LivePlayStation: In their latest issue, PSW Magazine have built a graph with the prices of what we can expect from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 up to 2012.
why does the price of xbox go up $100 next year?
This is the dumbest graph of pure speculation, I'm surprised it's not in crayon. Honestly, I mean honestly I am now slightly dumber by just looking at that graph.
Not new SKU, new CONSOLE. They are predicting MS will introduce a new xbox very soon. Obviously they are speculating, a lot. We wont see any new xbox console at least until 2011. I just hope the current 360 last enough to reach the sweet spot of dvd-based consoles, 99$. At that price is too hard to resist. I like the PS3 curve but it's full of speculations as well. In brief someone made this graph out of his/her azz to gain some free hits.
there probaly saying it goes up 100$ beacuase Natal will come packed in.
YAWN!!! another PRICE RUMOR crap. wake me up when the real deal comes
All these price articles that are coming out are just potraying the ps3 as the better expensive console. Now in retail, consumers usually associate an expensive product as being the best , or top of the line, when you ask a sales associate to show you their best model they'll usually show you the most expensive one, and the customer notices . Now this type of "marketing"(intentio nal ps3 price bashing?) is planting a seed. Once they price drop the ps3, even if its still expensive when compared to other consoles(Wii 360), the consumer will see this as a great deal,that is just how we are in america, "oh man i got it for cheap", they think of it as owning a 600-or 400 dollar console during a recession. Sony has alot of games that appeal to all sorts of gamers, aswell as the bluray player. It keeps attracting people besides gamers because of the bluray. For some one who's buying a bluray player, why buy one for nearly the same price of a ps3(during pricedrop, even now!), because when you get the ps3 you also get a gamesystem and media player. I say, and you can quote me on this, when sony drops the price this holiday season, the ps3 will be the best selling system. I dont see them dropping the price any later than 2010(around sep-oct to give people a chance to save since credit is hard to get)with GT5 bundle(wounder why sony's marketing sucks?,they're saving their efforts and money for this franchise, it's too risky to go ad commercial crazy without the ideal install base),and the us economy isn't getting better, by waiting till 2010 they'll just loose sales since people wont have the $$$. Samething happened to the dreamcast(im NOT comparing it to 360!), it was the first 128bit console out with great games, and the only one people could afford @ 200bucks. Whle the ps3 was released later, not too many people bought it , only the extremist due to th esteap pricetag. It took quite a bit of price drops for the ps2 to dominate, but it happened once sony gained momentum. Just my thoughts, if you got some stupid sh!t to say, [email protected] u right off the bat!, otherwise thanks for reading
that the $100 increase is Natal related. Not a new 360 or they wouldn't have a 360 pictured, just M$. This prediction fails hard if they really think the PS3 will be that low by 2012
My guess is that the graph was originally meant as satirical humour (piss off spell check, I'm British) but was taken out of context by a site seekking attention by borrowing a few things from elsewhere.
Currently the PS3 (80GB) sales for £299.99 in Europe and the Xbox360 (Arcade) £139.99; I find it very hard to believe that the PS3 price will drop by £160.00 this year after repeated quotes from Sony Execs claiming there will be no price drop. Farther more why does the Xbox360 price increase by £161.00? I would like to think LivePlaystation weren’t fanboys with a website but given this clearly bogus MS Paint chart, one would have to even wonder why this got approved and the creditability of the contributor.
@FamilyGuy – I guess they forgot to add-in the PS3 motion control, and EyeToy. Clearly this fails for more than just the PS3 price being that low by 2012.
That the new Natal Console 360 will retail at 300 while the PS3 will drop a touch and run steady on that drop for a year. Sorry, but that chart is a little sad I must say. Looks like somebody needs to go to school for business.
That is all.
kind of a crappy graph... the description didn't really make much sense either. Anybody wanna try to explain this one?
So the PS3 will become the cheapest console within 2 years and the 360 will go UP in price? Give me a fu*king break this guy is smoking some dank weed.
How cheaper do you think the 360 will get? PS2 is in its ninth year and just dropped to $99.99. The PS2 is the greatest and best selling console of all time though... I don't think the PS3 needs to be cheaper than the 360 to outsell it, as the past has proven.
I think the Arcade will drop down to 179.99 and the pro will drop to 249.99 next. Then another 1-2 years down the road it'll drop to 129.99, 179.99 etc. I think that's pretty reasonable thinking. I HIGHLY doubt the price will raise that would just be stupid. 2009-1010 = 179.99, 249.99 2011-2012 = 129.99, 199.99 2013-2014 = 99.99, 149.99 That's what I'm predicting.
What they are saying its the units sold increased by year, not by priced, it gives an intuition of where the price was and the drop signifies the product expectancy sales. MMMM how can I make it simple, ok. every year that past by the units sold will be higher on the 360 than the PS3. It gives you an accomplishment on the results of price dropping and how much its the increase each year, not how much the unit will cost. Got it? By the way the PS3 sucks. @ 3 no $250 its still too expensive for the garbage station 3, I buy another if it was at $150.00, just so I can have better air in my house since my first PS3 its still collecting dust.
The writer thinks Natal will be mandatory for every new console and cost 100 euro ($150), while either Sony doesn't push motion controllers or the controllers are free. I personally think Natal will be $80 - $100(60 - 70 euro) and motion control will be $50 - $60(40 euro).
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Something is wrong here, and the graph doesn't look professional "or legit".
One time I threw my PS3 and Xbox 360 in front of a moving train. My life is a percentage better now.
They think when Natal comes MS raises the price.
I do not think that Xbox will go up in price and I do not see a new sku from Microsoft any time soon, if any thing Sony will put the price up on there slim, cos it will have ps2 emulation and they will try and push the ps2 back catalogue as a value item which they should have done from the start, bring on final fantasy 12 with 1080p upscale I have been waiting ages :) and bring on natal MS
250 is a good price point for ps3
The 360 doesn't need a price cut. On the other hand, the ps3 desperately needs a price cut. Outspoken developers have slammed Sony for its high price.
Somethings definitely wrong with this graph.
This is a real graph from PSW magazine, I know as I have a copy and its there PERSONAL prediction. This also comes with a two page explination of the graph which should have been included but someone obviously just wants hits
Xbox 360 already have a price drop. And no analyst company can't I repeat can't predict when the PS3 will have a price drop. That is only up to SONY and they will announce it WHEN THEY ARE READY. SO DON'T BOTHER PREDICTING WHEN PS3 WILL DROP THE PRICE.
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