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PlayStation 3 production doubles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2009 12:03 User comments (15)

PlayStation 3 production doubles According to the DigiTimes, Sony has ordered enough supplies for one million PS3 consoles for the Q3 2009, a number double the quarter before it.
The news has led to even more speculation that a Slim PS3 is coming this month, alongside an imminent price cut on current models.

The announcement is expected at the GamesCom event on August 18th, where Sony will have a three-hour press conference.

Earlier this week, Amazon dropped the price of the 160GB Uncharted bundle by $50 USD, prompting even more speculation of a price cut coming.

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15 user comments

15.8.2009 12:25

Yum :)

25.8.2009 12:40
bdelrosa
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good bye $400 ps3 hello $200 ps3 slim...

My ps3 has been down for about 4 months now and i havent been playing ever since ... i think that the disc reader burned out because it wont read any discs from ps3 games to cd's to dvd's to blueray. the ps3 turns on and im able to play demos just not the games i actually bought for 60 dollars a piece. $150 to get it fixed, id be better off with saving that 150 for a new ps3...

35.8.2009 16:08

I definitely getting another one of these when they're released.

45.8.2009 16:29

Not sure how fast I would get a second one. Probably isn't a way to register it with the same account as my first one. Then I wouldn't have the same games or be able to copy saves for disc-based games. I'd probably have to go through some game share process to move DLC back and forth.

55.8.2009 16:37

Originally posted by emugamer:
Not sure how fast I would get a second one. Probably isn't a way to register it with the same account as my first one. Then I wouldn't have the same games or be able to copy saves for disc-based games. I'd probably have to go through some game share process to move DLC back and forth.
Just login on the new PS3 with your account and re-download all your DLC (that's what I did for my 2nd PS3 I won in a contest). There are only a small portion of titles that devs make which lock gamesaves to the original PS3 so that shouldn't be that big of a deal. BUT I have heard that PS Cloud might address this issue (though I honestly don't think so).
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65.8.2009 21:14

I don' know how Sony manages to keep this info so secretive... Either that or it ain't happenin' o.o

76.8.2009 1:27

Playstation making moves son! It will be on top of the game again selling out to 360 and Wii. Grantee it! 360 is coo, but Wii = Excitment for a month, then done.

86.8.2009 3:54

Originally posted by iamgq:
Playstation making moves son! It will be on top of the game again selling out to 360 and Wii. Grantee it! 360 is coo, but Wii = Excitment for a month, then done.
Cool but how bout giving some actual info as to why you think this will happen. I dont think they will be one top again anytime soon. Maybe years down the road. Possible to catch Microsoft but Nintendo? Hell nope. Not in sales. You need to google the number of consoles sold to date and be realistic about things.
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96.8.2009 8:20

Quote:
Originally posted by iamgq:
Playstation making moves son! It will be on top of the game again selling out to 360 and Wii. Grantee it! 360 is coo, but Wii = Excitment for a month, then done.
Cool but how bout giving some actual info as to why you think this will happen. I dont think they will be one top again anytime soon. Maybe years down the road. Possible to catch Microsoft but Nintendo? Hell nope. Not in sales. You need to google the number of consoles sold to date and be realistic about things.

uhm ok, why so much hostility. are we talking about game consoles or taking over the earth?

106.8.2009 17:25

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by iamgq:
Playstation making moves son! It will be on top of the game again selling out to 360 and Wii. Grantee it! 360 is coo, but Wii = Excitment for a month, then done.
Cool but how bout giving some actual info as to why you think this will happen. I dont think they will be one top again anytime soon. Maybe years down the road. Possible to catch Microsoft but Nintendo? Hell nope. Not in sales. You need to google the number of consoles sold to date and be realistic about things.

uhm ok, why so much hostility. are we talking about game consoles or taking over the earth?
LOL.. exactly what hostility are you speaking of. All i did was give my opinion of your post and ask you basically to elaborate as to why you think sony will be back on top again and shed some light as to exactly how this will come to be. The reason i asked was because you posted something that i believe will never happen and without at least elaborating and trying to support your opinion the post was kinda fanboyish. I dont mind you rooting for a particular console, company whatever. To each his own so can you elaborate as to how you think sony will end up catching total sales of the Wii b/c i dont think it is a realistic view. Im just being real.

116.8.2009 19:52

Quote:
Originally posted by emugamer:
Not sure how fast I would get a second one. Probably isn't a way to register it with the same account as my first one. Then I wouldn't have the same games or be able to copy saves for disc-based games. I'd probably have to go through some game share process to move DLC back and forth.
Just login on the new PS3 with your account and re-download all your DLC (that's what I did for my 2nd PS3 I won in a contest). There are only a small portion of titles that devs make which lock gamesaves to the original PS3 so that shouldn't be that big of a deal. BUT I have heard that PS Cloud might address this issue (though I honestly don't think so).
just swap out the hard drive then if u can sell ur old one off

126.8.2009 21:32

Cant wait, mine just broke!

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136.8.2009 22:49

Originally posted by baldfrog:
Cant wait, mine just broke!
wat u mean??? do u mean tht u cant wait as ur addicted to ur ps3 so u need to get 1 like 2moz or ur hdd is screwed which is it. u can buy a new console and swap the hdds in thm in maybe 20 mins. thn u can sell off the old one as faulty for spares nd repairs, keep it for spares and repairs or try to fix it and if successful sell it as a fully working console and keep the new one


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148.8.2009 14:20
emran23
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2009 @ 16:00

1511.8.2009 6:29

@Emran, Go away.

I think the release of the slim PS3 will boost the sales of the console as the only issues with the market purchasing the console previously was the large price margin between it and it's competitors. but now, that should be eliminated, providing the prices actually do go down AND the slim version of the console is released. Also, for all you people thinking about swapping HDD's with the new PS3, we don't know if it'll accept the fat HDD yet.

I hope when/if they announce the slim PS3, it has backwards compatibility to the PS2 (as it should be) and optional HDD sizes (i.e. 40gb and 80gb models). But that's just me hoping. XD

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