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Arrow PS3 lowers price..

For those of you wanting a 60GB PS3, the prices are lowered in some stores from the $599, to $499. It's not at every store yet, but I have spoke with a few different stores in N. Dallas and they did confirm the $499 price point. You now also can get 5 free blu-rays with any blu-ray device, ps3 included.

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Just read about that the other day, then I read an interview with Sony's CEO saying it wasn't happening...WTF
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Yeah, it's happening.
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What stores? I cant find any stories confirming the price drop
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Call Super Target in Lewisville - (972) 459-2605 - they're sold out though, but they do have them priced @ $499. My wife just left there and confirmed it as well.

Here's a link confirming the various stores selling them for $499.

http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=16737

You can also search google and several people posting receipts confirming it.

It's not really a big deal, they needed to be lowered anyways.
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It's not really a big deal, they needed to be lowered anyways.
Thats no lie! Witht he price drop, 5 free (although not too popular) blu ray movies and recent news about over 200 titles dropping within a year I may have to start looking at picking one up.
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I bought one today from the Target in Lewisville. There is still 2-3 left. It was $499. I was also told by someone that is pretty trustworthy that Circuit City would be lowing their prices on them starting 7/15.

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weird thing is when consoles drop in price usually ALL stores drop the same time. This is real odd.
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weird thing is when consoles drop in price usually ALL stores drop the same time. This is real odd.
Well, kinda. It maybe a test to see how buyers will respond. It also could have something to do with the stores not wanting them to broadcast it yet, because they probably paid more per unit before they decided to cut the price, so I'm sure they don't want their margins effected that much yet.
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Well damn!! I still have the original premium unit that I paid out of the ass for!
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Well damn!! I still have the original premium unit that I paid out of the ass for!
You should have known not to be one of the first lemmings to buy it.
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Are the PS3's really worth the money? I have yet to play one so I don't know what they can/can't do. My little brother has a 360 elite and that's one bad bitch. Load time is next to nothing, plus playing MP3's while you're playing a game is pimp as hell. Plus X-box live is the shit.
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I knew better, but I still did it anyway.
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And I thought I just did good for buying one with a game and a blu-ray dvd for $480. Id rather have 5 dvds . I havent gotten mine yet so I cant tell you if I like it or not.
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Damn now I gotta go even lower. I have been selling them for $450 w/a game for some time now. I have a like new one in the box w/motorstorm for $400 if anyone is interested.
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Is it a 60 gig? All the documentation there? Got any extra PS3 controllers?
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60GIG,1 controller only. I think it has some paperwork but I'm not sure.
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Are the PS3's really worth the money? I have yet to play one so I don't know what they can/can't do. My little brother has a 360 elite and that's one bad bitch. Load time is next to nothing, plus playing MP3's while you're playing a game is pimp as hell. Plus X-box live is the shit.
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Will the ps3 also play HD DVD's? Some blue ray players also play HD dvd's and some don't. Can't find anything in writing saying the PS3 does or not.
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Well shit, I have to pick one up soon since they finally lowered it.

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Will the ps3 also play HD DVD's? Some blue ray players also play HD dvd's and some don't. Can't find anything in writing saying the PS3 does or not.
Just blue rays only for the ps3.

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Well Sony is trying to hoodwink everyone. They didnt really lower the price, they just came out with a new 80 gig model that wont be as backwards compatible. So the 60 gig is now $499 and according to this article they are going to phase out the 60 gig's so only one model will be left, the 80 gigger for $599.

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http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32894/97/
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Just an FYI - but you can get a 60GB PS3 and the blu-ray remote from Fry's for $499, you also get the mail in rebate for 5 free Blu-ray movies.
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Well Sony is trying to hoodwink everyone. They didnt really lower the price, they just came out with a new 80 gig model that wont be as backwards compatible. So the 60 gig is now $499 and according to this article they are going to phase out the 60 gig's so only one model will be left, the 80 gigger for $599.

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http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/32894/97/
Well, did you think it was anything different? If you lower the price, it's almost like admitting your product was over-priced, it's much easier to explain a new product to the line-up to substantiate the price differences. It's not lowering the price, it's adding more value.
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Well, did you think it was anything different? If you lower the price, it's almost like admitting your product was over-priced, it's much easier to explain a new product to the line-up to substantiate the price differences. It's not lowering the price, it's adding more value.

They are adding value by taking away bacwards compatibility? The new models dont have some chip that creates backwards compatibility and instead rely on software that doesnt work on a lot of games. But they give you another 20 gig to store stuff they dont even offer on their marketplace. Sorry man, Im not falling for that. They were overpriced before at $600 and they are still overpriced at $600.
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I'm not disagreeing with what you say for the most part, I'm just explaining the marketing P.O.V.
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Yeah I read about that on E3 coverage. Software emulation on the new unit. I'm still thinking about getting a 60gig over the weekend. The marketplace will only get better with time. And I think the PS3 will have better graphics later on over the 360. Plus it just looks cooler


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Found this earlier, so tired of all this shit. Confusing as hell. It's about Sony denying the above said notion to rid the 60gb.

