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MTV2
07-09-2007, 02:47 PM
i don't know if this has been posted already, haven't been here in a while, but the Playstation 3 has dropped the CND price down $150 (now $549) (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10075271&atab=&spviewed=&newlang=EN&logon=&langid=FR) and down to $499 in the US. And theres also a new 80GB PS3 at $599US coming out this summer. and supposedly the Xbox will drop their price down $50.

BongoBob
07-09-2007, 03:33 PM
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,134275-c,gameconsoles/article.html

Took em long enough.

Tyrion
07-09-2007, 03:43 PM
I wonder if the $499 60 gig PS3 is going to go extinct like the 20 gig version. New is same as the old, just with twenty extra gigs.

TiE23
07-09-2007, 05:00 PM
A bigger hard drive isn't going to make the PS3 any better. :\

Lightsaberboy
07-09-2007, 06:08 PM
at first i thought that said they were dropping the price down to $150, not down $150. lol.

Datheus
07-09-2007, 06:41 PM
I'm going to be so pissed if Microsoft follows suit. I said to myself, "I'm willing to pay an extra amount between now and January--or even November--to play it for the time between"

I've only had it for a ****ing week. It isn't worth 50 bucks for a ****ing week...

Darth Groovy
07-10-2007, 02:20 AM
A bigger hard drive isn't going to make the PS3 any better. :\

Werd! :p *high fives*

Lynk Former
07-10-2007, 02:29 AM
And a lower price isn't going to make the Xbox360 more reliable...

BongoBob
07-10-2007, 04:27 AM
OH SNAP!

Sabretooth
07-10-2007, 06:05 AM
They can lower their prices as much as they like. I'd still rather buy a Wii when I get the opportunity.

ET Warrior
07-10-2007, 10:56 AM
And a lower price isn't going to make the Xbox360 more reliable...
No, but a three year warranty (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/petermooreletter.htm) means failures become an inconvenience, but not a cost.

Lynk Former
07-10-2007, 11:46 AM
And what's your point?

Kain
07-10-2007, 11:50 AM
A bigger hard drive isn't going to make the PS3 any better. :\

Nah, but prettier games that are longer and more enjoyable might. :\

Lynk Former
07-10-2007, 11:54 AM
Don't worry, there'll be plenty of those coming out, it just takes time to make them.

ET Warrior
07-10-2007, 12:44 PM
And what's your point?
You're getting a cheaper console that will be replaced at no additional cost to you if it does break...*shrug*

I'm totally stoked about the 360 price drop, I've been looking into getting an elite, and if the price drops by $100 I'm totally sold.

Lynk Former
07-10-2007, 01:14 PM
And my point is that you shouldn't have to deal with hardware failures of any kind in the first place. Not with Microsoft, not with Sony and not with Nintendo.

Commander Obi-Wan
07-10-2007, 07:40 PM
If the price drop is for all Xbox 360 consoles including the Elite, I should have waited. I bought it when it was released. I was becoming impatient and had to get one. I thought Mass Effect would have been out by now. Oh, well.

Lynk Former
07-11-2007, 02:42 AM
I'm hearing that a Konami exec said that MGS4 might go to "other consoles"... so I'm looking closely for what might become....

Jeff
07-11-2007, 01:39 PM
If the elite does drop to $400 that might push me over the edge enough to buy one.

Mike Windu
07-11-2007, 02:46 PM
yay I'm not buying any of the consooooles!!!!!

Rich punks... :)

TiE23
07-11-2007, 03:33 PM
And a lower price isn't going to make the Xbox360 more reliable...
I'm still on my original 360. Nothing wrong with that.

coupes.
07-11-2007, 03:56 PM
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160603

I'll wait another year or two before seriously considering getting a 360, I doubt I'll ever be tempted to buy a PS3.

Lynk Former
07-11-2007, 04:04 PM
I'm still on my original 360. Nothing wrong with that.
I never said 100% of Xbox360s die, but the number of reports you hear is alarmingly high.

swphreak
07-11-2007, 05:01 PM
I'd skip the Elite and wait for the "Falcon." Then again, if you're too impatient, go for it.

I'm pretty sure Microsoft will keep it's price until the Falcon comes out. Better and cheaper parts = lower cost = price cut. Right now, the 360 is still cheaper than a PS3.

