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So here's how it's going down: 60gb sells out, August 1, the 80 gb comes out and it becomes the standard with the pack in game.

That limited edition sells out then the 80gb becomes the standard at 500 dollars soon after the 60 gb has sold out entirely.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=26704

Hence, the great offers and stuff, sell lots of PS3s and get rid of the costly 60 gb machines and replace them with the 80 gb machines that they are either closer to or are making actual profits on.

Pretty clever. 

 



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DarkD beat you by ONE minute hehe, sorry.



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ckmlb said:

So here's how it's going down: 60gb sells out, August 1, the 80 gb comes out and it becomes the standard with the pack in game.

That limited edition sells out then the 80gb becomes the standard at 500 dollars soon after the 60 gb has sold out entirely.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=26704

Hence, the great offers and stuff, sell lots of PS3s and get rid of the costly 60 gb machines and replace them with the 80 gb machines that they are either closer to or are making actual profits on.

Pretty clever. 

 


So was Gballzck really wrong about the price cut? Seems more like a Clearance than an actual Price Cut.



Can they really get rid of all the 60 GB PS3 models by the end of July though? There are quite a few I thought...



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Ck, they could absolutely continue selling this at 599. You just assume they will cut the price? That's 100 dollars lost on every console!

I absolutely agree that it's possible, but you assertion is definitely not certain. Please don't phrase it that way. Obviously it could be the case, but there is definitely reason not to do so (again: 100 dollars!). 



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It's not a clearance if the 80 gb is gonna be 500 dollars standard when it's not a limited edition.

The thing is Sony can afford a lot more to make the 80gb version 500 dollars and not the 60 gb version which costs more to make.

I also don't think they will sell out all 60 gbs by the end of July which is why their offers go on till September. By that time, they have a shot I think.



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So you seriously think once the limited edition is done they will go ahead and sell the console at 80 gb for 600 dollars alone?

The only question is when the limited edition ends and when the 60 gb consoles sell out.

There is a price cut, it's just they are doing it in a way to minimize losses. The 80 gb is the new SKU and the price of it alone after limited edition is done is 500 dollars.



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Bodhesatva said:

Ck, they could absolutely continue selling this at 599. You just assume they will cut the price? That's 100 dollars lost on every console!

I absolutely agree that it's possible, but you assertion is definitely not certain. Please don't phrase it that way. Obviously it could be the case, but there is definitely reason not to do so (again: 100 dollars!). 


haha, I caught this too.  Nowhere is it stated that the 80gb will drop to 500.  That was a nice little fanboy dream spin you put on at the end.



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I just don't get why they announced this, this should have been done normally and after the 60 gb sold out they should have said: 'ok the new sku is 80 gb at 500 dollars' limited edition is 80 gb + a game or it's over with.



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