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NPD: PS3 Price Cut Could Yield A 40-60% Sales Spike

Everyone has been buzzing about the new PS3 Slim but analysts and other industry professionals are more interested in that crucial price drop. And of course, Sony expects big dividends, too.

According to IndustryGamers, SCEA's Eric Lempel said Sony is anticipating a "nice uptick" in PS3 sales due to that new and very attractive $299 price tag. Furthermore, NPD industry analyst Anita Frazier echoed that optimism by saying "the next segment of price-conscious consumers" will suddenly give the PS3 Slim some attention. When you shave a hundred bucks off the price of your product and redesign the system, you should be able to expect significant returns, correct? Said Frazier:

"The $299 price point is important to getting to a point where the next segment of price-conscious consumers can jump into the market and it most certainly will re-energize sales of the platform. We would expect to see in the range of a 40% to 60% unit sales increase when September sales are reported."

Recently, the PS3 has averaged only 143,000 units per month, due to a slow software period in the summer and a general lack of interest. But if sales were to rise as Frazier predicts, that means we could see a jump to around 225,000 units in September. Not long after the price cut announcement, analyst Michael Pachter said the mark of success will rely on the 200,000 mark; if Sony can hit that and maintain it, they've definitely succeeded. Obviously, we still need the software, and it's good to see that Frazier acknowledges that as well: "Content is still the key motivator of a hardware purchase decision," she notes, and that much we can't ignore. But if you combine the price cut with what's on tap in the fourth quarter in terms of hot software...well, all good things, really.

8/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (93 posts)

a1_
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:36:17 AM
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MY LOCAL WALMART GOT BATMAN!!! I JUST GOT A COPY!! YESSS!! AND I DIDNT PAY FOR IT EITHER!! GOTTA LOVEE WALMART!!!

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sticklife
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 12:24:01 PM

You steal-ed!? 0.0'

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Hezzron
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 9:56:56 PM

You Walmart employees and your guerrilla advertising tactics are getting ridiculous.

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a1_
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:01:27 PM

yea i am a walmart emplyee.. dude ure a retard, i said i just got one for free from there, no ididnt steal it, someone just messed up and put it in my bag without scanning it. if it would have scanned then it would tell them they cant sell it til the 25th. i got so lucky, i love this game btw its great. the demo was cut from two different parts even though it seemed like it flowed nicely, i just made it outside of jail, standing on a cliff looking at the whole town, about to go get it cracking in gotham!!

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Alienange
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:20:09 AM

@ a1_ - STFU

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N a S a H
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 5:32:39 AM

A1 you're so cool.

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shadowpal2
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:19:34 AM

ROFLMAO...the set of replies and comebacks are hilarious. Thanks for making my day guys hahaha.

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Bugzbunny109
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:54:40 AM

a1_ Are you 12? Maybe lower. You sure do act like it.

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Hezzron
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:09:03 AM

@a1_ - Make sure you answer your door when I come knocking.

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a1_
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:29:20 PM

uhuh.. 69th and lexington, at hunter gym right now... i give u internet tough guys my coordinates every time i go somewhere lets see how many of u got the balls to actually come see me.. puuuussiesss

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Orvisman
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4:02:41 PM

My God, the spelling! My eyes! My eyes! I can't take the illiteracy of the Internet anymore.

@ A1,

Sorry to tell you that if someone put it in your bag by mistake and you didn't pay for it and you didn't return it, you definitely stole it.

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a1_
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:45:43 AM

dude i am so happy i did then. i am 28$ done with the story mode, its a very long game. i just locked harley clown chick up. i love this game

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Gone
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:36:28 AM
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All of the 80Gb PS3 fatties are sold out in my area already. A lot of 160Gb PS3s still left.

Does anyone know if the PS3 Slim comes with the 45nm RSX, I know they dropped the Cell to 45nm already? (Highlander)

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Imagi
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:52:08 AM

I doubt it, GPU design is not at the same edge as cpu design.

