Via TheGameReviews.com "With so many rumors flying around about a PS3 price drop, TGR thought it would be best to go staight to Sony and get the word, that word wasn't what we and gamers were hoping for."
They have the games no doubt, its just that bloody price that is stopping potential buyers, drop the price and then they would give the 360 and Wii a run for there money
It's a given that will cut the price sometime. But they are not going to give a lot of advanced notice or people would just stop buying and wait.
There is that point aswell
@1.1 Yep. I wouldn't buy now if I knew it would be cheaper in a month...
Either way its well worth the price...
Of course they aren't going to announce it to some "dude" on some website. Stupid story. Nothing new and nothing we didn't already know.
if they dont want to have a permanent price cut ... drop the price a lil bit when exclusive comes out .. i am not talking about bundles ... like they should have a $50 or $100 price drop from the release of killzone 2 for whole march or so.... u know wha i mean peace
i paid $499 for the Motor Storm 80Gb bundle (backwards compatible) and the satisfaction is 100%. It feel like i paid below the price considering all the functionality the PS3 has. Awesome system, the black beast
Exactly why would Sony announce a price cut way b4 they intend to do...ur logic is correct. the PS3 is worth it's price if you ask me....but it's still selling well so if Sony think they can hold out a lil longer while coming even closer to breaking even then so be it..they just did that merge so a price cut is likely coming by next month...or in May
i remember going on launch day, and dropping 1100 of my OWN money on the ps3 blurays and games. Many a 360 fanboy was there that day including the workers(gamestop). The system was well worth it since DAY 1. Its the look on haters faces then and NOW that makes owning a ps3 PRICELESS.
Sony's already losing money, dropping the price would mean further losses on each one sold and for what exactly? They already have decent sales compared to 360 and they have a decent install base that devs can see a decent return on their investment from profits made off potential ps3 owners with multiplatform games. So I don't think sony will drop the price in 09, maybe holiday 09 but likely when the cost of ps3 manufacturing comes down significantly enough to allow sony to make a minimum profit off every sale. At this point there isn't a whole lot of incentive for a price cut realisticly for sony other than for good PR and so that people on n4g/media can say they have better hardware sales= Sure console makers are well known for taking initial losses in the early years on hardware to establish an install base, but every company has a limit on what they are willing to lose, and unfortunately a price drop will mean losing even more money on each console sold. I don't think sony can afford to do that right now. JOY
Who are the people who even want a price drop? Sure it's nice but for those who have and love their PS3, a price drop doesn't mean anything!
As much as a lot of people would like that to happen, only the fanboys would want the price drop but only to brag over the xbox owners on how their "xbox is doomed now that the ps3 is cheaper". It's sad, really.
It wont help as much as you'd think. Like it or not, consumers have a general "feeling" about how expensive consoles are, and most people still dont even look into the PS3 because it's the "expensive" one.
people LOOK at the PS3 because they want one, but don't buy because it's expensive. You don't know how many customers I have seen say "i'd like to buy an xbox360. What I really want is a PS3 but I don't have the money right now." I'm not lying about that.
Once-and-a-while I speak about this topic with the students I teach or the other teachers who buy systems for their children. Almost every time I bring up the PS3 as an option, their response is always "I want one, but it's too expensive." It's a shame really, but I am one of those who think the price is 100% worth it. I use it almost everyday. Whether it be for gaming, music, or watching a movie, it is a very useful entertainment system.
These stories are lame. Before every single PS3 or 360 price drop the companies SHOUT there is no price cut coming. Last one for the PS3 there was an article just like this one. The next week PS3 was cheaper. When the PS3 drops in price (can't deny that it's coming). I will evaluate if I want to buy one. I have done this every single PS3 price drop before. It's only that I can't justify to myself getting all 3 systems right now. Do I want a PS3? Yes. Is it worth it to me right now? No.
They can say no all they went. And as long as they do some gamers will continue to reply no back by not purchasing the system. (I'm not trying to argue the current price isn't entirely correct, just that some people aren't going to be gaining enough utility from it to make it worth their time.)
comon not even $50, damn!
They will announce a price drop at E3
They will have to otherwise its sweet dreams not matter how amazing the games are
Thats funny because i was just looking at hardware sales data for the last couple of weeks and ive noticed that in worldwide sales it recently been about equal every week between 360 and PS3 give or take 1000 and believe it or not the PS3 has outsold the 360 for the last couple of weeks by around 10,000 units, so its hardly dead. So with a price cut it could be a real threat to the 360.... And these are VG Chartz numbers who always down PS3 sales.....
