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New rumor again points to August PS3 price cut

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Aug 2009 23:48 User comments (6)

New rumor again points to August PS3 price cut According to a "reliable" source speaking to PlayStation Insider, August 18th will bring the much anticipated Sony PlayStation 3 price cut, possibly alongside the launch of the equally hyped Slim PS3 model.
The rumor also says there will be other price cuts in the "PS family of products" leading to speculation that a PSP model could be seeing a cut as well.

Fueling the fire of the rumor is the fact that on the 18th, Sony has planned a 3 hour press event at GamesCom in Germany.

Even more so, says PSInsider, 7-Eleven franchises in Japan will stop taking orders for 80GB PS3s this week, discontinuing the model "for the manufacturer," leading to even more speculation.

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6 user comments

15.8.2009 1:33

Any more than 50$ and I'll eat my hat. :P

25.8.2009 1:57

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Any more than 50$ and I'll eat my hat. :P
$100 or I don't think they would bother tbh.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Aug 2009 @ 1:57

35.8.2009 1:59

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Any more than 50$ and I'll eat my hat. :P
$100 or I don't think they would bother tbh.
Oh sht there's another hat on the barbi >>

45.8.2009 7:57

I think the most surprising part of this article is that 7-eleven sells PS3's.

55.8.2009 8:20

I don't understand why 7-eleven is almost everywhere but the UK :(
Tis' sucks cos it's such a handy shop lol. Well, it is when I'm on holiday.

Anyway, this rumour is actually believable but.. I'd still understand if this rumour was just a lot of crap. There's no reason for Sony to cut their price, but it would boost sales and that's a fact.

66.8.2009 5:06

I think that Sony will cut their price, eventually. Just like how the real profits in the DVD business is not in selling the player, but in selling the DVD's.

(Unless your Microsoft where their consoles conveniently breaks down and their hardcore fans (which would do anything for them) will go out and by a new 360. And now they have these huge console sales.)

I believe that Sony realize this and is waiting for more titles to come out for the PS3, before they start chiping away at the price of their console

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