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Rumor: PS3 Price Drop Looming

The PlayStation 3 is currently half the price it was when it first launched in 2006. However, it might be due for another cost cut...

With the Next Generation Portable and the Nintendo 3DS on the horizon, it might be possible to see the PS3 drop in price before the year is out. PS3 sales have been popping up at various retailers, including Amazon, and UK retailer Tesco appears to be selling the PS3 Slim for less than £200. And apparently, this isn't just a coincidence; it's all pointing towards a price drop: according to an unnamed source, Sony is preparing a "massive price drop on all the official slim PlayStation 3 SKUs when the 3DS releases." This same source said the NGP would have a price tag of £250 in the UK, which isn't out of the realm of possibility. This European source may or may not be correct but we wouldn't be surprised to see a $50 price drop when the holidays roll around again. And according to this, it might even go into effect sooner.

Many will claim the PS3 is quite a decent deal for $299 but then again, the lower the price, the more accessible it becomes.

Tags: ps3, playstation 3, ps3 price, ps3 cost

2/20/2011 8:43:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (69 posts)

PasteNuggs
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 9:20:02 PM
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If it does drop again I will definitely be upgrading to a slim. Some days I feel like my phat is about ready to expire.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:15:23 PM

That's a downgrade in my mind.

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SvenMD
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:20:05 PM

Agreed - the only upgrade for a PS3 is a 500GB HDD upgrade on a launch PS3 phat with Backwards compatibility.

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:25:33 PM

Yeah, I miss my 60GB with backwards compatibility and 4 USB ports, too. Oh, well. Maybe I'll find a reputable seller online someday and get another one.

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PasteNuggs
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:40:04 PM

Well don't worry I would keep my phat. B/C doesn't really see that important to me with all the HD remakes coming.

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Killa Tequilla
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:41:51 PM

Yea I get that feeling too... I think my Ps3 might expire soon from all those 24hr races in B spec im doing on GT5 :)

Although my Ps3 has been on for more than 24hrs straight. All I can say is Playstation3 is a well manufactured piece of hardware. The death percentage is like none! Unless you try to mess it up, it wont die on you.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:45:59 PM

Well, at the moment I have 2 PS3's. My original phat model 60gigger with PS1 and PS2 backward compatibility (in hardware) and a newer phat Silver model. Both of my PS3's have had HDD upgrades. My 60gigger is now a 750gigger and my Silver 40gigger is now a 250gigger. I am not pining for space as it strands.

As World said, I think selling off my original phat model wouldn't be wise, however I may eBay off my Silver 40gigger and then buy a new SLIM model for everyday use.

My orginal phat PS3 is being kept at a lower firmware for Linux usage at the moment.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:47:28 PM

Mine's pretty close to that Sven, I put a 500 giggers in my fatty 80gig with software compatibility. It works with most PS2 games, sadly not Shadow Hearts II though. Good thing my PS2 is still alive n kickin.

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matt99
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:57:55 PM

My launch model died :( still haven't buried her yet.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:20:45 AM

Is it just me, or does most people who frequent these boards have a launch model PS3 that's died. Or knows someone personally who has had one that died?

Seems like a lot.
I'm one of them.

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 3:07:06 AM

Two 60gig launchers one upgraded to 250GB (used by my wife) and the other purchased already upgraded to 320GB, then I upgraded to 500GB (the 320GB drive is iffy). Got the second 60G with 320 upgrade through an Ebay reseller at least a year ago now, both launchers are going well.

We also have a 40GB system upgraded to 60GB in the house too - had to do something with that 60GB drive I upgraded. My son get's that one.

3 gamers, 3 PS3s, I love tax rebate season. ;)

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kraygen
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 6:05:28 AM

I have the fat 80GB MGS4 edition, used every day for the last 2 1/2 years. Works like a charm. Has a WD 500GB hard drive as of early last year.

