PS3 News: Stop Yelling At Sony To Cut The Price Of The PS3 - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Stop Yelling At Sony To Cut The Price Of The PS3

See that dude in the picture? Despite the fact that I have a lot more hair and I'm probably younger, that's me every time I read another ridiculous, "if Sony doesn't drop the price of the PS3, it's over" article. Really. I'm bored.

The mainstream media is even getting into the game (forgive the bad pun), as everyone is screaming at Sony to drop the price or "sacrifice the console war" here and now. Oh yes, that makes a gigantic amount of sense. Don't ever give the media - it pains me that I'm part of it right now - too much credit, whatever you do. Don't expect them to view the bigger picture, as Sony has been doing ever since they entered the video game console market almost 15 years ago. Right, with around 28 million Xbox 360s and around 24 million PS3s out there (those numbers are only estimates based on recent findings), the PS3 is just getting "blown out of the water," especially after launching over a year later and always having the more expensive system. The PlayStation Network, which is still free, continues to make giant strides and in my humble opinion, is currently outstripping Xbox Live. Read that article in full, by the way, before making any rash assumptions.

Sony says there are 25 million active PSN accounts, and just about everyone agrees that Sony's exclusive lineup for the PS3 easily trumps that of the 360. Feel free to look up the titles on tap for the upcoming 12 months; I'm tired of doing it, if you want to know the honest-to-goodness truth. It's so painfully obvious, I'm not going to bother anymore; if you can't figure it out for yourself, you have your own biases to deal with. But the point is this: I believe most will agree that the PS3 really didn't come into its own until 2008, and let's not forget what the sales numbers and software lineup was like in 2007. Therefore, in about two years time, with the most expensive console on the market, even in a freakin' recession, the PS3 has somehow managed to - shock of shocks - not die. In fact, it has only managed to close the gap, which it will likely continue to do. Of course, it will remain behind the 360 for longer if Sony doesn't drop the price, but what are we really talking about here? A difference of 4-5 million units? That's the catalyst for this sudden outpouring of anxiety-ridden pleas?

You know, it's almost as if the Sony haters found something negative to latch onto and are once again trying to make something out of nothing. They had plenty of ammunition for the first year of the PS3's existence - let's face up to facts - but as each drawback began to disappear and people started to have difficulty locating bullets, the naysayers ran and hid. They never go far, though. No, they hide behind a tree, peeking around the corner and waiting for another piece of rubbish to float down the river. Then they'll jump on it and gleefully proclaim it came from Sony, and "something must be done." Right. Fine. You keep doing that. Sony will drop the price of the PS3 at some point, so just stop worrying, and in the meantime, let's actually examine the current situation for what it is. Hell, at this point, I think people might actually pay the old $600 just for a shot at playing God of War III.

...look closely at that last sentence. It's only one example of many I could make, and so could you.

6/29/2009 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (91 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:16:59 PM
Reply

I've never yelled, I've always asked quite politely.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 8 down Disagree with this comment

fundando
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:48:46 PM

I would have to agree. The only reason I want it to go down in price is so that more people can enjoy it and for the ps3 to have a better install base.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Qwarktast1c
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:20:04 PM
Reply

i like that last sentence :)

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mrizzle1991
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:26:07 PM
Reply

well it might help them sell more but i really want a ps3 does anyone know where i could buy one for cheap besides ebay like one for around $150 to $250

Agree with this comment 1 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:28:34 PM

craigslist?

I like that best buy deal, personally.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:27:44 PM
Reply

...in the midst of a recession...most expensive console on the market...24 million sold!!

Nuff said.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

migabyte
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:33:55 PM
Reply

I don't care, I have one....But the fact that it's actually a better deal than the 360, but still people keep talking about it, plus the net is free. If you have had a 360 for four years and you have been paying for online you have spent another 200$. But I don't care, the thing that makes me mad is that because it isn't selling as well in "America", which is where all the news media is mostly based out of, is why they are carrying on about this. WE live in a global world people, it's doing fine.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Sir Shak
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:36:11 PM
Reply

Although I completely agree with your article Ben , according to Microsoft's E3 announcement , the 360 is at 30 million .