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Dustinwp
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 7:40:14 PM

The PS3 slim will indeed sport the 45nm cell.

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Highlander
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:16:01 PM

Yep, Slim uses the 45nm chip, that's one of the big enabling factors for the smaller design. It uses less power and pumps out less heat, so the PSU is smaller, and the heat sink and cooling fan are also more modest.

As far as I know they already die shrank the RSX at least once. It's at least down to the 65nm process.

There were reports in late 2007 that the new Sony/Toshiba joint venture which had Toshiba basically buy a Sony manufacturing plant, would involve 45nm production of Cell and RSX chips that Sony was already making (at 65nm). So it's possible that RSX is at 45nm already, but I haven't ready anything that says it is, and I can't ind anything that reports/confirms it either.

So my guess is that the PS3 slim will (for now) feature the 45nm CellBE and 65nm RSX. At some point int the future expect a revision of the internals to include a 45nm RSX which will reduce power consumption and head output yet again...but not for a year or two I suspect.

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Gone
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 9:14:22 AM

@TheHighlander

Thanks for the info. I always appreciate your input. You should be running your own website.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:01:30 PM

@Lightening

Too much hard work, and I have a day job and family to consume my time. I'm lucky enough to have time to read and comment, but there's lot more work involved in running a site than that.

I enjoy taking part in the comments sections and forums because I get to throw ideas and opinions around with everyone else. Plus no one is afraid to tell me when I'm wrong - which I like. When you run a site you don't always have the freedom to participate in the same way, and you become the target for people who want to gripe about the site and/or content, or prove you wrong - just to prove you wrong.

I thank you for your sentiment though.

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Imagi
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:48:12 AM
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If content is still the key motivator of a hardware purchase decision, then the PS3 has it in the bag.

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johnld
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:05:06 AM

Now Sony just needs to let people know about them.

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Kevadu
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:50:49 AM
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Honestly I think 40-60% is an underestimate, at least in the near term. I know several people personally who were interested in getting PS3s but held off because of all the price cut rumours that have been going around for a long time now. Now that the price cut has finally happened there are going to be people picking it up in droves. $299 is much more in line with what most peope think a console should cost, too.

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:01:41 AM

Yeh, all of my xbot friends are saying that the xbox suxks now, and they are saving up for a ps3 now.

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Break_The_Mould
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 7:09:42 AM

@Kevinater
Seriously? They said that?
I hope that's true 'cause that would mean awesome things for the future of PS3!

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:03:02 AM
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I just hope my friends actually go through with there desistion and get a ps3, cuz then i can play online with a party of 30 on resistance 2! omg can't wait....damn gotta get a new R2!(mine broke [n])

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johnld
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:07:09 AM

how about a full game, 32 player, killzone 2 game.

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MadKatBebop
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:16:46 AM

None of my friends have a PS3(sigh)but they do have 360s but only 3 of them out of 28 have XBL(sigh).

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kevinater321
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:40:05 AM

Yeh, i know how you feel about none of your friends not having ps3's. And sure killzone too :S

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Titch1794
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 12:43:04 PM

I am sure to have my own legion on MAG if this were true for my friends too.

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Alienange
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:23:25 AM

@ MadKatBebop - So basically you're saying that the xbox has led to your friends NOT playing online. What a sad state of affairs.

Free PSN FTW!

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Deleted User
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:24:01 AM
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will i just got done with my food shoping this moreing and i noitce 10-12 people standing out side my local toysrus all teenagers with there folks so i figered they must be getting a ps3.

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Xplicit
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:37:00 AM
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a place called Shopto.net has the new slim for £229 pre-order price only.

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Titch1794
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 12:46:35 PM

I see that deal too =D
Not hard to miss at all.

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Juanalf
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 11:41:38 AM
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I think maybe a little higher than that.The game stop near my house has almost sold out of all PS3 models(I asked).When the PS3 slim comes it's going to be crazy;I myself am going to pick up a slim on Sep 1.

