It's a known fact that PS3 sales almost exploded after the 2nd price drop. In both NA and Europe. And it was not about games, becuase there haven't been any AAA PS3 titles yet (not even close), and the so called Blu-ray effect can't have anything to do with the rise in sales since it was only a couple of weeks ago Warner killed HD DVD.
Someone plz make some of those graphs that this site offers! (to show the sharp upward curve after the oct intro of a 40GB SKU)
I'd say the drop from $500 to $400 made miracles, and increase in sales lies in the 30-50% ballpark.
If we'd see a let's say $249 X360 Pro soon, the WW weekly sales would rise to +150,000 units and the console would sell +10 million this year.
EXPLODED? REALLY? Let's have a looksy.. Yes... I see it. I see an European launch. Good its there. I see a 40 GB launch, right near the end, at 10/08/07 or so. If that's not when the 40GB launched, then that might be another price drop. I don't actually see this explosion though. I mean, besides the European launch, which lasted a whole 2 weeks, the PS3 never even beat the Wii? Unless I'm looking at the graph wrong. If the graph shows weekly sales of the PS3, 360 and Wii, for the year 2007, and if it shows the PS3 and 360 hardly ever beating the Wii in weekly sales, then... uh no I'm not looking at it wrong.
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If you could give me the exact week of the price drop for the PS3, I could point it out.
Since I like being thorough, here's each region PS3 2007 sales but I still fail to see the explosion. Again, tell me what I'm doing wrong so I can know, or give me the week of the price drop so I can make a reasonable analysis. I'm not even joking. I hate being wrong, and if I am I want to know. I'm just saying I can't see the big boosts the price drops gave the PS3 that you are talking about.