Microsoft has figured out when Xbox 360 will hit $199. They have it written down.
the ps2 is still $99 ???!!! what a ripoff
Nope, the PS2 has a $129.99 msrp. A rip off is an Arcade unit for $200. Your going to be paying a lot more accessories and then the $50 for online multiplayer.
thats peoples choice if they want to be cheap
I see your point, but there is a place for the arcade console. if not MS would have got rid of it. I would have thought a cheaper PS3 with no Wifi, card slots, BC, and a wired pad in the box would sell pretty well.
You can either be CHEAP and buy the cheapest version but WHY would you? If you already know you'll have to upgrade to a HDD and a couple of others things yourself. Save a little more money and get the complete package that gets you started with XBL/HDD..etc, if you plan on using these functions. I know some people with XBL that don't care about Online gaming. Hey at least you have the choice. Without these SKU choices not many would have been able to afford these consoles so early.(That's whole whole reasoning behind these SKU's) Though I have alway said MS charges up the @ss for accessories..so buy the Xbox console that best fits your needs currently. The first to $200 with big games will sell Hawt.
@ mikeslemonade $129 for a ps2? that's even worse. even though the arcade 360 has no harddrive it's still next gen and worth the price.Yes the ps2 has a hardrive (actually does it still do?) but nobody actually uses it to play online. The ps2 price should be $74.99 at the most.
because thats about what the piece of sh!t is worth if they told us they will cut the price to 200bucks in June of 2009 you can bet sales would STOP btw this is stupid I have a number written down also is this not a blog? says blog? im not giving the hit
That was a little redundant and fanboyish. They will sell better if the price drops, no matter what the quality of the system is. Also, are you banished to the open zone? It doesn't matter anyway, because there's no difference between them now :P How did my comment get above The Mikester's? Also, I just wanted to say something. Yes, The Mikester, HOME will pwn more than it's getting credit for (^-^)--b
Everything MS does is in reaction to Sony's Ultimate Power and domination of the industry and thew world as a whole as a whole?? lol It is so simple to you guys it is sad sometimes. fanboys and their one track brand whore minds, you enjoy you linear world of one console to rule them all, I'll enjoy my world where I actually acknowledge the fact that it is possible to have a few thriving consoles with a sh*t load of great games across all platforms...I win! Gamers win! Fanboys lose...as usual. edit: How did that happen? I'm stuck between two 10+ hours comments, weird.
ha they already written down the next company they will buy or pay large cash of amount in order to have exclusive content on them. They also wrote down that the next 360 will be on 2010.
Well, TELL US!
It will be game over for the ps3.
no! how you figure? when the xbox reaches 200 mark the ps3 wont be to far behind it, maybe 250. When the ps3 hits 250 it will be over for the xbox, 250 for a blueray player and a game system is going to be insane.
You know they're dropping the price b/c PS3 if totally dominating them in sales right. And you think that if they drop the price they're going to sell more?! I don't think so. You'd think that if they were to cut the price down to $199 that they would sell more but i highly doubt they will b/c of how good the PS3 is getting. And the PS3 has sold so much and the Xbox is losing sales. 54 games have been confirmed and only 1 good will be coming out for the 360 and that's FF13. Not only that but the PS3 is also coming out with FF13. And once HOME comes out the 360 will be done, finshed, out of the race, and Sony will win.
I WISH I could get a BR player for $250. However i just don't see it dropping as quickly as the 360 is able to. The 360 is FAR cheaper to manufacturer. I realize that initially console makers lose money. but I just don't see the PS3 production costs dropping fast enough to catch up with the price drops of the 360. I could be wrong though. It all depends on the rest of the BR market and how fast people adopt. A lot of people (mostly older folks) still don't even know what a BR player IS.
And I still won't buy it!
B/c i bet they still won't sell much at all.
still, I'm impressed with the planning! "They have it written down." wow....
yeah they know when to drop it to $199 and that is when the PS3 passes the worldwide sales for 360... which will be next year
I'm not sure how that's a logical answer.