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bebestorm
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 12:23:30 PM
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Sales are going to be crazy! Im a amazon-aholic I've noticed the slim has been #1 since it was announced. I've thought about getting one but I'll wait because I want to see if any special bundles come like the yakuza 3 and FF7 ACC.

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Charger7302
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 12:44:37 PM
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Now all we need is a couple of commercials and Sony can definetly reach that number. Hope we get another commercial like that "Playstation3 Universe", by far one of the best videogame commercials i've ever seen.

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Fane1024
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 3:48:21 AM

Do you want it? Do you need it? Can you feel it?
Ladies and gentlemen!

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 2:55:30 PM
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I think we can see good sales already for August, people who do not want the PS3 slim will just buy now. But September will probably be better since it is full month of sales instead of under half way into August.

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VersusAlby
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 4:20:28 PM
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Japan will be a total sales overkill
Maybe they leave MS behind in Europe

Tales of Vesperia is arriving soon

Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C.0081
+ PS3 Slim Bundle (Epic Japan Win)

Final Fantasy 13
Maybe with a bundle^^ (Epic Japan Win)

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Robochic
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 4:38:56 PM
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Doesn't suprise me a few of my friends who have neither a 360 or a PS3 have been waiting for this day.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 4:42:30 PM
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And we have lift off!!!!!

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chucknasty
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 5:40:58 PM

I just hope these folks that waited for the price drop are the same ones that have been whining all along about PSN games being overpriced at $9.99. If we get a whole new batch of that on top of the existing crowd of stingy tightwads I am avoiding the forums for the next few years.

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 6:44:57 PM

The walmart by my house is alllll soooold ouuuut. =P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 5:54:46 PM
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Sony planned this all along, with the best line up of exclusives of any system ever on the way, they reduced the console price. Genius. xbox=dead

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ShadowRunner
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 6:09:22 PM
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Bundles + Advertisement

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Wazomba
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 6:25:09 PM
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Yeah, all sony need to do now is get their poor advertising campaign sorted an its Sony=victory in my opinion

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Kr3sn1k
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 2:09:28 AM

totaly agree with you i nvr realy liked how sony advertised the ps3

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fatelementality
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 8:09:56 PM
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Just to clarify, the PS3 slim won't be limited or temporary will it?

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Jawknee
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 8:17:45 PM

No. This will be the default PS3 from here on out.

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fatelementality
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:08:27 AM

Heard that from a Gamestop employee. I know I know, I should be scolded for not plugging my ears whilst he spoke. Knew he was full o crap. He actually told this to a friend of mine. Also told him that the 360 was gonna be the same price in a week with the same size hard drive. I knew that was crap the moment he told me. There is only ONE Gamestop employee I trust and I've known him for about 10 years. Oh, I guess the slim will have to be PS1 bc cause of PSN games, right? If that's the case, what about games like MvC2? I mean, that's a PS2 game.

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djduke316
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 9:44:20 AM

MvC2 is on the PSN.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:13:24 PM

No. PS3 has shrunk, and the Slim is th new model from here on. The existing so called 'fat' systems will sell out, and it will only be the slim. There will be a second SKU - probably with a larger HDD and maybe a bundled game (basically something to set it apart from the basic system and justify it being more expensive than the base model). but the 120GB slim system for $300 (300 EUR) is the standard from now on.

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fatelementality
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:55:28 PM

I know it's on the PSN, but it's also a PS2 game. Does that mean the slim will play it? If so, then why not other PS2 games? Makes no sense.

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Byakko2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4:45:26 PM

Marvel vs Capcom 2 on the PSN isn't the PS2 version. It's actually the remade version based on the Dreamcast code.

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Crabba
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:22:24 AM
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Imagine sales when Uncharted 2 comes out, that's going to be a huge system seller in combination with the price drop.

I gotta say the redesign of the PS3 Slim is pretty disappointing though, I don't know what Sony were thinking with that dark grey matte finish. You're not selling it to the coal mining industry guys...

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:21:25 AM

I thought it was fugly too but it's grown on me.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:11:30 PM

Matte black is not dark gray.

