Sony Corp. this week said that it will sell a Playstation 3 250GB SKU in the U.S. on Nov. 3.
thats a good price i thought i would be $400 knowing sony.
another blow dealt to the competition
Since we all know Sony charge way too much for Hard-drives. /sarcasm
This one will be MINE, ALLLL MINE!! ... God willing. Do wish NA was getting something with it like JPN & EU though. I'd love the FF13 treatment on the NA 250gig PS3.. or a Demon Souls one.. WOW, a Demon Souls PS3 would be insanely wicked now I really think about it.
I was expecting it to be $399 but at $349 it's only 50 bones more than the 120 (slim & 360). NICE!
It kind of sucks that NA isn't getting a bundle though... I wonder what SCEA has against bundles?
+130gb of space is a really good deal, the best chance for newcomers and maybe for me too hahaha Playstation Brand is shining, bright future
250gb is almost excessive lol.. Why they don't bundle in games with them I'll never know. I crammed a 160gb in my ps3 immediately after launch, and loaded it with music and videos and it's still got plenty of room left. HDMI cables? PSN gift card? a single piece of software? a DEMO disc? ANYTHING but an oversized hdd.
wow does this really excite you guys? http://www.amazon.com/Weste... and you could have your own in a few days for the same price..It's not really a deal considering if you bought an 80gb ps3 and then a 250gb hard drive at least you'd have an 80gb lying around for whatever reason. Instead of just buying a 250gb ps3...
Believe it or not, there are people out there who wouldn't attempt to swap out their hard drive for a larger one, no matter how easy and cheap it is. Honestly, 349 isn't too bad. (Although I agree they should make some bundles available to NA)
Bro, you act like everyone is comfortable ordering a hard drive online, or swapping out hard drives. Or that they know for sure that the drive they need is a SATA 2.5" HDD. or that they are ok choosing between the 1.5 vs. 3.0 gpbs versions. Yeah.
Nice price... HDDs have become cheaper so it's good to see Sony passing the low prices to the consumer.
I've already seen it for sale in the UK for £280 with 3 games! I thought that was an amazing deal.
Then wow.... That's a really good price. What's the cost of the 250 gig xbox?? Either way , good pricing from sony.
It's $400 http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-... @ below But doesn't include wi-fi, blu-ray, and free online. I'm not trying to flame but I think were all smart enough to realize those additions has more value than a controller and a game.
That $400 includes a copy of Modern Warfare 2, as well as a second controller. @above - that's completely irrelevant to this article. This is about a new SKU at a new price point, and what the new SKU offers.
Its not irrevalnat. Either you get the extra features and free online for 50 dolalrs (100 if you count paying for live) less or you pa an extra 50 to get a contoller and a game...
Just a question. This can go either way you want it....but since your paying 100 more or less for 2 different systems with different advantages and disadvantages, Wouldn't it be kind of pointless to compare them to begin with?
I think they're both great deals. But... Whatever.
Be logical about this guys. This is how much it costs if you want a 250gb console, MW2, and be able to play wirelessly online on day 1. Plus an extra controller for when a buddy comes over. BTW I'm going by Amazon.com prices. 250gb PS3 $349.99+$39.49(for extra controller)+$59.99 for MW2=$449.47 250gb 360 $399.99+$76.49(wireless adapter G)+$39.99(12 months LIVE)=$516.47 In conclusion it costs $67 more to play on 360. In addition you have to dish out another $40 every year and you are not getting a blu-ray player. You be the judge.
Why do you specifically say "to play WIRELESSLY online"? MW2 can be played EXACTLY the same with a wired connection, which costs nothing to set up. What about people who don't have a wireless network? Not everyone does. You also do not need make a separate purchase of Xbox Live gold to play MW2 - if you already subscribe, you're good - no extra costs involved. If you don't, you can pay as little as $7.99 and be able to play online month by month. A full year subscription is not required. Sticking to the facts seems most logical to me. You be the judge.
What ever Happen to using storys with orignal sources Epic Fail Mods.
always offering gamers value for their dollar. even at launch,a $500-$600 ps3 was more valuable than buying a $1,000 dollar bluray player. good job sony.
It would be better to offer a 60 GIG for $250
You think the hard drive has any effect on the price? At $350, they're probably selling it at cost, or maybe a little less. They double the hard drive but the net loss goes down. The price difference for a 120 and 250GB HDD is probably $20 at the volume they're buying. But its still a good deal for the consumer as it'll cost them more than $50 to upgrade to 250GB and be left with a useless 120GB HDD.