Last edited by Sir Shak on 6/29/2009 10:36:37 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:44:12 PM

true. Although I think that that figure is number of systems shipped. Plus...the re-buys for the Red Rings...that number's inflated.

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

VinTheDean
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:33:25 AM

I agree with King James about the numbers being inflated due to re-sales/re-purchasing of Xbox360 Consoles.

If you think about it, a lot of gamers went out and got the latest $200 model and just moved their hard drives over because of the RROD issue.

Those are the re-sales/re-purchasing that I am referring to.

Also, what if when people went to replace (years ago mind you) their broken RROD Xbox and the stored processed the replacement as a sale (Return the broken and then Sell the replacement). Another way that numbers could be wrong of M$.

Just consider these two valid points as options.

If it was not for the RROD fiasco, I would not be arguing the numbers claimed by M$.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Highlander
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:03:37 PM

It's difficult to go by numbers because Microsoft tries to act like the global market is a reflection of the US market, which it clearly is not. So even though the global sales numbers may be relatively close, the gap in the US market is very large. The majority of the media and vocal proponents of the "Sony must cut" line are US based. They are bringing their narrow focus to a global audience. Because they are loud and numerous, their constant bleating starts to create an impression that there is universal clamoring for a price cut or that the PS3 is selling badly. Classic FUD, but sadly, successful FUD.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

therabbitkinge
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:36:16 PM
Reply

All the tech in the ps3 was worth the $600 you got a ps1, a bluray player, a massive media player, an amazing web browser that has flash support, a ps2, free access to the playstation network, a mountain or ports and slots for other tech, and oh yeah let me not forget to mention A PS3!!! Tell me buying all the tech to perform the above mentioned functions wouldn't cost you an arm and a leg?

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:57:27 PM

the browser is far from amazing... very buggy, and could be better... and there's no longer a ps2... but other than that, i agree

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:49:13 PM
Reply

You're preachin' to the choir my man. Having a playstation console means knowing your system is backed by a plethora of studios just clamoring to bring you the next great experience instead of kiping them off others. The foresight has always been there with Sony, and while the jump from the starting line was slow, in the end all I care about is having the best games. As I look around that's what I see surrounding this particular playstation iteration.

Fark those people, the price will come down when it comes down.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/29/2009 10:50:51 PM

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:08:33 PM

agreed...

if it cuts to what they want it at, they're going to want it lower in 1/2-1 year, because the 360 will lower in response... then what?? ps3 lower Or else Activision threatens to jump ship again?? sony's losing money as is... and also the ps3 has roughly 7 years left, and a long time for price drops... if one comes too soon, there won't be another for a while... and what I have mentioned above becomes relevant... ppl will whine, and if sony delivers, losses will rise even more, and if they dont, childish developers will abandon the console, and Sony will recieve more Flak...

IS THERE NO END?????!!!!

(BTW, is Activision Nuts??? losing 24 million potential buyers of their products for the sake of a price cut??? wtf!! if every ps3 owner buys guitar hero:WT, GH:SH, Cod4, CodWaw, and MW2, at roughly $70 a pop, they lose a grand sum of roughly $8,400,000,000 DOLLARS!!!! that's Eight billion Four Hundred Million DOLLARS! you gotta be nuts 2 refuse that!!! Microsoft can't pay them anywhere near that ammount to become a 2nd party dev.)

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BTNwarrior
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:53:54 PM

hold on a second, what was that about activision? are they going to stop making ps3 games or something, or did someone high up say something retarded.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:19:27 AM

activision in more or less words threatened sony this week that they "WOULD discontinue support for the ps3 unless a price cut surfaces"

which is just dumb IMO

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

shadowpal2
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:59:19 PM
Reply

Alright so does a company want to make a profit...or sell the most of its product generating nothing but losses?

