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Sony confirms they are depleting stock of 60GB PS3 model

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jul 2007 15:39 User comments (39)

Sony confirms they are depleting stock of 60GB PS3 model On Monday, Sony finally confirmed what many assumed and announced that they were ceasing production on the $500 60GB model of the PlayStation 3 in favor of the new $600 80GB model.
Dave Karraker said they will continue to sell the lower priced 60GB model until "supplies of that unit are depleted" and that "We have ample inventory to meet the immediate needs of consumers [in the US] for several months to come."

Although its not clear whether Sony will once again drop the price of the console when the 60GB model stock is depleted but for now, the company is remaining quiet on future pricing strategies.

"We won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated," said Karraker.

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117.7.2007 16:41

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and im still not getting one. PS3 still needs alot more than 20 extra gigs to get me to drop half a G-note on one of these bluray babies

217.7.2007 17:01

""We won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated," said Karraker. "

An indication of yet another price drop? (and yet another model introduced?)

317.7.2007 17:38

At least they dropped the price some which is better then nothing.

417.7.2007 18:16

Someone toss Sony a lifeboat! It sounds like Sony is getting desperate. Yeah, you had a few bonuses from the 20GB to 60GB models such as HDMI, WIFI, and a colored bezel. But an extra 20GB is no reason to buy one for me. Plus, you or i can switch out a laptop hard drive and get a 300GB+ version PS3. Whats next, multi colored PS3s to try to lure buyers? This is painful to watch yet so entertaining....

517.7.2007 18:22

Originally posted by DoomLight:
FIRST

and im still not getting one. PS3 still needs alot more than 20 extra gigs to get me to drop half a G-note on one of these bluray babies
Ditto :)

617.7.2007 18:25

Well I dropped a half g and love it... actually from what it seems, if your going to get a PS3.. get it now, before sony tampers too much....

717.7.2007 18:38
tyrant897
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I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.

817.7.2007 18:45

Originally posted by tyrant897:
I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.
Dude I am with u on that... If you dont like the PS3, then dont get one... its the same with ANY product.. Those that truely want it and could care less what Others have to say, will buy one... Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I dont bash those that can go out and buy a Lexus, even though I feel like its an expensive Volvo..lol... Anyway my point is that dont hate, just because "we" can buy a PS3 regardless of price.. I feel 600 was worth it.. Especially since I wanted it... As much as I hate Microsoft and despise them, I still keep my opinions to myself about their, peice of crap paper weight...

917.7.2007 19:08

Originally posted by tyrant897:
I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.
Most of these people are nuts. For some reason they think that a MAJOR CORPORATION is going to fail and close its doors simply because they made some bad moves with one of their products. Happens all the time to a lot of corporations. Look at Sony's past and you'll see that the PS2 went thru the same problems at launch. The only difference is this time they have competition and it's making for some bad decisions on Sony's part. Sony has made a lot of bad decisions and I'm sure they'll make more. Doesn't mean they are going anywhere.
How many bad decisions have Microsoft or Nintendo made? Looks like they are doing pretty well considering Nintendo has already failed once and Microsoft has more haters than anybody can count. Yes I think they are doing just fine and so will Sony.

Now I think we are ready for a boat load of posts that spew out a bunch of technical garbage and useless opinions about why the PS3 (or Sony) sucks. Cant wait to see how enlightening this is going to be.

1017.7.2007 19:14
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by tyrant897:
I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.
Dude I am with u on that... If you dont like the PS3, then dont get one... its the same with ANY product.. Those that truely want it and could care less what Others have to say, will buy one... Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I dont bash those that can go out and buy a Lexus, even though I feel like its an expensive Volvo..lol... Anyway my point is that dont hate, just because "we" can buy a PS3 regardless of price.. I feel 600 was worth it.. Especially since I wanted it... As much as I hate Microsoft and despise them, I still keep my opinions to myself about their, peice of crap paper weight...
Took the words right out of my mouth! I totally agree. If you have nothing good to say, don't say it at all!

