Wal-Mart Canada sale hints at 80GB price drop?
- Posted September 29th, 2007 at 17:44 EDT by
- 21 Comments
Wal-Mart Canada is celebrating its anniversary with a sale no potential PS3 owner should pass up. Instead of paying $659 for a PlayStation 3, the retailer has dropped the price by $110, listing the 80GB bundle for only $559.
As seen in the ad, the 80GB model comes with MotorStorm and a PS3 Blu-ray Remote. According to Dailytech, a quick survey of Wal-Mart stores in west Canada found that most were sold out of the 60GB PS3 and only stocked the 80GB model.
Some believe that this move may be an early look into Sony's plans for an overall price drop. Others say that it's just Wal-Mart forecasting sales, and pricing their products at an appropriate selling point. Fingers crossed Sony will announce an official price drop of this magnitude.
Stay tuned for more updates.
- 12:51pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
same thing with the 60 gig ps3 target saide it to early yea
- 2:02pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... this would be an amazing deal and i hope it is true that sony are doing tihs
- 2:12pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
I've founds some news that really suggest that Sony is really making a 40 GB PS3, the news is in danish, but I can show/translate at any time. But this is damn nice too!
By the way, I've found it already in english:
- 2:19pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
damn, only canada? ah, well, one demographic at a time I guess. As long as PS3's are getting out there. What's next? Europe or US?
- 3:31pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
lucky me that i live in canada i just hope its not a temporary price drop
- 4:32pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
let the good times rollllllllll baby!!!!!!!!!!!
- 5:10pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
If this is a hint at a PS3 price then they could be hinting at a PSP Slim price drop ($150) and a 360 pricedrop (350) both of which seem very unlikely. Although i beleive there will be a price drop (FCC PS3 model numbers) i dont think this is related to an official sony one...
- 6:28pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
Maybe its a reflection of the canadian dollar now being par with the US.Anyhow if i wasn't living off Kraft Dinner in my Dorm id pick this up for sure.
- 7:02pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
man i couldve saved sum cash had i not bot mine after the first price drop on the 60gb as i live in canada
- 9:05pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
well im here in canada, but i already own a 60gb. so ill just have to convince all my 360 fanboys to go buy a ps3.
PS: ive changed 3 kids mind already, they all wanted a 360 because of halo 3 but i showed them all the cool ps3 titles coming out soon, like haze, killzone 2, mgs4, LBP, and they were hooked.
- 9:31pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
I think the 40Gb (if it comes out) will make ps3 sales go off the charts.
Btw Lp4, good job.
- 9:42pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
A 40GB PS3 would be a step backward. A bad move, they wont do it.
As for a price drop, I dont think they should drop it for atleast another year.
- 11:04pm EDT - September 29th, 2007
Notice all the other text is blurry, but the price is sharp and clear. Could be Photoshop work. Looks suspicious. I believe Sony will drop the price though regardless.
- 12:51am EDT - September 30th, 2007
keep on buying
- 1:14am EDT - September 30th, 2007
Seems highly conspicious of them lowering the price of ps3,for their anniversary.Conspiracy theorists(you know Who You are) rejoice.
- 5:19am EDT - September 30th, 2007
ladellb, its real..ive seen it in print and on the walmart site...
- 8:47am EDT - September 30th, 2007
@ PS3-The Ultimate Machine, I don't see any blurry text, maybe you just need glasses.
- 10:39am EDT - September 30th, 2007
Maybe just in Canada though. Its way overpriced here considering the canadian dollar actually is a teanse higher than the american right now.
- 10:50am EDT - September 30th, 2007
"Instead of paying $659 for a playstation 3, the retailer has dropped the price by $110, listing the 80GB bundle for only $559." In the picture it says $549!
- 8:25pm EDT - September 30th, 2007
The guy who wrote this article titled the pricing wrong thats all ALI, 660 subtract 110 is actually 550. N E ways sony really needs to do something and not just on the gaming side of the PS3 but also the entertainment side. Like Lp47, I too have convinced 7 friends and adults to get a PS3 when there heart was set on a Xbox360, but when i showed them not just the games but also the extra things the PS3 can do they were hooked as well especially when they saw the movie 300 in Blu-ray format AWESOME.
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