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nofi
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(07-10-2007, 04:15 PM)
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Thought it deserved it's own thread, please leave my testicles alone if you disagree, I like them.

In a late breaking story SmartHouse News has been able to confirm that PAL markets including Australia and the UK will get a PS3 price cut on July 12th.

The Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment in Australia, Michael Ephraim, has confirmed that a PAL market announcement will be made on July 12 2007 regarding price cuts to the PAL market PS3.

It is expected that the PAL market Sony PS3 models, which are among the most expensive in the world, will be cut by as much as 17%. This will bring the Australian model down to $829.00.


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Visualante
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(07-10-2007, 04:16 PM)
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Hooray for Sonyland.
macksplack
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(07-10-2007, 04:17 PM)
so we also get a 100E price cut, that's a good thing.
Francias Castiglione
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(07-10-2007, 04:18 PM)
~350 in the UK then? Based on the 425 RRP and rounding down.
mckmas8808
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(07-10-2007, 04:18 PM)
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YAY!!! More people getting a PS3 is good.
nofi
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(07-10-2007, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by macksplack

so we also get a 100E price cut, that's a good thing.

If they can get it on UK shelves at 350 that would be smashing.
Suerte
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(07-10-2007, 04:19 PM)
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So the new UK price could potentially be around 350 - still not sure that's enough.
mckmas8808
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(07-10-2007, 04:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Francias Castiglione

~350 in the UK then? Based on the 425 RRP and rounding down.

Is that price good or bad? How do you UK guys feel about this price?
glaurung
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(07-10-2007, 04:19 PM)
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Im in ur E3, f***ing up ur SKUs...
gofreak
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(07-10-2007, 04:19 PM)
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It is expected that the PAL market Sony PS3 models, which are among the most expensive in the world, will be cut by as much as 17%.

No, it's not. The author is just looking at the US pricecut and expecting the same in PAL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he's not citing anyone from Sony on that.

This is old news. Reports and Jack Tretton have suggested it will be a value-add, not a pricecut.
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(07-10-2007, 04:20 PM)
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I really don't think GAF can hold out at all.
Kazenone
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(07-10-2007, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Suerte

So the new UK price could potentially be around 350 - still not sure that's enough.

Hell of a lot better than it is now though. 72 off is great.
CurlySaysX
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(07-10-2007, 04:20 PM)
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woah!!
AU$829?
I'm so buying another one.
Natsume
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(07-10-2007, 04:20 PM)
350 is better I probably won't get one till it's under 300 though
Psychotext
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(07-10-2007, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kazenone

Hell of a lot better than it is now though. 72 off is great.

50 off. Most people have been selling the PS3 at 400 for ages.

It's a start though.
FFChris
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Suerte

So the new UK price could potentially be around 350 - still not sure that's enough.

Getting very close I think.

I think the UK will accept it at 299. But 350 sounds a hell of a lot better than 425.
macksplack
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)

Originally Posted by nofilter

If they can get it on UK shelves at 350 that would be smashing.

At the top of my head it should be around 350 375 Pound, if the euro to pound exchange rate is the same.
Prine
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)
Not paying more than 300!
RamzaIsCool
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)
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Cool news for us, now that only leaves Japan. Wonder when they announce that.

btw having problems with the servers already, I am afraid GAF is going to die 10.000 deaths when the conferences start,
Francias Castiglione
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)

Originally Posted by mckmas8808

Is that price good or bad? How do you UK guys feel about this price?

Still ~$700.

So getting raped, but with a little more lube than before.
nofi
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

No, it's not. The author is just looking at the US pricecut and expecting the same in PAL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he's not citing anyone from Sony on that.

This is old news. Reports and Jack Tretton have suggested it will be a value-add, not a pricecut.

We don't know for sure, but he seems fairly convinced:

The Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment in Australia, Michael Ephraim, has confirmed that a PAL market announcement will be made on July 12 2007 regarding price cuts to the PAL market PS3.
bbyybb
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)
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Well going on the current exchange rate, we still aint getting the best deal.