1117.7.2007 19:47

although i agree with you guys you still have to understand that the ps3 is going to have the neo geo AES in that it's going to be a niche system that is mind blazingly amazing as far as a select few games (as of now) and graphics but people won't buy it due to the price

1217.7.2007 20:00

Originally posted by DoomLight:
FIRST


and im still not getting one. PS3 still needs alot more than 20 extra gigs to get me to drop half a G-note on one of these bluray babies

Exactly who said the extra 20 gigs was the only addition? By September the touch sense rumble feature will be released along with the PSEYE, whose to say that the extra 20 gigs wont be packaged with it amongst other goodies.
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1317.7.2007 20:43

as far as i know the 80gb comes with a copy of motorstorm included, so for an extra $100 you get extra 20gb's and a game, seems fair.

1417.7.2007 20:49

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by tyrant897:
I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.
Dude I am with u on that... If you dont like the PS3, then dont get one... its the same with ANY product.. Those that truely want it and could care less what Others have to say, will buy one... Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I dont bash those that can go out and buy a Lexus, even though I feel like its an expensive Volvo..lol... Anyway my point is that dont hate, just because "we" can buy a PS3 regardless of price.. I feel 600 was worth it.. Especially since I wanted it... As much as I hate Microsoft and despise them, I still keep my opinions to myself about their, piece of crap paper weight...
Took the words right out of my mouth! I totally agree. If you have nothing good to say, don't say it at all!
WOW its such a relief that more peeps are like me I love both my systems (PS3,X360)each has its ups and downs(I can't think of any rite now)Wait my 360 is out for the 4th repair but I STILL LOVE IT and have NO BAD FEELINGS about it. The PS3 has had NO problems I just never use it because of LACK OF GAMES. But I understand.
IF you can't afford a top notch system, then buy a Wii, you will be happy with you choice. Or you can wait till the PS4 and Xbox come out and buy the old PS3 and X360. Then you can cry about your $150(mistake) My $599 and $499 was WELL spent
I have been and will be in line for the NEW systems waiting.....with no regrets

1517.7.2007 20:51
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
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Originally posted by tyrant897:
I bought one and i'm pleased as punch about it. so many PS3 news posts and so many of the same bashing from the same people about the same thing. Frankly I get your drift you dont like PS3, you dont want a PS3, and you will likely never own a PS3. Your loss as far as im concerned, I could bust into the same heard it before bashing of a system that you have a 30% chance of it failing on you the second you leave the store, or about the fact that they come out with another version that contains everything the first should have, or to be somewhat on par to PS3 you have to buy a 250 dollar add on, or etc etc etc. but I won't, oops i did, but its the only time Im going to say it, I wont drone on about the same thing on every 360 news release and I definately wont appear to have a text document with the same old rants to copy and paste everytime too. You either like a system or you don't, I like them all and best of all my PS3 was 25 bucks more than a 360 elite.
Dude I am with u on that... If you dont like the PS3, then dont get one... its the same with ANY product.. Those that truely want it and could care less what Others have to say, will buy one... Everyone is entitled to their own opinion... I dont bash those that can go out and buy a Lexus, even though I feel like its an expensive Volvo..lol... Anyway my point is that dont hate, just because "we" can buy a PS3 regardless of price.. I feel 600 was worth it.. Especially since I wanted it... As much as I hate Microsoft and despise them, I still keep my opinions to myself about their, piece of crap paper weight...
Took the words right out of my mouth! I totally agree. If you have nothing good to say, don't say it at all!
WOW its such a relief that more peeps are like me I love both my systems (PS3,X360)each has its ups and downs(I can't think of any rite now)Wait my 360 is out for the 4th repair but I STILL LOVE IT and have NO BAD FEELINGS about it. The PS3 has had NO problems I just never use it because of LACK OF GAMES. But I understand.
IF you can't afford a top notch system, then buy a Wii, you will be happy with you choice. Or you can wait till the PS4 and Xbox come out and buy the old PS3 and X360. Then you can cry about your $150(mistake) My $599 and $499 was WELL spent
I have been and will be in line for the NEW systems waiting.....with no regrets
4th repair! Why don't they just give you a new system? lol

1617.7.2007 22:05

They have been ALL new systems, I just got 4 bad ones.......But I understand....I won't cry about it......I have a PS3 to hold me over(playing "The Darkness" now)

1717.7.2007 22:20

Sega was at the top of their game then had to switch out of the console market,its true it will take more than the PS3 failing for them to leave it,in the end the PS3 dose need a life boat,its not goign to do well as a "elite machine" MS has managed to do well with its elite niche I do not think sony will do so well they want it to sale thus they have a fit every quarter and change the unit.