Reclaimer
07-12-2007, 04:59 AM
I got the Elite and regular 360. I really don't see the need for the Falcon, because I'm gonna have a billion game saves.

But I'm looking to buy two more 360's, mainly for parties, and the price drop would be great.

swphreak
07-12-2007, 01:02 PM
The point of the Falcon would be the whole cooler (and possibly quieter) operation of the console. You know, so it doesn't sound like a jumbo jet is landing in your backyard.

Reclaimer
07-12-2007, 01:09 PM
I see, and whats the price for the Falcon expected to be? I might buy one of those instead of two more 20GB's. I mean, sometimes it's quiet, but the Core's and 20GB's are pretty loud at times.

The Elite I haven't had any loud noise, well, except when I left it on for 2 days straight.

Jeff
07-13-2007, 12:19 PM
MTV I think thats the falcon they're talking about.

MTV2
07-13-2007, 12:20 PM
ya, i didn't read through all the way, thats why i deleted it.

Sabretooth
07-13-2007, 01:07 PM
PS3 Price drop is for a month only (http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/2007/07/13/60gb-ps3s-to-vanish-by-end-of-july/)

:rofl:

And to think Sony was listening to people.

Lynk Former
07-13-2007, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I LOLed when I saw this XD

coupes.
07-13-2007, 01:27 PM
Bahahaha ! Sony is really taking consumers for idiots.

MTV2
07-13-2007, 03:05 PM
http://www.qj.net/E3-news-60GB-PlayStation-3-to-be-phased-out/pg/49/aid/97393

they also lose less money from the 80GB, they're charging us $100US more when the difference of the 60 and 80GB is really $10US :S.

Reclaimer
07-13-2007, 03:05 PM
LMFAO.

Sony are a bunch of idiots.

MTV2
07-13-2007, 03:08 PM
LMFAO.

Sony are a bunch of idiots.
no, they're actually quite smart.

Lynk Former
07-13-2007, 03:55 PM
http://www.destructoid.com/scea-denies-phase-out-wants-to-punch-sony-europe-35169.phtml

Oh, look out.

Reclaimer
07-13-2007, 04:22 PM
http://www.destructoid.com/scea-denies-phase-out-wants-to-punch-sony-europe-35169.phtml

Oh, look out.

Wow.

TiE23
07-13-2007, 04:32 PM
Huh, interesting if true...
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Zero+Iscariot/things-just-got-re-interesting-er--35141.phtml

Xbox360 could be the cheapest console soon...

Reclaimer
07-13-2007, 04:34 PM
Huh, interesting if true...
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Zero+Iscariot/things-just-got-re-interesting-er--35141.phtml

Xbox360 could be the cheapest console soon...

That'd be sweet, but hopefully it won't be thrown together with 3rd Party parts. That's usually how those consoles go down in price.

RoxStar
07-14-2007, 12:08 AM
Eh... I dunno. Microsoft never dropped the original Xbox under 200 USD less than two years after it came out...

Sabretooth
07-14-2007, 12:38 AM
Huh, interesting if true...
http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Zero+Iscariot/things-just-got-re-interesting-er--35141.phtml

Xbox360 could be the cheapest console soon...

Oh hell, if this is for real, I'll scrap my Wii plans and run to get a 360.

Lynk Former
07-14-2007, 01:16 AM
@ TiE: Er... you probably shouldn't put any faith in rumours coming from Destructoid... especially one coming "from a friend"... be cool if it were true though, be insane too considering that Microsoft loses a lot of money already by making 360s.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/13/sony-says-60gb-is-not-over-in-us/
Oh, Sony XD

TiE23
07-14-2007, 01:42 AM
@ TiE: Er... you probably shouldn't put any faith in rumours coming from Destructoid... especially one coming "from a friend"... be cool if it were true though, be insane too considering that Microsoft loses a lot of money already by making 360s.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/13/sony-says-60gb-is-not-over-in-us/
Oh, Sony XD
That's why I said "Interesting if true". I am taking this stuff with a grain of salt. But a lot of speculation has been coming true lately.

MTV2
07-14-2007, 01:40 PM
it's only $50, not $100.