USD $500
AUS $580.7875

Lovely.

Note: Even adding 10% GST, it aint that much more.
guise
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(07-10-2007, 04:22 PM)
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I'd buy one at 350 when theres enough games available which im interested in.
PleoMax
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(07-10-2007, 04:25 PM)
Thank you sony, hmmm hmmm
psycho_snake
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(07-10-2007, 04:26 PM)

Originally Posted by mckmas8808

Is that price good or bad? How do you UK guys feel about this price?

350 pounds is pretty decent. At that price Id really considering buying one when MGS4 is released.
Ramenman
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(07-10-2007, 04:27 PM)
Three months in.

Impressive.
spwolf
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(07-10-2007, 04:28 PM)

Originally Posted by gofreak

No, it's not. The author is just looking at the US pricecut and expecting the same in PAL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he's not citing anyone from Sony on that.

This is old news. Reports and Jack Tretton have suggested it will be a value-add, not a pricecut.

In a late breaking story SmartHouse News has been able to confirm that PAL markets including Australia and the UK will get a PS3 price cut on July 12th.


The Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment in Australia, Michael Ephraim, has confirmed that a PAL market announcement will be made on July 12 2007 regarding price cuts to the PAL market PS3.

how hard is to actually click on the link?
JonathanEx
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(07-10-2007, 04:28 PM)
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I've got an email here from Sony Europe saying they'll make an announcement on Thursday if that means anything. :P
Creamium
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(07-10-2007, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by JonathanEx

I've got an email here from Sony Europe saying they'll make an announcement on Thursday if that means anything. :P

wow so it's confirmed and it's not value related? So 500 PS3 confirmed? Nice.
spwolf
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(07-10-2007, 04:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Suerte

So the new UK price could potentially be around 350 - still not sure that's enough.

enough for what? It has beeen selling pretty good in PAL countries...
Suerte
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(07-10-2007, 04:32 PM)
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I don't think PS3 will go properly mainstream until it's at least 299. I suppose retailers could effectively make it 300ish by bundling some extra's with the console like they have with the 360 recently.
gofreak
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(07-10-2007, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by spwolf

how hard is to actually click on the link?

If they have a quote from Sony saying "an announcement about pricecuts", I'll believe it, otherwise I think it's the author's embellishment. Sony confirmed an announcement, but probably not specifically about pricecuts. They've been careful not to say it'll be a pricecut specifically..Tretton very carefully avoided saying that yesterday. And a publication with its finger closer to the pulse - MCV - has reported it'll be value-added bundles in all likelihood.

No quote, no sale :p
DefectiveReject
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(07-10-2007, 04:33 PM)
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Didn't MS refund the poor bastards who paid out full price for an XBox on day one?

Why should i lose 75 after 3 freaking months?
Screw you Sony. SCREW YOU
mrklaw
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(07-10-2007, 04:33 PM)
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349 retail, around 299 from tax-free airport shops?

Not bad.
Yasser
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(07-10-2007, 04:34 PM)

Originally Posted by mckmas8808

Is that price good or bad? How do you UK guys feel about this price?

personally i'm pretty happy since my brother works in retail and can get me up to 20% off on top of the price cut, so if it drops to 350 i could get it for 280 which isn't a lot more than the 360
Suerte
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(07-10-2007, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Suerte

I don't think PS3 will go properly mainstream until it's at least 299. I suppose retailers could effectively make it 300ish by bundling some extra's with the console like they have with the 360 recently.

Originally Posted by spwolf

enough for what? It has beeen selling pretty good in PAL countries...

"Pretty good" isn't that good compared to the runaway success that was the PS2 in most PAL countries.
nofi
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(07-10-2007, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

Didn't MS refund the poor bastards who paid out full price for an XBox on day one?

