PS3 Between 499 and 599 Euros.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by brandons1313, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. brandons1313

    brandons1313 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2004
  2. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
    Bwahahaha, and yet people will bend over and take it like good little bitches. Words like "horse" and "armor" spring to mind.
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    hehe, for that price you can buy a pretty decent PC (without screen though).

    btw, i thought the idea of consoles was to sell cheap, but charge too much for crapgames afterwards to make up the deficit. wasnt the X-brick & such sold with a deficit? does this mean Piece (o') Shit 3 is in fact even more expensive to produce than 499 to 599 Euros?

    oh wait, it's probably the obnoxious PR and marketing that they're planning that'll be so goddamn expensive...
  4. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    That's what they said, but somehow I've always seriously doubted that statement. I can not imagine them not making a profit even if they were to sell the Xbox for a lousy 100 euros.

    As for the PS3: I'm sure as hell not buying one. I bought a PS2 shortly after they hit the market (the large model) and after about two months, the controllers already stopped working. I've never replaced them. I just use my PS2 as a rather expensive dvd-player, although that crappy piece o' shit can't even play some of the newer dvd's.

    Never again! :naughty:
  5. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 18, 2004
    Who buys a console on release? When they are most expensive, most problem-prone, and have the greatest lack of quality games?

    I waited three years to pick up a Playstation 2 (obviously I never felt a burning desire to own one in the first place), and have been quite pleased with it. I've never had a problem, the price was reasonable enough to buy it new, and there were enough games that satisfied me to justify owning it.

    The price will drop, just as they will iron out the problems with hardware revisions, and better games will be released. I suppose it will still be expensive, but out of the six hundred dollar range. I will most likely buy one in time, mostly depending on the game selection.

    Of course, that will have nothing to do with the inevitable rush to be the first to own the PS3.
  6. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    Same here. I was really interested in GTA:San Andreas, and once it came out and I saw that the PC version wouldn't be out for quite a while I looked at the PS2 catalog. I saw enough games that interested me (usually heavily discounted by that point too) and that I could buy a used console for about $80, so I decided that it was worth it all around. At it's original sale price of $300-$400 though? Didn't even cross my mind to buy one. I might end up with a PS3 or a 360 one day, but it won't be while either are $500 and have only half a dozen games at all, let alone ones I might enjoy.
  7. Buckle

    Buckle It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 8, 2004
    When the PS2 was released I went with some friends and camped out for one. We drove around for three hours looking for a spot to get one and finally found a CompUSA that wasn't jam packed with people. We hung out there all night and in the morning the list of people was up to 130 and there probably 100 actually in the line. The CompUSA had 27 if I recall correctly. People were going nuts and I think a few fights almost broke out. Granted at that time the price was $299. At $699, I think you will see a more muted response but I suspect demand will still be high for them. You guys might not be interested (myself included) but there are will enough buyers. I assure you, I will not be camping out when this one is released though.
  8. Paladin Solo

    Paladin Solo So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 7, 2003
    I'll buy it a year or two later when SOME of their vanilla issues have been addressed and it goes down in price by 100-150 dollars.

    I still don't understand why anyone buys new consoles on release. They are all worthless beta disc holders that overheat, don't work, or crap out after a week.
  9. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I might buy one because of blu-ray, depending on how much support it will have. If you look at the hd-dvd player prices, the lowest you can find is $500, while blu-ray disc players (i found only one online) cost at least $1000. $700 is a lot to pay for a console but if you have an hdtv and want a dvd player to go with that, buying ps3 beats buying a blu-ray or a hd-dvd. It depends on what you are looking for exactly, if I wanted it only for gaming I wouldn't buy it.
  10. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    XBox generated a tremendous loss of $4 billion for Microsoft - and that's counting both hardware *and* software sales. If you consider only hardware sales, *all* consoles, no matter how succesful, generate losses; it's games that make money.
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    In other words, it's a f'ing retarded industry.

    Though printers work on the same principle.
  12. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    Michael Dell turned down the offer to manufacture the xbox for that reason: "I don't want to be in the razor business if I can't get in on the blades." Loss on "hardware", profit on "software" is a pretty common thing in business.
  13. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 24, 2003
    open source ftw!
  14. Dabeav

    Dabeav First time out of the vault

    Feb 20, 2006
    Now they are saying this qoute is a mistranslation, they where actually talking about how much the PS3 was worth as a Blu-Ray DVD player. :roll:

    Anyway, didn't the Sega Saturn release for $600? And what about the Neo-Geo? These prices are not unheard of, just uncommon.
  15. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    499 Euros about £347, £70 dearer than the 360 premium now. Even if they release it as the same price as the xbox, the 360 will no doubt drop in price the same day the PS3 is launched. They must be really betting on the blueray to sell it.

    Printers work? No they don't, they're always chewing paper and smearing ink. Stupid things are the devil's spawn. :evil: