Rumored possible price drop for PS3 in 07.

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  1. pscoop

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    I say rumor because who REALLY knows. But if it happens it will make the system much more of a contender this holiday season. With more games (and some really good looking titles at that) and a more competetive price. Sony might kick some ass this X-mas.

    From www.gamespot.com
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    Rumor is that the 20Gb version is being phased out. Assuming that's true, even if they knock $100 off the 60GB version, it's still the most expensive console on the market.
     
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    if it was around the £300 mark, i'd really consider getting one. lets hope this is true.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    But once MS releases the Elite 360 (which will eventually replace the 20GB system), it will only be $20 cheaper than a price reduced PS3 ($479 vs. $499).
     
  5. Codimus Prime

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    I will gladly pay for it when it's about $300... or less.

    At this rate I may never upgrade... and be happy with that.
     
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    A built in Blu Ray player for $20 more... plus you can use standard laptop HDD's in the PS3...

    Man, it boils my bacon how MS missed the ball on the 360 :( 
     
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    Actually, what I believe you're referring to is the fact that Best Buy has notified Sony that they will no longer carry the 20gb version in their stores.

    Sony has stated they are still going to make them.

    I'll see if I can dig up the link.

    http://adventure.joystiq.com/2007/03/17/best-buy-done-with-ps3-20gb/
     
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    I'd gladly pay $20 extra for a blu ray player and wifi
     
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    Until you update your firmware, anyways. five people I know have put bigger hard drives in their PS3s, and 3 of them had the system stop recognizing it after they upgraded their firmware.
     
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    I will probably pick one up when the price drops and the DVD wars are decided. I can't wait to see what this looks like on my big plasma TV (that and God of War 3 will certainly be on the PS3).
     
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    That was it.



    True. Wasn't that to be a smaller production run with the features filtering down to the premium model ?
     
  12. Joe Moore

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    Yup. I fully expect the Premium model to be phased into the 120GB model by the holidays, especially if there's truth to Sony dropping the PS3 price. And even at $500 the 60GB PS3 is a steal.
     
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    This brings up a good point. Once the playing field is evened out regarding pricing of the systems. It will come down to what it should. Who has more of the first party titles you want play?

    I happily paid $600 for my PS3 because I know they will deliver awesome in house games like GOW3. I was also in a position to buy one without stressing the price tag at the time.

    I hope the price drop happens and I won't bitch about what I paid, simply because if Sony sells more systems, more games will be made for the system.
     
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    Im down for a price drop!
     
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    I'm almost counting on an upgraded Premium - got a fantastic deal when i traded my launch day 360 in against a PS3. Even if they don't upgrade the Premium, i can still pick up a revised version less prone to overheating, having recouped most of the cost of the original one,


    Hopefully, when they do cut the price, they will do likewise in foreign markets.
     
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    You got a PS3? :/
     
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    I do what Sony tell me.
     
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    Me too :D 

    Are you online?
     
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    I see no reason to buy a PS3 unless it is at the $250 or below price mark.
     
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    This is a dumb question, so I know I am asking for it.

    Are Amercans and Europeans able to link up online? Or are they separate servers?
     

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