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Sony plans European PS3 price cuts for holidays

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2007 17:44 User comments (14)

Sony plans European PS3 price cuts for holidays According to the newspaper Les Echos, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) will announce lower prices for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) home entertainment console ahead of the holiday season, in an effort to boost sales. The report claimed that the company will offer price drops between 100 and 200, although the latter rate more-so refers to the availability of the 40GB PS3 model, which would sell for 399.
The 60GB version of the PS3 console, the most expensive in the territory, would see a price cut of up to 100, according to the report. A Sony spokesman declined to confirm the price cut details from the report, but did say that an important announcement for Europe was "imminent."

In the United States, Sony replaced the 60GB PS3 model with an 80GB model (with some extra upgrades) for the same price. The company is hoping to offer a more attractive price tag for consumers over the holiday season to ramp up competition with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's market-leading Wii console.

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14 user comments

14.10.2007 20:40

I would like to see the 40GB model at 350, the 60 or 80 GB unit really needs to be under 600USD....

24.10.2007 23:01
nobrainer
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I'd consider getting one if there were more tempting games that weren't multi format, and they wasn't made by foxconn in their slave labour sweat shops.

35.10.2007 2:19
BIGnewb
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good news sony!

45.10.2007 2:19
BIGnewb
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srry x2 post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2007 @ 5:13

55.10.2007 8:36

Finally sony is getting a little smarter in there marketing.. I will look forward to buying on this winter. Cause KILLZONE 2 is coming out feb. which will blow HALO 3 out of the water.

65.10.2007 8:37

sorry for double post

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76.10.2007 5:11
BIGnewb
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thats pretty true.halo has become more of a kiddie game just like XBL is.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2007 @ 5:12

87.10.2007 13:40

Originally posted by darkmetal:
Finally sony is getting a little smarter in there marketing.. I will look forward to buying on this winter. Cause KILLZONE 2 is coming out feb. which will blow HALO 3 out of the water.
A Halo killer,heard that one before and that blew up in ones face didn't it.
Killzone 1 killed Halo....LMAO!
I love listening to Sony sheep convincing themselves that games that are not even out yet are eclipsing titles that are actualy available with good reviews.
Bunch of delusional self-humiliating Sony zealots...don't you just love 'em.

97.10.2007 14:01

Quote:
Originally posted by darkmetal:
Finally sony is getting a little smarter in there marketing.. I will look forward to buying on this winter. Cause KILLZONE 2 is coming out feb. which will blow HALO 3 out of the water.
A Halo killer,heard that one before and that blew up in ones face didn't it.
Killzone 1 killed Halo....LMAO!
I love listening to Sony sheep convincing themselves that games that are not even out yet are eclipsing titles that are actualy available with good reviews.
Bunch of delusional self-humiliating Sony zealots...don't you just love 'em.
It won't take much to out due Halo 3, its single player campaign is weak. over all its abotu as good as halo 2 witch is sad since Halo 2 itself was weak,sure the MP side was good but thats what they have dumbed Halo down to a MP game with a ok SP side, Halo 1 is still the best Halo.

Sales aside the only thing you need to beat halo is a fun solid SP game with lots of MP options, Kill zone "might" can out due Halo 3.

Sadly I think Halo 3/Bishock/Jericho are the pencil of new FPSs ,the reason its sad the depth in level design,design/gamepaly is weak to what it was.

107.10.2007 14:05
nobrainer
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@ ZippyDSM

just as films are getting worse so are the games unfortunately zippy. most game suck now and rely on visuals to sell them, but its the repetitive linear rubbish that's churned out by the large studios that sucks the most, hence the wii is dominate.

117.10.2007 14:16

Originally posted by nobrainer:
@ ZippyDSM

just as films are getting worse so are the games unfortunately zippy. most game suck now and rely on visuals to sell them, but its the repetitive linear rubbish that's churned out by the large studios that sucks the most, hence the wii is dominate.
Zelda TWP is not that great in comaprsion nintendo is decaying at the same rate as the rest however they started out a bit higher and they seem to cling to qaulty a bit more than the rest..

But there is no denying that quality has gone to hell and no one seems to give a damn, bioshock is half the game it could have been Halo 3 is more like Halo 2....WTF.... gaming is now as bad as hollywood only its 60$ a pop and not 20 ><

127.10.2007 14:27
nobrainer
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hey zippy i found the vid of the new ps3 production line, so much for health and safety!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2ca_1179747718

137.10.2007 17:35

what the hell kinda of video is that?

148.10.2007 0:54
nobrainer
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Originally posted by darkmetal:
what the hell kinda of video is that?
that's work conditions for some chineese.

do you know that foxconn is making the ps3 now which is why they were able to cut costs. foxconn were exposed for poor working condition slave labour, sweatshop style but were allowed to get away with it in their country because it was within their law. they outsourced workers from far away villages so the employees were forced to live at the factory complex where they only earned $50 per month but only received $25, after the $25 per month was taken out of their wages for bed and board. the daily mail in the uk had a 2 page spread of photographs and first hand accounts from the factory which to a developed country is nothing more than slave labour, so everyone enjoy your cheap ps3's!

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