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Chubachi denies plans for PS3 price cut

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 06 Jul 2007 5:21 User comments (19)

Chubachi denies plans for PS3 price cut Sony Corp. has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) at present to pep up demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's rival game console Wii, Sony's president said on Friday. Sony President Ryoji Chubachi also said in an interview that operating profit margin at its mainstay electronics unit, which makes hot-selling Bravia LCD televisions and Cyber-shot digital cameras, was likely to exceed its 4 percent target for the current year to March 2008.
The higher price tag and lack of attractive software titles have been cited as main reasons the PS3 has been trailing the Wii in sales, and analysts have been widely expecting Sony to soon slash the price to spur on demand.

"If you take a look at how PlayStation and PlayStation 2 have taken off, this is not such an unusual start," Chubachi said. Chubachi said the company was on Track to hit its target of a 5 percent operating profit margin for the year to March 2008, and its electronics division will likely exceed the 4 percent target.

The margin targets, set in 2005, have been considered as the most visible indicator of success for turnaround efforts by Chief Executive Howard Stringer and Chubachi.

In a sign of lack of confidence on the side of investors, however, Sony, which has sales eight times as big as Nintendo, was overtaken by the Kyoto-based company last week in market capitalization and bumped off the list of Japan's 10 most valuable companies.

Source: Reuters

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19 user comments

16.7.2007 5:27

Bullshit. Sony will announce price drop at E3.

26.7.2007 5:31

They'd better, I'm hoping either they do, or they don't and have a bunch of financial troubles then hopefully that will force them to. Hopefully.

36.7.2007 6:49
hughjars
Inactive

S'funny, all this fuss over a 50/$100 price drop.

I seriously doubt it's anything even remotely like enough.

46.7.2007 8:32
vinny13
Inactive

I'm still going to get one, but a little less money wouldn't hurt.

They have to drop for Christmas. If they don't, some poor kid is going to be stuck with a 360(not the Wii because it will be sold out). That little guy is gonna burn his tiny hands off lol

56.7.2007 9:10

Who cares,with a very few selection of games why would you want to buy this???
I guess to collect dust,those things like to get dirty:P

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Jul 2007 @ 9:10

66.7.2007 9:34

I'm hoping Sony will make the price drop happen at E3.

I'll be damned if I'm going to pay $600 for a video game system, Blu-ray player or not.

76.7.2007 9:35

07 / 05 / 2007 -
Thursday Spoofee Deals!
Circuit City - Sony PS3 60GB System for $499.99 Starting 7/15
Good Deal

Circuit City will have the Playstation 3 60GB system for $499.99 + Tax starting 07/15.

This may be a permanent price drop

- Link to Scan

86.7.2007 10:19
vinny13
Inactive

Originally posted by chozn2004:
07 / 05 / 2007 -
Thursday Spoofee Deals!
Circuit City - Sony PS3 60GB System for $499.99 Starting 7/15
Good Deal

Circuit City will have the Playstation 3 60GB system for $499.99 + Tax starting 07/15.

This may be a permanent price drop

- Link to Scan
It's probably not permanent, but there's always specials for it. EB Games had "Trade in 10(qualifing) games and get a new 60GB PS3 for $400.00(CAD)" and then a few weeks later "Trade in 10(qualifing) games and get a used 60GB PS3 for $350.00(CAD)". What they would do is they would boot up each qualifing game to $22.50 or something and then depending on how many games you had that qualified you would get that much of a discount.

If your buying a PS3, all you have to do is be on the look out.

96.7.2007 13:06

I was hoping they did so microsoft can drop they're price also.

106.7.2007 13:13

PS3 needs a price cut. it will never truly take off like PS2 did. despite the xbox rather crappy reliability. people seem to be buying it still.

116.7.2007 13:24

They targeted adult gamers, unlike Wii where kids and adults are drawn to it. Nobody is gonna buy their kid a $600 system unless they are a doctor or something. I look forward to owning a PS3 but not quite yet. Again, would LOVE to see a GTA IV package for $600. Cant see spending that much and then having to buy a $60 game on top of it, and a HDMI cable.

126.7.2007 14:28

Will Just have to wait and see

147.7.2007 6:29
jsms928
Inactive

Um, $100.00 price drop this Sunday. Guarantee.

157.7.2007 6:33
jsms928
Inactive

Um $100.00 next Sunday, sorry, the 15th.

167.7.2007 6:51
diableria
Inactive

what kind of a retard would buy a ps3 anyways, maybe 2 years from now when price has been cut and there will be some decent games. right now its a waste of money

177.7.2007 10:10

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10292.cfm

Don't you love how they can't stand to actually come out and say "we were stupid and the price is coming down" instead of "we're refining the price" and "no we're not going to lower the price." What's it really going to hurt to tell the truth? Do they really think sales will suck any more than they do now?

189.7.2007 20:24

I really doubt that Sony will drop prices. Due to the fact that this is like one of the handful of articles that have been posted about this and it has not happened yet.

1910.7.2007 3:47

Originally posted by borhan9:
I really doubt that Sony will drop prices. Due to the fact that this is like one of the handful of articles that have been posted about this and it has not happened yet.

Actually it has.

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/10326.cfm

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