I'll let you think...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

therabbitkinge
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:02:49 PM
Reply

Yeah mordakai my bad but I was talking about the original $600 model and im a very lackluster techy my pc standards are low so that browser saved me many a boring night. (^-^) thanks for the reply!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:09:14 PM

no prob man, sorry 4 being so critical...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zemus101
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:47:35 AM

at least it has a browser >.> I used it more than my pc one before *cough* my ps3 stopped working on me :(

Last edited by Zemus101 on 6/30/2009 1:47:49 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

VinTheDean
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:39:19 AM

@Zemus101

*cough* Hulu? *cough*

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zemus101
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:28:59 PM

*cough* Canadian *cough* lol umm... none of that stuff works in Canada

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:11:10 PM
Reply

Sony will keep it's place in history as it 3-peats once again too(yes, I DO predict that by the end of it's life-cycle, the PS3 will have even surpassed the Wii in sales too).

Every generation of PS's has inched away from the starting line as slow moving tortoise.

But......with each generation of PS's, that mighty tortoise has done a fine job at...
"parting of all their hare(s) off to the side" every time.



Last edited by BikerSaint on 6/29/2009 11:12:58 PM

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

therabbitkinge
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:24:22 PM
Reply

The PS3 may be low in the sales chart but we already know that's by price alone. The thing im afraid of is the PS3 being overshadowed when the new nintendo whatever and xbox whatchamahoozit are released in a few years because they are improving in order to be more like the PS3 (obviously) does that spell doom in the future for the PS3? Will it be able to update and still beat two more new consoles before its ten year lifespan is up??? Please someone calm my shaking hand lol

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:02:58 AM

somehow I get the feeling Sony has thought of that too.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

www
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:24:51 AM

Don't worry MS are also looking at a 10 year lifespan for their 360. Their only upgrading to Natal and maybe standard 120GB whiles ps3 might be upgrading to standard 160GB,motion control and probably ps3 slim. Trust me Nintendo are still enjoying the success of the Wii that releasing a new console wouldn't make sense. Since SNES this is first time they've had a successful console.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:36:52 PM

Do you honestly think M$ truly believes that the 360 will have a successful 10-year lifespan?

They didn't say anything about a decade lifespan until Sony said it. They're copycats and always has been.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

BTNwarrior
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:01:49 PM

Well when I look back at the gameboy days when nintendo released a new one every year, it makes me think that Wii could just start following that trend any day now.

I mean seriously look at these release dates
1995: color cased gameboys, 1996: Gameboy pocket, 1997: Gameboy Lite, 1998: Gameboy Color, and after that they started making new models every 2 to 3 years.

So, they have done it before and could easily do it again with wii products.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:38:07 PM
Reply

Ah, still have my 2007 ps3. What a beauty!

Never had to send it back for repairs *cough*unlike a certain console out there*cough*

Have never had to pay monthly/yearly bills for online.

And have enjoyed the crap out of it!


I really don't care 'bout the new generation of gamers. They love missing out on the good stuff :D

Not only have they missed MGS4, but they're missing and going to keep missing on the best exclusives of this gen.

I know it pains xbots but instead of whining, why not sell your 360 which is gonna die anyway and get a ps3. If you're that strapped for cash, and all you can do is whine.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Zemus101
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:49:20 AM

You forgot to knock on wood dude >< You'll see that little yellow light pop up eventually ...maybe :P Coulda been just a fluke for me though, I'm lucky like that :P

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

therabbitkinge
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:51:47 PM
Reply

SCREW IT!!! Lets make this a battle royal! Get three of the strongest men/women in the world in a ring and have them all grab a different console then throw all three at eachother! And the one that isnt shattered by the PS3 gets to be crushed....by the PS3 LOL I think that'll settle things (^-^)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mackid1993
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:04:36 AM
Reply

i got my 600$ worth. although 2 month after i bought it, it went down.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

newchef
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:07:46 AM
Reply

lol sumthing else tht proves ps3 is structually better, my friend moved his 360 with a game in it(it was off)and in doing so broke the laser so badly he cant do anything but play on live...all the while i drop my ps3 3ft with a game playing in it and it was fine(was a little over-anxious playing KZ2,pulled on the controller while it was plugged in)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qwarktast1c
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:19:47 AM

i would probably have a heart attack if that happened to my ps3

even if it was still ok afterwards :P

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:44:23 AM

Gotta stick to the cordless man.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/30/2009 12:44:33 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:09:11 AM

He had to charge his controller somehow.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:22:48 AM

@Newchef,
Damn, you got lucky with that drop.

