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#1 crzyboy88

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

Effective immediately, PS3 consoles receive a $50 price drop (and a new Infamous 2 bundle).

:ps3: PS3 160 GB $249.99
:ps3: PS3 320 GB $299.99
:ps3: PS3 320GB inFamous 2 Bundle $299.99
:ps3: PS3 320 GB Move Bundle $349.99


Sony has just announced a global price drop to $249.

http://www.joystiq.c...ice-cut-to-250/

Well, this is certainly surprising. Sony closed out its Gamescom 2011 keynote with the startling announcement that the PlayStation 3 (assumedly the standard, 160GB model) has had its price cut across the globe: It's now $249.99 in the U.S., €249.99 in Europe and ¥24,980 in Japan.


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#2 Blackjack13

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

If you've been waiting for the PlayStation 3 to get even cheaper, your ship has come in. Today at Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS3 will now retail for $249.99, 249.99 Euros and 24,980 Yen. This is effective immediately. Previously, the PS3 sold for $299.99.

- IGN

And According to the Playstation Blog...(thanks to Wario64 for pointing this out)

Today, I believe that value becomes even more evident. I’m excited to share with you that effective immediately at retailers throughout North America, the 160 GB PS3 and the 320GB PS3 are now available for $249 and $299, respectively. In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus.

There you have it folks.

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#3 xXJonoXx

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:27 PM

Announced at Gamescom, the base PS3 model will now be $249.99 active immediately.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

I saw this comming a while ago. If you dont have one yet, GET IT NOW lol
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#5 FlyingMonkey9

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

thanks for the 3rd topic on this in the last 3 minutes

#6 poker360

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Msrp isn't a deal.

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#7 punkmaggit

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:29 PM

Wow.

#8 yahoosale14

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:30 PM

this is only a 160gb drop, correct?

#9 technicalstylez

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:30 PM

amazon says 299.99 (and i was just in frys and it was 299.99 there) so i dont believe you...yet. :D
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:31 PM

This is great. When I move next month, I'll have my 24" Samsung LCD on my desk in my bedroom and my 42" Insignia Plasma in my living room. I hate moving my console all the time, so if I can find one for $200 around black friday, I'll pick up a second. I only play ps3 anymore, so I could justify two.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:32 PM

amazon says 299.99 (and i was just in frys and it was 299.99 there) so i dont believe you...yet. :D


this was literally just announced...

sarcasm/troll fail?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:33 PM

Wonder how BF is gonna be for deals on this!!

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#13 crzyboy88

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:33 PM

I'd imagine there would be some bundling of games too by Black Friday making it even sweeter.
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#14 SuperMario64

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

It was announced at Gamescon, this is true.

#15 The 7th Number

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

Now all i need is a store to offer a 50 dollar gift card for buying the 250 dollar ps3. Too much of a cheap ass?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

this was literally just announced...

sarcasm/troll fail?


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#17 technicalstylez

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

^having 2 is pretty convenient, especially since it doubles as a bluray player. i have a 60gb phat but picked up a 320gb move bundle (as a backup) from amz warehouse deals in feb and couldn't be happier.
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#18 Trojann

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:35 PM

Tempting, I'll wait till Black Friday for a smaller price drop or game bundles

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:35 PM

Good news, wrong forum.

#20 SuperMario64

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

It's gonna take some time for websites to update the price since it was just announced.

#21 technicalstylez

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

Now all i need is a store to offer a 50 dollar gift card for buying the 250 dollar ps3. Too much of a cheap ass?



last xmas walmart had a $100 gift card for the 299 ps3 so your request isnt that farfetched.
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#22 Mattx510

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:37 PM

IF this is true, how will this effect PS Vita? If I were in the store and didn't own either I would look at both being the exact same price and go, now why would I buy a handheld for the same price as a full PS3? That being said as a current PS3 owner since the 60 gig model, I personally am still picking up a PS Vita on launch day.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

Tempting, I'll wait till Black Friday for a smaller price drop or game bundles


There wont be a price drop on black friday when the price was just droped 3 months prior. Now i can see a buy a ps3 get 2 gh title games free type deal happening
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#24 mitch079

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

IF this is true, how will this effect PS Vita? If I were in the store and didn't own either I would look at both being the exact same price and go, now why would I buy a handheld for the same price as a full PS3? That being said as a current PS3 owner since the 60 gig model, I personally am still picking up a PS Vita on launch day.


That strategy worked fine with the Wii and DS so I don't see it being an issue for the Vita.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

IF this is true, how will this effect PS Vita? If I were in the store and didn't own either I would look at both being the exact same price and go, now why would I buy a handheld for the same price as a full PS3? That being said as a current PS3 owner since the 60 gig model, I personally am still picking up a PS Vita on launch day.


They're not comparable at all. I mean, the DS and the Wii have been nearly the same price for quite some time now. It's not usually and "either/or" scenario as they have very different purposes.

Anyway, not really a surprise here. Probably better for the PS3 forum

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:40 PM

Isn't there supposed to be a Resistance 3 PS3 bundle coming in 3 weeks when the game launches? If so, will that be the new $249.99 as well? I want to buy a PS3 today but if I can wait 3 more weeks and get a free game with it then I will.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:40 PM

Msrp isn't a deal.



hurpaderp. pretty sure every major price drop is posted here.
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#28 mkelehan

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:41 PM

That strategy worked fine with the Wii and DS so I don't see it being an issue for the Vita.


The DS was half the price of the Wii when the Wii launched. Nintendo's current handheld was always cheaper than its current console, until the 3DS launch... and how did THAT turn out?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:42 PM

hurpaderp. pretty sure every major price drop is posted here.


Agreed. Just look at those legendary 3ds threads
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#30 poker360

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:43 PM

good news, wrong forum.


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