Best Buy Co. Inc. this week sold out of Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 80GB bundle that included a game title and a Blu-ray disc following a price cut to $299.
If your not jumping on these deals now, you really missing out. There is no longer a 'price' excuse for people not to have a PS3. You either want the games and features it offers or you don't. Not sure why you wouldn't though.
I'm gonna put my fanboy hat on for this comment lol: Yep, you either pay 250 for a system with dated graphics, motion controls, crappy online, no HDD, and no support for hardcore gamers, or you pay 50 bucks more and get nex gen graphics/games, a blu ray player, good online(free), 120GB HDD ect.
Nothing fanboy about seeing a great deal. Anybody that would argue the Wii or 360 as a better deal than the PS3 is an idiot. At the current price, the PS3 is the best bang for your buck and to deny that would be silly. So basically anybody that hits that disagree button is and idiot fanboy that hates great deals on gaming. Anybody that agrees with me is an awesome gamer that can recognize greatness when they see it.
1. Retailers report shortages. 2. You visit a retail store and the PS3 section looks like shelf and air. lol. 3. CNN reports it. PS3 just hit it's sweet spot and NOTHING can stop it.
Of course they're selling out, price was the major issue but beyond that, even if the consumer is aware of the slimmer PS3 coming they might be snatching these up simply because they come with a game/s or a movie and a game depending on the bundle. The slimmer PS3 has not been announced to be bundled with ANY games so far (outside of the japanese one with some gundam game) Does anyone know what game/s will be coming with the slim? Sony has never released a console without at least having a demo disc so i wonder what you get with this PS3
This package and the KZ2/MGS4 packages have been constantly selling out in my local Best Buys for the last month, prior to the price break. I feel sorry for someone trying to find one now with the price cut.
@guido I'm glad we see the greatness in our comments :D
Now I'm starting to worry if PSN Servers can handle the massive outrage of new accounts. ;)
while my car was getting worked on, so I decided to check out PS3 supplies at Target, Best Buy, BrandsMart (a big electronics store here in South Florida) and Game Stop... Not one had a PS3 in stock.... I am shocked at how with no advertising to speak of that the PS3 has flown off the shelves as fast as it has! Not only that, but at each of those stores, the PS3 games sections were almost completely emptied of games and accessories.... This was on existing units... The Slim launch is going to be HUGE next month!
that is crazy man. I heard it was on CNN maybe that how. Cause i have a friend who is a nurse and he works all the time and somehow he found out that the ps3 got a price cut. The funniest thing is he doesn't go to game news websites. I believe every news outlet in the US had a story about it on their website and u know facebook and twitter is crazy right now. Edit: apparently jack was interviewed on FOX news and they talked about the price cut
wow, in a matter of days this is serious
$299 is tempting $249 is the deal sealer for me. There's really no ps3 exclusive I want. I just don't wanna subject myself to playing shooters on a console just yet. But I do want a console for my sports games.
You know PS3's are selling out when there are less 360 trolls on the PS3 news. They're starting to hide in the caves or under rocks or something... or they joined what they used to call "SDF".
I was actually enticed to look at this deal. $300 CAD for an 80 GB PS3 with Wall-e and LBP. (That's $275 USD) If I had the money I probably would have bought it and I don't even really want a Play Station :|
It would be very nice if you get one. There are amazing games you cant find anywhere else. A killer PC + PS3 is a full of win combination.
You'll vomit orgasms. Yes. The quality is that good; and you're talking to a Halo fanboy.
i totally agree with you Killzone 2 is incredible I'm a hardcore halo fan too. Have halo 1 and bought 2 copies of halo 2 with a live account and didn't even have a xbox (my friend had two at his dorm room). I know professional halo players from the PMS (all female)clan. Got crackdown for the Halo 3 multilayer beta and two copies of Halo 3. I gave my 360 to my cousin but i refused to hand over my halo copies. And i can come out and say that killzone 2 is a beast.
You probably don't like consoles that much since you're a PC gamer, but it's a great purchase mainly because PS3 has a lot of exclusives. Most 360 "exclusives" can be found on PC so PS3+PC is an amazing combo.
i thought more like 199 but i stand corrected £250 in the UK is amazing though
we don't know that for sure. There is obviously a sales boost but shops may be getting in less stock in anticipation of the slim. I believe the slim will be a big seller however.
That was fast.
Poor Xbots. They wouldn't stop poking Sony with their sticks. Sony is awake now.
I'm still waiting on my Thank You for forcing Sony to price cut. Now will you buy my peripherals?
No, I won't buy your crappy Activision games. I've never bought a single Activision game this entire generation, and I'm not about to start. You can keep your CoD and music games.
The price cut and redesign was in the works long before Kotick open his pork-ladened mouth
Now you're going to get a lot of xbox360 Live gamers on PSN. Thank goodness for the mute and boot buttons :D
it's gamers who have yet to buy an HD console i.e., wii and ps2 owners.. all xbots already bought the 3fixme. there were 25 million original crapbox sold and those 25 million xbots already bought the 3fixme ( the rest of the 5 million of the 30 million 3fixme's sold can be explained by suckers who had defective xbots and bought another one).
ms' cheap tricks could not defeat sony. all the ms smoke n mirrors have backfired. its a wrap microbots, that fat phuck, gabe newell is singing the 360's exit song.
Ill get me one soon. =D
Yeah I'm interested in those NPD numbers now. If it's true what all the articles say on here, the PS3 is slaughtering the competition and Sony will make a HUGE comeback. But will it be like this? I really dont know and honestly, this will take atleast 3 or 4 years.
is it because thats the only place 360 has continually come out top? there is the rest of the world .... do europe post their sales data like NPD & JPN, does anybody know? jpn sales should be interesting
I'm not sure but I do know NPD counts for America sales. Yeah Europe and Japan will be interesting as well but in those territories the PS3 was ALREADY dominating so its nice to see what this effect could have in America, where PS3 sales were lagging. Oh man, imagine if GT5 releases before christmas x.x Btw I think Europe = VGchartz and Japan = Mediacreate for sales numbers.
Japan had Media Create which give out weekly numbers. Not sure about Europe though.
Xbot Sucks Balls
Lol, that's what you think of when you wake up? I think of getting something to eat.
Hmmm! Impressive but can't say i didn't expect it.
Sony, you have done well to listen to my advice for a price cut. With that extra cash, everyone will buy my overpriced peripherals.
lol Kotick I love N4G XD
I bet the real Kotick will also be saying something like that. Greedy moron.
hahaha, i agree Stephen this is what i love about N4G
I checked my local bestbuy for an 80gb ps3. Its sold out. I was going to get an extra PS3 for just blu-ray only.
lolz I went to f.y.e - No Ps3's Only Stacks of 360's
Go online and no prob getting a ps3 without a game.
If being doomed means that everything you have is sold out in 3 days... it's good being doomed ! congrats Sony !!!
GREAT NEWS FOR SONY
I feel kinda sad. I'm sad because I should have gotten a 60gb ps3 on release like my brother did. I waited a year & got a 40gb & upgraded it to 250gb & this will be the last of the fat ps3's We will be seeing. I like the slim ps3, I really do but what Sony offered on release should have drove people crazy. Even at $600 dollars the 60gb was everything people wanted & more. Sony listened to it's fans more than it ever did previous generations & they have done a very good job but I hope they realize how stupid the mass market is. In fact there are few who still complain which is really retarded like asking for bc. It's like they want to buy a ps3 but they want the bluray & ps2 for free & Sony dropped the price on both for those people. When we look back on how Sony dominated this gen I will remember all the flack Sony got just because they were listening & was giving extras in cutting edge technology & the media acted as if people were to be scammed. I've owned all consoles since atari 2600. Ps3 is the best system with the best games & was always the best price. Those that get a ps3 today are the luckiest bastards in the world. Good luck to all of you.
Fo sho! Lmao I payed $206 at Gamestop cause I traded in 4 games! The guy told me the total and I was like "you gotta be kiddin me, that's less than I payed for my standalone blu ray player" It was a proud day, I felt like the smartest consumer alive.
360 is screwed. :)
Get one guys. This is a great piece of hardware.
Do you get payed to be such a boring rah rah Sony drone? Everything you say is so ridiculous. If your not getting paid quit sounding like a marketing guru and make an insightful post. Please, and I ask this in the NICEST way!
I was in Best Buy last night and the PS3 section was picked clean of games and not a console for sale in site. It looked like a post xmas sale.
LMAO!!!! on september 1 , i'm getting another ps3.. and a sony bravia..
The era of PS3 has begun. Remember that PS1 and PS2 didn't really start selling tell their 3rd or 4th years. PS3 is just in time to continue that legacy. 150 million PS3s sold, just watch.
Just to see how big of a jump it has compared to last month's slump. I'm glad the word spread as fast as it did! Now I can expect more of my friends to join the PlayStation Network =)
I bought another, I told 2 friends who went and bought their first ones. Told a girl to hold off til the price drop this week and she is getting one Monday and 2 other people I told also were thinking of doing the same. Hell I was walking through the mall today with my newest PS3 and a ton of people were staring at me, not sure why? Lots of kids "Ahh that's what I want mommy!" suffice it to say I think the sales will sky rocket, but that's my take.
I have an idea for a great bundle. It comes with The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray and Batman:Arkham Asylum.
i think you're a marketer undercover, here on N4G, trying to see the reaction of people by making such a comment. Great Bundle Mr. Sony.!!!!
Price Cut doing it's job.
hope the ps3 will sell more so that many will experince thw mgs4 experice the epic last battle of snake
I guess we'll see how it goes from here.
this isn't it either, this is only the bigenning, from what i can understand i strongly believe sony may have another price cut planned for sometime down the near future, i see sometime in the 50 dollar range for next fall, depending on how their numbers are going. i also expect to see a final fantasy 13 bundle in japan, hopefully a white slimps3 with the game and extras will do wonders if anything. as for rumors? i believe there are several flying around, one is that indeed ps2 bc is coming in 2 forms sometime next year amid god of war 3 release and later in the year. the 2 forms are ofcourse emulation via firmware, one will give many 75% bc while the other will come in the form of digital distribution, in other words expect to start seeing ps2 titles surface on the store. heck i even got the prices, most if not all the ps2 titles will release in the range of 15 to 20 bucks a game. and lastly but not least cross chat is being worked on and tested, i hear it was supposed to come with 3.0 but ofcourse most of you here already know this by now. but im guessing this feature will be delay until the said rumored issues get ironed out. oh and Sony will most likely discontinue the ps2 platform sometime in December of next year. that's not a rumor that's just my guess, my take.
My launch 60 giger ylod about a month ago, went out and bought the 80 gig "Metal Gear, RFOM bundle the same day.But i couldn't wait a month for a repair. Oh well,got a box sent to ship for a fix.It's got LBP stuck inside also.
I TRIED desperately to find one of these bundles but couldn't. I instead traded 4 x360 games and got an 80Gig today at Gamestop for $206! Great deal I think mwahahah :-D
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