$100 PS3 Price Drop

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by [M]artin, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. [M]artin

    [M]artin .

    Nov 7, 2006
    United States
    $100 PS3 Price Drop Starts July 12
  2. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    uh... w00t?

    This is a good thing, but I don't foresee (not that I can foresee anything) a higher demand anytime soon. Maybe when the few games people actually want to buy comes around, and homebrew...
  3. imyourxpan

    imyourxpan GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 1, 2006
    United States
    United States
    lol still not going to get it.
  4. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

    Dec 10, 2005
    United States
    Boxcar #142, Santa Fe rail
    Too little, too late.

    Sony should be a case study for business students of what not to do. UMD, Minidisc, Rootkits.. they deserve this.
  5. Scorpin200

    Scorpin200 Iceman

    Jan 14, 2006
    United States
    This is not going to happen as it might not even happen a year and a half later, because sony will lose either way you look at it. They were stupid to insult people by saying everyone would buy the system with no games available, so why are they so scared now to goto such lengths like dropping the price when it hasn't even been out a year lol.
  6. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States
    none of the new gen consoles impress me

    500 bucks a deal ? are you kidding me lol

    i will wait for it to be cheap and modable
  7. Kanadon

    Kanadon Newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    So it's not just me that thinks buying PS3 on the day it came out or even today is pointless, because you're just spending money on something you can't use? My friend showed me a list of games on IGN.com that are coming out soon and I didn't see one decent release.
  8. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    Nah, still too expensive. [​IMG]
  9. cheapassdave

    cheapassdave GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    United States
    even with the $100 drop, im still not interested in the ps3
  10. mario5555

    mario5555 Newbie

    [​IMG] ^^ [​IMG]

    While you guys are STILL complaining about price (and supposed) lack of good games, I'll be playing Ratchet and Clank, Drake's Fortune, The Darkness, and MGS 4, Folklore, and FFXIII while you're still all complaining over $500...

    Man I swear, if it was like the 3DO or even the Saturn (in it's early life cycle) I could see all the animousity towards it. It's a nice system, the updates they've done to it, have made it an extremely fuctional piece of hardware, and with all the cool things coming out in the fall and beyond, I'll be suprised how many of you (sheep) still jump on the anti-PS3 bandwagon just because it's cool to slam Sony over a stupid price point (which IMEO, was a fair price for what you got)

    Whatever you're call, complain all you want it's your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  11. Lukeage

    Lukeage GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2004
    Can I borrow your time machine to get those titles which aren't out yet?
  12. Kanadon

    Kanadon Newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    The pro-PS3 wagon is way bigger. So many people around are talking about it and buying it just because it's "an extremely fuctional piece of hardware". It's like me buying a aquarium with no water to fill it up with.
  13. Glacius0

    Glacius0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 27, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Yeah I feel so stupid for not buying the PS3 before it's price drop while no good games were even out yet. Man, I'm such a SHEEP! Buying a console for games that are out now, while neglecting the potential and empty promises? What was I thinking? Ok that's it, screw the price drop! I want an EXTREMELY FUNCTIONAL piece of hardware right now! Who's with me!!!!

    .....guys? I said who's with m...me? Um...what's this sudden feeling of loneliness? [​IMG]
  14. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Well, PS3 is CAD$549, Sony Blu-ray player is $599.
    Woot PS3's all gaming related features are free!
    Minus fifty bucks is expensive? Hmm..

    PS3 is not only a game console, it is also an unbeatable quality blu-ray player in its price range. Even if there were absolutely no games out for PS3, it's worth buying just because other bluray players are unbelievably expensive (and is worse than PS3's)
  15. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    Anyone who pays more than 300 bucks for a games console is out of this world.
  16. wovva

    wovva Advanced Member

    May 7, 2006
    I don't feel like I have lost anything. The price is ridiculous, the games are generally poor and you sum up the community of users that seem to gravitate towards Sony systems. Sony have tried to play gamers for fools and they have rightly failed. They believed that their brand was enough to sell a system at such a ludicrous price, when the price of tech in general has fallen over the last ten years. Thankfully they have failed which is why where I live you could walk in to a shop and buy PS3 on launch day without a problem whilst shops have just this week had stock of Nintendo Wii.

    If you like your system, then that is great for you and it's always nice when you have somthing you enjoy, however, to berate others for their choice to NOT buy it is a little facile and childish. Console wars have been boring ever since I chose to buy a SNES not a megadrive!
  17. Little

    Little I r Little

    Nov 20, 2006
    It's quite funny to hear American's complain at the price of consoles. In the UK from the most popular gaming store.....

    Xbox 360 Prem with 2 Free games = $ 562.726
    PS3 with 1 Free game = $854.168
    Wii with wii sports = $361

    Not to mention that PS3 games retail at $100.50, and wii/360 games at $
    80.40 and DS games at $60.30. (Though there are the lesser DS games that aren't full games such as brain training that retail at $40)

    American's have it cheap cheap cheap. Especially considering the pal PS3 lacks the emotion chip and all.
  18. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2002
    Well we get paid more so even if it costs more here we wouldn't have to work as many hours to save up and buy one. It's all swings and roundabouts!

    Also check out hotukdeals.com, lots of good offers on there!

  19. Mortenga

    Mortenga GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 19, 2006
    Portsmouth, UK

    You mean like Captain Jean Luc Picard?
  20. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    You forgot Beetamax and that stupid digital format they made you use with their players.

    Can't say I would pay that much, nearly all the games that I like on it are on 360 and I have one of those and I also won't need to pay £45-£50 for each game either, I'll pirate [​IMG]