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PS3 price possibly dropping to $500 USD on July 15th

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Ever since the PS3 price of $600 USD was announced, critics have felt that a price drop was all but necessary. There is a pre-release flyer circling the bowels of the internet with an interesting rumor: a $500 PS3 the week of July 15th. At first, Sony merely scoffed at the $500 PS3, putting it down as just another rumor. However, once this "rumor" became pixelated, Sony was caught flat-footed, and did not have any comment on this situation.

Even if this price drop is legitimate, it could just be a simple Circuit City exclusive sale, and will end the following Sunday. The only thing we can really do is wait until July 15th for the $500 PS3. Regardless of whether or not the flyer is legitimate, you can read it below.



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That'd be cool if it could happen! But I wouldn't pay $500 when I can get a brand new one for $300! But my bro in-law's aunt is a high ranking Sony something or-other, she's pretty cool and get's so many of these Half-price deals a year, in fact I'm just waiting for it to renew before I decide whether to get one or not!

Sony should just take the huge cut and drop to $450 or $400, that would make it extremely competetive to the x360, and easier to get into living rooms. I remember reading somewhere that even at $600 they were losing money on the system, but in a couple of years manufacturing processes will help them with that anyways. Still that'd be cool if their prices do start dropping. :toast:
 

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Sweet. This might help them sell a little more, seeing as its around or close to the new xbox 360 elite pricing.
 
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Now if they would only come out with some games...... mines just been play movies for the past 4 months :(
 

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Now if they would only come out with some games...... mines just been play movies for the past 4 months :(
Yea, my Sixaxis controllers are getting pretty dusty. Final fantasy 13 better make this console worth owning.
 
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Now just for the UK to follow suit, went into a local game store yesterday and they have the PS3 for £449 i think with one game! thats $900 USD! :shadedshu stupid damn rip off UK :mad:

EDIT: It was £425 with one "FREE" game! Thats still $850!
 
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Don't forget if thier PS3 prices drop people maybe buying 'em just for BLU-RAY. Won't be suprised if someone tries to remove thier drive from the PS3 and work it on the comptuer :roll:
It would also screw up the prices of the BLu-ray drives that costs a ton.
 

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WOW 500 is that all! I might buy 10 of em at that price! pff!
 

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I remember reading somewhere that even at $600 they were losing money on the system.

yeah, it cost $823 to make each console sooo they lose over $200 per sale so if they drop it, yup do the math! sony will be losing over $300 per console! ha ha i laugh at you sony!!:laugh: and every person that buys one is :nutkick: sony
 

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yeah, it cost $823 to make each console sooo they lose over $200 per sale so if they drop it, yup do the math! sony will be losing over $300 per console! ha ha i laugh at you sony!!:laugh: and every person that buys one is :nutkick: sony
hmm the thing is it used to cost $823 to make when they first began production. but they price falls as they make more, although they're not making very many so idk how much it could've fell.