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Heres the link. They are only lowering the price for the Japan launch.
http://channels.isp.netscape.com/tec...88.htm&sc=1700
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post #2 of 21
They have only announced lower prices in Japan. That does not necessarily mean they will not do the same in other territories. Remember, this announcement came at the Tokyo Game Show...little outside of the Japanese market is being overtly considered.
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post #3 of 21
yeah at the moment it is only in japan. i do hope they lower it in other places.
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I would say that lowering the prices is for their own good. They can make it more popular by offering it for a lower price than people had anticipated. This is the opposite to the "over-promise and under-deliver" concept.
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I have to say that that is definitely some welcome news, but not gonna hold my breath for a US price cut, which there swhould be in all honesty, $599, even $499, even with giant enemy crabs included is waaaaaaaay too much to pay for video games, I'll get a x1950 for that price, and would actually have enough left over for a small ram upgrade maybe. Or I could get a Wii and a 360

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post #6 of 21
Thats not the big announcement. The big kicker is the cheaper version will have HDMI now! That means it will be a fully finctioning ps3 not the cripple everyone thought.
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now, will the x360 premiums drop price?
 
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by cdub998
Thats not the big announcement. The big kicker is the cheaper version will have HDMI now! That means it will be a fully finctioning ps3 not the cripple everyone thought.
Where'd you hear that?
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post #9 of 21
How is HDMI that big a deal?
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by apavlov13
Where'd you hear that?
its in the article
the cheap ps3s will have HDMI

and OCZedd:

HDMI is a big deal, read up about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
 
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