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would you pay $500 for a PS3?

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#1 Mishimaryu   Banned Banned   1507 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:11 AM


#2 apokalipze2   piledriving that azz CAGiversary!   1067 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:41 AM


#3 TimPV3   I don't play games, I play GameStop CAGiversary!   3094 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

Hell yes, launch would have been so much better with the current price/line up.

#4 crazytalkx   Yes!! CAGiversary!   5590 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:19 AM

Needs at least one great exclusive. Aaaand I need an HDTV. But damn, it's still pretty tempting. If only it had launched at this price...

#5 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:41 AM

Nope, I'll wait for the price to hit the current PS2 price before biting on Sony's newest 'wondermachine', since it has so much shit I won't use on it.

#6 Fatal Futanari   What cha got there Senpai? CAGiversary!   7648 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Fatal Futanari

Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:38 AM

id bite

#7 VipFREAK   Fun Knee! CAGiversary!   9412 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:41 AM

I paid $400 for one. $500 no...

#8 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   2194 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:43 AM

I'll wait till Warhawk comes out and buy one. I played the beta at a friends house and fucken love it. I was so close in getting one a month ago, but the stupid seller didn't show up.

#9 creid   Dead For The Summer CAGiversary!   6780 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:16 PM

Maybe, but only because my PS2 is about to die and there are still PS2 games I want to play. Which is a terrible reason to buy one, yet here we are.

#10 Jobbercho  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:18 PM

I paid $500 for mine(and two games), so yes.

#11 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:34 PM

No, because I dont have enough time for games this next year anyway:

Halo 3
Unreal 3

Thats gonna take me a while, since im sure there will be a ton of out-of-the-blue good games.

#12 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22426 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:44 PM

I chose "other" - I'd pay $500 for one if there were some AAA exclusive games to play... so until that time I'm a "no"

#13 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 19.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:59 PM


$500 for a PS3 and a blu ray player all in one.. I could catch up on all the PS2 titles I missed (didn't own a PS2 past 2003.. did play GOW and GOW2, but missed out on Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, the Final Fantasy games, the Kingdom Hearts series, etc).. could play my PS One games again.. and be able to play Lair, Heavy Rain, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, Motorstorm, LittleBig World, Eight Days, and the system selling Afrika..

..eh, I dunno. I probably would.


Guest_Dick Tracy_*

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:02 PM

The PS3 library is lacking, but I'd buy one once there are some games worth playing (that aren't multi-platform).

$500 is a good deal for a Blu-Ray player / video game console.

#15 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:03 PM

Hell no.

#16 Surferflames   Rebel, Sweetheart CAGiversary!   935 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:09 PM

If I had an HDTV I would, but until I can afford both it aint happening.

#17 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4571 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:14 PM

No. Would at least have to be the same price as the 360, but even then I couldn't justify it as the 360 has so many more games to play.

All the "extras" the PS3 has I really could care less about.

#18 cdeener   Love Those Price Drops!!! CAGiversary!   5087 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:15 PM

If I had an HDTV I would, but until I can afford both it aint happening.

I had this same thought until I was able to find a decent 19" LCD HDTV for about $230 after tax with Composite, HDMI, and VGA ports. But I'm sticking to my rule that I won't spend more than 300 bucks on a console. I own a 360 but through trade-in deals it only costs me about 250 bucks cash to get it.

#19 furyk   Captain of the Handheld CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

$500 for a PS3, plus the Blu Rays, and maybe an extra controller (+ tax). I just wish I could buy it from Ron Popeil at that price. I'll have one by September.

#20 alongx   Soy loco por el Cornball CAGiversary!   4889 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:41 PM

I was unwilling to pay $500 when it launched, and with the library it built up of 0 interesting games, I remain unwilling.

#21 DREDD2912   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   109 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:41 PM

I'm saving for a decent HDTV first, then a PS3. I'll wait until it hits the $300 mark.

#22 botticus   GHM4Life CAGiversary!   16522 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:46 PM

Would I pay $500 for it? No. Would I buy it when it's $500 if I can find a good coupon, get free Blu-Rays, some other sort of promo, and can still get ~$100 for my almost-new PS2? Tempting.

So really, my answer is a combination of all the poll options. Retail price is a bit much as yet, especially when it would be used more for PS2 games that will take me a long time to get through than for PS3 games over the next 6 months, at the least.

#23 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11180 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:29 PM

If there was any game on the system or in the forseeable future that interested be beyond a remake of a last gen game then I mighr consider it. As of now, for the next year unless something megaton and exclusive for the PS3 gets announced, there's no reason for me to own one--despite my delusional ramblings about buying one last week. ;)

#24 tholly   R.I.P. HD-DVD CAGiversary!   1243 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:33 PM

nope....maybe after another $200 or $300 comes off the price, then i would consider it.....

#25 Mana Knight   Cloud Strife CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:41 PM

Yes, $500 is what it should have been at launch IMO (at max). $500 is definitely worth it.

#26 argyle   Mr. Lucky CAGiversary!   6455 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:47 PM

I bit at launch and haven't regretted it. Now, $500 for the 60gb system + 5 blu-ray movies + a free controller, and seeing the long list of amazing exclusives set to hit this Fall? It's a steal imo.

#27 Dark Slayer120   Banned Banned   3838 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:06 PM

I bought mine at launch, $500 is an awesome price and now I wish I waited to save $100. So hell yes is your answer.

#28 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18242 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  


Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:12 PM

No, until a few really good games hit it's still going to be an expensive paperweight. However at $500 I might consider buying one early next year.

#29 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24745 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:14 PM

I'm still not convinced... while the price is better, the games aren't there yet. Sure it'll get better within the next year or so but until then I'm going to hold out.

#30 rendil   lurker extraordinaire CAGiversary!   297 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:24 PM

I'm tempted to, but I'm not sure why. I looked at the list of games available and saw 1, maybe 2 games that I'd be interested in. I do believe there will be a lot of good games down the line, but logically the price would only go down further as time progresses.

I think part of me just sees a price drop and wants to bite - I'm weird like that. That, and I haven't bought an expensive toy lately. :)