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b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:22
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Ho Ho Ho, it looks like Christmas is coming early for fans of the Playstation 3 system.

According to a Blockbusters' memo leaked to us today Sony is permanently dropping the price of the discontinued 40GB model of the Playstation 3 starting Sunday.

The price drop, which was verified by calls to a number of Blockbuster stores, will drop the 40GB model to $360 and an PS3 40GB bundle with an HDMI cable, Spiderman the movie and Transformers the game to $400. Stores that have trade-ins of the PS3 40GB will be selling it for $360 as well.

While the $40 or so price drop isn't much, maybe it signals other drops in line for the other versions of the console in the near future. Or perhaps Sony is clearing stock to make room for a Tokyo Game Show announced new SKU for the Playstation 3.

http://kotaku.com/5055311/sony-price-dropping-40gb-ps3-model-this-weekend

Great news!:tmb:

PS:OMG LBP got a 10/10.:cln:
:p

Naz2000
26-09-08, 16:28
How can they lower the price of something that is no longer in production? Don't they mean the 80GB? Is it just for the left over 40GB's that are still waiting to be sold in stores? Correct me if I'm being dumb:) I'm happy about it though:tmb:

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:30
Maybe they're just clearing out the 40 gigs? for the 80's to move in, like they did with the 60 gigs, anyway they'd better do this in the UK too.

b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:30
How can they lower the price of something that is no longer in production? Don't they mean the 80GB? Correct me if I'm being dumb:) I'm happy about it though:tmb:

For the remaining 40gb PS3's I guess.:)

Alex Fly
26-09-08, 16:32
Ah finally... This is a good news for the future PS3 users. :tmb:

mizuno_suisei
26-09-08, 16:33
Damn. I hope this will apply for Australia, I wanna buy one along with TRU but its $699 in australia which is rather expensive, so I hope it goes down.

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:34
wait, $300 is really cheap :confused: isn't that like cheaper than the wii and the 360 arcade? i hope they have a lot of stocks then because they'd get a lot of sales (i hope :)) and how did LBP get a 10?

b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:38
wait, $300 is really cheap :confused: isn't that like cheaper than the wii and the 360 arcade? i hope they have a lot of stocks then because they'd get a lot of sales (i hope :)) and how did LBP get a 10?

The Arcade is $200 I think,but it doesn't have a HDD,so that kinda sucks.The Wii....I have no idea how much that is since I don't care about it's fate.:p

It got a 10/10 in the Official Playstation Magazine and lots of beta testers say that the review isn't biased!:jmp:

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:40
The Arcade is $200 I think,but it doesn't have a HDD,so that kinda sucks.The Wii....I have no idea how much that is since I don't care about it's fate.:p

It got a 10/10 in the Official Playstation Magazine and lots of beta testers say that the review isn't biased!:jmp:

fair enough, it sure looks good :)
here the wii is 180 so is about the same price i guess.

Naz2000
26-09-08, 16:40
I'll be getting LittleBigPlanet probably at Christmas, I'm glad it has a good review:) I wonder what the selling figures will be like.

b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:46
I'll be getting LittleBigPlanet probably at Christmas, I'm glad it has a good review:) I wonder what the selling figures will be like.

I sure hope they'll be at least as good as MGS4's.OPM said that it's the best PS3 game yet.:D

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:50
I sure hope they'll be at least as good as MGS4's.OPM said that it's the best PS3 game yet.:D

nah i think it will be way better than mgs4, but they really need to advertise their baby this time.

b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:53
nah i think it will be way better than mgs4, but they really need to advertise their baby this time.

Even though there's so many vids of LBP,I just feel that it deserves more,much more hype than it got.:)

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:55
Even though there's so many vids of LBP,I just feel that it deserves more,much more hype than it got.:)

yeah well in the UK there aren't many game ads anyway (except for nintendo games) and so i hope they make more, and show off lots of variation like the killzone video :D

b0bb13
26-09-08, 16:56
yeah well in the UK there aren't many game ads anyway (except for nintendo games) and so i hope they make more, and show off lots of variation like the killzone video :D

*le sigh*
T_T
:p

Yeah,that was a great vid!Maybe a Kratos vs Nariko trailer.:D

toxicraider
26-09-08, 16:59
*le sigh*
T_T
:p

Yeah,that was a great vid!Maybe a Kratos vs Nariko trailer.:D

omg yeah that would own, still i reckon it will sell well

b0bb13
26-09-08, 17:01
omg yeah that would own, still i reckon it will sell well

It has to.I'm sure that at least 50% of PS3 users will get this game,even if not at it's release.:)

toxicraider
26-09-08, 17:02
It has to.I'm sure that at least 50% of PS3 users will get this game,even if not at it's release.:)

Yeah i agree, but ima have to get a pseye soon.

b0bb13
26-09-08, 17:04
Yeah i agree, but ima have to get a pseye soon.

Ditto!Especially because of EyePet.So cute!:D

TombRaiderCool
26-09-08, 17:12
Never heard this yet, thanks for the info b0bb13. :tmb:

Samsdad
26-09-08, 17:29
The price announced is a fire sale by Blockbuster in NA to get rid of 40gb stock. The 40 gb model is the discontinued model. Blockbuster is the movie/video rental chain that tried to sell the PS3 as a blu-ray machine and, from the looks of things, wants to get rid of the 40 gb machines that they were not able to sell.

The price cut is not an official Sony price cut.

b0bb13
26-09-08, 17:37
Aha....oh well,at least there's a place where you can get cheap PS3's.:p
If I didn't have one,I'd definitely go and get one from Blockbuster(if I'd live in the US of course:p).:tmb:

Samsdad
26-09-08, 18:06
Yeah I always thought it was kind of stange for Blockbuster to be selling consoles. How many people go out to rent a movie and, on impulse, drop $300-$400 on a gaming console? I imagine that they are stuck with the over stock and are trying to clear it out. It is a $50 saving for anyone that wants a 40 GB PS3.

Quasimodo
26-09-08, 18:11
Still not biting :p

Aphrodite22
26-09-08, 20:42
does the 40GB PS3 have backwards compatibility ?

Megalith
26-09-08, 21:10
^Nope.Only PS1...