I have my PS3 up high on a shelf, and since the 60 Giggers run hotter & YLOD more often than any of the other models, I've got it sitting up on top of 3" high blocks at each corner, just so it can surround itself with all the extra air it ever wants to suck in.

BTW, I sometimes get a little zealous while playing too, so I alwys worried that I might yank on the controller too hard while it was reharging, & cause it drop about 6 feet down, so I wound up buying a "Nyko Dualcharger AC".

It's a charger with dual USB slots(with two 4Ft cords) which plugs right into my home's electrical outlet instead of the PS3's USB port. And when not in use, the electrical plug folds out of the way, right into the unit itself.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 3:14:54 AM

During a blu ray next time.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sticklife
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:18:54 PM

Mine rolled down four stairs. (then it got up and asked what was for dinner) It was fine.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

DGo8
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:05:25 AM
Reply

They will do it when there ready i think it will come along with a bundle maybe..GT5 or it would appen b4 the release of GT5 few days before it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

slackernz
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:07:11 AM
Reply

Someone had to say it Ben

I predict by the end of next year, the Ps3 will (at the very least) catch up with the 360 in terms of no. of consoles sales even WITHOUT the price drop. Yes GOW 3 and Uncharted 2 looks that good. But in all honesty, It will most likely drop by the end of this year or at the very latest before GOW3 and when that happens, WELL its just game over for MS

I don't care about numbers and sales but let's face it, that drives the industry. Sony is big company with plenty of smart cookies and they will drop the price when it's right. I wish Sony the best so it continues to deliver quality and innovative games in the future...

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:08:25 AM
Reply

My two systems get daily usage and have been since the end of '07. I have definitely gotten my money's worth and they still keep running strong.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:13:53 AM
Reply

I've never regretted spending 500 bucks on my ps3. I'm not even that mad that Its broken and have to send it back. Disappointed, yea. The ps3 is worth every penny.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:23:39 AM
Reply

Damn Straight, When you compair the PS3 to the the 360, you can see why theres a price difference.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:31:39 AM

the term you get what you pay for truly is one of the most true slogans you can ever come across...

299 for a box that will RROD in a year...
399 for a box that will need way less service than the one above..

299 for a DVD player (plus games)
399 for a Bluray Player, DVD player, Game player, PS1...

299 Plus 50/yr for online
399 for free online

the list goes on, and still the slogan remains relevant...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dealnightfire
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:36:20 AM
Reply

Its funny how people say PS3 needs a price drop. I think the 360 was had the same amount of consoles sold as the PS3 in its 2 and a half year mark.

Plus when you look at the PS3 features you get for the price people should be yelling for a 360 price drop as well. If PS3 price drops a 80gb and Pro will be about the same price (if sony dropped it $100). Wouldn't the 360 be overpriced since you would be paying the same price for a system that doesn't have BluRay, Wifi, and 20gb less room? Just wondering.

Also Why would Sony dropped the price of the PS3 in summer when consoles don't move like hotcakes around this time and the hot games don't hit for a a couple of months?

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

chucknasty
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:53:07 AM
Reply

Dear Porsche,
Please price your cars the same as a Yugo.
Thanks!

-poor people who really want things we can't afford

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

realmadpuppy
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 2:56:33 AM
Reply

I already got my price cut from Sony.I bought mine directly from Sony style when they had the 100.00 off a purchase of 400.00 or more, so I got my 40gig PS3 for 299.00 and free shipping.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

xnonsuchx
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 4:12:07 AM
Reply

Stupid people only see price and not what they're getting for the money...those are the people complaining about the PS3 price.