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...=6427&Itemid=2


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They are adding value by taking away bacwards compatibility? The new models dont have some chip that creates backwards compatibility and instead rely on software that doesnt work on a lot of games. But they give you another 20 gig to store stuff they dont even offer on their marketplace. Sorry man, Im not falling for that. They were overpriced before at $600 and they are still overpriced at $600.
you know what is funny b4 it hit in japan some devs. bitched about it being too costly and they need to lower the price so more people will buy the games they want to make for it, and sony caved and lowered it before it even launched. but here and in europe they didn't lower it at all till now. sorry jap bastiches
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Overall Sony is failing, I'm not even going to bother thinking about buying a PS3 for another year due to them f*cking around with everyone and everything.

If the Xbox360 drops like it is supposed to then I'll be picking one of those up as well as sticking with my Wii
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Overall Sony is failing, I'm not even going to bother thinking about buying a PS3 for another year due to them f*cking around with everyone and everything.

If the Xbox360 drops like it is supposed to then I'll be picking one of those up as well as sticking with my Wii
I still can't find a freaking wii
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I know i'll get flamed for it, but whats the big deal about the wii? Graphics blow so much dick, more kid games as usual and who wants a "workout" when playing games? Whole point is to veg out and play them.

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I know i'll get flamed for it, but whats the big deal about the wii? Graphics blow so much dick, more kid games as usual and who wants a "workout" when playing games? Whole point is to veg out and play them.

Im kind of with you on that. Saw Metroid Prime 3 demos on the E3 coverage and all I could think about was the mediocre graphics of it. Honestly, it didnt look all that much fun either. The only plus side to a Wii is how much fun they are when you having a party or get together. My gf's mom bought one a few months ago when we were visiting and we had a blast for a few hours all taking turns playing Wii sports but that quickly died off. Its only REAL advantage is the price of the console.
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Lason, have you decided on a PS3 yet? I'm still thinking about getting one myself. I think I remember the PS2 having issues at launch as well

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Im still considering it. Mainly because I dont wanna get stuck with a PS3 that cant play my PS2 games down the road. I may chalk it up as a blu ray player and get one.
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Yeah I read about that on E3 coverage. Software emulation on the new unit. I'm still thinking about getting a 60gig over the weekend. The marketplace will only get better with time. And I think the PS3 will have better graphics later on over the 360. Plus it just looks cooler


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Found this earlier, so tired of all this shit. Confusing as hell. It's about Sony denying the above said notion to rid the 60gb.

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...=6427&Itemid=2

Can't view your article for some reason, but have you read this one?

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=8039

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Can't view your article for some reason, but have you read this one?

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=8039
Man that's scary. I don't see people spending $600 on a console just to get into it. I'm still considering the $500 model. But like Lason said use it as a Blu Ray player as well, which were my thoughts before too. Bah! I just want to make sure that the PS3 has a good future like the PS2 had.

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I'm debating a ps3, or bigger injectors/fuel pump for the neon, heh.

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Fry's had them yesterday in stock for $499.

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i picked up one from Best Buy last night in Mckinney. Another guy got one at same time. Only 2 left at time. We started talking and he mentioned that Circuit City was giving away a free controller w/purchase. He mentioned it to the sales guy and he offered us the same deal. PS2 has got to go now.
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<------ Is posting from a ps3, heh.

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<------ Is posting from a ps3, heh.
Yeah I bought one a week ago. It's pretty sweet. Damn heat pump though.

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Well Sony is trying to hoodwink everyone. They didnt really lower the price, they just came out with a new 80 gig model that wont be as backwards compatible. So the 60 gig is now $499 and according to this article they are going to phase out the 60 gig's so only one model will be left, the 80 gigger for $599.

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yup, they are basically discontinuing that model to make way for a newer one that cost more

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yup, they are basically discontinuing that model to make way for a newer one that cost more
And the new 80 gig version doesn't have the "emotion" engine so no backwards compatability with PS1/PS2 titles. So scoop one up where you can!
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Yeah I bought one a week ago. It's pretty sweet. Damn heat pump though.
I havent noticed that yet, but I just now did the system upgrade, registered my account, and the gran turismo hd demo is dling in the background, lol.

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I havent noticed that yet, but I just now did the system upgrade, registered my account, and the gran turismo hd demo is dling in the background, lol.
demo or the trailer? all I could find on the store was the trailer.


yeah the fans blow out a lot of heat, but not surprising with the shit that it has inside of it.

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The only reason I will own a ps3..

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demo or the trailer? all I could find on the store was the trailer.


yeah the fans blow out a lot of heat, but not surprising with the shit that it has inside of it.
Go to the store, games, demos, and it's in there.

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