Friday, April 20th 2007

Sony PlayStation 3 Price stays untouched

It seems at Sony the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. A few days ago Sony's President Ryoji Chubachi told the Financial Times his company is re-examining the pricing and volume distribution of it's gaming console. Today however, Sony released an official statement that says the price will not be cut.
PS3 prices and shipment plans for the future should be determined by market trends and competition. Sony currently doesn't have any specific plan to cut the PlayStation 3's price.
The goal to sell 6 million PS3 consoles until the end of March wasn't reached, analysts say there were only around 4 million sold. Kotaku still think the examination is not finished yet and they are likely to come up with a lower price in order to boost sales.Source: Kotaku
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10 Comments on Sony PlayStation 3 Price stays untouched

#1
jocksteeluk
Sony not selling the Ps3 for the Dollar value in Europe no doubt cost them a lot of sales and made a lot of potential customers postponing buying one until price reduction.
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#2
Ombracol
when will we learn

I have been following the ps3 forever on google, and all I see is sony seriously not leaking anything unless truly wanted and what ever news comes out has always been misleading all we need to see is that sony put super into computers.... I would much rather have a super computer than a computer so dont believe anything sony says until the product is in sight.... and sony will come up top cause on the ps3 performance can be folded ,as we invest more time on it . Idont see that happening for a xboc 360 sony could wipe out intel but we also need to remeber that the big guys are all buddies can we all want to make money so it leaves the consumer with a dream and the big guys control our dream to have that big supercomputers on our hands so if you really wanna see some amazing stuff from sony Ignore them nothing they said has been accurate until final moment.... but buy the unit if you know how to use it?????????
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I agree with Jocksteels comment.

the funny thing is, Sony actually admitted that europeans were paying over 40% more for the ps3 then the americans. wheres the marketing strategy in that? its like saying the americans can have the ps3 for free but europeans still have to pay full R.R.P for it.

Its rediculous. thats why I for 1 have never owned a console unless it was given to me for birthday or christmas, the only console I do have & I did buy because I use to work serious long hours was a PSP which sony have more or less given up on.

Im still wating for a Final Fantasy PSP edition to become available not that wildcard crap game which is a rehash of a much older game.

I dont think it would be too hard to just remap the graphics of FF7 slap it on a UMD & sell it. now that would be 1 game worth buying then all the other sorry ass titles that Ive seen
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
It seems the lower prices would help them surpass the 360 and Wii in sales (doesnt Wii have just the coolest commercials though??).
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#5
overcast
Obviously they are going to deny it. Sony isn't going to announce a price cut, until it happens. They would be losing sales on customers waiting for the drop to occur.
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#6
D007
I went from counsel to pc gaming after the ps3's price tag came out.. The only things ps3 has is blue ray.. so all in all it's well worth the price tag because buying blue ray alone will cost you easily 600 dollars, and thats if you find a deal.. the ps3 is actually an extremely fair price.. but still.. no one asked them for a blue ray.. they should of stuck to doing what they do.. adding the blue ray costed them way to much to make sales back fast enough.. they should of seen this coming.. honestly i think it was an unnecessary addition.. they still dont even have any games for blue ray.. if you compare xbox 360 and ps3 side by side i can honestly not see much difference.. the xbox to me is a way better buy.. has less internet issues as well..and i was an avid sony supporter.. so im not biased toward xbox, im actually biased toward sony..lol..
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#7
Eric_Cartman
sorry, but whoever came up with the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing thing is wrong

is re-examining the pricing ≠ price cuts will happen
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#8
Benpi
by: Ombracol
sony could wipe out intel
Sony doesn't make processors - they just buy them. The PS3 is not as powerful as was promised by Sony.

Read this article. It's the End-All argument for hardware comparisons.
http://dpad.gotfrag.com/portal/story/35372/?spage=1

I'd take a conroe in my PS3 over the cell any day.
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#9
jocksteeluk
by: Jess
They cant drop the price. They are already losing over 200$ per console. Its a real steal.
And Microsoft are in the same position where they are losing around the same ammount per Xbox 360.. except that they sell more because its cheaper.
The lose nothing selling in europe because the price here is £425/$850
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#10
overcast
by: Jess
They cant drop the price. They are already losing over 200$ per console. Its a real steal.
And Microsoft are in the same position where they are losing around the same ammount per Xbox 360.. except that they sell more because its cheaper.
Where are you getting these ridiculous claims from. Five seconds of research would show you that Microsoft makes about $75 per Xbox360 console sold.
http://www.isuppli.com/news/default.asp?id=6919
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