles without having to lower the price. ?
Not many people buy game consoles to watch movies.
Sony is tying but the fact remains these sku's are still higher priced than the XBOX 360.
They need a Price Cut in Europe, they got one. Hopefully they keep the price good there after the 60GB is sold out. I'm sure 80GB will get a cut.
They need a Price Drop in Japan, there is more demand there for PS3 than 360 so it should help somewhat.
And in the United States, this still isn't enough, they take a step foward and a step back. They should of just cut the 60GB to $399 and that's it. The vibe from the 40GB seems to be that it's watered down, and that's not gonna help. I'm sure it will still sell some.
Spider-man 3 will help, I mean Sony is trying to push blu ray and show to people what blu ray is all about. So we'll see how it goes, i see some foward steps here atleast but not quite there yet.
It would make sense until the 40's come out. There is what...two weeks at most? Why not have a clearance sale on all 07 60gb models. Got to make room for the 08 40gb models. Hurry hurry hurry its gonna be a sale Sale SALE!!!!
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