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Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:16 am
by kavsy
You can pre-order,but when it comes to puttin a deposit down for the ps3, you'll have to pay £150,apparently sony are telling retailers this is what they are gonna have to charge. There could be a couple of reasons for this,to stop people buying more than 1 console,and then floggin them on ebay, also to put enough people off pre-ordering, so they can meet the launch demand, and avoid the 360 scenario!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:13 pm
by Dudley
I can never understand people buying consoles on launch day. Wait 2-3 months and save yourself a bunch of money.
Indeed, I wish I'd never bought my 360 on launch. Those vicious price drops have been a censored.

Oh wait...

And all those price drops int he last 11 months on the PSP. If only I'd waited I could have saved about £2 and not had the bother of playing all those superb games for the last near-year.

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:20 pm
by preownedgames.co.uk
I think people who order PS3's to sell on ebay could be very disappointed. They may not be as popular or in-demand as people think.

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:32 pm
by paranoid marvin
Play have PS3 on pre-order at £550 with 3 games (one of which is Singstar)

Now their prices are usually pretty reasonable,so I'm guessing the same package on the high street is gonna be £600+?

Have Sony lost their minds?!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:13 pm
by Dudley
Play also don't guarentee you'll get those 3 games or that you'll get it anywhere near xmas.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:51 am
by paranoid marvin
Well with one being Singstar and another being Generic Formula One Game,you would hope not!

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:56 am
by Sureshot
paranoid marvin wrote:Have Sony lost their minds?!
That seems to be the general consensus.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:05 am
by paranoid marvin
People just don't pay £500+ for a console
the PS1 was expensive enough (£300 if I remember rightly?)
but this is just ridiculuos

Now usually companies run at a loss on sales of their games machines,making their money back with the software
so it looks like there must be some expensive stuff going into it

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:14 am
by Antiriad2097
paranoid marvin wrote:People just don't pay £500+ for a console
Hell, there are people out there who'll pay that much for the latest graphics card for their PC, never mind a whole system.

Of course it could all be pre-launch hype, or just an early adopter price, with the real price being significantly lower. That would soften the still expensive blow for some.

Me, I'm not that bothered. I don't tend to listen to anything pre-launch, as there are too many rumours and CGI. Once hardware hits shelves, then I pay attention.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:45 am
by revgiblet
Of course people will buy it. Maybe not us, but loads of people will. If they've got £40 to throw at FIFA every six months then they'll just steal a few more car stereos one week and buy the PS3.

Sony have a stranglehold on the UK market so they can do stuff like this. They might have less success in other territories, but the 'casual' gamer in the UK will buy the PS3 because "OMG it's £500 so it must be teh best thing EVA!!". Nintendo calling their console Wii is likely to be more off-putting than a £500-£600 price tag.

Mark my words. As far as the UK is concerned, Sony will win round three as well.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:48 am
by paranoid marvin
Well ,I think you're wrong-but we'll soon see...

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:00 am
by revgiblet
Well, I think that YOU'RE wrong...and that your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberry.

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:05 am
by Opa-Opa
I've already got one...

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:43 pm
by retro mania
paranoid marvin wrote:Well ,I think you're wrong-but we'll soon see...

I agree I think he's wrong as well I think the 360 could win round 3. Theres bound to be a price drop around the launch of the ps3 and the secound wave of games coming out same sort of graphic power as the ps3 most people around the net are saying they'll get a 360 and a wii as a secound console.

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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:08 pm
by revgiblet
retro mania wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Well ,I think you're wrong-but we'll soon see...

I agree I think he's wrong as well I think the 360 could win round 3. Theres bound to be a price drop around the launch of the ps3 and the secound wave of games coming out same sort of graphic power as the ps3 most people around the net are saying they'll get a 360 and a wii as a secound console.
Then you're WRONG too. You and marvin should start a club called "The WE'RE WRONG Club". I'd like to join but I can't, seeing as how I'm not wrong and everything.