They kept the same over all form factor and curved shape, they took 25% of the weight nd about a third of the volume away from the system and shrank it. What did you want, a rectangular box with squared off edges? Then it would have looked just like the original PS2.

The glossy piano black finish of the original took criticism for at least the first 12 months because it was supposedly a magnet for finger prints. So apparently the change to a matte finish was at the request of consumers.

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fatelementality
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:57:05 PM

It means it won't get scratched all to hell like my poor overly-transported PS3 is :(

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pyrobomber70
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:54:56 AM
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Does anybody know if there is going to be a special PS3 slim console package version for God of War 3? Are there going to be any bundles at all for Thanksgiving or XMAS?

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Fane1024
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 3:51:45 AM

Sony has said it has no bundles planned (for NA).


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___________
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:11:48 AM
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god whats wrong with me?
i want a lite now.
dam you sony for selling your soul to the devil!
ps3 lite or psp go?
decisions decisions.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:16:04 AM
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that is within the expectation and the bottom line

and with Demon's Souls, AC2, Uncharted 2, WKC, GOW3, FF13, v13, The Last Guardian, GT5, Resonnance of Fate, Dante's Inferno, Bayonneta etc games in place in the next year or so, plus the 299 Slim w/120G, every single gamer this gen should flock to pick up the PS3 powerhorse

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SaintX
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:21:03 AM
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You guys can go down to gamespot (the super biased gaming website), which should be renamed to gamexbot (see the resemblence?), to see how all the Xbots claiming that the console war was over, bla bla bla bla, and that the slim wont help Sony this and that bla bla bla bla. Just check out some of their articles about the Ps3 slim and read the comment sections, 80% of the commenters are xbots. When talking about PS3 exclusives, nowadays they dont say that PS3 has no games, but now they say that the games suck. You are also smarter now since that they are able to list all of the awesome ps3 exclusives, and at the end of it all, they say those games suck and doesnt interest them, while those games they mention are at least 8.5 on wards and are different genre of games, so its impossible that none of those exclusives they listed doesnt interest them at all, not even one?

Well, my fellow PS3 users and often more knowledgable and non-naive readers, I would like to declare that the console war has JUST BEGUN. HELL, IT's ABOUT TIME. BRING IT ON, Motherf***ing xbots.

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Neurotoxiny
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 1:22:34 AM
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I'm so glad there's going to be the ps3 slim, I'm practically the only one of my friends with a PS3 so... maybe I won't anymore!

I like the 60gb model that came out first though.

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Byakko2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 7:18:56 AM
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When I think about it, Sony has played it so well waiting to drop the price, and now is presently the best time. I'm sure the 360 failure rates became part of the reason they didn't drop it too early. Basically, what I think they've done is let the stories of constant 360 failures pile up and plant the seed of doubt deep in consumer's minds about choosing an Xbox console. Also, the games really speak for themselves, with Uncharted 2, and hopefully GT5 around the corner.

Think about earlier this year when the PS3 got Infamous and Killzone 2. With all the talk going around about those games and positive press they received, the $400 price barrier really makes it appear as though the PS3 is really the most superior console. Also, when I think about the initial $600 price tag, it told average consumers (who don't research) that the PS3 was a superior machine. Furthermore, the Ps3 continues to take what once were 360 exclusives like Ninja Gaiden 2 and Tales of Vesperia, adding tons of additional content. This I think compounds the "PS3 is superior" thinking in gamers and consumers.

Overall, I think it was well played. And to have a price drop when you have Game Informer doing surveys of 360 failure rates really is excellent timing, and honestly I think it may be no coincidence. Even without Japan or Europe in the equation, it looks like PS3 is on track to surpass 360 much sooner than anticipated.

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bigberr
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 9:34:39 AM
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you guys make me laugh. if you were true gamers, you would like all systems. everybody talks about xbots, which is funny coming from sony fanboys.

