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Old 07-15-2008, 03:50 PM
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Default Playstation 3 price drop just announced!

Starting this fall the PS3 80gb will be sold for 399.99. An awesome bargain for the best next gen system.
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Starting this fall the PS3 80gb will be sold for 399.99. An awesome bargain for the best next gen system.
what about th 40GB version? Will that going for under $400 or is sony just swapping one $400 system for another?
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what about th 40GB version? Will that going for under $400 or is sony just swapping one $400 system for another?
Its being discontinued i believe.
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So now just a single PS3 version - the 80GB PS3 (with a Dual Shock 3 Controller) for $399. I was hoping for a $300 or $350 40GB model as well but no dice on that it seems and the 40GB version will be discontinued.
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It's not really a price cut. They are just putting an 80gb drive in the 40gb system. As far as I understand, it will still only have 2 usb ports and no PS2 backward compatability. Don't know if it will come with the shock controller or not.
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not really a price drop IMO. The majority ofthe PS3 sales will be towards BD so it doesn't matter the memory..its still 400 bucks
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It's not really a price cut. They are just putting an 80gb drive in the 40gb system. As far as I understand, it will still only have 2 usb ports and no PS2 backward compatability. Don't know if it will come with the shock controller or not.
What do you mean??? My 80Gb has 4 USB ports and is BC with ps2 games....although I have never played a ps2 game.

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What do you mean??? By 80Gb has 4 USB ports and is BC with ps2 games....although I have never played a ps2 game.


That's why it's not a price cut. They aren't dropping the price of the current 80gb, which has 4 usb ports, backwards compat etc. They are swapping the 40gb hd with an 80gb HD. It's still the same platform that the 40gb is curreently in, with 2 usb ports and no backward compatibility. The current 40gb also doesn't come with a shock controller, so I doubt this "new" 80 gb will either.


It's just the 40gb platform with an 80gb HD inside.
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Well I don't know if its permanent, but locally, Xbox 360 Pro's are now at $299, so maybe Sony is following suit?
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Sucks for those of us that just bought the 40GB, but I'll be upgrading the HDD anyway.
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