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$399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« on: October 18, 2007, 11:38:47 AM »
WOW!! ANOTHER FREAKIN PRICE CUT! Good things come to those who wait. (I'll be getting one of these before Christmas, January at the latest)

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PS3 gets its lowest price yet at $399 USD for the new 40GB console

After being announced for Europe and Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment at last confirms the 40GB PlayStation 3 will be made available for the North American markets. The newest PS3 console will debut on our shores this November 2nd at $399 USD, and comes with a copy of Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray (of course).

http://www.neoseeker.com/news/story/7247/

Additional Source: http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/005721.html  - system vs. system comparison
« Last Edit: October 18, 2007, 11:52:06 AM by Minnesota »


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 03:32:00 PM »
This is me thanking Rockstar Games for delaying GTA IV so I didn't get one already.  Another $100.00 bucks I can get games with.  Sweet. 


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 04:55:01 PM »
thats kinda cool.  but i have mine already.  i just hope some more people buy them so i have more people to play mk2 online with, that and puzzle fighter : )


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 04:59:34 PM »
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As far as i know, Resident Evil 5 is going to get an exclusive PS3 release. Of course, judging by the rest of the series it will eventually find its way to the Wii. So until then, i'm content playing Nintendo's exclusive RE: Umbrella Chronicles.

Other than that, i could care less about buying a PS3.

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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 05:19:37 PM »
I will say it is nice that they are starting to become more reasonable in price, but i still just dont have any desire to get one.  I'm glad that there are those who do want one, but im just totally fine with my 360 :)


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 06:25:24 PM »
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As far as i know, Resident Evil 5 is going to get an exclusive PS3 release. Of course, judging by the rest of the series it will eventually find its way to the Wii. So until then, i'm content playing Nintendo's exclusive RE: Umbrella Chronicles.

Other than that, i could care less about buying a PS3.

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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 07:26:47 PM »
yeah but the budget 40 g does not have backwards compatibility. so i am very happy with the 60 g I have. now that it has a 160 hardrive in it. so if you even want one don' t go cheap because the ps3 upconverts ps2 to 1080.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2007, 07:33:16 PM by Erichw5 »


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 07:31:56 PM »
im sure there will be a patch for backwards eventually anyways. 


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 07:35:41 PM »
yeah kinda like the 80g. oh by the way sarcasm what your psn name.


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 07:38:02 PM »
its sgteee

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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 09:20:24 PM »
I am still not getting one... why? All the games on it suck, imho anyways. Oh, and I don't have any money.
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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 09:53:47 PM »
its always amazing how many people unabashedly use circular logic like its a good thing. 


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 03:15:14 AM »
Just curious about the whole hard drive thing - I have a hard 15gb hard drive for my 360, and haven't come close to filling it up.  Is hard drive size really important for the PS3?


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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 03:39:14 AM »
yeah but the budget 40 g does not have backwards compatibility.

When I first saw that they were cutting the price of the PS3 to $400.00 I was thinking "How am I going to come up with $400.00 in the next month?"  Now that I see there's no backwards compatibility on this model I'm not going to be buying one.  One of the main reasons I'd buy a PS3 is so I could get rid of my PS2.  Since I can't do that Sony has lost a potential sale.  I know that won't stop a lot of other people from picking this up but I'm not interested.  At least partial backwards compatibility (like the 360) would make me get this.  What the hell is your problem Sony?!
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Re: $399 PS3 confirmed for North America
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2007, 09:44:48 AM »
I've been waiting for something to help me decide between xbox360 or ps3 or neither.  The loss of backward compatability is a huge blow IMO.  If they never offered it at all, it wouldn't be as big a deal, but the fact that they claim a price cut when it's more about a feature cut really irks me.  If I'm going to buy a ps3, I want the backward compatability.