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3DS To Receive Worldwide 3DS Price Cut As Sales Stall

by Ernice Gilbert on July 28th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Nintendo has made known that it’s to drop the price of 3DS from $249 to $169.99 in the U.S. on August 12th, and to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11th, down from its current ¥25,000, as sales of the mobile 3D console stifle.

Agony: Sony’s Seventh Generation PlayStation Story

Inside Sony Japan, where most massive company decisions are made, the mood must have been joyful when it was time to release PS3: “Guys we have no competition!” PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi must have proclaimed. “PS2 is the most successful console ever made, and with over 130 million (at the time) sold, the PS3 will have even more success!” I imagine he didn’t stop there either, with his confidence beaming, and Sony wanting to once again put out the most compelling machine they’d ever forged, all sorts of technology must have been considered, and although price would’ve definitely be an issue, Sony wasn’t afraid.

“They’ll buy it!” I could hear Hirai siding with Kutaragi, “it’s PlayStation, damn it! Look at how many PS2s were sold!” Things were getting a bit touchy though, price range had shot up from $399 to now $599 and some execs were perturbed. “Are we showing too much confidence in our userbase?” Another thought to himself, yet he failed to utter the thing, since the two big dogs in the room held all the say. So Blu-Ray was implemented, OtherOS, Cell Technology – and the final product was a massive technological accomplishment, but one that came with a great price.

Rumor Water – PS3 To Receive Massive Price Drop Soon

by Ernice Gilbert on February 21st, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

$599. That’s no more. PS3 now gives more value for its price than any other machine, most notably its Blu-ray playing capabilities. But rumor’s hit the web like a two-edged sword, concerning a price drop.

Get this: PS3 Slim for less than £200? If so, the U.S. must see a decent drop soon.

Rumor: Price Drop Coming To PSP Go This Week

by Ernice Gilbert on October 14th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

The PSP Go’s price has been a point of contention for many a gamer, they simply can’t justify buying a handheld for $250, $49.99 less than a major console. It’s one of the reasons, amongst many, Sony’s latest attempt at going all digital with a handheld device hasn’t taken off the way they thought it would, and now, after much protest from gamers, it seems the giant’s reducing the device’s price by $50.

That’s a good start.

PSPgo For $209 At Amazon, It’s A Go

by Ernice Gilbert on February 11th, 2010, under PSP, Sony

PSPgo has gone down in price, will you buy it now?