They really need to simply drop everythign and focus on maxim lowest price,fist off drop WIFI and the card reader their extra and un needed for BR movies or gaming, next leave the 80 in for non confusion issues the 80 will be better known for not havign the EE chip (so its good not to try and sneak it past consumers by putting the 60 in it)

Now we have a streamlined PS3 that can be sold for 400,you are goign to take losses anyway you do it so its best to get them dealt with now,the WIFI and card reader can be put back in via expansion slots and be sold for 80 a pop for all I care they are just weighing the system down when it needs to be light and float in the market.

Of coarse this is what they will do,lower the 60GB to 499,then when the 80GBs hit its back up to 599 with 2 games and 2 controllers,during the Xmas season they might toss in a game or 2 with the 60GB to finish getting it out of stock.

Sony is goign to dck around so much the N64 will look like it did better 10 years ago.. frankly they should be lucky to do as well with this mess they have created.




vinny13
because he wants a system with his games on it not the 5 PS3 games that might be ok right now from its current libary..plus hed have to shall out 800+ with tax to get it and 5 games...so again no thanks I'd rather get a PC and he'd rather have a working 360 and guess what like the DRE issues with the PS2 millions of them still work and so do millions of 360s.

plus MS will fix it for free, now if Sony was wiling to take a 360 and 4 games for a PS3 I might bite :P

1817.7.2007 22:38

well, I will say this: it IS good that there is a PS3 and a Wii. If there weren't, do you think the 360 would be as cheap as it is (if you even consider it cheap)? Of course not.

I think the Wii is neat and I play it often when I go over to my friend's house--and it really does give you a workout or even tests your mind. Pretty neat. But I don't like the PS3--just not the games I am interested in.

Back to the point, though--it is like the HDDVD and Blu-Ray issue. I am glad they are fighting because it means lower prices for me.

1917.7.2007 22:42

Originally posted by gallagher:
well, I will say this: it IS good that there is a PS3 and a Wii. If there weren't, do you think the 360 would be as cheap as it is (if you even consider it cheap)? Of course not.

I think the Wii is neat and I play it often when I go over to my friend's house--and it really does give you a workout or even tests your mind. Pretty neat. But I don't like the PS3--just not the games I am interested in.

Back to the point, though--it is like the HDDVD and Blu-Ray issue. I am glad they are fighting because it means lower prices for me.

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Yes, its cheaply built thus is fits well into the 300-400 range :P(that and going over 400 would make it simply not sale well...liek the PS3) ,plus thats the range the Xbox was in,the PS3 is tryign to break the mold and is only damaging itself in the process..
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2017.7.2007 22:58
vinny13
Inactive

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
Sega was at the top of their game then had to switch out of the console market,its true it will take more than the PS3 failing for them to leave it,in the end the PS3 dose need a life boat,its not goign to do well as a "elite machine" MS has managed to do well with its elite niche I do not think sony will do so well they want it to sale thus they have a fit every quarter and change the unit.

They really need to simply drop everythign and focus on maxim lowest price,fist off drop WIFI and the card reader their extra and un needed for BR movies or gaming, next leave the 80 in for non confusion issues the 80 will be better known for not havign the EE chip (so its good not to try and sneak it past consumers by putting the 60 in it)

Now we have a streamlined PS3 that can be sold for 400,you are goign to take losses anyway you do it so its best to get them dealt with now,the WIFI and card reader can be put back in via expansion slots and be sold for 80 a pop for all I care they are just weighing the system down when it needs to be light and float in the market.

Of coarse this is what they will do,lower the 60GB to 499,then when the 80GBs hit its back up to 599 with 2 games and 2 controllers,during the Xmas season they might toss in a game or 2 with the 60GB to finish getting it out of stock.

