According to a reader tip, Target stores are receiving a brand new PS3 SKU. The DPCI item number for the new product is 207-23-0009 and it will be available on March 29, a few days after the end of Game Developer's Conference.
oooooooo nice if it came with killzone 2 then that would be awsome
This backs up the eb games rumour. Im telling you, this price cut is the turning point. PS3 fans, here we go. Just watch the weekly hardware sales. Watch them change
Blu-Ray less PS3 yay! /sarcasm
it's interesting the differences with the games that are included in a PS3 bundle compared to a 360 bundle
New SKU retails for 399 still just bundles up 2yr old games...LAME
@2. Why would PS3 fans care if they already own one? I dont care about a price cut because I already own one.
The article says that the bundle will still sell for $399 - it's not a price drop. Bundling older games really costs Sony nothing because those games have already made their money for Sony while they were full priced. MS did the same thing when they bundled Forza 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance with the 360 in late 2007.
How does this back up the EB rumor? It's an 80 gig for $399. Had it been a 160 gig it definitely would have backed it up, but why release a bundle on the standard model at the same price and not lower the 160 gig? Although the bundle is nice, it's the equivalent of one brand new game at $60.
That is an exceedingly poor bundle. How about the sequels to both those games and some HD cables? its 2009 not 06 people have HDTVS now.
it's not a bad bundle. It has 2 of the PS3's most popular titles. Because both titles are entry level titles with sequels out, it will entice the NEW PS3 owners (that's right, existing owners probably won't buy this bundle) to go out and possibly buy the sequels. It's MUCH better than the 360 bundling games like Kung-Fu Panda (meta: 75)and Lego: Indiana Jones (meta: 77) or even worse, Sega Superstar Tennis (meta: 67) Sony's bundles include R:FOM (meta: 86) Motorstorm (meta: 82) Uncharted (meta: 88) MGS4 (meta: 94) 360's better bundles. RE5 (meta: 85) and Forza2 (meta: 90) with Marvel: UA (meta: 83) but it seems like they only do this good bundle thing temporarily. *edit* can't believe I forgot MS's best bundle, the Halo 3 bundle. lol meta: 94
"Why would PS3 fans care if they already own one? I dont care about a price cut because I already own one." I was about to post the same thing.
Sony better advertise the price cut! Show an awesome advertisement for Killzone 2 and Motorstorm Pacific Rift displaying the 4 player splitscreen mayhem, then at the end "only for $299." Then another one aimed at the casuals. Show Little Big Planet, show MLB 09, show Playstation Home as a social virtual world, show Bluray, then at the end "only for $299... and its free to play online." ^_^
if this is true then you can stop expecting a price drop this month. Unless Sony brings back the 40gb ps3 at 299, there's absolutely no way a price drop is happening. Think about it....what else are they gonna do? an 80gb ps3 at 299 would be stupid because the price of the two games combined is still NOT 100 dollars. And what about the 160gb model? 399 with no uncharted? jesus christ... Id be happy with a freaking 10GB PS3 at 299...i could just upgrade the hard drive myself!
1 USB slot. I'm sure the cell and blu-ray drives are cheaper to manufacture. Maybe take out Wifi if it would help get the price down. Include an HDMI cable and possibly a 10.00 PSN card. Advertise it as 299.99. Run a series of ads showing two guys getting two different systems that sell for 299.99. One is a PS3 the other is a 360. Show the guy that gets the PS3 going home, pluging in his ethernet cable, and playing games online right then and there. Show the other guy paying 299.99, then having to pay an additional 49.99 to play games online. Can work these ads for awhile. Show the same two guys going to pick up games and one of them picking up a blu-ray movie. The 360 owner can ask the other guy when he got a blu-ray player and the PS3 owner can say...well you already know. Sit back and watch the money roll in. I'm sure you can't say the 360 by name or even show it in the ad, but you could imply that's the system owned without ever mentioning it by name.
First, there was that leak from EB of the price cut today, now Target showing a new SKU.. maybe this price cut IS real.. who knows, we'll see in a bit.
The EB leak was the 80gb for $300, this shows the 80gb with 2 games for $400.The Target one has a photo so I would have to believe this one more. The EB release date is said to be March 22nd, and this one is said to be March 29th.
As i said, Who knows? We will see come GDC.
I seen a ps3(80GB)with 2 games for 310 pounds, im in the UK. I paid like 450 or something last year for mine can't wait to see the price next year lol
That lately, the developers have been vocal about the PS3's price and how they would like it to be lower. It would only be fitting to hear Sony announce to the devs at GDC their plans for an immediate price cut. I can imagine what a price cut will do for sales especially since the PS3 sells so well at such a high price point right now.
The EB leak seemed to be just heresay - someone overheard an EB employee tell a customer something. Nothing was on paper. The Target leak seems to have some evidence to back it up.
no bluray!!! i kid, i kid
Yup so it can sell right next to the PS2's with no disc drives. lol
Hmm. Quite cool. This, to me, adds to the validity of the rumored price drop. Drop the price of the console itself $100, and then put out another SKU with a couple of games at the original price. Makes sense to me.
I'll add to this. Clear stock of the standalone unit at $300. Once that clear reduce the price of the bundled game unit to $300, again, clear the stock and bring back the standlone with smaller/cooler chips at $300 (the components are supposed to see a die reduction this year, correct?