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djduke316
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 9:49:35 AM

Haha so true. I do like my 360, But I'm NOT paying for LIVE again. We still need cross game voice chat on PSN though.

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Mornelithe
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:41:48 AM

To be fair, this is a site specifically detailing Playstation 3 news. And therefore, shouldn't really be subject to catering to the news of other platforms.

That having been said, the folks here are somewhat diverse. They're not just PS3 owners, some have 360's (and they'll fully admit it...even Ben), some have Wii's, some have PC's. And yes, from time to time, a conversation will spark regarding other platforms...but it's hardly the focus of this site.

The difference is, you don't see me creating an account on an Xbox oriented site, and trolling their forums for lack of information regarding other systems. If you're looking for 'general' gaming, I'd suggest going to the software developers forums, or some other site that caters to gaming in general. But you're hardly going to find what you're looking for here, if it's anything other than Playstation related news.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:08:41 PM

And? Speaking from a fairly objective technology stand point the PS3 is a far more interesting design than the Xbox. The Xbox CPU is a derivative of the PPU core in the Cell, and like the RSX, the GPU in the Xbox is a derivation of a PC GPU. GPUs in PCs have moved well beyond the GPUs in the 360 or PS3. PS3 uses BluRay and Xbox uses plain old DVD. The Cell has the SPEs and they have a number of unique features, along with their ability to be used in parallel or series.

From a tech point of view, the PS3 has more to offer a programming or tech geek.

There, is that better? Or do you want me to go into more depth and explain why programmers should be more interested in the PS3 from a programming/technology point of view? I could do the same thing from a technologists point of view, I could give you the true gamers version, or I could do the business ethics analysis that has Microsoft basically being a Monopolistic bully that's been found guilty before, and hasn't yet changed it's ways.

Or would all that still qualify as fanboyism?

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tes37
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:35:27 PM

Some people can only afford one system or they may choose to buy one system and have more money for games. If they choose the ps3 or xbox, they will of course promote that system. Not everyone will be nice about it though. To those who want both, more power to ya. Everyone's opinion should count and everyone, including myself, has said or will say something biased.

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frylock25
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 3:58:03 PM

how are we fanboys for recognizing a piece of crap electronics device that breaks for half of its users? how are we fanboys for being smart enough to not be ripped off by a company that charges you for everything a competitor gives you for free?

i dont remember sony having to triple its warrenty because of mass production failures

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Orvisman
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4:06:21 PM

I have all three, including the Wii, and buy games for all three (four including the PSP); and I still prefer my PS3.

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Mornelithe
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:46:58 AM
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Well, it's day 6 @ #1 on Amazon.com. I'm hoping for even more than 225K this first month. I think the hype of the Slim launch will be enough to spur sales over 300K in the US.

People may be disappointed about no BC, and people may be disappointed about no OS install option. But, the vast majority will be thinking about Resistance 1+2, Motorstorm, Killzone 2, Ratchet & Clank, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, MGS4, Little Big Planet, Uncharted, Gran Turismo Prologue, and all the other exclusives they've missed thus far. Not to mention all of the PSN Downloads that are also exclusive.

And this doesn't even begin to cover those who'll buy in when Uncharted 2, GT5, Heavy Rain, GoWIII, etc... are launched in the coming months. By all rights, we should see sustained sales in excess of 100% what they were doing (going by last months #'s), for the next 12 months...given the titles that will be releasing in that time frame.

Good news for Sony....good news for Gamers as a whole. I really hope they can keep the momentum going for the foreseeable future. It appears that the Xbox price cut, has been shrugged off by Sony's recent news, and may in fact have been countered by the Failure Rate survey....I've seen more news on that Survey than the 360's price cut, thus far.

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Ricochet
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:28:48 PM
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The battle of the PS3 and 360 is not how many consoles in can sell, but rather how long the consoles would be ABLE to sell.

Ten-year-P.L.A.N. Something Microsoft needs to learn.

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fatelementality
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:58:38 PM

Yeah, seeing as how they still make PS2 games and the Xbox was abandoned the second that the 360 came out.

