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Jeremy
07-09-2007, 06:36 PM
By that I mean do you think Sony will discontinue it? Dropping the price seems like they are doing everything they can to get people to actually buy it. When [/if] people still don't buy it, what do you think will happen?

DarthGohan1
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
no

and it isnt uncommon for prices to be dropped

JJRamone2
07-09-2007, 07:10 PM
It may very well be, unfortunately. But I don't know price has been the main problem from what I see so maybe price drops will help.

Jeremy
07-09-2007, 07:12 PM
no

and it isnt uncommon for prices to be dropped
It is that much this early.

JJRamone2
07-09-2007, 07:14 PM
no

and it isnt uncommon for prices to be dropped
It is that much this early.
This is true.

Pichubro
07-09-2007, 07:26 PM
If the PS3 fails they can always take out all the fancy gaming stuff and just leave the B.R. player in.

Grawr
07-09-2007, 09:56 PM
I dunno'...

I don't think they'd discontinue it...it isn't doing that bad (right?)...

Bulerias
07-14-2007, 11:34 AM
You guys DO know what happened, right? This price drop is non-existent. They're pulling the lower price PS3 from the market in August and substituting it with the PS3 80 gig + Motorstorm bundle... for $599.

Fabioisonfire
07-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Yeah, it was more like a liquidation. Anyway, I dunno. They're losing money, but Sony's very stubborn, I doubt it.

Jeremy
07-14-2007, 12:06 PM
Yah, I don't really think they would either.

Bulerias
07-14-2007, 12:12 PM
But isn't it kind of stupid, though? Sony obviously thinks the gaming market is the same as, say, the TV market... You lower a price on a TV for a limited time, sell out, and introduce a new TV with some better features but at the same original price as the old TV.

Jeremy
07-14-2007, 12:20 PM
But isn't it kind of stupid, though? Sony obviously thinks the gaming market is the same as, say, the TV market... You lower a price on a TV for a limited time, sell out, and introduce a new TV with some better features but at the same original price as the old TV.
Yah, they said they think it'll DOUBLE the sales. It's really not going to do much of anything. If people want a PS3, they'll buy one. And since it's actually not getting a lower price, it's just getting more GB, I don't think it's going to allow someone who couldn't afford it before be able to afford it now.

JJRamone2
07-14-2007, 12:37 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.

Grawr
07-14-2007, 12:55 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.
Ah. He does have a point there...

Jeremy
07-14-2007, 01:08 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.
Yah, but you also need a demand for Blu Ray. But there's a huge demand for HDDVDs as well. If people want to buy the cheapest Blu Ray player, why haven't they?

JJRamone2
07-14-2007, 01:13 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.
Yah, but you also need a demand for Blu Ray. But there's a huge demand for HDDVDs as well. If people want to buy the cheapest Blu Ray player, why haven't they?
I didn't buy one for a while, mainly because we never got around to buying one and because our TV and projector at the time were only 720p not 1080p and we were waiting to get something can can display 1080p to get the best visuals.

Bulerias
07-14-2007, 01:20 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.
I saw a Blu-Ray player at my local Costco for $400.

Pichubro
07-14-2007, 09:14 PM
I was talking to my dad about this and he said "of course not, the PS3 is the cheapest blu ray player on the market thats the whole reason I bought it."

Now that I think about it, that IS the truth.
I saw a Blu-Ray player at my local Costco for $400.
Was it on sale?

Zero_13
07-14-2007, 09:34 PM
I still don't have an HDTV, so.. there's no point in me having a Blu-Ray player :wacko: