PS3 price slipped

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  1. Jammin' Jobus

    Jammin' Jobus S A D B O Y S

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    The word is out. Yesterday, Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe George Fornay let the PS3's European price slip. According to Fornay, the PS3 will cost between 499 and 599 euros. That translates to between $613 and $736 for us in the States.



    Sony has been saying that the PS3 will be expensive for months now, and Fornay followed up his blunder by insisting that these price points are a quality deal for a Blu-ray player. Nevertheless, all previous attempts at selling videogame consoles at this price point have been rather dramatic failures, even when the systems incorporated 'new' multimedia features.

    There may be some hope for lower price points in America. The European market generally gets screwed in consumer electronics, like the $299 iPod selling in Europe for 299…euros. That's a huge difference. Will we see the PS3 launch in the States at $499? Let's hope so, or else we'll be looking at the 360 to carry the industry for the next 5 years.

    Sony has recently stated that Fornay was making completely personal statements and speculation, and that the announcement is in no way official. On the other hand, they said the very same thing after Sir Howard Stringer, President of Sony, let slip to Variety, of all places, that the PS3 would be delayed until this fall. It would seem that Sony executives need a refresher course in minding their tongues when speaking to the press.


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    ....fuck that...too pricey.
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  2. Yung Dibbz

    Yung Dibbz New Member

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    nintendo revolution it is....*prepares remote control skills*
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  3. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze pop warner hof

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    Beast @ 700 dollars.

    This shit better drive me to school and make pancakes, shiiiiiiiiiit.
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  4. r.a.v

    r.a.v whats hood

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    actually

    500 euros is 750$ and 600euros is 900$
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  5. - Artie -

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    wow, I was waiting for the ps3 over the xbox, but thats just too much.
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  6. OurSin

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    Even if the PS3 does hit shelves for 500 euros, that doesn't necessarily mean American gamers will be paying upwards of $615 for the PS3 when it comes out. Price points vary between territories, and systems are frequently more expensive across the pond. For instance, the Xbox 360 core and premium packages launched for $299 and $399 in the US, and 299 euros (about $367) and 399 euros (about $491) in Europe. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6147148.html

    So it'll most likely be around 550 - 600 here, but they may take a loss on the American Market by selling it cheaper. That's their best bet i believe to keep em in the console race. The japanese version will probably be overpriced to make uip for it, cause they allready know the japanese will be buying the system.

    so hopefully it'll drop for the same as the 360
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  7. enef

    enef voting against DZK in every round.

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    too much?

    once u see the ps3 you guys act like u wont cop

    700 bones is alot, but what are u gonna do wait a year till it goes down?

    360 was expensive, but it was a damn good buy

    plus

    with the economy the way it is, youll be spending it on gas, so either way, ya spendin 700 bones, might as well get the ps3 and put the v-6 away
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  8. Jammin' Jobus

    Jammin' Jobus S A D B O Y S

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    lol and whats so great about the PS3? paying for a bunch of stuff im never ever going to use.
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  9. P R I M O

    P R I M O Shout out to Autotune

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    just start saving now if you want it
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  10. MeSko

    MeSko I love Fat Chicks

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    that ridiculous...

    i'd say 500 max is the extent taking into consideration inflation and quality etc as compared to the old systems that i would buy anything...

    i felt guilty copping the 360..

    no way in hell i would shell out another 600-700 bucks on a fucking gaming system...

    thats insane...

    i'm sure a lot of families with kids who copped the 360 to be the cool parents even though moneys tight aint even gonna look at the PS3..

    maybe xbox releasing early might have given them an advantage amongst your typical lower middle class / lower class consumer

    i mean 700 bucks?

    thats insane...

    fucking video game system and two games gonna cost you a down payment on your average car...
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    god fuckin damn it
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  13. P R I M O

    P R I M O Shout out to Autotune

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    shit growin up i never got any systems on time

    weather it was nintendo, sega genesis, super nintendo (didnt get that), saturn aint get that.... hell lol I went from sega genesis to Playstation 1

    I got ps-one like 2 years after it dropped... when 2 came out i was still stuck on ps-1

    but fuck that... when this ps3 come out, im gonna have that bitch on the first day

    this is personal damnit

    plus, playstation is the shit. i cant wait to play NCAA Football, Madden, or Live on Ps3

    wow
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  14. all KillaH

    all KillaH New Member

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    ^i feel you nigga was rocking nintendo when everybody else had supernintendos and segas haha
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  15. M.J. Twelve

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    Game stores are going to need armed gaurds at all their stores...

    Btw what is the going rate on a pound of reg? lmao....
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  16. ILLRoyalty

    ILLRoyalty just pooted

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    Nintendo Revolution is the future.
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  17. Oneduh

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    That's fucking insane.
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  18. EdJames

    EdJames I'm Ed James Bitch

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    I'm sticking with my PS2. These new Gen consoles ain't got shit on the old versions compared to the difference between a Ps1 and Ps2. Unless you got a 50 inch plasma you ain't gonna notice ANY difference.
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  19. urban_tactics

    urban_tactics aka johnny cockram

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    lmao@ 700 dollars........the fuck outta here............i WILL be waitin 2 years AFTER to cop....by then i'll have plenty games to choose.....
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  20. Hibernation

    Hibernation Well-Known Member

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    Just Wait A Year Or Two For When Its 300
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