Sony is goign to dck around so much the N64 will look like it did better 10 years ago.. frankly they should be lucky to do as well with this mess they have created.




vinny13
because he wants a system with his games on it not the 5 PS3 games that might be ok right now from its current libary..plus hed have to shall out 800+ with tax to get it and 5 games...so again no thanks I'd rather get a PC and he'd rather have a working 360 and guess what like the DRE issues with the PS2 millions of them still work and so do millions of 360s.

plus MS will fix it for free, now if Sony was wiling to take a 360 and 4 games for a PS3 I might bite :P
Uhh... What???

I have no clue what your saying, but what I mean as in new system I mean replacement. There shouldn't be anymore problems at least after the 2nd fix. You shouldn't need 4 repairs.

2117.7.2007 23:14

vinny13

Sorry its late and I am assy I need my nap :P
(what I said was would rather have it repaired than buy new/ect)

you forget how fickle the problem is on the 360 if the mobo/heat setup is blowing chips and they just replace the chips its still goign to blow chips and then add to it they probably just recert broken units and swap them out ASAP after exchanging the HDs so the user accounts/saves are not.

the problem is not so simple thus why you have people getting number 5 repaired and the reason why MS has come out with a full assault on replacement/repair/shipping/refunds you gotta admit they are cleaning up nicely sure it could be better and they could have spent half of what they are spending now to have it work right int he first place but then so could sony have used current "loss money" to have the PS3 launched in a better position.

the PS3 has hit a sand bar and taking water,the 360 is steaming ahead 1/4 sunk,the wiis already circled the world twice LOL

IMO nows not the time for sony to delay they need to show devs there system solid,a price drop is their only choice they need to get a solid stable price drop in before Xmas and leave it there.

If worse comes to worse it will be no worse than the N64 or even the Xbox,both have enough good titles to make it worth owning even tho they were not the "best sellers" of their time.

2217.7.2007 23:23

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:


you forget how fickle the problem is on the 360 if the mobo/heat setup is blowing chips and they just replace the chips its still goign to blow chips and then add to it they probably just recert broken units and swap them out ASAP after exchanging the HDs so the user accounts/saves are not.

When sending in a system for repair you DO NOT send in the HDD




the PS3 has hit a sand bar and taking water,the 360 is steaming ahead 1/4 sunk,the wiis already circled the world twice LOL


Well people have been playing with there Wii Wiis' for Thousands for years

2317.7.2007 23:31

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:


you forget how fickle the problem is on the 360 if the mobo/heat setup is blowing chips and they just replace the chips its still goign to blow chips and then add to it they probably just recert broken units and swap them out ASAP after exchanging the HDs so the user accounts/saves are not.

When sending in a system for repair you DO NOT send in the HDD




the PS3 has hit a sand bar and taking water,the 360 is steaming ahead 1/4 sunk,the wiis already circled the world twice LOL


Well people have been playing with there Wii Wiis' for Thousands for years
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bah
more like the Sticks on the WII boat go round round round :P
that or the flight sticks in the wii boat make it go round round round :P

In any case it will be good to see the PS3 doing better once they stop "wii'ing" with the price.

oh god I need sleep :P

2417.7.2007 23:39
mgoat
Inactive

Sony at each turn, skillfully finds new ways to fuck up.

2518.7.2007 4:46

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"We have ample inventory to meet the immediate needs of consumers [in the US] for several months to come."
I wonder why that is... (rhetorical question = do not answer)

2618.7.2007 7:03

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"We have ample inventory to meet the immediate needs of consumers [in the US] for several months to come."
I wonder why that is... (rhetorical question = do not answer)
world wide glut maybe? :P

its sad both MS and Sony have a glut only MS's excesses are all broken 0-o
LOL

2718.7.2007 7:17

:( why? This is really sad someone needs to get fired you know. They have this thing all wrong. MS has two versions of 360 both doing well so whats the matter with sony huh? I'm telling you they're never gonna win this cycle now. They'll just have to do like nintendo. Ride out the storm for the rest of this cycle and maybe the next (N64 & GC) and come back with a console the majority of people will actually buy (Wii).

