Is MS pre empting Sony's PS3 rumoured price cut ?

  • oceanmotion 27 Feb 2009 19:33:04 17,318 posts
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    I've been noticing today that Elites are suddenly all lower priced. Even Game is saying new lower price. I guess if the PS3 does drop in price the Elite will look rather worthless feature wise if it's quite close and in the PR world best not to be seen to react to what the competition does.
  • ronuds 27 Feb 2009 19:35:08 21,781 posts
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    PS3 isn't dropping now. They would have done so before KZ2 was released. Now they'd just piss people off if they did it.

    Maybe another month or two.
  • belta 27 Feb 2009 19:37:02 306 posts
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    it seems it's been ages since a ps3 price cut. the best deal i've seen is an 80gig with a game for 265 at grainger games
  • bad09 27 Feb 2009 19:37:40 8,225 posts
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    PS3 better not drop in price, I only bought one for Mrs bad09 at Christmas!!!!!

    Anyway cheers, nice to know the Elites are coming down may take a look. I need a bigger HDD (fed up of installing and uninstalling) but may go new 360 as my old launch machine is past her 3 year warranty!
  • uiruki 27 Feb 2009 19:37:42 4,494 posts
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    Bloody hell, 200 sovs for an Elite. My brother is in the market for a 360, as mine is dying slowly of a fucked up DVD drive - do these guys some in Jasper flavour nowadays?
  • oceanmotion 27 Feb 2009 19:44:04 17,318 posts
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    Most likely not. The Red Elite RE5 bundle do though.
  • Feanor 27 Feb 2009 19:51:36 14,272 posts
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    The Resi 5 Elite is a jasper, apparently.
  • phAge 27 Feb 2009 19:54:41 25,487 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    The Resi 5 Elite is a jasper, apparently.
    Sounds like MS has got themself a deal, then. Gonna swap my current 360 for one of them there red ones.
  • Deleted user 27 February 2009 21:32:31
    ronuds wrote:
    PS3 isn't dropping now. They would have done so before KZ2 was released. Now they'd just piss people off if they did it.

    Maybe another month or two.

    I don't think Killzone 2 is a system seller really, and they'll always piss someone off. I'm guessing they'll announce it at GDC.
  • andijames 27 Feb 2009 21:59:59 2,879 posts
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    Guess the problem is whenever they do price cut the machine they're always gonna piss someone off who bought one a week earlier. There's a never a good time to do it but it will benefit some people.
  • andijames 27 Feb 2009 22:00:01 2,879 posts
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    Guess the problem is whenever they do price cut the machine they're always gonna piss someone off who bought one a week earlier. There's a never a good time to do it but it will benefit some people.
  • seasidebaz 27 Feb 2009 23:23:08 7,487 posts
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    Feanor wrote:
    The Resi 5 Elite is a jasper, apparently.
    Pot luck if it's Jasper or not according to reports.
  • morriss 27 Feb 2009 23:47:09 71,290 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    Feanor wrote:
    The Resi 5 Elite is a jasper, apparently.
    Sounds like MS has got themself a deal, then. Gonna swap my current 360 for one of them there red ones.
    :)
  • sanctusmortis 28 Feb 2009 17:57:01 9,914 posts
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    Rumour is in the US they want the Arcade at $129 (100 most likely here) by the holiday season (ie around September), so it's probable they'll re-price the full range. Apparently everyone industry-wise expects a 200 PS3 by Autumn.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2009 18:03:04 62,885 posts
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    seasidebaz wrote:
    Feanor wrote:
    The Resi 5 Elite is a jasper, apparently.
    Pot luck if it's Jasper or not according to reports.
    Which reports?
  • uiruki 28 Feb 2009 18:18:17 4,494 posts
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    Hmm, if the Arcade is only 130 quid - and it is supposed to be easy to tell which one is a Jasper - then the price difference probably isn't quite worth it.

    edit: as he already has a 20gb hard drive - of course, if he had been without any hard drive, one of those Resi Elites might have been a bit better.
  • gareth886 28 Feb 2009 18:40:56 2,870 posts
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    I reckon it'll be an Easter price drop for the PS3...just as Killzone related sales are slowing down and the kids are getting out for the Easter holidays.
  • spud4duty 28 Feb 2009 18:54:18 1 posts
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    are there any specials trade-in deals for upgrading to a red elite ?
  • belta 28 Feb 2009 19:17:13 306 posts
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    i've been holding out for ps3 for a while. but with an elite only costing 199 at my local grainger games, looks like i'm going back to the 360
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