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frylock25
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4:06:54 PM

be fair fatelementality they kept the xbox around at least like 3-4 months after the 360 came out. ;)

but seriously we are almost 3 years into ps3 and they still make ps2 games, so even though they dont have ps2 b/c in ps3's they still sell ps2. 360's cant play all xbox games.

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Highlander
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 7:19:42 PM

@frylock
To be fair, they're still *making* the PS2, not only that they're still making games for it, moreover there are third parties still making games for the PS2.

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fatelementality
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 4:35:57 PM
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Including Path of Neo and Advent Rising. It does play ALL Barbie games though. I repeat, the 360 IS BC with ALL BARBIE GAMES!!!! Good news to know when you need a fix.

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bigberr
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 6:20:08 PM
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im on this site cause i like reading about PS3, news, ect. i own a ps3. i like my ps3, but it seems no matter what the topic is everyone just dumps on the 360. i understand everyone one has an opinion and thats fine. i dont come to this site to read about xbox, but in almost half the posts, thats all people are talking about. nobody complains until someone says that the xbox is better in one way or another.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 6:46:34 PM

I'll take the maturity of Sony fans and their occasional fanboyism over the immaturity of MS fans and their constant fanboyism any day.

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Byakko2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 6:53:46 PM

I thumbed you down because you're making a broad generalization about the users here. Granted, yes there are some comments with special disregard towards the 360. However, Ben does an excellent job of weeding out the excessive comments and the community here doesn't really approve of it in excess either. Myself, I owned a 360 because I had to play Ninja Gaiden 2. Still, I shouldn't have to explain that to you in order to absolve myself of fanboyism.

We all have our reasons here in regards to our PS3 preference, but it's never without solid reason. For instance, I refused to pay for Live, and I also believe the PS3 has the most potential so I'd like to see it succeed as I think it would be best for gaming. Beyond that, there are no Sony fanboy roots here. We're just gamers here and we should not have to ask for anyone's forgiveness for our preference.

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Byakko2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 6:57:59 PM

To elaborate on what World said, X360 fans are no doubt the worst. Save for a few of them who have a decent head on their shoulders, the lot of them are totally irrational and probably just massive Halo fans who hate japanese games. I hate to stoop to that level, but there I said it.

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Ricochet
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 10:59:19 PM

@bigberr:

Am I right to assume that you are pro-360? Anyways, you'll have to understand this fansite is dedicated to the Playstation fans, that doesn't mean guys like you can't join us.

Yes, there are some comments that shoot down the 360 and the like but please don't try to make it sound like this is some PS3 fanboy nest.

You also expect people to talk about how the 360 is better than the PS3. That's like going to a local basketball tournament and finding a supporter for the challenging group. Point is 95% - 99% of the community here are pro-PS3, if you want 360 supporters there are many pro-360 sites out there where I can guarantee have some negative thoughts about the PS3. But I can assure you most of the members here are mature and can take constructive criticism and give good credit where it's due.

Welcome to the psxextreme site.

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:22:33 PM
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I said it before and I'll say it again...

There is only one word for the 360's massive success:

Halo

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Dancemachine55
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:31:29 PM
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Yes, I do have all 3 consoles, but I swore that I would never turn to the 360. That changed with the price drop, the 50% extra trade day at EB, and the fact that none of my friends could ever afford a PS3 and therefore had to turn to the "cheaper" alternative.

So, out of all my friends, only 2 people have PS3's and 12 people have 360's. In that situation, I was forced to get a 360 and Halo 3 in order to play with them. It really does suck playing PS3 alone.

And it didn't help that a friend of mine bought 360's for peoples birthdays this year in an attempt to convert the masses to Microsoft. Sadly, I pitched in towards it, moatly cos there was a $300 price difference between 360 Pro and PS3 80GB. In terms of affordability, there was no other option. PS3 was sacrificed to make way for 360 because of that $300 price difference.