I'm looking to get a slim, but only because I want another blu ray player and there are a few games out which have these weird glitches that only affect random fat ps3's. For most people not a problem, there is an easy work around, but I have like Titanic bad luck and they always happen to me in a way I can't get around them. So I'll be playing those games on my slim once I get it.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 9:04:33 AM

Yeah, I have a phat 80GB upgraded to 500GB. I had a chance to buy a slim and chose the phat. I just can't shake the feeling that they skimped on the parts for the slim to cut costs. I am sure that isn't the case, just superstition. I will pick up a slim for $250 if it happens for a 2nd bluray player.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:00:47 PM

Got to say the phat PS3 is more attractive then the slim PS3. That's why I saved about 50 bucks before they started releasing the slim.

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kraygen
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 9:39:53 PM
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I'm looking to buy a slim and so now I may wait a little bit longer to find out when this supposed price drop would happen.

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playSTATION
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:07:40 PM
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my fat original $700 ps3 with upgraded 500GB from the original 60GB is doing just fine so i shall hold on to it. just ain't feeling the slim version but good for those that are still on the fence. the more the merrier.

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SvenMD
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:21:21 PM

HA! I have the same setup! Nice!!!

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ThugNificent101
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:08:57 PM
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That would be great
I would definitely pick up a new PSslim and the NGP if this happens. I love my phat PS3, but if Im not gonna have the media slots anymore... then i may as well have a Slim.
(It will be my 3rd PS3 by the way, my launch 60gig died on me about a year ago )': )

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:17:41 PM
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I just bought a slim yesterday for my Dad's bday, he's gonna be so surprised. Best Buy gives you a fifty dollar gift certificate with it so I used some of it to get him the Remote Control (He's old, the DS3 will probably scare him and he just needs to play movies) and the rest of the money on the card will help in conjunction with another card I have to cover the cost of Dragon Age II :)

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Qubex
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:50:47 PM

Nice one World, let us know what your dad had to say once he unwraps his new toy... is he a keen gamer, or will he use it primarily to watch HD movies?

Would you ever play with him online or is he not that way inclined? Unfortunately my dad is nowhere near as accepting of new technologies as your dad... my father still does not use a computer nor mobile phone. He sticks to the old land line, has no internet access at home and has never sent an email in his life... he is well off the matrix.

To be honest though, as he is not connected at all, he has a very simple, stress free lifestyle and makes more money than me - he has nothing to waste it on but earns a ton of it...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 11:26:41 PM

I've tried to teach my Dad to play games but he can't handle it. Too much going on at once for him to keep up with. Which is too bad because he was in the military and reads tons of Vietnam books. If he could handle it he would be an avid military shooter fan. He'll be using it for Blu Ray and Netflix mostly. But I'll try to wow him with all the other features if I can. Without me I don't think he'd be able to work a computer or a cell phone either. He's 64, not decrepit or anything but technology isn't his strong suit.

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CH1N00K
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 9:17:04 AM

Should give your dad a copy of Killzone 3 with the sharpshooter attachment, see if that gets him to relive the good ol days..lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:19:33 PM

If I could get him to sit down and commit I know I could make a player out of him. Some people don't wanna put in the work.

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dkmrules
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 3:25:03 PM

Cool, my dad and I race on gt5. Its pretty awesomne

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 7:36:10 PM

Hey World,
If you want to get your dad gung-ho interested then try this just as a starting point, so you've given him a reason that he feels he really needs it.

Case in point, at least you've got a great way to get him into the net itself, just show him how to eBay/Amazon/1/2 price dot com/etc for the Vietnam books, DVDs, & all other related memorabilia.

Myself, I've always looking for biographical/autobiographical books on the Vietnam, WWI, WWII, & Civil War & I've garnered a nice Vietnam(& other American wars & conflicts) book & movie collection.......& for some pretty cheap prices too.
Hell, I just picked up 11 old paperbacks that written by the the guys themselves who had fought over there, for only a $1 each.

