Evil Avatar  




Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
The Tomorrow Children -...
Last post by Emabulator
Today 04:46 AM
1 Replies, 2 Views
The Crew - World's...
Last post by Strider
Today 04:21 AM
3 Replies, 529 Views
Automata Trailer
Last post by Scherge
Today 04:21 AM
11 Replies, 631 Views
EA's NHL 15 Debut on...
Last post by SpectralThundr
Today 03:26 AM
9 Replies, 1,001 Views
Kotaku and Developer Zoe...
Last post by SpectralThundr
Today 03:20 AM
222 Replies, 11,409 Views
Annabelle Trailer
Last post by Pumped'Up
Today 03:00 AM
10 Replies, 681 Views
Bloodborne - #Gamescom...
Last post by RocketMagnet
Today 01:22 AM
25 Replies, 2,278 Views
Need some advice
Last post by Rommel
Today 12:05 AM
12 Replies, 1,165 Views
» Promotion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-10-2007, 04:31 AM   #1
bapenguin
Beware of my Power Bands
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Easton, PA
Posts: 3
[RUMOR] - Playstation Pricedrop and New SKU Coming

I don't think I've ever seen a system go through so many prices and iterations in one year as the Playstation 3 has. And if this rumor holds true, we are in for another change.

It appears the PS3 80GB will drop to $499 and come packed with a copy of Spiderman 3 on Blu-Ray. I assume this is instead of Motorstorm.

Also, the long standing rumor of a 40GB model looks to be coming true, with a price point of $399 and also possibly coming packed in with Spiderman 3. There are no details on exactly what the new SKU will be capable of, or if it simply is 40 less gigabytes.

I think a $399 PS3 is almost a necessity for Sony this holiday. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft responds.
bapenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:34 AM   #2
Vandenh
Evil Dead
 
Vandenh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,948
Blog Entries: 1
If you have no games... go for the movies!

Anway.. sounds like a plan. They might sell shitloads if this is true.

BTW how much value has the PS3 lost in one year? Most be a record indeed.
__________________
GamerTag: BubblegumYeti
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lard View Post
My suggestion, as a fellow PS3 owner, is that you should've gotten a 360.
Vandenh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
Gorvi
Dark Resistant
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Posts: 8,061
Man, Spiderman 3? I know it's mass market, but really? Hell, at least package in an older game like Resistance with the thing. Or put Super Stardust on the HDD.
Gorvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:38 AM   #4
fitbabits
The Cat Whisperer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 0
Holy crap! I guess they have to do something to shift the product, but didn't Sony once criticize Microsoft for confusing the consumer with multiply SKUs?

Oh, and if Sony do go ahead and do this, will they offer any sort of iPhone-like 'apology' to those who bought the 80GB model at the greater price.

Plus, doesn't this rumor put a dent in their plans? I mean, if I were in the market for a PS3, I'd simply wait Sony out and NOT buy one right now.
fitbabits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:40 AM   #5
Gorvi
Dark Resistant
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Posts: 8,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by fitbabits View Post
Plus, doesn't this rumor put a dent in their plans? I mean, if I were in the market for a PS3, I'd simply wait Sony out and NOT buy one right now.
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Waiting to buy something because of an internet rumor of a price drop isn't normally a very wise decision.
Gorvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:42 AM   #6
fitbabits
The Cat Whisperer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorvi View Post
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Waiting to buy something because of an internet rumor of a price drop isn't normally a very wise decision.
Those who waited to buy prior to the E3 price drop would disagree. Remember, that was also just a rumor at one point.
fitbabits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
Itchyeyes
It's space weather!
 
Itchyeyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,723
While I agree that both systems need to come down in price, dropping that price again so early could backfire on Sony and/or Microsoft as customers who bought at the higher price become upset at having wasted their money (witness the iPhone situation), and prospective customers might get the idea that Sony is in the habit of frequently dropping their price and want to hold out for the next price drop.
__________________
XBL: itchyeyes55 | STEAM: itchyeyes | PSN: itchyeyes
Itchyeyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:43 AM   #8
NeoSuplex
Probably not Jack Reacher
 
NeoSuplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Home on the Rails Trashball Number: 83
Posts: 768
If this is true, it's a gauntlet. Your move, MS.
__________________
Gamertag: NeoSuplex

Until that day...
NeoSuplex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:46 AM   #9
Vandenh
Evil Dead
 
Vandenh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,948
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Man, Spiderman 3? I know it's mass market, but really? Hell, at least package in an older game like Resistance with the thing
It is the Bluray movie mate.
__________________
GamerTag: BubblegumYeti
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lard View Post
My suggestion, as a fellow PS3 owner, is that you should've gotten a 360.
Vandenh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:46 AM   #10
Gorvi
Dark Resistant
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Posts: 8,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by fitbabits View Post
Those who waited to buy prior to the E3 price drop would disagree. Remember, that was also just a rumor at one point.
Very true, but that one made a lot of sense, at least as far as the timing. While I think that a price drop is necassary, and that the 80GB will be at the very least $499 before December, a 40GB model for $399 doesn't make a lot of sense. They're losing their money on the core componants of the PS3, not on the HDD. If they could lower a 40GB to $399, it would make almost as much sense to just put the 80GB at that pricepoint. Really, how much is that extra 40GB really costing them? $20 with the quantities they'd be buying them in?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vandenh View Post
It is the Bluray movie mate.
Oh, I know. That's arguably worse than the game.
Gorvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:52 AM   #11
bean19
Butt Stallion
 
bean19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 14,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorvi View Post
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Waiting to buy something because of an internet rumor of a price drop isn't normally a very wise decision.
It could save people $100 and there is no reason to rush out and buy one (No games). Ratchet & Clank looks promising, but that comes out around the time of the price drop.

