Playstation 3 $100 Price Drop

The Playstation 3 is shaping up to be the bronze in this console war but Sony is seeming to be doing there best to kick it up a notch. The 80GB Playstation 3 will now be priced at $499. This will bring the highest end model of the console just $20 above the price of the most expensive XBox 360, but with the PS3 comes a much larger back catalog of PS2 and PSONE games and on top of that, a next gen dvd player (Blu-Ray).

Now, the games for the PS3 still aren’t up to par with the XBox 360’s games, but now the highest end PS3 is the same price as the lowest end XBox 360 + the HD-DVD add on. I happen to think that the PS3 is shaping up to be a much better deal then the XBox 360, too bad the games aren’t there yet (hopefully Ratchet and Clank will fix that).

Along side this announcement of the price drop there is also a new PS3 model being debuted. On November 2nd a brand new 40GB PS3 will be released. The 40GB console will be priced at $399, the only problem is the 40GB PS3 won’t have any backward compatibility (although I don’t see why it couldn’t be added in software since all they would need is a software emulator).

Hopefully this will help the PS3 compete a little bit more with the XBox 360 then it is now, the PS3 keeps dropping in price and let’s hope that along with better games, it will force Microsoft to lower the price of the XBox 360 some as well.

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  1. Sony really seems to be losing to microsoft this time around. Halo 3 has absolutely crushed anything the high priced system has hoped for. And with the new upgrade being developed for the 360 I really dont see how this high priced machine will keep up.

  2. @Craig if you actually look at what you get with the PS3, wifi built in and the blu-ray player, even if you purchase the cheapest Xbox 360 ($299) to be at par with the PS3 you have to purchase a wifi adapter ($95) and the HD-DVD player ($179) for a total of $575. For the PS3 all you have to buy is a component cable for $20 which brings the PS3’s price up to $520.

    You tell me which is high priced.
    (not to mention that you don’t have to pay a monthly fee to play PS3 games online)

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