Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by DevilzFan, Apr 6, 2007.
At least at a couple of stores.
Can a drop from 424.99 to 399.99 be considered "slashed"?
British pounds, my good man, which is about $50 USD. So maybe not 'slashed', but a significant amount none the less.
Oh yea I know that, I just don't know how to do the pound symbol. Also if you do the reduction in usd you have to convert the prices to usd as well for it to matter.
It came from the 360 part of IGN? How odd.
if they threw in another pad and a game or two that would be about the same price as a wii over here.
its dropped to 399.99 at blockbusters to now cos shops can't move the dam things.
saying that though it would need to drop to about £249.99 to make me even consider it
So stores are now being as ******ed as fanboys?
I don't call £25 a price slash; still, it's a step in the right direction.
how are they ******ed for trying to get rid of thousands of pounds worth of stock they can't sell? sos i don't get that one
Considering that at launch there were U.K. retailers bundling in games at less than wholesale cost....... no it's not a price cut. It's just a variation of the bundle theme that retailers have followed with console launches for quite some time.
If people want to criticise the PS3, then they should focus on the actual areas where it's falling short.... and in the U.K, sales figures aren't an area where it's falling short.
knock off another £50 and i'd buy one as soon as i had the cash.
also wasn't the 360 about £400 at launch?
no 360 main unit was £279.99, the original xbox was £299.99 and dropped a hundred pound after about a fortnight due to poor sales
Because they were completely unprepared for supply meeting demand, and as we can see, certain stores are panicking as a result of an unprecedented launch.
Or... they made their money back already and can actually reduce the price to increase the flow of stock.
Which is the more likely?
Hmm, I was sure my local WHSmiths said their offer ended on the 10th...
it's funny, sony are viewing the launch as a success because they've broken records of sales (not taking into account that nintendo didn't have enough consoles available at launch and that the wii and 360 sold out almost everywhere)
What's funny is watching people search for half assed excuses to justify their preference for one console over another.
Edit: For the record - nothing against the WII, i just don't want one. If i see a new 360 game *only* game that i like, i'd consider getting a 360 again.
Aye, and frankly, Wii and 360 not having enough units at launch are the problems of their respective companies. So by that very fact, you have to take in to account that the other two didn't have enough consoles at launch, because when comparing the launches, that's -all- that matters.
Well, I still won't bet getting one until its at least £299. But I do want one.
I remember getting to the store FIRST THING on the day the original PS was laucnhed, and they sold out about an hour later. Good to see that Sony learned from such things. Too many consoles available > too little.
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