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Well, I'll take people's word for it, since I refuse to sign in to some sites.

I do doubt a price cut sooner, unless Blu-Ray and game sales are to the point where they are quite happy with that income and are willing to take a 200 dollar potential loss because it will be recoupped in some 200 dollars worth of game and movie sales and royalties? It's a difficult position to be in.



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The last chance for the ps3 to actually have a "chance" of getting 1st place, is if the ps3 is at $399.99 during killzone 2, mgs4, LBP, and GT5, and GTA 4's releases.



 

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Sqrl said:

WTH, they are claiming $45 for a HD????

80GB HD = $37 to $44

I expect sony to be getting far better rates than average consumers on those. Am I missing something here?


 2.5 vs 3.5
Ps3 uses a lappy hdd.



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ceres said:
Sqrl said:

WTH, they are claiming $45 for a HD????

80GB HD = $37 to $44

I expect sony to be getting far better rates than average consumers on those. Am I missing something here?


2.5 vs 3.5
Ps3 uses a lappy hdd.


 That definitely helps, but it still seems a bit high to me ....

Maybe I just have completely unrealistic expectations but I would expect them to pay 10-15 for normal drives and 20-25 for laptop drives.  

Bah whatever, not like there is any way to know for sure, it just stood out as a little wierd to me.  Maybe sony is making a bit of cash and just doesn't want to tell us, nothing we can do about it either way... 



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jhlennon1 said:
That means they are making money on the consoles sold in Europe since the EU transfer rate is higher then $640 US dollars.

The loss in Japan though is still more then $40-$140 since they have the PS3's the cheapest.

 No they arent, 20% of UK price is VAT.



Hus said:
jhlennon1 said:
That means they are making money on the consoles sold in Europe since the EU transfer rate is higher then $640 US dollars.

The loss in Japan though is still more then $40-$140 since they have the PS3's the cheapest.

No they arent, 20% of UK price is VAT.


I was wondering about this. I expect Sony has to pay more to get the console into EU, which is why ALL consoles costs decidely more in EU.

Hus, do you know if the cost breakdown includes the controllers and cables that come with the console?



Sqrl said:
ceres said:
Sqrl said:

WTH, they are claiming $45 for a HD????

80GB HD = $37 to $44

I expect sony to be getting far better rates than average consumers on those. Am I missing something here?


2.5 vs 3.5
Ps3 uses a lappy hdd.


That definitely helps, but it still seems a bit high to me ....

Maybe I just have completely unrealistic expectations but I would expect them to pay 10-15 for normal drives and 20-25 for laptop drives.

Bah whatever, not like there is any way to know for sure, it just stood out as a little wierd to me. Maybe sony is making a bit of cash and just doesn't want to tell us, nothing we can do about it either way...


 You have unreasonable expecations. Lower prices happen because of two reasons - huge orders and lowered costs due to supply chain. That accounts for usually around 10-20 dollars at the most when you are very close to the general market selling cost, such as the market is for lower capacity hard drives.



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