Why should i lose 75 after 3 freaking months?
Screw you Sony. SCREW YOU

Or..... wait and see...
bee
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(07-10-2007, 04:35 PM)
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ive already seen it on sale for as low as 350 and u can regularly get them for around 360-70.

so i really dont think thats low enough 299 would getting it selling well for sure personally i wont bite till its sub 250.
Trevelyon
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(07-10-2007, 04:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

Didn't MS refund the poor bastards who paid out full price for an XBox on day one?

Why should i lose 75 after 3 freaking months?
Screw you Sony. SCREW YOU

Yeh, a refund would be nice. Heck! Toss me a few Blu-ray movies or some PSN store credit at the very least FFS)
Ronok
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(07-10-2007, 04:38 PM)
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Still effectively $100 more then the original US price..... No thanks. :-/

Glad I'm waiting for FFXIII. :-/


Please get ported FFXIII. ; ;
DefectiveReject
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(07-10-2007, 04:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by nofilter

Or..... wait and see...

No. I wanna know now...... !!! Probably get some PSN Store credit to buy all they have to offer on there...?
Suerte
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(07-10-2007, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

No. I wanna know now...... !!! Probably get some PSN Store credit to buy all they have to offer on there...?

You might get a few free games like Nintendo offered those who bought the N64 at launch.
nofi
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(07-10-2007, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

No. I wanna know now...... !!! Probably get some PSN Store credit to buy all they have to offer on there...?

You can't know now, it's a secret. We don't know what Sony will offer, if anything, so wait until they announce it officially. Might be a game or two, or PSN credit, or yeah - free films. Or nothing.
test_account
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(07-10-2007, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by DefectiveReject

Didn't MS refund the poor bastards who paid out full price for an XBox on day one?

Why should i lose 75 after 3 freaking months?
Screw you Sony. SCREW YOU

Where i live MS gave away 2 free games + a controller (or 1 free game + a controller or 2 free games, something like that atleast) to the people who had bought a Xbox before their pricedrop. MS dropped the price like 1-2 months after the launch tho, and the drop was about $200.
maxmars
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(07-10-2007, 04:42 PM)
So this would bring the euro ps3 price in line with the 360 one for me, considering I need wireless. Even less, since the online part is free. :D
iapetus
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(07-10-2007, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by test_account

Where i live MS gave away 2 free games + a controller (or 1 free game + a controller or 2 free games, something like that atleast) to the people who had bought a Xbox before their pricedrop.

It was the same in the UK, though the games were from a list of mostly first party titles that you didn't want. (Not that bad in the end, actually, though anyone who'd already bought the games they wanted from the list was shafted...)
Zoink
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(07-10-2007, 04:48 PM)
Not enough, really. 300 would bring it into line with US prices taking account of VAT at current exchange rates. Although if retailers maintain the same amount of discounting they're currently offering off MRP, they could be selling it for 300.
tanod
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(07-10-2007, 04:49 PM)
The original Xbox dropped price less than a month after it initially launched by 200 or 300 euros and they sent stuff out to early purchasers. This is a longer time frame and a smaller drop so I think you guys aren't getting anything extra if you already have one.

Sony needs to make a drop to align prices with the US ($500) / JPN (50,000 yen) prices and an adjustment for the exchange rates.

I would guess that since they announced the original European price at 599 euros back in May of '06 and didn't launch until a year later, that they could have launched at a lower price but didn't because they didn't want to do another preemptive price drop.
Visualante
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(07-10-2007, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by mckmas8808

Is that price good or bad? How do you UK guys feel about this price?

The PS2 famously launched at $300 and 300. This is a great step in the right direction, and it has dropped a psychological price barrier for a lot of people, the major retailers are still charging 425 (by bundling crap Blu Rays).

I think online retailers will be able to sell it in the 319 region, or at least bundle a first party game.
Kurosaki Ichigo
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(07-10-2007, 04:52 PM)
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Hi Sony:

White PS3 (60GB)
White Shockaxis
One Uncharted PS3 Blu-Ray game copy
One Spiderman 3 Blu-Ray movie copy
399
Christmas

Make it happen.

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