PirateThom: that would be some sick marketing right there dude! if they did that, i could see Sony catching M$ when comparing sales of both consoles.
thats what I was thinking. that rumored Price drop i believe might do that.
This seems like a way for Sony to sell a few more ps3s at the $400 price. like they have done before with the ps1 and ps2 in the past.this makes me believe in a price drop even more. edit: @ EvoAnubis, You beat me to the punch :)
Pushing Motorstorm 2 and Resistance 2 is not a bad idea since they're including the originals. This bundle would be way better with a free PSN coupon... I'm thinking maybe Calling All Cars? Regardless I also think a 2nd Dualshock 2 would have worked... regardless this is a minor SKU. I don't see Sony making this an announcement at GDC either (would look incredibly stupid even though its value for money for new PS3 owners)
I wonder what...
like more memory.
this above is just a typical response of a "hidden" hater of ps3 that now has one(after spewing FUD as a 360 supporter since ps3 launch),but still makes hater remarks. it's like me saying "maybe microsoft will remove the RROD chip and make 360 cheaper."see how i did that? make the playstation fans happy sony. give them a price drop. apocalypse............
What? No more bravias?
Hopefully they took out $100 dollars of cost! PS3 price drop FTW!!!!
Well let's not forget that too... "Apocalypse Shadow " responding to my comment...haha there is a reason why I cannot see what you write. Probably same ol jibber-jabber. Don't take it personal kiddo. Price drop is great news.
but secretly,you WANT to see it. but i KNEW others COULD see it. and that's all that matters. apocalypse.....keep the haters weak sony......
taking something out? like the hard drive? (360 did it) or are you still crying for the USB ports and the card readers
So sensitive...already attacking the 360 ..hahaha What else, what else?
maybe it will have a 200gb hdd this time lbp and sell for $499
So...kinda like the Uncharted pack? Minus 40 gigs.
maybe you should work for scea
Because I need something to spend my tax refund check on and I was thinking of getting PS3 and some blurays..... But not without a price cut! I will wait another year if I have to but I wont buy it for more than $299!!!! They need to lower the price to 299 ASAP!
Its well worth the extra $100... but I understand you standing your ground! You could always apply for a card @ sonystyle.com and get $100 off.
@Greenmeanie Pennywise just gave you your opportunity to get the Ps3 at YOUR price point so the ball is in your court! Put up or shut up! @Pennywise I am actually purchasing one that way for my niece and newphew who really can't AFFORD the regular price, not some of these cheap whiners (I am NOT referring to you Greenmeanie).
If they want to release this after the GDC because by some miracle it has BC? and Sony says they can release BC via firmware.Its such a long shot,its not even funny.But Its possible that BC can be done,the PS3 is a beast.It would rock,but like I said,its a longshot.Truth be told we have a higher chance of being told GT5 will be avalible by July :p oh,we can dream.
that would be fcukn great. hope it really happens
Motorstorm gets old fast and Resistance is a great game but they should have bundled it with Killzone 2 and Little Big Planet
Ooh! Ooh! Let me guess! It'll have no Blu-Ray drive in order to play movies and games! (Stupid ANALysts) Seriously, I'm hoping its the price drop. Open the gates more wider, Sony.
Not bad idea, But I think a $300 unit is the way to go, the 2 games seem more like a bonus to those planning to buy a PS3 but not enough to sway someone on the fence , If the PS3 is $300 and the Wii is $279- they'd have a real chance of gaining some if that business as well as going toe to toe with MS. I am guessing MS is aware of this coming with the talk of discontinuing the Elite and making changes to the lower end units, so I'm guessing price cut coming here to. The Wii will be the most expensive one soon lol
Hrm, doesn't this contradict the price drop rumor right before GDC? If this bundle is supposed to be released right after GDC. "Unfortunately, our tipster says this new bundle doesn't come with a price drop. The SKU will retail for $399, the same price as the current low-end PS3."
Hmmm.... I still think Sony should be bundling newer games like Motorstorm Pacific Rift instead of the first Motorstorm. .... But I guess I see the point in bundling Motorstorm 1 and Resistance 1 because then that "might" make people have more incentive to go out and buy the sequels to those games. If Sony is going to have a SKU that comes with 2 games such as this, they should have another standalone SKU that doesn't come with any games for $299. I'd like to see the PS3 hit $299 at LEAST by this Summer. I think if Sony waits too long to cut the PS3 to a more affordable price REGARDLESS of bundled games (unless the games bundled are big heavy hitters like MGS4 & KZ2 in one PS3 bundle), they might miss their chance altogether to capture a ton of sales and I don't want that to happen.
Hip Hop Gamer has to say about this.. . . . . . . . ? '. . . .yo, before I rap about the consoles and yo mamas and stuff,let me tell you some info an informant gave me.PSSsst,Sony is gonna drop the price of the ps3 after the GDC. . .Errr. . .yeah. . . .errr theyre bundling it with. . . .errrr. . .LBP. . .And. .errrr. . .resistance.Shhhh. .keep it on the down low, I dont want nobody thinkin Im a buster or nothin'
so far this sounds like this sku was made to clear stock of the reqular 80gb sku. that is an epic fail.
I'll bet that the 80gb will now retail for 299.99 (Limited time offer, until 80gb runs dry) and the new SKU will retail for 399.99 with the 160gb remaining at 499.99.
lower priced unit maybe?
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