Still a great price for a Blueray player and a gaming system in one
but most consumers don't see it that way though, thats Sony's problem
Yeah for a while it was the cheapest blu ray player on the market... But when most people don't yet have 1080p TV's blu ray won't exactly be needed yet imo... I can draw a stick figure and make an awesome detailed sculpture but if your looking at it from space there is no differece, you won't see either... Until TV's that can fully show what blu ray can do are more main stream blu ray is going to be a thing for the more techy videophiles and such.
no price drop no outselling 360, simple as that
Agreed. Killzone 2, LBP, and MGS4 proved that software won't do it.
well they bump it for a couple of weeks then it just goes back to being outsold... a real shame as there are great games on it to play, plus Blu Ray is sweet
not going to go anywhere near 360 sales if no price drop
lol it's barely behind in monthly sales u tool. a $100 price drop, and then game over for microsoft unless they sell it for $100 and 3 games with it.
I think a price cut is coming but why would sony tell the public too early it would stop all sales, people would just wait until the drop.
Meh, I bought mine back when they 600 bucks. You people have nothing to complain about.
As always, this is just "no comment on rumor or speculations", it's not a no or a yes from Sony. They may be planning a price drop but if they say "Yes we will drop the price in several weeks / months", sales will fall. Even Microsoft don't communicate anything about price drop, retailers knew about a price drop few days before it goes effective.
They would wait until GDC at least to make that announcement. They wouldn't reveal something like that right now (maybe Sony finally learned their lesson in not announcing things months in advance). That and TGR DID speak to a "spokesperson", who is told what to say to shut the press up. Do you REALLY think we SHOULD believe a spokesperson? Hell, I didn't believe it when Reeves said no price cut in the spring (which I wondered why he specifically mentioned spring).
Jerry Jones said they wouldn't release T.O. and look what happened. Sony will cut the price this year, I just don't think anyone knows when. They might be looking at KZ2 to see if that helps sales before making a decision. They will have one by the holiday season I'm sure. The problem they might face is MS might be ready to counter their next price cut to still keep some distance.
Yes the price is high but your getting a quality product with a lot of features. My main problem with my PS3 is it's lack of communication features like a party system/cross game chat/game invites. The 360's user interface is just more appealing to consumers.
who cares i already have one....anyways sony is doomed :)
Don't really care about a PS3 price cut, since I already have one... But if it were true, what do you expect me to say?! " Yaaaay! now eveyone else can purchase a cheaper PS3 that I paid $500 for! oh well,(sigh) at least Sony will have more potential buyers..." @anubis12 "anyways sony is doomed"..... At first I thought the same thing until I heard the 2009 line-up. So No, No chance of Sony backing down with all these Great, but costly PS3 exclusive!
Even if they had a price cut coming they wouldnt have answered yes. KZ2 just dropped and the last thing they want is putting in ppls heads that a price cut is coming so instead of getting a ps3 now they will wait for it.
and sold 120k for the week in NA....So yeah a price-cut is needed but then again, a recession is mean and ugly, something that wasn't much of a factor a couple years ago.
I really dont understand their logic...ever
So I can wait for another one. I'm just glad it ain't no $600 no more, for those who don't have one.
The price cut will come.
Sony, I'm waiting on a price cut.
I'd Pick one up the Day the price drops. I just don't have $400 to drop on a console right now with the state of my current income in this economy.
whhy? Ps3 is on course. its focused & determined to embarrass other consoles with the power alone. if little billy brats parents suck that's not sonys fault. The way I see it is you can't call yourself a gamer if you dont have a ps3. I mean really, its $50 bucks more than a 360 & u still might pay $50 more for live. If you're too stupid to get that or dont have a HDTV I dont sympathize. Do you know how long it took to drop the price of psp when its in direct comp with nintendo? I dont think they care about winning the units sold race. They are only in comp with themselves because the game platforms are in a league of thier own. We know that because there is a huge difference between psp players & ds players & it usually involves skill levels. Ps3 is gaming. You might as well be Amish if you dont have 1 & think you're somebody. I've always voted for no price drop because it makes me better than you & those who are average & casual. I guess its what pc gamers always felt like. Slob my knob xbum
needs a hug. Call a family member or friend.