Anyway.... your dad could wind up not only having a new great hobby that he was not only an actual participant in, but also becoming a mighty proud owner a hell of a historical collection too.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:47:07 PM
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Good!! Not saying it's too expensive right now or anything, but the cheaper it gets, the better. My fat is making weird zip zip noises now. Like a zipper. My fat PS3, not my flabby fat.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 7:57:18 PM

Slightly off topic, but it's still related to saving money for those poster's above....

If any of you guys needs an extended 1, 2 ,3 year or longer warranty on your stuff, then just use "SquareTrade" for great warranties at super-fair prices. They'll also warranty items bought from almost anywhere.

http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/


BTW, if anyone needs any cables, including the newer 1.4 HDMI, Ethernet, etc, etc, in almost any length, then use "Monoprice, the best & most upgraded cables at the best price & fast UPS shipping too.
(Example: I just paid only $4.34 each for 6 different color-coded 10 foot long 1.4 HDMI cables, and only $3.15 each for six 30 foot matching color-coded Ethernet cables, and $4.90 each for six matching color coded 50 foot cables)

http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:50:04 PM
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Oh yeah, the lady at Best Buy was all upset that I wouldn't buy the Geek Squad protection bullsh*t. I didn't want to argue with her, but I think I pissed her off when she mentioned her sons xbox and I just kind of went stupid and let this slip out: "Oh xbox is crap, Sony makes solid hardware, I've never had trouble with my PS3"

Woops, hehe.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:51:50 PM

Loool, what was the reaction on her face when you let slip that :) What a photo opportunity!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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matt99
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 10:59:50 PM

Don't feel bad for telling the truth.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 11:23:35 PM

She looked a little flustered :) I think she was hoping for a commission or a sticker or whatever they give the employees for forcing that crap on people who can't take care of their hardware or feel guilty :)

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Jawknee
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:40:14 AM

The only time I ever get in store warranties is when I am spending over a thousand on a TV or something. The peace of mind that my expensive TV will be covered for 4 or 5 years is worth an extra $100 to $200 bucks.

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kraygen
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:58:23 PM

Best Buy is really sad, they are stealing people's money. They offer to install your operating system for $100 if you buy a pc from them, which is dumb, because the computer really does it for you now.

For $50 they will even update your ps3 for you when you buy it. They try to tell parents who don't know any better that it's really hard to update. So lame.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:11:29 PM

1 of the things like there overpriced HDMI cables at bestbuy they sell but I guess when people buy an expensive TV over there it probably doesn't matter.

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Veitsknight
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 11:45:37 PM
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I really needed the price drop before I got back to college... Now I can't even afford Games. I haven't even picked up Dead Space 2 yet and Killzone 3 is about to come out.

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Kiryu
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:10:57 AM
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I don't know y people are still waiting to buy a ps3???

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Veitsknight
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:28:46 AM

I have to get one for my apartment because my family claimed ownership over the one I bought last year.

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Kiryu
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:35:28 AM

@Veitsknight
so u do have a ps3 already right?

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Veitsknight
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 6:55:50 AM

Yeah, it is at home at the moment. Gotta get one for my apartment.

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Kiryu
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:59:12 AM

i'm talking about people who don't have even one ps3.

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Danny007
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:30:10 AM
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I don't think that it needs a price drop. They just need do what Xbox did and bundle the console with two games, but instead of putting in the crappiest games possible like Microsoft did, Sony could put some of their fantastic exclusives in with the system.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:39:22 AM
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Well Whether you're a fan of the original PS3's or the slims this is a moved that will definitely make the PS3 more attractive to those whom do not own one yet. If anything the slims have a higher non-fail rate than the fats. Not that the fat's fail rate was that high to begin with...

