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New PS3 with bigger hard drive; old model cut by $100

Postby Baseball Tonight » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:11 am

Looks like there's going to be a price cut on the PS3 sooner than later.

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Sony Corp. announced a revised PlayStation 3 console today that has a bigger hard drive for storing downloaded content such as video games and high-definition movies.

The new PS3, which retails for $599, increases the system’s storage capacity from 60 to 80 gigabytes and also includes a retail copy of the online racing title “MotorStorm," a company spokesman said.

Starting today, the 60-gigabyte model will cost $499 - a $100 price drop. The larger capacity machine won’t be available in the United States and Canada until August.


It plays into the company’s strategy of eventually offering downloaded high-definition movies, video games, movie trailers and demos, Sony spokesman David Karraker said.


Karraker said further details on high-def movies for download would be released later.


The announcement comes two days before the E3 Media & Business Summit in Santa Monica, Calif., where dozens of industry heavyweights - including Sony rivals Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co. - are expected to show off their latest games and related products.


In April, Microsoft began selling a version of its Xbox 360 with a 120-gigabyte hard drive and a souped-up high-definition video connection. Called Xbox 360 Elite, the black-colored system sells for $479.99.


Xbox gamers who already own the $399.99, 20-gigabyte model can buy a snap-on 120-gigabyte hard drive for $179.99.


Karraker said Sony would use the E3 show to focus on two areas: increasing the number of consumers who own PS3s and other products such as the PlayStation Portable handheld system, and expanding the system’s library of available games.


He said Sony would be releasing 100 new video games during the current fiscal year, including 15 titles that are exclusive to the PS3 such as the hack-and-slash action title “Heavenly Sword."
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Postby DesalationReborn » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:36 am

Still not buying it.
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Postby Baseball Tonight » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:44 pm

Yeah, I'm not buying it either, unless my PS2 breaks down and I can't buy another one.
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Postby Shadowman » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:47 pm

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Secure a few decent exclusive titles, drop it another $100 or so, and I'll think about it.
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Postby sniper_samurai » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:33 pm

The Avatar of Man wrote:Still not buying it.


Wise move especially the 80gb version which has the same hardware revision as the European model(emultated ps1/2 support). My brother got one on European launch and just got rid of his only game(I have 3 but no console, but will get my own when the price is far better). This price drop also increases the apparent price in Europe, although a price related announcement is to be made about Europe on Thursday but is believed to be a bundle rather than a price drop.
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Postby TheMuffin » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:48 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Secure a few decent exclusive titles, drop it another $100 or so, and I'll think about it.

Yeah pretty much. I just won a Premium 360 on ebay for $178 and the only thing not included is the headset....So yeah.....$300 is a nice amount of cash to have saved.
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Postby Shadowman » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:03 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Secure a few decent exclusive titles, drop it another $100 or so, and I'll think about it.

Yeah pretty much. I just won a Premium 360 on ebay for $178 and the only thing not included is the headset....So yeah.....$300 is a nice amount of cash to have saved.


360 has DMC4, GTA4, Final Fantasy XIII, Halo 3, Ninja Gaiden 2, and so on.

Wii has SSB Brawl, Red Steel, Metroid Prime 3, a lightsaber game from LucasArts, and inevitable Star Fox and F-Zero games.

PS3? Metal Gear is good, but that and a port of Ninja Gaiden aren't going to do it for me.
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Postby UltraPrimal » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:28 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Secure a few decent exclusive titles, drop it another $100 or so, and I'll think about it.

Ditto. I've been thinking of getting a PS3 simply to play PS2 games on it. But even with the back catalog of PS2 games like God of War, Katamari Damachi, and Kingdom Hearts and interesting upcoming PS3 games like Warhawk, it's still not worth the $550 price tag. Maybe if they include a decent game or 2 with it, I'll get it.
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Postby sniper_samurai » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:14 am

Shadowman wrote:
TheMuffin wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Secure a few decent exclusive titles, drop it another $100 or so, and I'll think about it.

Yeah pretty much. I just won a Premium 360 on ebay for $178 and the only thing not included is the headset....So yeah.....$300 is a nice amount of cash to have saved.


360 has DMC4, GTA4, Final Fantasy XIII, Halo 3, Ninja Gaiden 2, and so on.

Wii has SSB Brawl, Red Steel, Metroid Prime 3, a lightsaber game from LucasArts, and inevitable Star Fox and F-Zero games.

PS3? Metal Gear is good, but that and a port of Ninja Gaiden aren't going to do it for me.


A poor port of Ninja Gaiden at that, but still does nothing to distract from its awesomeness. Sigma has quite a few problems such as mid area/mid fight loading, loading the item pick up screen and reuse of the standard def xbox cinematics. You think that Team Ninja would have optimised it as all the loading in this game is unnecessary.

Wouldn't mind I got my copy of NG on Xbox for free(won it in Gamestop) but got stolen 2 years ago, I wouldn't have got Sigma if I still had the original.
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Postby Sonray » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:24 am

Not enough. It should have been 150 at LEAST. Its still too expensive and not worth the money what with tis lack of games and online play.
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:45 pm

I'll have to break down eventually & buy a PS3 only because my PS2 died sometime last year & I can't get ahopld of a slim one. Besides, there's bound to be some games I like on there, I know there are ones I want right now & don't have because they're only on the PS3. Eventually...................
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Postby Sonray » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:16 pm

Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:I'll have to break down eventually & buy a PS3 only because my PS2 died sometime last year & I can't get ahopld of a slim one. Besides, there's bound to be some games I like on there, I know there are ones I want right now & don't have because they're only on the PS3. Eventually...................