Quote:
a 40GB model for $399 doesn't make a lot of sense. They're losing their money on the core componants of the PS3, not on the HDD.
"core components". Hah. Just say Blu-Ray player already. The rest of the components are fairly cheap and are comparable to the component costs on an Xbox 360.
bean19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:54 AM   #12
tonester
Knight
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 34
If this is true...

What a punch in the face to people who scrounged up their 60gb versions for the same price while they declared, "No new pricing plans or SKUs are being discussed."

Now? They'll deny this rumor or say they don't comment on this stuff as part of their corporate policy - which they have to because 60gb versions for the same price would stop selling and people wouldn't buy the system at all until they waited for the rumored price drop. Then, the price will drop, and they would have punched more people in the face that they "lied" to when they responsded to this rumor.

Sony is a fiasco right now - no matter how poorly/well their system does.
tonester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:58 AM   #13
Gorvi
Dark Resistant
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Posts: 8,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by bean19 View Post
It could save people $100 and there is no reason to rush out and buy one (No games). Ratchet & Clank looks promising, but that comes out around the time of the price drop.

"core components". Hah. Just say Blu-Ray player already. The rest of the components are fairly cheap and are comparable to the component costs on an Xbox 360.
Well, the "no games" thing is becoming less true, though there is still a significant lack right now. The library is building this Fall, so it's not like there won't be things to get.

As far as costs, I really don't know if it's just Blu-Ray that's doing it, though it's probably a large contributing factor.
Gorvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:01 AM   #14
NeoSuplex
Probably not Jack Reacher
 
NeoSuplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Home on the Rails Trashball Number: 83
Posts: 768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorvi View Post
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Waiting to buy something because of an internet rumor of a price drop isn't normally a very wise decision.
How could that possibly be a bad decision? Honestly, what could possibly happen to someone if they wait to buy a PS3? Are PS3s going to go extinct? Are the games going to get rotten? What?
__________________
Gamertag: NeoSuplex

Until that day...
NeoSuplex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:02 AM   #15
LilBunnyFuFu
Evil Dead
 
LilBunnyFuFu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by bapenguin View Post
I think a $399 PS3 is almost a necessity for Sony this holiday. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft responds.
Buy one 360, get one free!
__________________
-didn't ever wanna not live forever
LilBunnyFuFu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:03 AM   #16
Gorvi
Dark Resistant
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Posts: 8,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeoSuplex View Post
How could that possibly be a bad decision? Honestly, what could possibly happen to someone if they wait to buy a PS3? Are PS3s going to go extinct? Are the games going to get rotten? What?
Well, you could apply the same thing to any purchase, really. If you're always waiting for a price drop, you'll never buy anything. I'm just saying, a vague internet rumor shouldn't be enough to hold off a purchase of anything if you actually want to buy it.
Gorvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:07 AM   #17
Dukefrukem
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by fitbabits View Post
Those who waited to buy prior to the E3 price drop would disagree. Remember, that was also just a rumor at one point.
I was in that boat. Picked mine up 3 weeks ago.
Dukefrukem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:09 AM   #18
NeoSuplex
Probably not Jack Reacher
 
NeoSuplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Home on the Rails Trashball Number: 83
Posts: 768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorvi View Post
Well, you could apply the same thing to any purchase, really. If you're always waiting for a price drop, you'll never buy anything. I'm just saying, a vague internet rumor shouldn't be enough to hold off a purchase of anything if you actually want to buy it.
But this wouldn't be unprovoked waiting for a price to drop (even if it was, that's not a bad idea... prices do drop). This is waiting to see if a rumor pans out. You stand to save 100$ at the risk of waiting a bit longer to play Motorstorm... I just don't see that as something you would warn people away from...
To be fair, I haven't played the full version of Motorstorm. It could be Jesus on a disc...
__________________
Gamertag: NeoSuplex

Until that day...
NeoSuplex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:10 AM   #19
Kelegacy
Poor Impulse Control
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bawl's Deep, Maine
Posts: 6,426
A $399 PS3 would be good for the industry. It would also make it more competitive (price-wise anyway) with the 360. MS did recently have a price drop, but it was later than I would have liked. This was due in part to the PS3 being so damn expensive.

I would like to see Sony lower their licensing fees on the PS3 to make games on the system cheaper. Then the 360 would have to follow suit or else lose multiplatform sales (potentially). Then the benefits would trickle down for all of us.

I know a lot of you don't have a problem with $60 dollar games (I'm looking at you Halo 3 Legendary purchasers and collector's edition supporters---IDIOTS) but I still do. Maybe I am just still used to the new 39.99-49.99 last gen prices. And I thought 50 bucks was pricey for a short-lived toy.
Kelegacy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 05:12 AM   #20
Dukefrukem
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelegacy View Post
A $399 PS3 would be good for the industry. It would also make it more competitive (price-wise anyway) with the 360. MS did recently have a price drop, but it was later than I would have liked. This was due in part to the PS3 being so damn expensive.

I would like to see Sony lower their licensing fees on the PS3 to make games on the system cheaper. Then the 360 would have to follow suit or else lose multiplatform sales (potentially). Then the benefits would trickle down for all of us.
.
It would also combat the low price of HD-DVD this holiday… I think consumers would look at it as; I could get an HD player AND a console for $400.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelegacy View Post

I know a lot of you don't have a problem with $60 dollar games (I'm looking at you Halo 3 Legendary purchasers and collector's edition supporters---IDIOTS) but I still do. Maybe I am just still used to the new 39.99-49.99 last gen prices. And I thought 50 bucks was pricey for a short-lived toy.
do you know how much N64 cartridges were?
Dukefrukem is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:47 AM.