backtop


Print 65 comment(s) - last by .. on Aug 30 at 9:28 AM


Kmart ad

FYE ad  (Source: Kotaku)
New ads from FYE, Kmart, point to lower PS3 price

The rumors appear to have been true and the official price cut for the PlayStation 3 will be happening soon. There have been plenty of reports that a “slim” PS3 will be announced some time this month along with price cuts for existing “fat” PS3 units (currently available in 80GB and 160GB variants).

Now the first confirmed reports of signage pointing to the $100 price cuts are finally starting to make an appearance. Over the weekend, FYE leaked signs showing the 80GB and 160GB PS3s priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively – this marks a $100 price cut for each model. The ad notes that the pricing is “while supplies last”.

Engadget notes that further confirmation came from none other than Kmart. The retailer has an ad running on its website that notes “The Rumors Are Reality -- New Low Price & a New Exciting PlayStation 3”.

Neither ad lists a date for the pending price cuts.

Updated 8/18/2009
Kmart has a pre-order page on its website for a "Sony PS3, SLIM" priced at $299.99. The release date is listed as 8/24



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: To Sony
By FoundationII on 8/18/2009 8:34:56 AM , Rating: 1
You would have a point if it wasn't for the fact that none of those taxes actually go to social security.
Social security is something people pay when they either earn money or spend money on employees.

But yes, our taxes and social security are indeed outrageous (here in Belgium). Although I'm a proponent of free health care, I'm not a proponent of paying unemployed people (nearly) full wages, which is one of the biggest costs of all.


RE: To Sony
By FITCamaro on 8/18/2009 8:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
Where'd he mention social security? Unless thats what you refer to your health care system as in Belgium.


RE: To Sony
By FoundationII on 8/18/2009 9:08:15 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, yes I do
Taxes and Social Security (in Europe, I don't know about the US) are two entirely different things. So the price of goods can't be influenced by free health care and other aspects of Social Security.
Social Security drives your income down, and employment expenses up though, but that's another debate.


RE: To Sony
By hyvonen on 8/18/2009 9:52:30 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
Social Security drives your income down, and employment expenses up though, but that's another debate.


And you don't think higher employment expenses have nothing to with higher prices of goods...? Retailers have to make their money somehow.


RE: To Sony
By Hiawa23 on 8/18/2009 8:53:28 AM , Rating: 1
It's about time. I own both the 360 & PS3 love em both, & it's about time Sony & MS reduce the price for those who have been on the fence. This should be great news for the start of the holiday season, especially in this economy.

I am not one of these gamers who even think these companys care what you think as they are in business to make money, period, not make you happy, so I fully understand why Sony had to keep the PS3 at such a high point for so long, as they have to answer to their shareholders.

Honestly, you have no excuse now, if you want a PS3 it is there at a nice price point, get it. I was one who was waiting at Gamestop back in 06 & bought the launch model $499, & installed a 300GB drive, so i have seen the value in the console from jump.

No excuses, get the console, as everything Sony put into this technical marvel, at that price point it is a steal, & you have to be impressed with it.


RE: To Sony
By Icehearted on 8/18/2009 12:03:55 PM , Rating: 2
I have a few:
I do not own an HDTV, so the Blu-Ray is lost on me.

I already own a Xbox 360, so the library of exclusives would have to be a selling point, and from what I understand, there are a few gems, but only a few.

The price drop offers too little too late, at least for now. and it's not as though Blu-Ray has taken off enough to be much of a selling point for others, as well as the evidently larger market saturation of the Xbox 360. So as I see it I am not alone on either of my points.

I'm by no means a fanboy, I just already own the system with the best overall library, with no use for an Blu-ray plpayer. So $300 for me would be better spent on beefing up he library I've got the the systems I already own.


RE: To Sony
By Hiawa23 on 8/18/2009 1:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
I have a few:
I do not own an HDTV, so the Blu-Ray is lost on me.

I already own a Xbox 360, so the library of exclusives would have to be a selling point, and from what I understand, there are a few gems, but only a few.


Well, it's clear I wasn't talking to you. I said those who were waiting for a price drop, those who actually want the console.


RE: To Sony
By Icehearted on 8/18/2009 11:45:54 PM , Rating: 1
In which part did I say I didn't want it?

You said "No excuses, get the console, as everything Sony put into this technical marvel, at that price point it is a steal, & you have to be impressed with it. "

And I've clearly made a few excuses... apparently good ones judging by your reaction. It's hard to see why anyone would want to make this jump right offhand if they already own an Xbox. Don't get me wrong, Heavy Rain and God of War 3 both look promising, but by now $300 still doesn't feel like a bargain, especially when one considers what the Xbox has been and will continue to offer for less money. If I had a HDTV and desperately waned to play MGS4, perhaps, but a price drop like this still makes Sony seem behind the times on what consumers will spend.

To put in further context, Ken Kutaragi said, as the system was being released, that $600 was "too cheap", while he Xbox 360 was $200 cheaper. This new price drop feels no different in the face of sub-$200 Xbox 360s.

Go on and get as ruffled as you want, but I'm just stating the obvious.

TL;DR
It's still the most expensive, ergo this gesture might not work. Either way, I care not, don't spit your hate at me for being unimpressed/indifferent.


RE: To Sony
By ani4ani on 8/18/2009 2:28:54 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot to mention that the typical 360 owner usually gets an extra couple of consoles from MS for "free"

As my old man used to say, "I have had more 360's than you've had hot dinners"...or was it "I have had more hot 360's...."

just a giggle..they are both great consoles


"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki