PS3 getting a price cut in Japan

#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74219 posts) -

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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia announced today that it will release a new 500 GB PS3 model with the product code CECH-3400C in Japan.

The launch will happen on August 28th, and the new model will cost 25,980 yen ($253) plus taxes, 2,572 yen (almost 26 bucks) less than its predecessor.

Together with the new launch, the previous models CECH-4200C (500 GB) and CECH-4200B (250 GB) will be discontinued, meaning that the 250 GB version will not be offered anymore.

The differences with the 4200 models have not been disclosed by Sony, so they’re probably negligible, besides the change in wi-fi component that was outed by the recent FCC certification, which means that a future launch in the West is most probable.

A new CUH-11XX PS4 model has also been certified by the FCC at the same time, and with the new PS3 officially outed, we might hear about it soon.

Hopefully this means the same goes for the west aswell seing how many buy those consoles outside of Japan

#2 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6761 posts) -

I would'nt mind if they came out over here aswell, that would make for a pretty decent birthgift for my niece :)

#3 Posted by Netret0120 (2869 posts) -

Once PS3's ht $150, I'll buy one just to keep as a souvenir and show my future kids what we used to game on:-)

#4 Posted by Blabadon (28218 posts) -

One of the best consoles ever at a great price for the Japanese. Hope it does well at this price.

#5 Edited by arcSE7EN (249 posts) -

@Netret0120:

I purchased a PS3 slim 160gb(gaming) and the original and almighty PS3 phat 60gb(display) BTW I named it Mrs.Smith because it's so shiny like Angelina Jolie's dominatrix outfit in the movie so awesome!) ... for my kids to play.(crosses-fingers) But mind you, my phat PS2 still works but I don't know about my PS1 phat. Last time I played Soul Reaver, ants scampered out of the vents when the console got hot.lulz

#6 Posted by silversix_ (15822 posts) -

My question is, why aren't almost 10y old systems (that goes to 360 and ps3) aren't sold for like $99 or less? what kind of piece of tech, almost a decade old cost $250+? This is insane ripoff if you ask me.

#7 Posted by SolidTy (45719 posts) -

Cool beans.

#8 Edited by SolidTy (45719 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

My question is, why aren't almost 10y old systems (that goes to 360 and ps3) aren't sold for like $99 or less? what kind of piece of tech, almost a decade old cost $250+? This is insane ripoff if you ask me.

I said that a few years ago to many SW trolling jeers. It's even more true today, especially when you consider the 360 is a DVD playing, 2005 launched machine. The PS3 should be slightly more expensive than the 360 due to the Blu-Ray drive/ internal batteries in the controllers, and somehow both machines are in the same price range.

Yes, they both should be cheaper.

That's the market for ya.

#10 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28477 posts) -

lol I remember a common used sheen tactic from last generation.

Sheens: bububbubububububbubu lowering price means they are in trouble and the system isn't selling well.
Sheens: bubububbubububbubububub offering free games, free tvs...etc is a sign of a system not selling well.

#11 Posted by Netret0120 (2869 posts) -

@arcSE7EN:

My 60GB phat YLOD on me and i felt so crappy for awhile:-( I actually do play older gen games a lot and seeing it crap out hurt.

I hope you make your kids/current or future play LittleBigPlanet:-P

#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (30964 posts) -

Hope it comes West, I need a third PS3 with a bigger HDD than my 120 and 320 models.

#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74219 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

One of the best consoles ever at a great price for the Japanese. Hope it does well at this price.

It would be great for those that have waited to get it

#15 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (9870 posts) -

I guess this a conscious effort to undermine Xbone launch there.

#16 Edited by lamprey263 (25258 posts) -

I say MS and Sony both need to focus on keeping the Xbox 360 and PS3 selling long past the release of the X1 and PS4.

Making the hardware cheaper and cheaper probably helps, but I think making games cheap and available would do more.

I think they need to make all the old games a year or older $10 on XBL Marketplace and PSN Store, at that price I think people would just start compulsively buying them, as well as build stronger consumer confidence in a digital marketplace, which I'm sure both MS and Sony wish to support to a greater degree on the X1 and PS4.