Sony to slim PlayStation 3 price
Consoles competitivity concerns
Sony is expected to drop the price of the PlayStation 3 this August, keeping the console within affordable reach of its rivals.
Industry experts and publishers have come forth with predictions that the price drop will bring the PS3 down to £200 and will probably be announced at Gamescom in August, MCV reports.
Analysts have been making the price-cut prediction for a while now and it's hard to see them as anything but 'bleedin' obvious' award candidates.
Despite last year's boom in motion-controlled gaming, chart-track data puts the software market down by over £50m year-on-year. Plus, with rivals already lowering their prices, it would be illogical if Sony didn't follow suit.
The expected price cut could help boost sales of the PS3, which Sony insists will survive its projected ten year life span. We'll let you know when we get official word. ®
Might almost be interested in getting one at that sort of price....
Are they still making a loss on each unit sold?
in the black
for about a year or so from what I've read. The bluray drives must be costing them only a few 10's of dollars by now as much better drives that can also write DVDs and CDs can be had for only about $60-70. These archaic 2x bluray drives should cost quite a bit less.
paying RRP is silly
I bought a 160GB PS3 complete with two games for £239 from Toysaurus a week ago. Game still have the 160GB listed at £199 (online only) although are currently showing as out of stock.
If the RRP drops to £200, it's possible some retailers could be selling at £150 or so.
Still couldnt pay me enough
...to buy one after the PSN fiasco they just had. Definately not buying a PS4 either.
So a secondhand PS3 is cheaper than a new XBox?