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This is not a new SKU. Please change the thread title.

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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
So Sony discontinues the 80GB, only to bring it back? I guess there goes any rumors of a 120GB SKU.

And it doesn't really make much sense financially. It would be like MS bundling Halo 3 with the 360, sure it will sell a lot of consoles, but they would be missing out a major money-making opportunity.
Someone needs to read the thread, or think a bit. For one thing, Sony never said they would stop manufacturing the 80GB PS3, they never even officially discontinued anything as far as I know. They just stopped sending the original 80GB bundle to stores.

What opportunity?
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post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
Someone needs to read the thread, or think a bit. For one thing, Sony never said they would stop manufacturing the 80GB PS3, they never even officially discontinued anything as far as I know. They just stopped sending the original 80GB bundle to stores.

What opportunity?
Can you ever respond to one of my posts without putting in one of your sly little insults? Anything people post without anything to back it up, I view as speculation, unless the information is widely known. From the sources I have seen, it was believed Sony had ceased production of the 80GB SKU.

Now, perhaps, it is your turn to think a bit. If the game was separate, people would have to buy the console and then the game. That would result in a larger margin of income.
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post #23 of 56
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Can you ever respond to one of my posts without putting in one of your sly little insults? Anything people post without anything to back it up, I view as speculation, unless the information is widely known. From the sources I have seen, it was believed Sony had ceased production of the 80GB SKU.

Now, perhaps, it is your turn to think a bit. If the game was separate, people would have to buy the console and then the game. That would result in a larger margin of income.
Well let's see the sources then!

You're just assuming that the same number of people will buy a PS3 whether they bundle the game or not, and you're also assuming that those who buy the console alone will buy MGS4 in addition. If this promotion (a pretty darn good deal) sells one extra PS3 compared to selling the PS3 alone, that's 10 copies of MGS4's worth of additional income.

It's not like everyone who bought a PS3 in early on in the launch was going to buy Motorstorm separately. Same thing. Obviously Sony thinks/knows that the bundling idea worked the first time, because they're doing it again.

Oh yeah...how much do you think it costs to add the game into the bundle? Probably effectively nothing, but they can charge a little extra for it. Remember that PS3s cost less to manufacture now, just like any other console would.
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Its funny how the same people argue back and forth in every ps3/360 thread there is...i wont name any names they know who they are.
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Its funny how the same people argue back and forth in every ps3/360 thread there is...i wont name any names they know who they are.
You don't need to name names. Everyone knows who they are, lol.
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post #26 of 56
As someone who follows this more than most, I've never seen anything official from Sony stating that the 80GB model was going to be discontinued. It was all mostly rumor, started when Best Buy announced they weren't going to carry it anymore.
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post #27 of 56
this is definitely going to be sony's year, their really starting to make some good moves in the market now.

by the way will MGS:4 feature dualshock 3 support? or is it just included in the package as a way of introducing it over sixaxis
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Its funny how the same people argue back and forth in every ps3/360 thread there is...i wont name any names they know who they are.
I wasn't even trying. I was just stating my observations and naturally someone takes it completely the wrong way.
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I wasn't even trying. I was just stating my observations and naturally someone takes it completely the wrong way.
Happens to me alllllll the time
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lol yea it happens...but its still funny reading(would say watching but im not lol) people argue in the internet.
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