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None of the playstations ever were aimed at the market the Wii is going for. Honestly, the Wii isn't even compeating with the ps3 or xbox360, they are in compleatly differant categories.

IMO the PS3 is just going to start selling better, especially as more people want to watch hi-def movies, and more games come out for ps3.
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None of the playstations ever were aimed at the market the Wii is going for. Honestly, the Wii isn't even compeating with the ps3 or xbox360, they are in compleatly differant categories.

IMO the PS3 is just going to start selling better, especially as more people want to watch hi-def movies, and more games come out for ps3.
thats what i was saying, it used to be just a gaming console now its so targeted that the whole console war crap is irrelevant
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I'm all three!
Yeah i'm a geek who loves Video Games, Horror movies, Hockey and Football, my girlfriend is so happy both sports are done for the moment, though i still have her watch random asian horror movies from time to time....She wasn't to happy when my ducks went all the way because i ignored her during games, though i made up for it later! Go Ducks!

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Drop another $100?...that'd fix it. I'd buy one at 300

Just the other day i saw a few 20gb versions on ebay for low-mid 300s...check it out...
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That is one of the things I like about the Wii. Whilethe 360 and the PS3 were targeted at gamers, movie buffs, HTPC replacements, everyone with lots of money to burn the Wii was targeted at literally everyone, even those without much money. It has been a success in nursing homes for crying out loud! It has nearly unlimited potential, museums for example have used the Nintendo DS at various exhibits, and might move to the Wii for somethings.
    
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None of the playstations ever were aimed at the market the Wii is going for. Honestly, the Wii isn't even compeating with the ps3 or xbox360, they are in compleatly differant categories.

IMO the PS3 is just going to start selling better, especially as more people want to watch hi-def movies, and more games come out for ps3.
Agreed. If you tried to compare Wii against the PS3 and 360 its silly as the Wii has a completely different purpose. If the Wii was a bog standard console PS3 and 360 would eat it up.
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But as far as I've heard, the reason for the price drop is to clear all of the 60Gb versions to make way for the 80Gb versions. (I forget where, but I heard that the President of Sony Europe mentioned a 120Gb version of the PS3 sometime in 2008).

I am unsure whether or not Sony will bump the price back up when the 80Gb units go on sale or if they'll keep the price @ $500.
You heard correctly. The 60GB unit, the one that got the price drop, is discontinued everywhere. The price drop basically amounts to a "clearance price" on hardware that Sony wants to clear out of the channel. The 80GB model remains at $600, and there are no announced plans to drop that price one penny.

Now, I agree with the analysts that believe that the 80GB will be reduced to $500 before Xmas, albeit without the bundled game. Sony has to have taken notice as to how there was a nice sales spike the moment the price dropped a little, and they will want to keep whatever momentum they may have built up by then. If the 60GB units are gone by Xmas, and the 80GB model remains at $600, then to the holiday shoppers there will have been an effective price increase. That simply won't fly.

So the only real question for PS3 wanters is: Buy a 60GB model for $500 today, or wait until the 80GB model drops to $500?
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So the only real question for PS3 wanters is: Buy a 60GB model for $500 today, or wait until the 80GB model drops to $500?
If I'm not mistaken, you can change the harddrive in the ps3 which is what I've been thinking about doing if I buy one.
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It would be a much better idea to buy the 60GB now and just upgrade the HDD later. The 80GB does not have anything more than the 60GB version apart from the obviously bigger HDD.
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"We have ample inventory to meet the immediate needs of consumers in this territory for several months to come," Dave Karraker said in an e-mailed response to questions. "We won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated."

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter said in a research note that Sony had an estimated 2 million to 3 million 60GB models in inventory. Pachter predicted that once those units were sold out, Sony will lower the price on the 80GB version.

"Although we think that Sony's public relations gaffe was unfortunate, we do not believe that the company has ill intent, and we expect the $499 price point to be maintained until early next year, when the 80GB model will likely by cut again to $399," Pachter said.
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5 months until Christmas. It would just be a plain bad move to keep the price of the 80GB model at $600, if they even do for certain. But it is a bundle, you are getting a game with it. Maybe they'll just release a 80 GB model by itself and continue to sell it for $499 or lower? I'd be surprised if they didn't have another price drop close to Christmas. Have to wait and see I guess.
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post #80 of 80
Agreed. If sony do not drop there prices by Xmas they will take a hit from it they really will.
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