Gamertag Radio writes: "Sony just announced during GamesCom 2011 that the PlayStation 3 is now cheaper than ever, just $249. It's a great price for non-PS3 owners (like me!). But will this help them compete with Xbox 360 this holiday season?"
I hope so. The PS3 and it's exclusive games deserve more success.
the ps3, has, is, and will continue to outsell the 360. especially with the 250 dollar price tag. it is sure to dominate this holiday season like it always has. @godfree, there is a a giant world out there outside the usa, full of forests, safaris, deserts, and most importantly...the rest of the world.
Yeah but ms will drop the price soon too.
you also seem to be forgetting gears 3 and forza 4
And yet another geography lesson from you people, please cease with these obvious statements.
A Ps3 price drop is not needed really, but would help a lot! I have noticed 360's being sold left and right on craigslist. I am even trying to sell one myself or trade for a Ps3 and have had no responses. It is clear that people are leaving the 360 and moving on to different things such as the Ps3. It took me a while to accept the fact that Ps3 is where it's at right now. I have been playing on my Ps3 a lot more since I let my XBL subscription end. Which is why i'm getting rid of the other 360 so I can give it to my sons, because they want to abandon 360 as well. Now is the time to make the move!
PS3 will dominate: - $249.00 price point - Remastered ICO and Shadow of the Colossus - Remastered God of War: Chains of Olympus - Remastered GoD of War: Ghost of Sparta - Resistance 3 - Uncharted 3 - Payday: The Heist - The Last Guardian - Starhawk
@Jocosta - Look at godfree's statement. Geography lessons are clearly still needed. OT - I expect Sony to continue to closing the gap with this price cut, but I also expect MS to drop the 360's price before Christmas. That, plus the fact that two of their three big exclusives are having sequels this year, leads me to expect Sony will still be behind in January.
firemassacre, you are completely delusional. Tell me, if PS3 is and always has been outselling 360 around the world, why did Sony drop the price? No one ever drops the price when they are in first place in sales, which is what ps3 would have to be if they are outselling 360 around the world as you say, wii is dead.
After reading the article's title all I have to say is LoL!
Even though the 360 is 6 years in, the PS3 has still had 5 years into this gen with plenty of exclusives, blu-ray, JAPAN and more, but it just hasn't been enough to dominate. Another price cut was needed, and I'm sure Sony is in a position to do so. But... MS is gonna drop the hammer as well. This is how it usually works with the 2. All this being said, all 3 companies are doing well this gen, and are profiting. Shareholders only care about the mighty dollar.
Honestly, I really don't think so. I think M$ has locked down the NA region this gen. 360 will continue to outsell PS3 here because you can grab a 360 for a mere $199! Add different promotions such as promotions by Walmart, Amazon, Target, DELL etc, you can grab a 360 for $150 and even $99 (remember the Walmart deal 2 years ago). Sony's cheapst PS3 model is $249. Price plays a major role in today's world, in today's economy. Things might have been TOTALLY different if we were to see a $199 PS3 announcement though!
Without a doubt, the price cut will help the PS3 beat the 360 this holiday season. Think about it. Last year the 360 launched the 360 slim, was the cheaper console, had a new Halo game AND the launch of Kinect. End result...it was able to tie the PS3 for the holiday quarter. What does that tell you? The fact that the 360 managed to outsell the PS3 one quarter out of almost 2 years doesn't suddenly change the fact that overall, the 360 has been 3rd place ever since it had any competition. 2009 anyone? The 360 had quite the commanding lead in 2009 as well as PS3 sales started to slow, only to lose that year by over 2 million to the PS3, due to a PS3 price cut.
According to the financial reports the 360 is currently ahead worldwide for fiscal 2011. But let's face it, the 360 will NEVER lead worldwide by a long shot simply on the strength of Japan. Japan barely buys the PS3s top exclusives but what the country does do for Sony is buy hardware in their home country. The 360 barely sells in Japan and that trend is simply not going to change this gen. Those numbers go a long way to offset the 360s momentum in North America. The PS3 pricecut will absolutely provide a shot in the arm for the PS3 this Fall and holiday season. Europe was the perfect place to announce the cut as it is where the battleground for hardware is the closest between the two consoles. The verdict is out on if Micrsoft is going to wait this one out and see if their is true traction to the announcement or reply with their own price cut immediately to counter the news. Either way, Sony can look forward to some bigger hardware number in the upcoming months. The plot thickens... Evil
the price cut will help sell some units. This is typical when sales slow that companies look to cost cutting to bring sales back up to their expected percentages. The if this beats that or this or whatever....fanboyish drivel. The companies are concerned with THEIR estimates and percentages FIRST. If they happen to surpass a competitor in the process is secondary. Keep in mind that sony has been competing against itself since the ps3 released. I would bet they are wanting to meat or beat their existing goals more so than the wii or 360. Its only the fanboys that want to spin this around to a pissing contest.
