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As per Daily Tech:

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It is now believed that Sony Computer Entertainment America will be officially announcing the new $499 price of the PlayStation 3 at its E3 press conference next week, scheduled for the morning of July 11.

The $499 price point was previously occupied by the 20GB version of the PlayStation 3. Sony launched its console in November 2006 with two variants – one at $499 and the other a $599 – with the more expensive version featuring a larger, 60GB hard drive and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Im pretty sure I will buy one if they really are dropping.
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So now the cheeper one competes with the 360? and is a BR player?
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post #4 of 43
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Originally Posted by ae804 View Post
So now the cheeper one competes with the 360? and is a BR player?
Good point, I wanted the 60gb one, not because its 60gb, but because its wifi.
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post #5 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post
Good point, I wanted the 60gb one, not because its 60gb, but because its wifi.
I'm pretty sure the cheaper 20GB version was discontinued

Although if it wasn't and a $100 price drop stlil commenced, then PS3 sales would go up. (Not only because of the Folders lol)
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post #6 of 43
499$ is a great price IMO since it already has a Blu-ray drive and the 360 @ 399 doesn't have an HD-DVD drive.
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The funny thing is, when PS3 first came out, it was cheaper than buying a 360 capable of HD movies.

PS3 w/ Blu Ray and HDMI = $600

XBox 360 Elite (w/ HDMI) = $480
XBox 360 HD DVD Drive = $188
Total 360 = $668

So, it's really down to what games you want to play and how important HD movies are to you. But with the PS3 going down to $500 now, people would have to either require Halo 3 to live, love MS, or there are more HD DVD movies they like. Either that or they're just dumb...
    
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post #9 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
I'm pretty sure the cheaper 20GB version was discontinued
Correct, it's gone. The $100 price drop rumor (and it is still only a rumor) is for the 60GB model.

If true, combined with some solid releases between now and Xmas, the PS3 could soon see a serious spike in sales. It would compete price-wise with the X360 much better; and althought the new warranty for the X360 is a good thing in general, the new publicity about the Red Ring of Death can't inspire confidence in people making a console choice. An extra $100 for a Blu-Ray player, and for a console that is not failing 33% of the time? Seems like $100 well spent to me...as long as some games are there.

All I need now is FF13. I always said, FF13 + one good-size price drop and I'm on board.
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
I'm pretty sure the cheaper 20GB version was discontinued

Although if it wasn't and a $100 price drop stlil commenced, then PS3 sales would go up. (Not only because of the Folders lol)
The 20GB is only discontinued in the US. Other country still have the 20GB...
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