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Nice. Good news for Sony then.
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
Sadly, wouldn't sony be losing MORE money?

Anyway, go PS3.. It's a great little machine if you have an HDTV.. Which I don't so I went Wii
I think they are probably losing same or less amount of money . Because the price of certain components has fallen, which allows the price cut.
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post #13 of 80
You will be seeing more of this. Very good news indeed.
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The difference is, Amazon is stocking the PS3 itself while the Wii is being sold on Amazon marketplace
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honestly no suprise here

I hate...I HATE, Sony...but I like the PS3 better than the 360, I think it has more potential. All it needed was more users (price cuts ftw) and more games (on the horizon)
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post #16 of 80
Regardless of the price drop, it's still waaaaaaaaaay too expensive. Here in Canada the price dropped to about $550 (from $700) for the 60Gb PS3. That's still almost $300 more expensive than the Wii (@ $275).

Besides I know everyone out there is just dyin' to play classic Nintendo titles on the Virtual Console (games are only about $5 to download)

Besides, a surge in sales over a 1 day period is hardly worth getting your knickers in a knot. It just means that some people were savy enough to wait, save $100 or so dollars, and still pay $500 for the most expensive game console in the world.

Post back in a month and we'll see if the PS3's sales are still way up there or if they bottomed out (again)

Edit: the reason they are probably dropping the price is so that when the 80Gb version of the PS3 comes out in August they can sell it for $700
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Please, no more "PC gamer only" flaming crap. If you're not gonna post something constructive, then don't post.

Back on topic, that's a pretty big deal going up that much in sales. Regardless of their loss of profit per console, Sony's not stupid. They make a killing off other things like their games, etc. And with that many new customers, they're gonna sell a ton of games and therefore make a ton of money. I'm pretty sure Sony will be pulling ahead... permanently.
    
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post #18 of 80
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well the fact it is actual outselling the Wii
That funny because... Amazon.com does not sell any Wii's. Why? Cause they are sold out: http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-RVLSW...4072968&sr=8-1


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I think they are probably losing same or less amount of money . Because the price of certain components has fallen, which allows the price cut.
No way the components of the PS3 dropped that much in 7-8 months though. XBox 360 took one year to noticably drop in production costs. However, XBox 360 does not include that very expensive and limited number components especially those blue LED for the BluRay.
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Still too expensive.
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umm I think Sony priced the PS3 so high at first because they really didnt want 2 launch yet and were forced 2. So they set the costs high, updated firmware, got linux out... fixed some problems in the fab and then made their own launch (price drop)
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