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Wii just went to $149. I suspect that we will see $100 price drops from the other two.
 

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[QUOTE="Soldier 95B, post: 5561645]Wii just went to $149. I suspect that we will see $100 price drops from the other two.[/QUOTE]

Came here to post this, although I'd expect closer to $50 cuts from each but we'll see how it goes.
 
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[QUOTE="AaronSOLDIER, post: 5561684]Came here to post this, although I'd expect closer to $50 cuts from each but we'll see how it goes.[/QUOTE]

In the Xbox thread, they showed a Target Ad for post E3 of $299 for the 360/Kinect bundle, which is a $100 price drop. If that is true, then I assume Sony would be competitive and match that drop...as they are already $100 higher than the 360 and $150 higher than the Wii. But then I again, I could have no clue what I am talking about too :)
 

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I don't see one coming this yr. Sony is not in the position that MS is in to make price cuts at will and still remain profitable. Assuming a 2014 PS4 launch, I'd expect one price cut in 2012, and another in 2013.

If they do decide to go ahead with a price drop, I bet it will be around $50, for each sku. Not sure about move bundles.
 
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[QUOTE="MATRIX 2, post: 5561952]I don't see one coming this yr. Sony is not in the position that MS is in to make price cuts at will and still remain profitable.[/QUOTE]

If competition drops, Sony will drop. They need to remain competitive.
 

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[QUOTE="Soldier 95B, post: 5561977]If competition drops, Sony will drop. They need to remain competitive.[/QUOTE]

No, they need to remain profitable. Also they have to worry about restoring their image in terms of security and stability to consumers in terms of the PSN fiasco.
 
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[QUOTE="MATRIX 2, post: 5561990]No, they need to remain profitable. Also they have to worry about restoring their image in terms of security and stability to consumers in terms of the PSN fiasco.[/QUOTE]

They can remain profitable. Most profits come from game sales. They can also make a profit from PSN+, and PS Store purchases. With the cost of BD diodes dropping like flies, the PS3 is becoming more and more affordable to make.

I could be wrong, but I think we will see a price cut on the PS3 in 2011 prior to the holiday.
 

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I can only see a price drop if MS does it first. They may put out a few adds explaining the benefits of a PS3 if MS price drops instead.
 

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[QUOTE="Soldier 95B, post: 5561999]They can remain profitable. Most profits come from game sales. They can also make a profit from PSN+, and PS Store purchases. With the cost of BD diodes dropping like flies, the PS3 is becoming more and more affordable to make.

I could be wrong, but I think we will see a price cut on the PS3 in 2011 prior to the holiday.[/QUOTE]

Ehh, sony has a large deficit to make up and I don't think they want to risk relying on software services/subscriptions alone to make it up. The PSN fiasco will probably dampen psn sales for a bit, which will no help sony at all. Based on some research I've drawn I believe that each ps3 costs somewhere between $200 and $240 to produce. Based off of this a price drop by $50 to $250/$250 is possible, but I don't think it is that likely to happen.

Also I'm not sure what the effect of the JPN earthquake will be on ps3 production or if there is any effect at all.
 

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Right now im hoping for a PS3 price cut.. since new console is probably a better route to take then refurbished. :/

though Infamous 2 is before hand, can I wait?.. No idea
 
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[QUOTE="MATRIX 2, post: 5562011]Ehh, sony has a large deficit to make up and I don't think they want to risk relying on software services/subscriptions alone to make it up. The PSN fiasco will probably dampen psn sales for a bit, which will no help sony at all. Based on some research I've drawn I believe that each ps3 costs somewhere between $200 and $240 to produce. Based off of this a price drop by $50 to $250/$250 is possible, but I don't think it is that likely to happen.

Also I'm not sure what the effect of the JPN earthquake will be on ps3 production or if there is any effect at all.[/QUOTE]

No worries, we just have differing opinions.