2818.7.2007 8:35

Originally posted by xyqo:
:( why? This is really sad someone needs to get fired you know. They have this thing all wrong. MS has two versions of 360 both doing well so whats the matter with sony huh? I'm telling you they're never gonna win this cycle now. They'll just have to do like nintendo. Ride out the storm for the rest of this cycle and maybe the next (N64 & GC) and come back with a console the majority of people will actually buy (Wii).
Ya the PSX brand has been kicked int eh nuts its like the transition from the SNES to the N64 however I think once the pricing issues get dealt with and they put the system out for under 499 it will do better than the 360 but nintendo is golden this time round.

2918.7.2007 9:28

I buyed my ps3 as soon as it came out in japan ( i live in sweden), not many games yet and it was the same thing when ps2 came out so i buyed one quickly. But i will never by a microsoft thing for the console-world, they have the pc-world, and me for my self think they only destroy the console-gaming. I think ps3 will go in bloom next year, and its going to be the best console on the market as ps2 was, only have to have some patience. And i like it now too, gets better and better with the new firmwares that keeps coming, and some real nice games are on their way. Work realy great as blu-ray and dvd-player too, as a bonus.

3018.7.2007 9:35

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Ya the PSX brand has been kicked int eh nuts its like the transition from the SNES to the N64 however I think once the pricing issues get dealt with and they put the system out for under 499 it will do better than the 360 but Nintendo is golden this time round.
Totally!! They paid their dues by hanging in there and keeping their name alive then used their vast experience to deliver and end up rather successful. Saga couldn't manage to do that and i hope that Sony the follows the path of Nintendo as opposed to that of saga but i really don't think it's that bad at this point. However they need to realize that they're in an unfamiliar position. Nintendo knows what it's like to trail, MS knows that it's like to trail, Sony has really only known success form the day they launched the original PS.
They need to stop screwing up, take a revenue hit and drop the price. Cut out this ever increasing HD size rubbish.
IMO Sony needs to:
Keep the 60Gb model
Set the price of that model to $450
Sell the 80Gb as a bundle (similar to the bundle they have planned for EU) for $600.
For the upcoming holiday season sell the 60Gb as a bundle as well.
And finally keep the price and HD size stable and stop confusing consumers.

3118.7.2007 9:50

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Ya the PSX brand has been kicked int eh nuts its like the transition from the SNES to the N64 however I think once the pricing issues get dealt with and they put the system out for under 499 it will do better than the 360 but Nintendo is golden this time round.
Totally!! They paid their dues by hanging in there and keeping their name alive then used their vast experience to deliver and end up rather successful. Saga couldn't manage to do that and i hope that Sony the follows the path of Nintendo as opposed to that of saga but i really don't think it's that bad at this point. However they need to realize that they're in an unfamiliar position. Nintendo knows what it's like to trail, MS knows that it's like to trail, Sony has really only known success form the day they launched the original PS.
They need to stop screwing up, take a revenue hit and drop the price. Cut out this ever increasing HD size rubbish.
IMO Sony needs to:
Keep the 60Gb model
Set the price of that model to $450
Sell the 80Gb as a bundle (similar to the bundle they have planned for EU) for $600.
For the upcoming holiday season sell the 60Gb as a bundle as well.
And finally keep the price and HD size stable and stop confusing consumers.
Sega missed the boat one time to many,the sega CD was a solid add on,the 32X was a silly add on,the Saturn was a nightmare to dev for and sega was unhelpful to devs thus lost,the DC was great and it could have found a place in market but sega decided to close its console making doors.

I wish it would relaisize now that they can not make good games anymore and simply cease game development until they are ready to but effort into their titles,Sega needs a overhaul badly..

I think 2 or 3 consecutive failed console releases will kill any console maker,sony could close its doors but make money as a dev,but sony is no where near close to stop being a console maker.

the 60GB model has the EEchip in it and they are removing thos as to lessen the already high amount of confusion.