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___________
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:45:10 AM
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thats the last thing they need!
there just about to release their phone and the NGP, so there going to drop the price of this bringing it ever closer to them?
you really thing people are going to shell out more for a phone which is a century old, or for a handheld?
at least at the price it is now it increases the gap between the prices so that helps justify their price.
not to mention sony just started making a profit on the ps3 so you would think lowering it again would just send them back in the negative.
and lord knows sonys going to need all the money they can get with their legal issues!
who said you cant buy the judicial system?
only in America could you get sued for doing something totally legal!
only in the country where you can buy a gun at 18 but have to be 21 to drink.
a bottle of JD is more dangerous then a loaded gun is it?
rolls eyes!

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:16:18 AM

Except Sony isn't suing GeoHot for something that is legal in the US, and before you say it, I'm well aware of the precedent set about jailbreaking an iPhone.

Mr Hots is in hot water for, among other things, publishing a heavily copyrighted and protected encryption key. Sadly, that isn't covered by the iPhone precendent. Neither is computer misuse or circumventing digital protections...

Oh, and while we're at it, since there are PS3s used as part of a US Government super computing cluster or two, hackers with the right keys pose a threat to those systems...something that courts don't tend to take a positive view of.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:41:10 AM

"only in America could you get sued for doing something totally legal!"

Shows how little you know.

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___________
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 6:59:44 AM

except those are not connected to PSN because they removed linux, if they were they would of had to give linux up like everyone else.
ok, so its ok for sony to break the law but not for us?
fine, as the saying goes dont do the crime unless you can do the time.
well were doing the time, so i might as well do the crime!
if M$ was to remove a advertised feature they would of found them in court seconds after they announced it!
OK, so leaking a security key is illegal.
so why is KB not getting sued?
surely, whats good for the goose is good for the gander!

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Veitsknight
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 7:54:32 AM

"a bottle of JD is more dangerous then a loaded gun is it?"

I have two Police Officers in the family and I can honestly say that they are more dangerous when they are drunk.

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:36:33 AM

1. KB is a fictional person, there is no one to sue, nor was that account the source of the offending tweet.
2. What law did Sony break? They removed OtherOS from future versions of firmware but left it in the old ones, so people who wish to can retain it.
3. You stated "only in America could you get sued for doing something totally legal!" and yet now you accept that "OK, so leaking a security key is illegal.".

You know what, there are times when your comments are almost worth the effort, and there are times (like today) when you are nothing more than a pointless waste of my and everyone else's time. If you hate Sony so much - as you evidently do based on months and months of reading your comments, I have to wonder why you comment at a PlayStation specific site. The hyperbole and emotion that blind your comments, the seemingly limitless number of baseless statements and near total lack of factual information that peppers your comments is incredible to behold. The fact that some people still take your comments at face value is scary in the extreme.

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 6:20:26 AM

TheHighlander FTW!

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Lawless SXE
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:01:02 AM
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Another price drop? Damn, if that doesn't persuade people to pick one up, nothing will. The indoctrination of the world by Microsoft needs to be ended.

Oh, and knowing the general love and appreciation for Xenogears diplayed on this site, I'm happy to inform you that it will be on the US PSN tomorrow. Well, the 22nd, which is tomorrow here, not so sure about there.
Peace.

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 1:03:59 AM
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Hmmm....

This comes on the heels of the NGP and PlayStation Suite announcements, the Xperia Play and the whole "We're putting the PS4 on the back burner for now" thing. And then there's the we're gonna ban cheaters and pirates thing. Seems like PS3 is right in the sweetspot and a price cut would be perfect for accelerating the system through the next couple of years just as Wii and 360 start to show their age. With all those users starting wondering about an upgrade, Sony says that the next generation of hardware isn't needed yet (and really, look at the SP3, the next gen is here already). Instead, says Sony, why not come buy the PS3, look it's cheaper now. If MS and/or Nintendo want to come out with a new system, they have a difficult proposition when they offer nothing much (if anything) over what the PS3 can already do, the PS3 has a huge, and growing library and a very attractive price.