The appropriate word being eventually. :P
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Postby TheMuffin » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:46 pm

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Sonray wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:I'll have to break down eventually & buy a PS3 only because my PS2 died sometime last year & I can't get ahopld of a slim one. Besides, there's bound to be some games I like on there, I know there are ones I want right now & don't have because they're only on the PS3. Eventually...................

The appropriate word being eventually. :P

Yahtzee! If MGS3 does end up being PS3 exclusive I'll purchase one off eBay for $300 used.
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Postby Operation Ravage » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:48 pm

I noticed the price drop when I went to Wal-Mart today.

Still not happening. Not until a Castlevania game comes out for the system. Only then will I bend.
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Postby Sonray » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:51 pm

TheMuffin wrote:
Sonray wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:I'll have to break down eventually & buy a PS3 only because my PS2 died sometime last year & I can't get ahopld of a slim one. Besides, there's bound to be some games I like on there, I know there are ones I want right now & don't have because they're only on the PS3. Eventually...................

The appropriate word being eventually. :P

Yahtzee! If MGS3 does end up being PS3 exclusive I'll purchase one off eBay for $300 used.


You wont have to. Sounds like MGS4 is gonna have to go multiplatform just to be able to make its budget back thanks to the lack of PS3 userbase.

A guy at Konami said theyd like to keep it as an exclusive, but with sales number like they are currently, unless they improve drastically they will have to go multiplatform.

MGS4 ON 360 FTW!!!
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Postby TheMuffin » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:00 pm

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Freaky. I just read that not two minutes ago as well. Hi-freaking-larious.
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Postby Sonray » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:07 pm

TheMuffin wrote:Freaky. I just read that not two minutes ago as well. Hi-freaking-larious.


Yup. If this happens Sony is effed....even moreso than they already are.
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Postby Shadowman » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:16 pm

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TheMuffin wrote:Freaky. I just read that not two minutes ago as well. Hi-freaking-larious.


Yup. If this happens Sony is effed....even moreso than they already are.


I'm no analyst, but I said that when I heard about Capcom, Rockstar, and Square-Enix making their various games go multi-platform.

Square apparently had a falling out with Sony. That's what I heard.

I predicted that the fate of the PlayStation lies in the hands of Hideo Kojima.
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Postby Sonray » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:20 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Sonray wrote:
TheMuffin wrote:Freaky. I just read that not two minutes ago as well. Hi-freaking-larious.


Yup. If this happens Sony is effed....even moreso than they already are.


I'm no analyst, but I said that when I heard about Capcom, Rockstar, and Square-Enix making their various games go multi-platform.

Square apparently had a falling out with Sony. That's what I heard.

I predicted that the fate of the PlayStation lies in the hands of Hideo Kojima.


I thought the same thing when DMC4 went multi, but i was trying to remain optimistic...but it just seems theres no hope left for the PS3.
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Postby Shadowman » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:21 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
Sonray wrote:
TheMuffin wrote:Freaky. I just read that not two minutes ago as well. Hi-freaking-larious.


Yup. If this happens Sony is effed....even moreso than they already are.


I'm no analyst, but I said that when I heard about Capcom, Rockstar, and Square-Enix making their various games go multi-platform.

Square apparently had a falling out with Sony. That's what I heard.

I predicted that the fate of the PlayStation lies in the hands of Hideo Kojima.


I thought the same thing when DMC4 went multi, but i was trying to remain optimistic...but it just seems theres no hope left for the PS3.


As good as Solid Snake is, he just can't sell the PS3 by himself.
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Postby dura maxamis » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:12 pm

the ps3 is dead lol i dont have any new systems but im saving up for a 360 then im get a wii i might even get a psp but i prob not get a ps3 at least for a long time till its the same price as the 360
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Postby Sonray » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:21 pm

dura maxamis wrote:the ps3 is dead lol i dont have any new systems but im saving up for a 360 then im get a wii i might even get a psp but i prob not get a ps3 at least for a long time till its the same price as the 360


The 360 is a better system than the PS3 anyway.
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Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:33 pm

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Well I wouldn't go that far. After all it has a lot fewer cases of system failure than the 360 with it's Red Lights of Doom which is in the ball park of 20% of systems if not more. That's the whole reason behind the 3 year warranty they just enacted. I think with enough time the PS3 will put out some stellar titles. Just nothing soon. I saw the new trailer for Killzone 2 today and it looked pretty decent. Not as a good as the original video of course but still good.
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Postby Shadowman » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:03 pm

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Sonray wrote:
dura maxamis wrote:the ps3 is dead lol i dont have any new systems but im saving up for a 360 then im get a wii i might even get a psp but i prob not get a ps3 at least for a long time till its the same price as the 360


The 360 is a better system than the PS3 anyway.


I'm not gonna say it, but you really should know what this makes you. :wink:
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Postby Sonray » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:11 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Sonray wrote:
dura maxamis wrote:the ps3 is dead lol i dont have any new systems but im saving up for a 360 then im get a wii i might even get a psp but i prob not get a ps3 at least for a long time till its the same price as the 360


The 360 is a better system than the PS3 anyway.


I'm not gonna say it, but you really should know what this makes you. :wink:


Whatever. Its called an opinion, so get over it and stop calling everyone who has an opinion a freaking fanboy.
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