I hate to rain on everyone's parade, but in all truth I have my doubts, since the average person--when buying a console for the various holidays--thinks out of stupidity. They see the Xbox 360 and go, "hey, that's $50 cheaper than the PS3. That's a good deal!" Then they realize they need a bigger HDD. $$$. Then they realize they need XBL. $$$. Then they need the Kinect $$$. Then they need another controller. $$$. Then they need batteries... ugh... and now you know how Microsoft profits from selling a console so cheaply. Then again, the 360 unit with the Kinect does cost more than the 160GB PS3 now, hopefully that means the PS3 will grab a more incentive buy. @units: yeah, but it's kind of disappointing considering the 360 has a 1 year lead and should be dominating the market. You also seem to forget that while Gears and Forza are very popular in the US, they sell poorly worldwide. The arcade type handling of Forza and the ultra-gore of Gears without a real diverse nature to it tends to keep away those that want titles with more realistic depth or diversity. While the PS3 does have titles similar to the 360, it has more titles and very different IPs, which is what makes it unique to the market.
What the hell is this shit? PS3 has been consistently the 360 worldwide for months now. The only region the 360 actually has more sales in is USA.
I'm glad they made a price drop because my PS3 is starting to act up.
In the US no I don't think so
What the heck is going on in here? Ps3 fanboys saying PS3 has been outselling the 360 worldwide despite Sony and Microsoft official reports saying otherwise LOL. I know most the kids on here don't know about it because it was basically hidden on n4g due to members flooding the site with stories so it would get pushed back without notice. Sony dropped the price because they could no longer hide the fact even from the rabid morons that make up the vocal part of Sony's base. Sony did this because fooling fanboys no longer made investors feel secure. PS3 can't beat the 360 because PS3 doesn't offer what the masses want which is the total package in gaming a mix of the greatest franchises in modern gaming history, multiplatform and exclusives and the hottest motion tech in gaming kinect. The 360 will have a huge boost from being a set top box for advanced digital tv this fall. Microsoft always quietly matches the price drop after they make sure Sony follows through. No way in hell will PS3 beat the 360 with Forza, Gears, Halo, COD, BF3, The witcher 2, elder scrolls all on XBL with hybrid kinect games coming soon after. Typing on Android do this is messy
You know what else is messy? Your brain, I think it might be leaking...
Not in the U.S. Gears of War + CoD = 360 sales will dominate U.S. Holiday season. Worldwide? Likely.
How? The Xbox 360 is selling more units in the U.S. than any other console in 12 of the past 13 months.
Dude... Or you stil living in the past, but their are other countries out their.. The world isn't made up by the USA only.. And the world is ROUND not FLAT..
well said Ddude. @godfree The link is the map of the world. You might want to see it now and again just to make sure we are out there. Just because it sells better in the US doesn't mean it applies to the world
Dude you won't win with this guy ! He in bed with MS for some reason ! I've Been gaming since 1981 ! Forgot more than he knows ..... The world is bigger than the US ? really ? LOL... Ask him how 360 is doing in Japan ? I'll tell you , reports from retailers that there pulling them off the shelfs cause lack of sales and the launch of the VITA , you couldn't give 360's away in Japan But no ! Know one wants to talk about.....do they ?!
@Ddude well said dude, World is round not flat.. therefore ps3 has the potential.. kudos!
Ddude you're wasting your time. godfree is a MS fan and a Sony, well let's just say he pretends to be impartial but he is as transparent as a rolled down window. Last I heard he does not even own a PS3 yet he is always giving his opinion (usually not good or at best back handed complements) on the console, it's games and options and features (PS+, PSN, etc..). Ask him and the other tabloid bloggers where are the articles about MS giving away 360's with PCs and laptops for students? That promotion has been going on the past several weeks and probably will continue to do so for the next several weeks. That surely isn't impacting XBox 360 sales in his (godfrees) world (America). /s I was really hoping Sony would've dropped the price to $199. That is the sweet spot. And as far as others saying MS will drop the price again. To what? Giving them away with happy meals? They have been at the $199 price point for a long time already and they only place the are pulling in big numbers is in America. You know, the world! /s
Of course the 360 is selling more units in America. I guess you just figured just to ignore the rest of the world though...smh
yea when you are giving away your console for free and throwing half a billion on marketing yea that's hard to beat for anyone but 360 has no games so ps3 is easily the best choice.
Yeah MS is always giving out 360s. I'm surprised you can't get one for buying a kids meal.
M$ will just retaliate with a price cut of their own
They might not, they are still selling well at the current price.
WHO F'N CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! I mean the interwebz is just giving crazies too much of a voice. Both consoles are now established and are not going the way of the Dreamcast. That is the only thing that SHOULD matter to a gamer. Consoles will be sold, games will be made for said consoles. End of Story. I wonder if Maytag sold more fridges than GE? If so I guess I need to be pissed off about my GE and go cry somewhere. Hell, I might as well beat my LG Washing Machine with a sledge hammer because I'm sure they came in last place.
I doubt it, People kept claiming this would mean or that would mean, the death of the xbox but nothing has really took xbox down and i'm not expecting it too either. Plus ms can afford to drop price of the xbox to $99 (which you can get a gamestop for that price)
if selling less than a PS3 is considered a victory, then yes PS3 can't beat the xbox because as far as I know PS3 is leading WW sales for long time now.
i don't know about Ww sales. All I know is the 360 is still selling more and it is in great shape.