Lets just get this straight AGAIN. If you ask Sony, any of us, any gaming site " Sony, is there a price cut?" Do you REALLY think they will say yes? gees, we go over this again and again, seriously groundhog fV&^king day or what. SONY will announce a price cut when they are ready NOT when some petit site asks them. Have a good day
It's their marketing that Sux, the PS3 is NOT that expensive Why on Earth don't they point out the true cost of the 360 ex)The "new xbox experience ad @ $199" In order to get this you need a)console $199 b) Hard drive $109 c) Xbox live $50 That's $360 and u have no wireless adapter($99) and no charger for the controller Why on Earth don't they reveal to consumers the true cost of owning this $199 system?? And the argument of buying pieces as needed is mute, because ppl are buying what they believe is a system that can access Netflix, online games etc. Do they know they need to spend another $160 to get Netflix? If I were Sony I'd EDUCATE consumers as to what you get with a $399 PS3 not expect them to figure it out on their own---because they wont
You don't have to pay for live if you don't want to. I never did. Also I don't think you need a hard drive as there are memory cards. So I guess whatever the cost of a memory card and some batteries on top of $199.
the price cut will come in april, my cuz works at sony.
no just shut up
The price is the only thing that holds me back.
of course theyll say no price drop. They want all the sales they can get before they officially announce it.. if they said there was going to be a price drop SOON, why would anyone buy a ps3 NOW. Theyd all hold off until the drop
Just like they denied a new PSP, right. They have to, to survive or the economy will kill them even further.
It's their marketing that Sux, the PS3 is NOT that expensive Why on Earth don't they point out the true cost of the 360 ex)The "new xbox experience ad @ $199" In order to get this you need a)console $199 b) Hard drive $109 c) Xbox live $50 That's $360 and u have no wireless adapter($99) and no charger for the controller Why on Earth don't they reveal to consumers the true cost of owning this $199 system?? And the argument of buying pieces as needed is mute, because ppl are buying what they believe is a system that can access Netflix, online games etc. Do they know they need to spend another $160 to get Netflix? If I were Sony I'd EDUCATE consumers as to what you get with a $399 PS3 not expect them to figure it out on their own---because they wont if all this is true about 360 Im glad I bought 60gb an 80gb ps3 its worth it. everything is in it from start.
No price drop so can you quit the jealousy on how "the xbox is only selling more because it's cheaper but wait till sony drops the price, it'll be soon and then bye bye xbox"? Pathetic!
First Argument= Its worth the price Who Cares what you think you already bought it, and if not you are educated on it, people who walk in the average consumer who doesnt care about tech but just price and entertainment, price wins almost everytime, in this economy dont be naive....
You're right, saying 'it's worth the price' means nothing. They may as well be saying 'I'm a retard' The price might be worth it to you but clearly it's not worth the price for most people hence it being in last by about 8 million. I've got plenty of spare cash, but I'm still gonna wait til it drops in price cos I just don't think it's worth £300 for a blu ray player when I'd only want MGS4 and possibly Killzone 2 as of now. If everyone stops buying them they'll drop the price and then everyone can get one cheaper
The PS3 doesn't need a price drop,$400 is a good price to pay for a PS3.
A company is not going to confirm a price drop until the last possible moment. Why lose sales by announcing a price cut early?
that there are 2 other systems that are more affordable because it puts such pressure by consumers to create a price drop but if people would just spend the extra money for the ps3 they would feel that they got a great deal for $400. and at the same price as an elite one would be a fool not to get the ps3
come to think of it, maybe Sony really isn't going to do a price cut anytime soon and as hard as they try to tell everyone, especially the media and Analyst, they just don't believe them considering the position that their in right now. But I think the Main reason why the PS3 is not selling as well as it should be is because of all the Analyst! think about it! every week, or month there is always a so-called Analyst/ or someone guessing that their will be a price cut coming soon, very soon, maybe in a couple months, or even weeks from now! and when people constantly hear that, what do you think goes through their mind?!?!? "well, if the Ps3 is going to have a price drop, then hell, I can wait a little longer" and that mentality right there is whats really Hurting the PS3 sales!! SO if Sony says "No price cut!" the analysts should just shut the F#@K up! and move on, otherwise every one will just continue to sit around and wait for a so-called potential price cut which might eventually Doom the PS3....
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