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Sony knocks $50 off PS3, intros €99 PSP

By Matthew · 22 replies
Aug 16, 2011
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  1. It's hard to believe the holiday shopping season is already looming on the horizon, but Sony's preparing for this year's festivities with a $50 global price reduction on the PlayStation…

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  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 783

    That should definitely help Sony sell some PS3's.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    I'm gonna fill a fishing trawler with PS3s bought in the US, sail over to Europe and make my fortune!

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    I prefer the 120gb model for some reason... I dunno why though.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    You do realise you can take out the Hard Drive of any of the models and just replace it right?

    Do you actually mean that you prefer the fatter PS3's over the slims?

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    Well I mainly meant that because of the firmware. I have the 120gb slim model that came with the first Drake's Fortune. I would buy an older PS3 model if I have the money though.
  7. Not bad, but I'd still rather put that money toward future computer upgrades.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    I agree. Even with the newer model of the PSP, I would still recommend the 1000-3000 series. Anything before the PSP Go lol.
  9. Still $249-$299 for a 5 year old console sounds expensive to me. With PS4/720 not too far out, these consoles should be in the $149-199 range by now. I just spend $130 on PC upgrades after selling my old parts. Those upgrades will easily last me another 2 years and I'll have FAR superior graphics and be able to pick up Steam games for $5-15. Every time I try to justify getting a console to play some of their great exclusives, I am faced with the decision to drop $250+ or invest it into my PC which I use for things other than gaming too.

    I suppose I'll just wait until PS3 drops to $99 and pick up 10 of their best games on the cheap (since they'll be greatest hits by then ;))
  10. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    Sounds like a plan. Might be a few years for the price to be that low unless something critical happens...
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    sorry, your PS3 stills costs twice as much as my xbox.
    And ill stick to paying for xbl, as i dont get my personal info stolen.
    But nah, no console war.
    Neither one beats PC gaming. console is just simpler, as you dont have to deal with can i run it issues and errors and all that. I still prefer PC though..
  12. Umm...The Xbox 360 is more expensive. Unless of course you don't want online and were looking to play the best 1st party games available. Oh wait...That's the PS3. Even the Wii has better exclusives. Reach is good, but without online? Get it used and return it within 7 days if you want to spend less than the ps3. Free online...The way gaming is meant to be.
  13. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    5 brand new games = cost of console? Just a thought...
  14. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 513

    hello ...

    was in need to buy a new PS3 since the fat is getting fishy with the overheating issue & as a serious, game lover would say, it's not about the GFX, not about the price, but the fun in it ... If i had time i would own all of the platforms out there, but hey i'm only human & the PC takes most of my time with a 2004 game :p

    i would say no to the E-1000 PSP even if i have some free PSP games off the WB package, but i would rather wait for a 2nd release of the PSV & sure hope it will be backward compatible.

  15. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +319

    Just realise that it will take a few years after PS4 release to reach that price. The PS2 dropped to $99 in 2009, so you're probably looking at more than a 5 year wait for the PS3 to reach that price.
  16. I'm glad 250 USD still equates to 250 Euros

    American poster here,
    and i don't quite agree with this.
    (at all)
  17. ET3D,

    Ya I know. I have plenty of games to keep me occupied on the PC for now :). Plus, if these exclusive games are true classics like say Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time or Panzer Dragoon Saga or Super Mario 64, then I am sure I'll still enjoy them even 3-4 years from now.

    I just can't see myself buying a $250 console when the PS4 may be $500 and still have backwards compatibility with PS3 too. So I mean if I really wanted a console, I'd probably wait another 2 years and get that. In the meantime I could spend that $250 on these:

    I mean with Diablo 3, Battlefield 3, F1 2011, Starcraft 2 (2 more expansions), Metro 2034, Mass Effect 3, Elder Scrolls V: SKYRIM, RAGE, Batman: Arkham City, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Max Payne 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, LA Noire, Tomb Raider there is enough to keep me occupied for AT LEAST 12 months!
  18. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,559   +550

    meh you can still get a xbox 360 for around 100$, why buy a 6 year old console?
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,281   +527

    I think I'll get another PS3 soon to double as a bluray player in the other room. This is good news for me.
  20. I can't wait to NOT BUY ONE. Sony = DO NOT WANT.
  21. They're gonna have to knock off a hell of a lot more than that before I buy a SONY product again, after that epic security fail of theirs. Besides, the PS3 only runs butchered Xbox 360 games anyway. And their Vita thing is like the new Wii. I'm gonna love to hate that thing for years to come. What's wrong with a gamepad? I don't want a 4th dimensional octa-limb operable uber-contraption in order to play some simple games. Jesus Christ!
  22. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    This late in the game and a next gen console due sometime soon? Yeah, I don't want one either. The $50 saved, meh... If Sony didn't draw me in before, this wont change my mind.
  23. Lol! This is $50 off of a NEW PS3 not a used PS3. Tell me where I can buy a NEW XBOX 360 for around $100. Also for your information, the XBOX 360 is older than the PS3.

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