The title should have been Will A PS3 Price Drop Help Sony Beat Xbox 360 even more This Holiday ?
Ok, enough already with the u.s.a doesn't equal the world nonsense, we are all well aware of it, moreover the overall world wide sales INCLUDING all territories show they are selling neck and neck,so the 360 lead will continue. But by all means, commence with the disagrees, links, lists, etc.
You may be aware of it, but other people seem to need reminders.
Doubt it. Microsoft is already smoking them in sales so far this year with a seemingly non-existent game lineup. I doubt a $50 cut will drastically change anything, especially in the face of Microsoft actually releasing a game later in the year.
OMG MS will release a game!! Sony doomed /s
I don't think they're trying to beat anyone. I think they just want to be profitable like any business, which they seem to be doing. It's not like Sony is slouching. Even in NA, where they're at their weakest, they pull good numbers. While people are boasting about the competition selling a few thousand more, they're probably laughing at all of our comments thinking "if they only knew."
Yet here in N4G, the chest-thumping continues. MS beats Sony, Sony beats MS, who the hell cares!!!
I joined this site with hopes there would be more gamers like you two discussing games and the like. No such luck. Anyways here's hoping there are more gamers out here that actually care about games and not the rest of the BS that this gen has ushered in. Long live real gamers!
Well it's certainly not gonna make things worse for Sony.
Um...I just care about the games.
They beat them every holiday, unless of course you are talking about NA only.
With games like U3, R3 and Starhawk in the pipeline i'd be surprised to hear people still don't have a ps3.
World wide sure. But USA, I doubt it. For some reason Americans are slow learners. No offense meant, but hey, look at the metric system, superior in every way, yet somehow too hard to adapt to.
No offense taken, but it's not that we're slow learners. It's just that people in this country are so ridiculously determined to do things differently than the rest of the world. It's both comical and sad.
People like what they like. Sorry some people think for themselves instead of following everyone else! No point in paying more for less.
so what would u guys suggest them to do and what do u mean by following the rest of the world?
If superior is the way to go, would you mind sharing the make and model of your car, A/V equipment or even your film choices? Thank you.
Wow, Bathyj you're letting you true feelings slip out, so much hate for Americans all over a petty console. lol you got issues bro....just another jealous anti-American anonymous internet hater, fortunately America IS different, we have our problems like every nation, but its definitely been our strength not to follow, not to "adapt", not to do what x country does, if not many of the current nations today would not exist, some of which still rely upon our generosity. Grow up.
CALM DOWN DUDE!its called having an opinion,you know our god given right.jesus reading some of the comments in here you can really tell the people that take this console war seriously
Oh STFU, a opinion is one thing but if you charachterize a whole nation as "slow learners" simply because they prefer one console over the other then you are just being a ignorant azz. Yet you tell me to call down as if I dont have the "god given right" to respond to such a ridiculous insult. pffft, kids.
it will be the same as every holiday season. the 360 will outsell the PS3 again. So far games havent been enough to push the ps3 in america, especially the last year. im not knocking the ps3, but the numbers speak the truth. the 360 is more mainstream, parents think about it first when it comes between the two HD consoles.
it will definitely strengthen the PS brand by increasing the install base being number 1 is nice, but at 10 million plus units per year what difference does it make???
ps3 will pass them this year
"Will A PS3 Price Drop Help Sony Beat Xbox 360 This Holiday IN AMERICA?" FIXED, because it doesn't need help outselling any other console worldwide at this point. Just for clarification purposes. Oh and I think overall sales probably matter more to a company than regional sales. But, yes, the price drop will of course help boost sales.
Correct, to a company, as a consumer I care about the region and it will not outsell the 36o in NA
Just in time too, since my launch PS3 is finally starting to show signs of death. Really though, five years later and ~58% price drop ain't bad at all.
I thought it's been outselling the 360 since its launch in 06. Oh yeah......reality doesn't fit around here. The guy with the head start is obviously a much faster runner.
Like most said, WW its a given, it PS3 has been outselling the X360 most of the year anyway...in US its too hard...besides the economical problems, MS is spending/will be spending big numbers on PR and marketing (as always) while Sony problably wont....
PS3 beats the 360 worldwide every holiday. But yes, the price drop will make the effect even stronger.
ps3 will do well this xmas holiday look at japan the 360 is a done deal there removing all the games for 360 and the 360 games are heading towards the bargain bins .japanese retailers are no longer going to carry the 360 any more there and removing them of the shelfs.and going for wilkpedia ps3 as for august 17th 2010 the ps3 was at 16 million sold and now as for june 2011 the 360 managed to sell 13 million there i wonder how much sony has sold now since vgcharts arent even a reliable source.
PS3 has outsold 360 in 2009, 2010 and most likley 2011. It has already beat it at the holidays
360 will still out sell it this holiday and the next. MS always have a better line up of games around that time of the year.