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Originally Posted by falcon2099 View Post
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
How can you compare ps3 to wii??? come on. it is the most expensive console by like 12 bucks next to the 36o elite, and it has it's hd player built in.
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Once those extra 100 titles come out I can see a boom in PS3 sales and market.
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a little rough math says if you only sold 10 one day and sold 280 the next day you have a 2800% increase in sales. this is good news for sony but without context it means nothing

maybe they sold 1 unit one day and 28 the next

anyway, still a good move on sony's part, now it can actually compete
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How can you compare ps3 to wii??? come on. it is the most expensive console by like 12 bucks next to the 36o elite, and it has it's hd player built in.
Agreed. If I were to get a console, it would be a PS3, pretty much no contest. I may get a 360, but that would be solely for Halo 3, which is dumb. My PC is good for now, but a PS3 may be a good way to go, especially with the price drops.
    
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How can you compare ps3 to wii??? come on. it is the most expensive console by like 12 bucks next to the 36o elite, and it has it's hd player built in.
Having the built-in Blu-Ray player would probably be one of the reasons I might "consider" buying one. Althoug if I wait long enough, I'll be able to get a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD combo player for what DVD players go for now-a-days.
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I don't get how BluRay is a "feature".

All the movies on it are expensive and will be until it becomes mainstream, by which times players will be much cheaper
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I don't get how BluRay is a "feature".

All the movies on it are expensive and will be until it becomes mainstream, by which times players will be much cheaper


http://www.amazon.com/Widescreen-Two...4080749&sr=1-1

vs

http://www.amazon.com/300-Blu-ray-Ge...4080749&sr=1-4

HOLY HELL, thats almost 2 dollars more, so expensive!!!!OMG
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I stand corrected, but they cost the same to rent, and why buy a movie anyway?

edit: plus wouldn't the blu ray have the special edition features anyway, making it go against the one I posted?
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if you sold 10 one day, then selling 280 is obviously a big deal bro....
Maybe, maybe not. The only message I would take away after one day of this is that the people that already wanted a PS3, but have been waiting for the price to drop, finally got their wish and they pounced. You should expect any product to have a short surge when the price drops. The question is: Is it a temporary surge of price drop holdouts, or has the barrier-to-entry actually been lowered enough that the PS3 can start moving more units in a sustained manner? Let's check sales in another month, or even better after the X360 also drops its price, to see how big a deal this really is in the grand scheme.

I will say that the barrier-to-entry is lowered enough for me. Give me the games I want to play, specifically FF13, I'll be a PS3 owner.

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In all fairness, the only reason they're "outselling" the wii is because amazon probably didnt have any Wiis in stock and it's hard to "outsell" something of which there is nothing there.
Exactly what I was going to say. There are PS3s collecting dust out there, so there is a backlog of inventory that can be quickly moved and create a spike like this one. Not so with the Wii; they're selling out at fast as they can make them.
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