When PS3's sales exceed the 360's (which baseballkid721 predicts will be next year) Microsoft will drastically cut the price of the 360 to try to stay in the race. I understand what baseballkid721 is saying and find it logical, even plausible.
other than the 12 million people that already have one. Can you guys get any more dumb? "if they told us they will cut the price to 200bucks in June of 2009 you can bet sales would STOP".....UHHH WTF? not everyone's a rich white boy like you. SALES WOULD DOUBLE MAYBE EVEN TRIPLE ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA. 200 BUCKS AND NO ONE WANTS TO BUY A NEXT GEN CONSOLE FOR THAT MUCH WHAT ARE YOU F!CKING MENTAL? I'd take $200 or even $300 over $400 $500 $600 or whatever price sony is trying to rip on you guys. I really feel sorry for you though, sh!t games, losing exclusives, no new innovation except that live imitation Home. I can see why all of you are getting defensive.
And when you buy your blu-ray player get back to me so I can add that plus the price you bought your 360 for and realize that it was way more than what I bought my PS3 for over a year ago.
by the time it reaches 199$ we'll be seeing specs on the next xbox.
You are delusional in thinking that the ps3 price will go down. Reason why MS can lower the price on the X360 is because THEY OWN THE IP inside and outside the machine, maybe except for the dvd drive which should be dirt cheap anyway as I can buy a SATA DVD Dual Layer, Dual Format burner for under 30 bucks. Nvidia will screw sony like they screwed Xbox and the rsx that comes in the ps3 WILL NOT be dropping in price anytime soon. Nvidia does not like lowering the price unless they ABSOLUTELY have to like their GTX2xx series because ATI has their graphics card just as good for a lot cheaper. I don't know why nvidia does not lower the rsx. It is STILL USING LAST GEN DX9. Come on nvidia, give sony a break.
Do you really beleave that M$ can manufactur an electronic component faster than SOny...You can't be really that stupid. How is a company that makes software all of a sudden become proficient enough to beat the world's largest consumer electronic company at redesigning hardware. The 360 has been out 3 years and people are still getting the RROD? Why is M$ taking that long to get their hardware stable? It may just be that the company that actually is building the 360 never really build a console before, so cheap parts, cheap labor.. It's like comparing a hyndaui to a honda...which company knows how to build a quality auto? Same principal Sony hardware and M$ pays other companies to build 360. big difference, so you see Sony will always have the advantage at reducing their hardware costs because alot of the PS3 components are used on other electronic products.
Sky gamers point is just as valid as yours, only people will take you less seriously if you insult them Mr. funky solo bubble, if you keep it up. Some people don't know the biggest reason the Xbox was dropped is that nvidea jerked Microsoft around on the cost of the graphics chip. Sony could be in for a ride on their last minute decision.
seriously, how can someone think M$ can redesign a hardware console faster than Sony? It's common since, Sony has been doing this for 15 years and has redesign the playstation hardware since ps1. Sony could of went the cheap route and not include wifi,bluetooth and charge to play multiplayer online but hey that's what make 360 great nickel and dime for every thing that should be free...how much are those themes?800 points($10) to change your gamertag? I don't see how you can stand by a company that ships crappy hardware, robbing you blind. I had a 360 but it wasn't worth it so I sold it and got a PS3. I'm a consumer first and like with any other product I buy quality comes first because you want the most for your money. You wouldn't buy a car if it was on the news that 33 percent break, would you? gamer or non gamer, it's the principal of the thing
360 is an entertainment device. With a three year warranty, and way more games than PS3 and Wii. More of those games are of an higher quality than the other two. I willingly gave Microsoft my money. I wont use wifi, in fact I bought a wired controller for the better performance. I like my gamertag. The fee is there to discourage users from changing gamertags all the time to avoid abuses. What else you got fanboy. You didnt even address the issue with nvidea. Your lame fanboy rant fails.
Who is M$ competing with, the Wii or the PS2?
Scene it = Buzz Lips = Singstar YouintheMovie = eyetoy play i don't like casual games on any system
first the hd dvd player aka(VCR) sold for 5.00 and now there talking about the xbox selling for 75.00 by the holidays,lmao.PLAY B E3 YOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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