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Blu Ray player cost $1800 geez.. I wonder how Sony will pull Blu-Ray off then.
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I think I'm just going to buy a 360...I don't know, all these bad reports about PS3 make me wona buy a 360 and ditch the ps3
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I'm pretty sure the price will be a tad bit higher than $500 (USD). If Sony had a lower price, they would say so because that would ensure that they don't lose any potential consumers to the 360 boat.

Because Sony has yet to name a price, the only logical conclusion is that the price is going to be an ugly number, and it will quickly ward off those that are sitting on the fense.
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Well, when PS2 came out, the cheapest DVD players were multiple thousands of dollars, infact a large number of the PS2's sales in Japan were to people who used it solely as a DVD player and never once played a game on it! Since it was the cheapest DVD player around by quite a wide margin AND it was progressive scan, so I think Sony could even pull off $399 with Blu Ray but I personally don't care, I AM getting a black PS3 and my parents are buying it so I could care less how much it costs.
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Edited rude post - Vulcan

the playstation 2 was 500$ when it first came out, my parents payed 550$ when it came with a controller and gran turismo 3!

this is not bad AT ALL for the equipment you are getting.
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Trust me, PS3 can't cost more that $100 more than 360, or Sony won't sell any. It doesn't matter if it blows 360 out of the water. It is all about marketing and price... Sony is planning on losing over a billion in the first year on these... My guess is about $450 for the PS3.
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Edited rude post - Vulcan
the playstation 2 was 500$ when it first came out, my parents payed 550$ when it came with a controller and gran turismo 3!

this is not bad AT ALL for the equipment you are getting.
And DVD players were not thousands of dollars with the PS2's release. Blu-Ray isnt even out yet, DVD was and had been.

And Remonster, yeah they could "pull it off" for $399.. But that would make them move even more money.
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Trust me, PS3 can't cost more that $100 more than 360, or Sony won't sell any. It doesn't matter if it blows 360 out of the water. It is all about marketing and price... Sony is planning on losing over a billion in the first year on these... My guess is about $450 for the PS3.
Why not? Sony isnt even marketing it as a game system. Its being marketed as like a all-in-one home entertainment system or something like that.
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Originally Posted by Chillaxed
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the playstation 2 was 500$ when it first came out, my parents payed 550$ when it came with a controller and gran turismo 3!

this is not bad AT ALL for the equipment you are getting.
$500 when it came out? I thought it was $300...crap thats alot of money.
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$500 when it came out? I thought it was $300...crap thats alot of money.
He lives in Canada.
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$500 when it came out? I thought it was $300...crap thats alot of money.
He's in Canada we're talking about USD.....
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