Hopefully this new price drop might turn the tables a bit. Here's hoping that some of my friends will be more interested in Uncharted 2 and MAG and be pursuaded to go PS3 over 360. It's a long road ahead, but I will try and be patient with them.

As long as Sony continue bringing out great game after great game, my friends might migrate to PS3. As for my 3 Halo loving friends, that is another sad story...

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Milonakis
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 8:34:12 PM
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Sony just cut off Microsofts balls. Now they have to put the black balls out front. (AKA Elite).

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Mr Bitey
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 9:55:52 PM
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Wii who?

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Macavity
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 10:44:35 PM
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When GT5 comes out, the other platforms more likely than not just another roadkill.

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Snaaaake
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2:36:43 AM
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LET THE PLAYSTATION SOUL BE BURN THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!
INCLUDING MINE!!!

Oops......ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR IT BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURNSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
Just some joke here but hey, my soul really was burned by the price cut.

MS can cut the price of the 360 to even the score but it's no use anymore because there's no need for the PS3 to be at the same price with the 360, it just need to be affordable.

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bigberr
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 7:46:29 AM
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@Ricochet

Im not pro 360, i like both consoles. all im sayn is i dont understand how people can hate ms so much. its a lose, lose for me so thats all i have to say

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shadowscorpio
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:24:26 AM

I like to think that we are more mature at this forum than the xbox fanboys. So i do understand what ur saying. I think people have a problem with MS is because instead of just simply promoting their product (360) they resorted to occassionally bashing sony. Sony never took a low blow at MS. Anyone can tell that Sony has confidence in their produce palin and simply.

That alone is enough to hold more respect for Sony.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:28:17 AM
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I too only a 360 and i am NOT pro MS by any means. I play my PS2 more and will be getting PS3 very soon. I maybe pro Sony but only because they've giving me quality for more than a decade.

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JROD0823
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 10:48:51 PM
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@ Dancemachine55, I am glad you are optimistic towards the new ps3 and the price cut. So am I. I'm waiting for a bundle deal, say maybe GoW III, GT5, something awesome. I have one comment for your explanation for 360's success. I played the very first Halo at a friends house when it first came out, and 8 or 9 years later I am still scratching my head at how that game made the original xbox a success story. I personally thought the game to be quite pitiful myself, seeing as how I could get pretty much the same action from any shooter on my ps2. So what if you had online multiplayer with the game? Was the $50 a year worth it then to play online? I don't think so. It's not worth it even now. The only price that is right to play online is $0 and that's how it should be. Sony. Is. The. Greatest. Game. Company. Ever.

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NetheRealm
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @ 12:26:27 PM
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Been poor all my life living halfway below the poverty line but I've always had enough money for the latest greatest video game console at launch. I'll never forget shelling out 7 C Notes for a spankin new 3DO. Even though it was a bit overhyped & lacked quality titles I would buy one all over again because it was an awesome futuristic toy few people owned. When it got stolen by jealous neighbors I went right out & bought a PlayStation & been Sony loyal ever since, never waiting long to get the newest system. It baffles me how, as poor as I am, I can always scrape up enough cash to get what I really want when I want it, yet so many people who probably have much higher incomes cannot or simply choose not to until the price drops way down. These late adopters & bargain shoppers (Wii Buyers) may be the same people who still pack a portable CD player at bus stops because an ipod, pc & internet connection is beyond their financial means Anyone broker than me would most likely be transient & homeless so that's difficult to comprehend. I suspect most everyone who ever wanted a PS3 really had enough money all along stashed away yet they cannot justify spending $600+ on a home vg console so they wait to avoid feeling ripped off regret later or so they can say they got a better value but in the end life is short & every day they had the money sitting around in the bank or whatever but instead spent twittling their thumbs waiting for price cuts is a day, months or years of fun they could have been having with their new toy forever lost. So plan ahead start saving up now & don't whine if the PS4 is $1000 at launch just happily plunk down your 10 C Notes & enjoy your next new cutting edge tech in a timely manner. The early bird gets the worm You snooze you lose. Better late than never is whack.

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