Sony PS3 Price Cuts Intrigue Home Theatre Owners

Home theatre providers are divided over whether Sony's decision to cut the U.S. price of its PlayStation 3 model by $100 will have an impact on the video-game maker's -- and their own -- businesses.
On Thursday, Sony cut the price of a PS3 with an 80-gigabyte hard drive to $499 from $599, effective immediately, and announced plans to introduce a $399 model with 40 gigabytes on Nov. 2.

Scott Yoder, manager of Wee-Bee Audio, a Lancaster, Pa.-based solution provider, said the $100 discount may tip the scales toward end users upgrading from a previous video-game platform and buying a bigger, flat-screen display or home theatre system to go along with it.

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PimpHandHappy4014d ago

yea ppl will want a new 1080p Tv to go along with there blueray player.

aiphanes4014d ago

This is going to sale to the videophiles and audiophiles too...people forget that the PS3 will also do 7.1 sound and dolby trueHD and upscale DVDs to 1080p and play bluray at 24fps at 1080p, and has HDMI 1.3a port, and wifi...all of this you can not get on the Xbox 360 with or withouts it HD-DVD addon...Who needs PS2 backwards compatibility? Not the foward looking folks.

ElementX4014d ago

It'l be interesting to see if the increased PS3 sales mean more game sales or higher BR sales.

Coke-a-Cola4014d ago