Xbox 360 Pro 60GB + WiFi adapter = US$380 (+ ~US$50/yr for Xbox Live)

PS3 80GB (w/ Blu-ray & WiFi built-in (& gigabit Ethernet vs 100 megabit on 360) + FREE PSN = US$400

Granted, WiFi isn't NEEDED by many, but still a LOT of 360 owners who want it are having to fork out another US$80. System-wise, I don't see why anyone has their panties in a wad over price. Even w/o the WiFi adapter on the 360, after 2 years of paying for XBL, you've spent the same. And if you say, "But the base model 360 is only $200!", how many who bought just that model DIDN'T end up forking out another US$80-100+ for a HD for it later on?

The lame-o Activision CEO was talking about attach rates, though, which IS a valid discussion to still have.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LowKey
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 4:17:50 AM
Reply

You friggin guys make me so nervous when you talk about the YLOD, so STOP IT!!! LOL

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

www
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:29:45 AM

Lol get used to it, my backward compatible 60GB was a victim now i have to make do with the 80GB.

One good thing i love about the 80GB is, they don't get extremely hot like the 60GB, the 60GB always has some oven-hot air gashing out from the right side but the 80GB remains cold.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:54:21 PM

We haven't even mentioned the Blinking Red Light.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mujy786
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 4:33:16 AM
Reply

i had my ps3 from day one and its my life, cost me £450 with 5 games and 1 blu ray movie and i have never looked back, i even got myself a copy of god of war 1 and 2 to play on it. total spent on the black beast is about, well over 2G total of 20 game and 15 PSN games with around 15 BLu ray, thats hard core bothers :D worked hard to get the AAA games.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

AceTatsujin
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:36:01 AM
Reply

i want a price drop so i can buy another ps3

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:36:40 AM

i want one in my rec room, bedroom, other rec room, bathroom (not really)

lol if/when i get my job, im getting like 3 more ps3's... LAN PARTIES FTW!!!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

www
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:38:05 AM
Reply

Sony should thank people like me and DarthKoth who have had 3 ps3s and 4-6 ps3s respectively,for increasing sales numbers.....and all without complaining about price :)

Let me tell you one thing that makes me opt for multi-plats on ps3 instead of my 360,its that simple,guess.......FREE ONLINE.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Robochic
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:48:11 AM
Reply

I have a Launched 20 gig only one i could afford LOL, but damn I love it. I've said it and ben has said it and lots more have said it, who cares about a price cut it's not needed what you get from the console is well worth the 399 price tag. Heck i'm saving for another PS3.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ricochet
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 8:55:09 AM
Reply

Heh,

Trying to gang up on the PS3, people really do show their colors don't they (mainstream = 360 fanboys). Why get a price cut? Last I remember both the PS3 and the 360 are in the 20+ million mark.

To start off, I live in country where we earn about USD $1,000 monthly on average, but I haven't heard of anyone complaining about the price of the PS3 right here (except non-working students).

PS3 will get it's price cut JUST like how the PS1 and PS2 get it's price cut..... in a few more years.

To those who complain about getting a PS3, save up the extra 2 months (I know I did), it's worth it, now I have more than enough games that I can't finish them all (average 2 per month).

Great article Ben, SAY NO TO PRICE CUTS!

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ceedot
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:05:52 AM
Reply

Quality costs money.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

slayerkillemall
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:35:57 AM
Reply

Mercedes Benz better get a price cut or i wont buy one.....

there is the same thing...

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:16:32 AM

Substitute BMW or Lexus in there.

Mercedes = sh**.

