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now ps3 is no longer "over priced" but still expensive, but hey, $100 off.
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well it was never actually "overpriced" but now i will be saving to get a used one on ebay for $400 or hopefully less!!!
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Yes it was overpriced. Overpriced is just an opinion and to many it was overpriced. It all depends on who you talk to.

Regardless, now Sony can bring down the price directly compete.

I can't wait to see what will happen now. All the consoles have been out for a while and competition is great for us consumers.

The 360 is hitting its stride big time, especially with the upcoming games this fall and early next year.

The PS3 will be hitting a proper stride later this year and early to mid next year.

The Wii is maturing and still gaining marketshare.

It's good to be a gamer. It reminds me of 2004 when craploads of good games were coming out.
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based on Facts, it was actually $200 underpriced, so no it was nowhere near "over" priced...for what they think it is they might believe it is overpriced, but for what it really is it wasn't.
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Consumers decide whether a product is overpriced. And to consumers the $ 600 price range of the PS3 was overpriced.

You can argue all you want by saying the PS3 offered a lot for its price, especially in comparison to Blu-Ray players, but at the end of the day, the potential customer gets to decide whether or not something is overpriced tothem.

Now that the price is being lowered, the value of the PS3 is apparent to more people.
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based on Facts, it was actually $200 underpriced, so no it was nowhere near "over" priced...for what they think it is they might believe it is overpriced, but for what it really is it wasn't.
Oldboy, my man...why do you have to go down this road every time? For the price of the componenets involved, sure, it was sold below manufacturing cost. So is the X360. Big whoop.

But as has been shown, using actual historical price data, the PS3 is 50% more expensive (adjusted for inflation) than just about every other game console ever released. The historical average has been $400 modern dollars...that's an indisputable fact.

But there's more value in a PS3 than in other consoles, you say...okay, if someone uses those extra features, point taken. But recent news stories have revealed that less than 20% of next-gen console owners are using any of those fancy schmancy capabilities. Meaning that over 80% of them view it in the simple light of a game console. And $600 is pretty darn expensive to that huge majority. Which is in no small part why the PS3 is the lowest selling console of all time at its six month mark. And why the PS3 is seeing a 17% price drop a scant seven months after release: Sony fears that if they don't cut the price and move some units, the PS3 will die from simple lack of intertia.

So it may not have been overpriced for what Sony wanted us to think of the PS3 as being. But it is hella overpriced for what the vast majority actually consider the PS3 to be. Continuing to view this thing through Sony's jaded lens is tantamount to ignoring reality...it's not much better than Microsoft's continued insistence that there was never a heat problem with the X360. Uh, hello guys...reality is on the phone and would like a word with you...
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Consumers decide whether a product is overpriced. And to consumers the $ 600 price range of the PS3 was overpriced.

You can argue all you want by saying the PS3 offered a lot for its price, especially in comparison to Blu-Ray players, but at the end of the day, the potential customer gets to decide whether or not something is overpriced tothem.

Now that the price is being lowered, the value of the PS3 is apparent to more people.
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Oldboy, my man...why do you have to go down this road every time? For the price of the componenets involved, sure, it was sold below manufacturing cost. So is the X360. Big whoop.

But as has been shown, using actual historical price data, the PS3 is 50% more expensive (adjusted for inflation) than just about every other game console ever released. The historical average has been $400 modern dollars...that's an indisputable fact.

But there's more value in a PS3 than in other consoles, you say...okay, if someone uses those extra features, point taken. But recent news stories have revealed that less than 20% of next-gen console owners are using any of those fancy schmancy capabilities. Meaning that over 80% of them view it in the simple light of a game console. And $600 is pretty darn expensive to that huge majority. Which is in no small part why the PS3 is the lowest selling console of all time at its six month mark. And why the PS3 is seeing a 17% price drop a scant seven months after release: Sony fears that if they don't cut the price and move some units, the PS3 will die from simple lack of intertia.

So it may not have been overpriced for what Sony wanted us to think of the PS3 as being. But it is hella overpriced for what the vast majority actually consider the PS3 to be. Continuing to view this thing through Sony's jaded lens is tantamount to ignoring reality...it's not much better than Microsoft's continued insistence that there was never a heat problem with the X360. Uh, hello guys...reality is on the phone and would like a word with you...
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Now my two pennys the playstation was over priced for the average person because no one wants to spend 600$ on a game console when they can get another game console for 300$ 400$ people don't care that it has blu-ray because most average people don't have the need for bluray If I was sont I would have made my 20gig HD model 350 and my 60gig HD model with wifi 500$ because then you are in direct combat with the X360.
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