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« on: April 06, 2007, 05:04:37 PM »

In the UK at least  It seems amazing to me that retailers are slashing prices already.  How disappointing were sales?  Shouldn't they at least give it a few weeks to see if demand goes up again?

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 05:23:06 PM »

yup,yesterday i saw consoles for 399(usually 425)..hopefully it will continue,when i finally bag myself one

EDIT: as far as sales were,the first week were one of the greatest for a console,but the second week was i think it was a reported 82% fall....reminds me of when driver 3 came out,one of the fastest selling games on day one,and day two,everyone took it back,LOL...not that people are taking the console back...but you see what i mean icon_smile....still early days i say though
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 05:50:18 PM »

That sucks... I'm honestly beginning to feel sympathetic towards Sony. They pack so much into their gaming machines, sell them at already low prices (for what you get), yet consumers still demand lower prices. I hope everything balances out for Sony at the end.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 05:57:10 PM »

Oh, it will....it will....
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 06:36:00 PM »

those for playstation will look at the first week of sales and say how great the playstation is and how that proves it,and ignore the second week

while those against playstation will ignore the first week of sales,and look at the second week and say that people are wising up

it inevitable,just like people will look upon the 360's good and bad side(i would say....xbox LIVE and the great games for good/3 red lights and crap ammount of space on hard drive for bad)

but the playstation 3 has only been out here ,2 weeks today!!

here in the UK,when xbox 1 went on sale(when was that?...2002?),i think it was a month after being released that a 100 price cut was announced as it did extremely badly,and they offered people who paid the 300 or so asking price and still had their console reciepts,100 off towards any xbox accessories(games etc)...there was a lot of rumours at the time that it was burning/scratching games,especially in Japan i think...whether it was ,i dont know

of course,the xbox went from strength to strength,and even i bought one when i got a loan and had finally had some money for myself

so who knows how great the PS3 could end up.

i admit that i am more xbox/360 fanboy ,but i still play on my PS2 a lot
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2007, 06:57:20 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on April 06, 2007, 05:50:18 PM

That sucks... I'm honestly beginning to feel sympathetic towards Sony. They pack so much into their gaming machines, sell them at already low prices (for what you get), yet consumers still demand lower prices. I hope everything balances out for Sony at the end.

I'd be happy with having a great gaming machine without them "packing so much" (i.e. Blu-ray, UMD, Memory Stick Pro, ATRAC, etc) into them.  Then they could sell them at lower prices and still make money.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007, 07:01:01 PM »

Agreed.  Any sympathy I might have for Sony is cancelled out by the fact that this whole scenario was their own doing.  That and the hubris they've displayed throughout most of the launch.
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2007, 08:07:45 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2007, 11:16:32 PM »

So people complain when it's too expensive, and then complain when there's a price cut?  Sony can't win I guess.  People should be cheering.  The PS3 in Europe is ridiculously overpriced anyways.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2007, 12:33:41 AM »

OMGZ the PS3 is doomzored!!!!........


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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2007, 03:34:42 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on April 06, 2007, 11:16:32 PM

So people complain when it's too expensive, and then complain when there's a price cut?  Sony can't win I guess.  People should be cheering.  The PS3 in Europe is ridiculously overpriced anyways.

It's not a price cut - it's a sale.  These are retailers lowering the price themselves (the article notes that one of them also lowered the price of their 360s by 50 pounds).  Sony had nothing to do with the change.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2007, 04:28:24 PM »

I think that if the PS3 sales continue as they have Sony will likely be forced to cut the prices to compete for market share next holiday season. I doubt any price cut is imminent but I also seriously doubt that the PS3 will stay at this price (especially if the cheaper SKU has been phased out as we suspect) for more than another year.
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