Sony needs a high end and a low end unit,thats reasonable,as I said before remove the wireless crap if you must leave BT in it so the pads work, remove the card reader as well add 1 over stock game and the 80GB HDD and call it the 399 bundle it comes with basic cables and 1 pad,now for the high end leave the 80GB as it is only put a 120 or 150GB drive in it add the HDMI cables add 2 overstock games and 2 pads sale it for 699,produce at a 70/30 ratio and thus we have balance,stick with a 499+ price point and fail....
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3218.7.2007 10:11

In other words bring back the original 20 gig but with out the HD and sell it for 399?

That doesn't sound too bad If you need the HD buy one. But it think they should keep the MC slots.

I still don't see why dropping the the EEchip doesn't translate into a real price drop for consumers though. It's so strange. The unit that has an extra chip is being discontinued and yet the price remains the same on the newer unit thats cheaper to produce just with 20 extra gigs. Is 20Gb the same cost as an emotion engine? I think not. I really wish Sony would just spill their guts and tell us whats really going on.

3318.7.2007 10:19

Originally posted by xyqo:
In other words bring back the original 20 gig but with out the HD and sell it for 399?

That doesn't sound too bad If you need the HD buy one. But it think they should keep the MC slots.

I still don't see why dropping the the EEchip doesn't translate into a real price drop for consumers though. It's so strange. The unit that has an extra chip is being discontinued and yet the price remains the same on the newer unit thats cheaper to produce just with 20 extra gigs. Is 20Gb the same cost as an emotion engine? I think not. I really wish Sony would just spill their guts and tell us whats really going on.

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Ya it still has the silver lining and such only it has the 80GB HDD,it just dose not have WIFI and the card reader witch are pointless to gaming.

the EEchip is like 40$ and drops BWC by 30ish% but adds more features to PSX/PS2 games.

sony is wasting a lot of moeny on trying to get this thing to sale well they need to realize the price is the main thing thats stopping its sales.


Sony simply did not offer a good core unit this is why they are in trouble now,if the 20GB was 400 there would be no problem.

3418.7.2007 14:33

WTF to post above!

AnywayYeh poor tatics, stick with 1 bloody model! its just uber ghey! Unless Sony's tatic is to get the stupid SONY FB's to buy the knew one therefore meanign they sell there old ones and therefor ppl will buy the preowned ones
but heck lol that just stuid!

SONY U COCKED UP BIG TIME U MUPPETS! and u TOOK A HUGE DUMP ON EUROPE! AND NOW U'VE LOST THE WEST FOREVER!

3518.7.2007 14:35

anyone BASHING the PS3 ..this early in the game, doesnt know what they're talking about. all i hear is the saaame stupid ramblings about the saame stuff. and how 'pleased' you are with your stiffbox this an that.
i think BOTH systems look great. yea theres live and thats aleays been good but was the shipbox lookin like it is now..8 months after launch?! noooo it wasnt..so now why bash SONY...its like wth man, this is pointless. 'oh sonys making BAD moves.' 'what they NEED to do is take out...' TAKE OUT?! wtf!? T H I S I S T H E S Y S T E M ppl, and thats how it IS. you 'fishes' took the bait when MS.., thats all, im finished. whatever. * an im not a 'fanboy' cuz i know about all systems, but if i waas you better beLIEVE!!... id be for sony. sony has championship rings fool, what are you talkin about?! ms is big but it left college two years early to play in the league. SONY ...theres no comparison man. comparison cuz theres only 2 systems that go head-to-head really but... theres no comparison.


ho, nollie flip!

3618.7.2007 14:55

Riotard
Its simple Sony should have offered a solid core unit at a 300-400 price range,they did not and have been scrambling to fix the PS3's high price by adding more extras to it while removing the EE chip and not lowering the price,they seem to think it will sale at or above 500, what they need to do is stop dcking around with it and focus on 1 configuration thats 400$

saluu

Sorry MS screwing up with the fail rate and Sony cant decide on what model to go with both deserve every bit of bashing they get,hello remove the ee-chip and you lose 30% or more of BWC and you want to put a 80GB HDD in it and sale it for 600 after the 60GB are out of stock?!":?! WTF?!?!!?


And while I am at it heres a bit of fun fact the 360 has more power for graphics than the PS3 (not a lot but worth mentioning) and the PS3 has more power for physics (not a lot but worth mentioning).

so :P

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jul 2007 @ 14:59

3718.7.2007 21:36

more power for graphics? i dont know if it's more power but 360 games DO look more vivid and colorful at first glance compared to a game on the PS. ehh, whatever.. im sure there are points upon points to be made.

3818.7.2007 21:58

Originally posted by saluu:
more power for graphics? i dont know if it's more power but 360 games DO look more vivid and colorful at first glance compared to a game on the PS. ehh, whatever.. im sure there are points upon points to be made.
There always are, while the 360 has more power its not always the best in Hdef formats,sony has set their sights high that plus a slightly different style of "animation design" of some stuff dose look more vibrate.

From what I have seen the 360 and PS3 can be so close in looks that power is truly irrelevant what is going to come play is physics more than "look".

The 360 has 2 years or so worth of maturing the coding has improve but I do not think they have taped the 360s full power multi CPU/threading is still in its infancy.

The PS3 has room to grow the odd architecture of it is goign to slow code optimization/maturing but tis starting off a few rungs up higher than the 360,I wish the price issues would be dealt with so devs can start getting this beast running the over all potential of the PS3 is greater than the 360 but its going to take the PS3 longer to ripen,I do not think tis goign to get a real "next gen" title until MGS 4 or so.

The 360is starting to enter its sweet spot maybe a few months after the 65nm units get out it will blossom ,the PS3 I don't see blooming till mid late 09 or 010,it takes 2 for a console to mature as long as issues don't arise (MS got kicked in the knees sony got kicked in the pants), in the end I want the PS3 to stabilize at a low price so it can start blooming the 360 is already o tis way to fully filling out tis niche.

Theres lil need to talk about King Nintendo I have control issues over the WII (button mapping and such and full use of any pad setup for the VC) and to a lesser degree tacty motion controls to some gen 1 games but really the WII is keeps :P

3919.7.2007 5:49

Quote:
Originally posted by saluu:
more power for graphics? i dont know if it's more power but 360 games DO look more vivid and colorful at first glance compared to a game on the PS. ehh, whatever.. im sure there are points upon points to be made.
There always are, while the 360 has more power its not always the best in Hdef formats,sony has set their sights high that plus a slightly different style of "animation design" of some stuff dose look more vibrate.

From what I have seen the 360 and PS3 can be so close in looks that power is truly irrelevant what is going to come play is physics more than "look".

The 360 has 2 years or so worth of maturing the coding has improve but I do not think they have taped the 360s full power multi CPU/threading is still in its infancy.

The PS3 has room to grow the odd architecture of it is goign to slow code optimization/maturing but tis starting off a few rungs up higher than the 360,I wish the price issues would be dealt with so devs can start getting this beast running the over all potential of the PS3 is greater than the 360 but its going to take the PS3 longer to ripen,I do not think tis goign to get a real "next gen" title until MGS 4 or so.

The 360is starting to enter its sweet spot maybe a few months after the 65nm units get out it will blossom ,the PS3 I don't see blooming till mid late 09 or 010,it takes 2 for a console to mature as long as issues don't arise (MS got kicked in the knees sony got kicked in the pants), in the end I want the PS3 to stabilize at a low price so it can start blooming the 360 is already o tis way to fully filling out tis niche.

Theres lil need to talk about King Nintendo I have control issues over the WII (button mapping and such and full use of any pad setup for the VC) and to a lesser degree tacty motion controls to some gen 1 games but really the WII is keeps :P

This is what I think: Don't bash ANYTHING unless you have FIRST HAND knowledge!!!!!!Just because you read everything good and bad does not make you a expert....EX...You can read everything that has ever been written about skydiving....but you can't tell me how it feels to stand in an open door of a plane at 13,500ft. Or the sounds, the taste of a cloud as you punch through it. The rush of floating down at 120+mph. You have to experience for yourself to be able to critique it.

I have both systems and a HDTV(you can't compare the graphics on a SDTV)everything is very similar but I agree that PS3 will pass X360 VERY soon. With all the firmware updates it will not be long. And I hate to choose one or the other so thats why I have both

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