Although Amazon may be getting all the headlines for dramatically lowering the 160GB slim PlayStation 3′s price, UK high-street retailer HMV has gone one better and are offering a mouth-watering price for the SKU.
So many retailers are doing it, something must surely be brewing
Getting rid of inventory of current SKUs for a new SKU to come in? Official price drop? Simple madness?
I'd bet official price drop for the 160gb version and either 250/320gb will be the new $299 model
It could just be a price drop or trying to get rid of 3.56 ps3 and replace with newer ps3's maybe an even smaller one with a lower price. Well if the ps3 dose get to an RRP for any reason below £200 I expect mass shortages and the ps3 selling millions and millions this year.
@thecraft Why would they do that? They will still be sold to people so its no advantage for sony by selling them at a discount price to get rid of them quicker.
sony sells to store store sells to cutomer not sony gives to store until store sells it and then they give the money from the sell to the store
if what you say is true...then this would mean I was right a while back when I said Sony might make a new sku and sell out all older models for better prices! I hope thats really the case. btw, This has nothing to do with gaming but I plan on visiting England next year. How much is average rent there?
Oh boy, here it comes. Looks like this rumored worldwide price drop is going to be official soon enough.
Hopefully Sony announce it soon; I would buy a PS3 at that price in a heartbeat.
I would buy TEN!!!! No im kidding I would replace my fatty though.
Why wait for announcement?? Buy it now for the price drop price. Unless you already got one and are just saying it..
Hope it's true, I could use a PS3 slim in my living room.
Mouth watering? I've never wanted to eat my PS3. Must be a pregnant woman or something.
With a little salt, the blu-rays are passable.
Mmmmm fresh new blurays smell so nice...
what about your psp? http://ca.kotaku.com/576602...
This could have genuinely eat it. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Yea I've seen that guy before. Didn't he eat a whole ultra light plane or something? I think he is in Guinness too.
INSANE. Putting this in context : the 3DS, Wii and (nearly the PSP/DSiXL) are MORE expensive.
i will buy another ps3 if they bring the sale to the US so i can have 1 hacked ps3 and 1 normal ps3. (AND NO I DONT PIRATE GAMES OR CHEAT)
You hack so therefore you do the fact you want another shows you do as you cannot play hacked games online anymore.
umm no my ps3 goes online just fine. i just want another ps3 so i dont get ban in the future dont be mad my ps3 can do more then what yours can. i will probably be able to do cross game chat and record games before you can by the looks of it lol only if sony was as dedicated as the so called hackers are to bring features we been asking for for the past 5 years lol.
wii isnt more expensive @ raendom. retailers lower the price to 129gbp (with a game and also wii sports resort). ps3 is not that price, is it? no! so dont be silly. knowing sony they will simply release a new sku with a 500gb hard drive and keep the price the same as current ps3s. thats all they have been doing so far to justify their extortionate prices.
It's RRP £199.99 and HMV are selling it for £165.99 so okay... it's not more expensive, but the 3DS is. The DSiXL is £159.99 RRP, which is insane.
lol yes exactly, i have made that point here before.. why would anyone buy a 3ds with the current price of the ps3? i would rather have a ps3. now with the ps3 at this price, it puts the prices of the other consoles into perspective. ok, its not cheaper than a wii, but its in the price range.. and who in their right mind would buy a wii over a ps3 now?
So an actual price drop i just around the corner. Too bad I just bought a PS3. At least I got LBP2 free.
takes the piss doesnt it. i did the same. now i remember why i dont bother with consoles. they always have these price cuts and new sku's just around the corner, they never publicise their future plans because they know it will put consumers off from buying their current skus. its so crafty. deceitful even. it seems they want to cheat us out of money.
Just like PC gaming right? You spend £350 on the latest GPU and a week later, a better one comes out....
I see no amazon price drop....it's still 300 for the 160 gig slim. Is that actually a price drop?
I think it is across the pond in Europe. Who knows, it might go stateside.
hey assholes instead disagreeing with me; how about you fill me in on this supposed price drop
There is no official price drop as of yet, just a lot of retailers suspiciously cutting prices, leading to price drop speculation
I got mine from Tesco for £180 as well lol In fact I am 90% sure that companies are just trying to compete with Tesco (who have 20% off all gaming items right now) EDIT: Amazon are doing a 40" Samsung 3DTV for just £625 (not bad when it is like £800 - £1000 everywhere else)
they have to be releasing a redesign or something for these retails to be pushing these out the door at this price to get ride of their stock before the new one arrives its the only thing that makes sense but then why would sony tell them because it would surly be leaked by now!
I mean taking it with a grain of salt, Sony has been profiting for every console in the UK before the price cut. A £255.30 PS3 in UK on Amazon is worth $414.14 here in America. Realizing the price people in UK had to pay seems fairly excessive. I am actually happy to see the price drop to reflect the US price point. But then again, that is just me.
australia is worse by all accounts...
Gotta agree with you there. Hopefully Australia will follow the trend that UK is churning out and make the PS3 more affordable.
Europe has ridiculous tariffs and the US is one of the most import friendly markets in the world! Factor in a petrol dollar and you have the perfect storm for low prices! Since oil can only be bought with US dollars they can practically hold the whole world ransom!
Ah, I see. People are just referring to a UK price drop; well that makes perfect sense now.
Please note that HMV UK are fucked financially at the moment and have already closed most there Fopp and smaller stores down. So expect that this price could be to get some more money rolling through their retail outlets. However again seeing as its just the 160GB model, i suspect sony are phasing it out and replacing it with the 320 at a lower price in the near future. GDC i suspect
Got a deal at Costco 320 gb with move $250
Dam, thats $398 here..
Makes you wonder, whats the wholesale price...
new 200 / 400 GB with new firmware. yay,
I still have a 40g, lol wut.
Go figure, I still have the 80g with BC.
Dam I'm wanting to buy a Slim, I'm still rolling a Reflowed 60gb..... I can't what and i know once I do, the price will drop.. DAM YOU SONY!!!!!!!
My 60gb fat ps3 is still going. Ill buy a slim when the price is right.
Tescos pulled the 320gig xbox360 slim down to £160
I still use my fatty for gaming I just bought a 3d panasonic 54 inch and the ps3 move bundle I use the slim on my old tv for a bluray player and media player I use the fat for 3d gaming these just some thing about the fat one
LITTLE BIG PLANET 2,KILLZONE 3,INFAMOUS 2 and the king...UNCHARTED 3(period)
lol, so saad....I bought a new slim just 3 weeks ago for £230 :(. Could have saves enough with these deals to thrown in a game or two... Oh well....
I was actually thinking of getting a xbox slim since it looks better than my current one but this is kinda tempting.How many times have they reduced the price now?
I was thinking of getting new 360 too. The 199.99 is matte black like the PS3 slim, but the $299 one is that shiny black plastic which I like better. Plus its wi-fi. XBOX has made it easier for casual gamers to jump in without breaking your wallet. I can stomach 200.00 as opposed to 300.00
Sony should've made a $199.99 sku to begin with. This is nothing special considering Sonys arrogance in thinking the world would continue to buy a $299.99 without the option of a watered down one for casual gamers the way MS has done. Too bad it's only in the UK.
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