I think that if Sony were to cut the price of the PS3 now (or sometime in the first half of this year) it really puts the hurt on MS and Nintendo. After all, neither offer what the PS3 does, and at $250, the PS3 could rapidly become a default choice.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:45:32 AM

That would certainly be good for gamers and more and more 3rd party developers would finally see a reason to embrace the PS3 more than they already have.

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 5:01:03 AM

the only problem is if ms release their new console, Sony could follow or tease us with a prototype of the ps4. look how the introduce the move the first time. they weren't expecting ms to show off kintect(natal at the time) and so they showed off move regardless of it not being ready really. Sony is someone who doesn't back down if someone try's to bring a big gun to fight, they go and bring a bigger and more guns. i know Sony wouldnt care really if Nintendo brought out their new console, Sony knows Nintendo just wants the causal gamer more than the hardcore ones.

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:46:26 AM

@bloodysilence,

Who cares what Nintendo or Microsoft do at this point?

Name me two significant features that either Microsoft or Nintendo can offer that is not already something that the PS3 is capable of.

See, that's the point. If you bring a new, expensive console to market and it does nothing significantly better than the PS3, the PS3 will be cheaper and have more games.

Stereoscopic 3D support? PS3
1080p/1080i/720p video out? PS3
Upgradable mass storage? PS3
Online capability? PS3
Motion controls? PS3
Wireless networking and controllers? PS3
BluRay/DVD/CD playback? PS3
Games in 720/1080i/1080p? PS3
Voice command in games? PS3
Camera based motion control? PS3
Internet browser/Internet video? PS3
and on, and on, and on....

What significant new feature is there that is compelling enough to command a purchase, and is not something that the PS3 can't do? It's not like we're about to switch to a newer higher resolution video standard, we haven't even come close to finishing the switch to digital TV and 720p/1080i yet.

Ok, a new console is 'new', but if it does nothing more than the thoroughly debugged, and tested console with a great game library, developer support and lower price tag, which would you buy?

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 12:21:10 PM

a lot of the gaming community cares what they do.
lets see ps3 came out had all these new awesome hardware but regardless of all that ms, heck Nintendo was kicking Sony ass. just cause you have awesome great hardware doesn't mean people will want it or dev will want to use it. took awhile for dev to get use to the ps3 hardware, only few can actually pull off a great game.

i know what the ps3 can do, but see you don't know and no one else know what the next gen console can do for Nintendo and MS. for all we know Ms could integrate their kintect into the 360 completely and have something better than blu ray and make xbox live free(which wouldn't happen im just saying.)
until officially we see the next gen consoles of MS & Nintendo you cant say it wont be better

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:23:59 PM

@bloodysilence,

Yeah, actually we do know. We know what is technically possible, we know what is on the drawing boards for the next few years in terms of video display in the home. We know the parameters that cannot/will not change for the next 5-10 years.

As I see it, those parameters are;

Internet - broadband speeds will increase for some, but the average service is still to slow for the majority. A compete overhaul of the infrastructure required costs billions and billions of dollars, and takes years. therefore, current cable internet speeds are about the sweetspot for the best in Internet service over the coming 5-10 years.

TV - HDTV is still moving into the mainstream. US broadcasters have finally gone digital, but not all of them have gone HD, nor is there a requirement for them to do so. Content is increasingly being made in HD, but the broadcast standards are pegged at 720p/1080i. Without massive investment in new infrastructure and a sea change in HDTV manufacture and purchasing, we will not see the current 720p/1080i/1080p HDTV standard disappear for more than a decade.

Home video - even with video on demand over the Internet, the best available quality is BluRay, and it's the best by an order of magnitude. Most Internet service simply isn't fast enough to deliver the kinds of bitrates required to achieve BluRay quality at 720p, never mind 1080p. Those rates will climb over the coming years, but Bluray will remain the best option for HD video in the home for at very least the next 5-10 years. Until a higher resolution standard is needed, BluRay has HDTV covered.

