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    Report: PS3 Price Drop Expected

    PS3 price drop expected this week, PS4 to stream PS3 games

    Feb. 18, 2013 (8:29 am) By: Matthew Humphries



    On Wednesday Sony will hold its first PlayStation meeting since 2011 and with it many expect the company to reveal the PlayStation 4 console. But there’s another announcement Sony is expected to make this week about the PS3. Specifically, it’s going to drop in price significantly.
    Michael Pachter, the well-known games industry analyst at Wedbush Securities, believes that the day after the PlayStation meeting we should expect Sony to drop the price of the PS3. The 500GB machine currently sells for $299, but Pachter believes Sony will drop that to just $199.
    Such a huge drop would usually seem unlikely, but if Sony is launching the PS4 this year it will want to sell as many PS3 consoles as it can before the focus shifts to the new machine. The side effect of that is Microsoft will most likely have to react quickly and drop the price of the Xbox 360 to match or even undercut the PS3, but we may be waiting until E3 to see that happen.
    Picking up a cheaper PS3 may be desirable for those with older versions of the console, but it looks likely the PS4 will retain backwards compatibility. The Wall Street Journal has heard that Sony will leverage its Gaikai technology to allow PS3 games to be streamed to the new console without needing to include any compatible hardware. By doing so it should be possibly to play all PS3 games while keeping the cost of the new machine down, with the price expected to be around $430 at launch. The one prerequisite to that working will be the availability of a reliable Internet connection.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/games/p...ames-20130218/

    It would be interesting if there was a price drop for PS3.

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    I will be amazed if it gets a $100 price drop, I would expect $50 easily, but if they really drop that thing $100 then they are definitely trying to beat the comp into submission! This is going to be an interesting week, and a damn exciting year!

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    They need a $100 to move inventory, once the ps4 is announced, ps3 sales will take a hit! Look at what happened to the wii after the wiiU was announced

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    A pricedrop of about $50 dollars sounds about right. That would be good.

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    If it's a $100 price cut, then I'll get a super slim so I can mothball my OG 60GB fatty for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    They need a $100 to move inventory, once the ps4 is announced, ps3 sales will take a hit! Look at what happened to the wii after the wiiU was announced

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    I think the PS3 will still sell quite well even with a $50 price drop, just look at when the PS2 came out, the PS1 still sold quite well and when the PS3 came out the PS2 still sold like hotcakes! The problem with the Wii and Wii U is that the Wii when it came out was already way underpowered compared to the comp so it's not surprising that the sales dropped off like they did, once the fad wore off so did the sales. The Wii U isn't going to stand a chance again Sony and Microsoft's next gen systems, it is also underpowered and way over priced...it is like a race horse with a broken leg...it is time for it to be put down!

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    Another price drop? YESSSSSSSSSSS!

    If it goes to $199, I'm definitely buying.

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    Yep, NGP will retail at $300. We all know it's going to happen.

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    A $199.00 PS3 will be one of the greatest hardware values in home entertainment, if not the greatest value. Blu-ray, games, movies, PS+, services like Netflix, free online. At $199.00, the PS3 is poised to take off in sales and have long legs sales wise well into the next generation ala PS2. Add in PS3-PS4 backwards compatibility and Bravo Sony, Things are looking great.
    I wonder if PS3 will be the recipient of any Gaikai streaming functionality in its own right.
    Last edited by swordfish64; 02-18-2013 at 20:20.

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    Yup price will probably drop to 199 bucks.

    Good price for people who don't have one but have been in the market for one.

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    This makes sense since Sony is set to unveil the PS4 in a few days.

    The PS3 with a $100 price drop would fly off the shelves.


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    $100 price drop would be pretty sweet. It could give the PS3 the push it needs to sell as many units as its predecessor.
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    A price drop sounds possible with PS4 incoming. It would offset what would otherwise be a decrease in sales due to a PS4 announcement.

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    100 drop? I don't need one but hell for the price ill buy another one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    100 drop? I don't need one but hell for the price ill buy another one!
    Just in case your other one takes a crap

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    I have faith ryan that wont happen lol =)

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    No way will they drop it to $99 at this point, that's send them back into the red for sure, even on the 12GB. I'd say $149.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    No way will they drop it to $99 at this point, that's send them back into the red for sure, even on the 12GB. I'd say $149.
    $99?! We are talking about them dropping it $100 down to $199 from $299!

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    If it was $199, I would buy one right away to add to my collection. Unless it is the 12gb model.

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    Even at 199.99 its a great deal especially if it comes with PS+ for a year?

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    yeah, but I want more than 12gb by default.

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    100 price drop would be nice.but dont belive what Michael Pachter says he is wrong 95 percent of the time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    yeah, but I want more than 12gb by default.
    Rigth now It works out cheaper to buy the 12GB and buy a 500GB drive seperately than to buy the 500GB SKU.
    At least in this country.
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    Yeah, I do like that idea. I guess I am an OEM kinda guy. I could change my thoughts on that though.

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    That's a good point guess we should know by the 20th hopefully

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