Righ now in North America the slim is barely moving...a lower price for a ps3 would sell some more ps3's...if they would of started at 200 dollars in the first place, the ps3 would be first and not third.
If they would have started at $200 in the first place, SCEA would be bankrupt, or out of the console business, at the very least. No doubt they would have been in first place right up until they folded....
Why not just buy the $299 Slim, buy a cheap 500GB laptop HDD, and swap out the HDDs (can you do that with the Slims?) I did that with my PS3 60GB model. More space, BC with PS2/PS1, very good investment.
id rather have the convenience tbh, the amount of blue screws ive stripped trying to replace the HDD is not even funny
I was having problems with that too. You have to be real gentle with it. I hope they don't come out with a compatible HDD with the PS3 with like a TB of space. I'll get tempted and switch my 500GB HDD (or atleast try but it'll be a b!tch to do.)
yeah you can switch hdds on the slim models as well. they have tutorials on youtube
Mmmm... my 350gb PS3 says hiya!
Why take the price back up when you just took the price down? They are probably making a better margin with that sku. Still @$$ backwards.
Wow that's a very reasonable price, but like many here have already mentioned I could just get a regular PS3 Slim for $299 and buy a 350GB HDD be it I have to open the packaging to install it. but it doesn't matter to me as long as we can play these awesome games together.
I GOT 1 on october 1st for 309 pounds with 4 games, SWEEEEET
Oh, god I hope they don't do the same thing as before and discontinue the 120Gb.
i tought they were gonna price it at $400 juz like microsoft
been waiting to hear about this model to buy a 2nd PS3 for the den... will get it from Sonystyle for their additional discount
Sony is already selling PS3 250GB Uncharted 2 and FIFA 10 bundle for 350 euros in my country. Awesome! just AWESOME. http://www.plaisio.gr/Gamin...
Im so glad Sony announced this. I was going to get a 120 slim in Dec and put the 250gb HDD in it I bought for my 60 before it went down in June. But now with this being only 50 dollars more and my wife's Ps3 off for repairs because of the blu ray drive going bad i can put that 250 HDD i already have in hers when it comes back and buy this for myself.
They have already been selling these in my country. Found a Uc2 250Gb bundle today.
This is VERY smart of Sony. Even though the 360 250gb bungle includes a game and extra controller at the $400 price point, Sony looks like the one selling for cheaper, and this will appeal to anyone. Not just CoD fans.
250gig for $50 more I should have waited!! DAMM whats next a free game and controller. what specs is needed to upgrade my hdd (ie. size rpm)
2.5in SATA and its best to keep the RPMs at 5400. The 7200 ones are faster but generate more heat.
Well, its official. Xbox is the most expensive console. Thats just a fact now. Dont argue, live with it. I dont ever want to hear another complaint towards PS3 regarding price, or lack of games for that matter. Keep clinging to that cross game chat.
Is the ps3 available for 199 (or less) then? Dont confuse value with price
I didnt say PS3 was the cheapest, I said XB was the most expensive and at $399 for a 250GB Bundle it is the most expensive unless PS has a bundle that dear.
Damn, that's a steal. Great job sony.
ms got owned lol, now the ps3 is much cheaper and better value. xbox 360 250gig for 400! and will soon die on you lol.
Ahh, well my local Gamestop has a sign that says "250 GB PS3, $299". I'm not sure what they were smoking, but $349 is a good price, anyway.
Done a $249/£199 60GB PS3:Slim really??? It just looks better(the Price)when you walk into a Shop or see it on-line;) Oh well, it's still worth it the $349 250GB one!!! ;-P Because it DOES EVERYTHING!!! ;-D
i recently upgraded my 80 gb to 500 gb hard drive ($89.99 on amazon), and considering the cost and procedure i recommend buying a 120 Gb unit and upgrading it yourself. By the end of the day you will have 2 hard drives instead of one and it will cost around the same depending on the size you buy. Either way the PS3 at $299 and $349 ia huge value for the money. PS: a 320 Gb hard drive costs $59.99 at amazon. And you can buy an adapter to use the 120 of the retail PS3 as an external hard drive, sweet deal
With all the prices cuts now with the new 250g sku. its gonna be a good fight between Sony, Ms, and Nintendo, I want both of theses deals. good time to be a gamer. *laughing at all the haterz*
They will never learn.
hmm as awesome as it is they shuda sold it as a red ps3 silver or some other color, that wud make people buy it alot more lol.
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