3D - Stereoscopic 3D, whether with, or without glasses is already defined in the HDMI standard. Without a massive change in resolution, this will not significantly change in the next 5-10 years, it's still in it's early adoption phase, and the technology to actually display in 3D might change, but the basic resolution and frame rates will not.

Command and control in a video game can be accomplished via various means. a hand held controller, gesture, full body motion capture and voice. All of these are catered to by the current HD video game consoles. Short of a neural interface or a new version of the PowerGlove, this is pretty much it, apart from refinements and enhancements to the existing technology.

So, for a *home* video console what is there that can be offered that is not already here? Unless Nintendo or Microsoft can usher in a whole new wave of super high resolution TVs and persuade everyone that despite their previous statements to the contrary, HD resolution does matter, I don't see how either console maker would really be able to bring much more to the table than is already here. I don't pretend to know what's in either companies 'mind'. However in terms of technology, we do know pretty well what is possible, what is available and what will be available. You can make a statement that they'll do something, but you cannot give any idea of something that they might do?

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Kai200X
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:29:35 AM
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I already have 2 fat PS3, but one recently YLOD... so I think I need to get a slim just to be safe.

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SSRGohan
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:39:26 AM
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My launch console had the misfortune of having a bad disc drive and had to get it fix by sony (i think i paid 150 at the time) it was a horrible week without my ps3 so i went out and got a slim. I love how quiet the slim is but like everybody else in here i miss my 4x usb ports and even more the power off switch in the back i hate wasting too much energy.

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 4:52:30 AM
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its really hard to tell if lowering the price again will hurt Sony or raise their profits. everybody knows Sony wasn't making anything really when the fat ps3 were still out. but when they slash the price and brought the slim out is where it turned around and they started making the money they should of made in the beginning. if lowering the price again works, and the profit percent goes a lot higher stays that way for year all powered towards Sony than

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:48:16 AM

Actually, they only just started making a tiny (notional) profit on the Ps3 hardware in the last few months. The slim was sold at a loss initially as well.

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maxpontiac
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 9:04:24 AM
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The wife and I have been discussing that it's about time to put another PS3 in the house. A price drop would sure make it more convincing.

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Simcoe
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 2:46:49 PM
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Question for anyone that has two or more PS3's, are you able to play/stream content (video or music) from one PS3 to another?

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 3:27:54 PM

I've never tried to, but will tonight.

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Highlander
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 8:53:50 PM

That was quick. No go, it'll act as media server client, but not a server to other devices. So you can watch anything on the local HDD or on a remote media server on the PS3, but you can't watch content stored on your PS3 from another PS3 or PC. You can of course do remote play with a PSP but that's not quite the same.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 8:55:27 AM

Thanks for looking into that! I knew that you could stream content to the PSP and wondered about other PS3's.

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GGCAN
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 7:53:19 PM
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My phat was getting lots of connection errors in the past year and it was driving me crazy logging onto PSN.

Best Buy just had a offer for the 320 GB Slim with Modnation Racers, Uncharted 2, Karate Kid Blu ray movie and a PS3 blu ray remote player all for 299.99 Canadian.

I jumped on the deal this past Saturday.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 9:10:26 PM
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Great, I already have my Fat Princess who's just about eaten through her 60 GB's of cake, so I've just bought 640GB's worth of extra icing for her to munch out on, & she should be in Royal Hog Heaven.

But if there's a price drop soon, this will motivate me to adapt her slim younger sister, & drop some 640 or 750GB's down her throat too.

Anyway, Keven Butler would have to agree with me here that for a PS3, obesity is certainly a good thing.

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t4_robz
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 6:41:41 AM
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damn, i hate when i buy consoles when there practically brand new because then months and years later i see the same thing i bought for like half the price... like when i bought my original PS3 - 40Gb i paid like $600 for it and now its $299? and dropping? ...

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 6:54:36 AM
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Cool if true ! This also could mean we are not far from the PS4 !

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