Well, not all but most.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:16:45 AM

I'm siding with Ben on this one as I know MB mechanics. I wouldn't buy one.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Shadow_Ninja
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:29:32 PM

if most mercedes were crap. would bmw, lexus, acura and many other car company's really have a car to compete with most mercedes models? im not the biggest mercedes fan. but i think there is a difference in thinking a company is worth sh**. and not liking a certain car company.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Jawknee
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:30:26 PM

Mercedes are way over priced for what you get. The Mercedes is like the 360. Over priced piece of junk. The Lexus is like the ps3 high price but high quality.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Shadow_Ninja
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:19:36 PM

you obviously need to learn a bit more about cars...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

mexgeo86
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:51:24 AM
Reply

Sony knows what they're doing, they see things long term and think before they act. They've defied 'analysts' time and time again as well as holding their ground when douchebags like Kotick talk smack. lol

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

therabbitkinge
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:12:19 AM
Reply

I have full faith in sony's current marketing of the PS3 personally I've been amazed by every exclusive game so far and the performance on this baby is second to none and the fact the their is even a competition bugs the hell out of me. Lets get one thing striaght and I think you'll all agree that the real competition this generation is just with game designers, producers, and companies the systems. Yes on some occasions the platforms they use can make or break their game but everyone is aware of the leading console am I right?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Russell Burrows
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 10:57:18 AM
Reply

Rechargeing the PS3 controller works with any PC usb port, laptop usb port, netbook usb port,etc.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

zee
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:20:39 AM
Reply

I think the problem is that the Xbox owners were once mostly PS2 owners. Now, with the launch of PS3 with a high price tag and no thanks to the economy meltdown, many of these owners could not afford to buy PS3. In came Microsoft that had already launched a next-gen-prone-to-RROD-without-bluray-no wifi-no-rechargeable-controller-paid-online-gaming console which was cheaper than PS3. People bought the console and started to kind of blame Sony for keeping the price higher than what M$ had to offer. These guys would rather buy a cheap console 3 or even 4 times than to buy a high standard console and that's just crazy. Basically, they are just crying about the fact that they can't afford a Sony machine and have been denied the chance of playing high quality, innovative mighty SONY games!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

PantherDST
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 11:43:26 AM
Reply

I already have a PS3 so I could care less about a price cut... However, I'm thinking about buying an Xbox 360 but they are simply to expensive. I'm only intrested in playing Mass Efect 2 so please MS drop the price...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:01:46 PM

Buy a computer.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

King James
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:55:42 PM

if he doesn't wanna pay $250 for a 360, why would you recommend a computer?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:42:24 AM

computer>360

you can do so much more with a pc...

not to mention 75% of all 360 exclusives are pc games aswell...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

phudge_supreemz
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:37:46 PM
Reply

Why is it that every time someone makes a pun they have to point it out?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:02:24 PM

It's a video game forum, come on!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

rezenu
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:44:26 PM
Reply

Amen.

Sony will cut the price when they're ready.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

RadioHeader
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 3:49:25 PM
Reply

They'll cut the price when the plzfixmetoo is released, and it will be a glorious day.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:44:28 AM

Customer: What's new with the 720?
M$: well it has better graphics, new games, and a new price!
Customer: ok, what's the same?
M$: The same great reliability, And The same disk Format!
Customer: *FACEPALM*

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 5:49:55 PM
Reply

I think the generation after this one people are going to be scared to buy a MS console.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Ricochet
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 7:10:15 PM

After all the bashing to the PS3, and PS3 comes triumphant? Yeah, it will hurt them, but also show them why PSX has a very solid name in the game industry to begin with.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gabriel013
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:39:38 AM

I must be the exception. I bought a UK launch 360 and it has been great. Frozen less times than my PS3.

I have love for both my consoles though the PS3 is being used much more at the moment.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Ricochet
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 10:01:21 AM

Frozen, what do you mean?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Danny007
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 9:23:45 PM
Reply

I find this to be stupid. How come everyone is upset about the price of a console when new games are over 60 dollars for and eight hour experience. Games are money takers.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 12:45:57 AM

do you remember the days of 30-40$ games, and $19.99 greatest hits??

ah, the memories

I also remember a stronger economy back then aswell...

its weird.. Strong economy = cheaper goods
weak econimy = more expensive goods...

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 7/1/2009 12:52:28 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Gabriel013
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:37:17 AM
Reply

I don't care about the price drop. My PS3 cost me £425 (exchanged to around $800 US at the time) and it was worth every penny.

