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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Sony Playstation 3 = $500 Reply with quote

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If you thought that the Xbox 360 was expensive, be prepared for PS3 pricing

With Microsoft's Xbox 360 ringing up at $399 if you can find a store that has it in stock, are consumers prepared to pay upwards of $500 for the next generation Playstation? Analysts are predicting a price of between $400 and $500 with the latter being the more optimistic number.

The reason for the high pricing can be attributed to the Blu-ray drive included on the PS3. Sony has been making a big push for Blu-ray technology and has been touting it over the rival HD-DVD standard backed by Microsoft. The PS3 would likely be the first mainstream Blu-ray device with the potential to sway consumer opinion in their favor. With PC Blu-ray recorders and set top boxes going for $1000 and $1800 respectively, Sony will still be loosing a substantial amount of money on each console sold despite the higher price tag.

Considering that some retailers are offering ridiculous Xbox 360 bundles for $700-800 or more, could we possibly see Playstation 3 bundles going for a cool grand once released?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's alot cheaper than I expected. But then again, if they made it higher, they wouldn't stand a chance.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Going for a cool grand"

Seriously, I heard that it was going to be around 700 at first. But still, 500 is still a lot of money.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually surprised. I was expecting it to be more honestly. $500 is still alot of money though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much money is sony loosing off this deal?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aces_High wrote:
how much money is sony loosing off this deal?


I don't know, are they losing any money then?

EDIT: I red too fast. It will probably something though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if Blu-ray players can sell for $1000 bucks by themselves, and SONY is releasing the PS3 for only $500 bucks, SONY is easily losing $500 bucks with each system they sell. Possibly even much more.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, if Blu-ray players can sell for $1000 bucks by themselves, and SONY is releasing the PS3 for only $500 bucks, SONY is easily losing $500 bucks with each system they sell. Possibly even much more.


Damn, isn't that way more then what Microsoft loses to a 360?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, if Blu-ray players can sell for $1000 bucks by themselves, and SONY is releasing the PS3 for only $500 bucks, SONY is easily losing $500 bucks with each system they sell. Possibly even much more.


Damn, isn't that way more then what Microsoft loses to a 360?


I think M$ only loses $100 on Premium systems at the most. I heard that it's less than that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea... lot's more. Laughing

They're literally losing a system with each one they sell. Sell one for $500 bucks but you're already losing $500 bucks when you sell it so where's your profit? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sony could sell it for $10,000. There's enough "Playstation = god" idiots out there that they could still make a profit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yea... lot's more. Laughing

They're literally losing a system with each one they sell. Sell one for $500 bucks but you're already losing $500 bucks when you sell it so where's your profit? Laughing


IMO, Sony is fighting a losing battle this way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ryu_Hayabusa wrote:
sabotage wrote:
Yea... lot's more. Laughing

They're literally losing a system with each one they sell. Sell one for $500 bucks but you're already losing $500 bucks when you sell it so where's your profit? Laughing


IMO, Sony is fighting a losing battle this way.


They have enough money to burn for a stupid console war.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So does Microsoft. I am curious to where this whole ordeal goes. I don't care which one is better, but if you put too much new technology into your product, you have a higher chance that it won't work out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Papickett wrote:
Ryu_Hayabusa wrote:
sabotage wrote:
Yea... lot's more. Laughing

They're literally losing a system with each one they sell. Sell one for $500 bucks but you're already losing $500 bucks when you sell it so where's your profit? Laughing


IMO, Sony is fighting a losing battle this way.


They have enough money to burn for a stupid console war.


I dunno about that. SONY is in some serious debt... Now with this whole rootkit thing going around I'm pretty amazed SONY is able to keep their head above water right now.
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