I could now pick it up with Infamous for just £280. How cheap do the public need it to be?!

Does it matter if it requires several months savings to purchase for some people? It's worth it.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dancemachine55
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:37:27 AM
Reply

Got 300 bucks for my birthday from all family.

Traded old PS2 games that I'd never play again. (Held onto the classics like MGS 2, MGS3 Subsistance, Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, Silent Hill 2, Resident Evil 4, etc. etc.) Got 200 bucks for trade-ins.

I saved up for 3 months towards a PS3. Got the 40 gig GTA IV bundle with a Blu-Ray Remote, Time Crisis 4, Lego Star Wars and Virtua Fighter 5 and paid an additional 420 bucks for it all

(Keep in mind, this is Australia, the GTA IV PS3 bundle was 749 bucks, time crisis was 120 bucks and games ran about 90 bucks a pop)

I updated the hard drive about 4 months ago to a 320 gig HDD and have never had a problem since. My PS3 gave me everything I needed. And considering the hefty price tag, it was totally worth every penny for the incredibly high powered and reliable console.
(notice the inclusion of the word "reliable")

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dancemachine55
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 5:37:57 AM
Reply

woops, double posted. Just edited this one

Last edited by Dancemachine55 on 7/1/2009 5:38:53 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dingodial
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 1:53:19 PM
Reply

If only Sony could just get a good commercial on TV comparing PS3's features to Xbox 360's features. They should reveal how much money it would cost to get a 360 with the features of a PS3.
60gb. 360 ($300) + Wi-fi adapter ($100) + Blu-ray player ($200) = $600 of stuff that you could have gotten all in one box (not to mention with 20gb. more HDD memory!) if you had just got an 80gb. PS3 to begin with ($400). Not only would you save $200 by getting a PS3, but you would save an additional $40 to $84 per year thanks to free online play (Xbox Live costs $7 monthly, OR $40 to $50 yearly).

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Natalisrubbish
Friday, July 03, 2009 @ 1:44:50 AM

Yeah you know I was thinking about that recently as well. I agree.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Arkbishop
Thursday, July 02, 2009 @ 5:48:38 PM
Reply

While I know this is a PSX posting site I will try to be as unbiased as possible in my posting. I own both a PS3 and a XBOX 360 and I must post the following:

1) The PS3 is definitely the better system however we all have to admit that its game library has been less than stellar. This is the first time the PS3 is showing promise with its upcoming titles. The fanatics will go on and say this is the PS3's year (this has been repeteadly said and year after year the PS3 gets its butt kicked). At this point of time, the Xbox (with inferior specs) is beating the PS3 and unless Sony Japan does something to incentive developers this holiday season may once again go to Microsoft.

2) The price tag for the PS3 is high but for those who understand, love, enjoy video games know that this will not be an obstacle. The PS3 is a gaming machine and the fact that it plays Blue-Ray movies should not be an excuse to buy it. We buy game consoles for the games not for the DVD capabilities (just look at the Nintendo Wii). Sony needs to get its MOJO back and focus on games.

3) The Activision announcement took me by surprise (and ticks me off also!!) however from a business perspective if you are investing millions of dollars in software and we (us PS3 gamers) are not purchasing them, why would they continue throwing money away? We can stop this by buying more games however Sony must do something to increase the PS3 console community. We need Sony to motivate people to buy PS3. There is just so much word of mouth I can do before my friends tell me it is too expensive.

Sony needs to get off its butt and stop living in the past (Walkman, TV's, PS1 and PS2). Focus on what it has done best in the past -GAMES-. Have a better quality team and do not create piece of crap games. Focus on the multiplayer and give us gamers what we want.

I will continue supporting the PS3 and cannot wait for Uncharted 2, God of War 3, etc. However, if Sony is to be the King of the Hill again it must offer more games that we as gamers are looking forward to.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Got the Wii U?
Yep, had mine since day one.
Yeah; I just recently picked it up.
No, but I might get one soon...
No, and I don't ever want one.

Previous Poll Results