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    How much would you pay for this ?

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    hasn't even been announced yet, might not even be real

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    i have seen that before a few times, looks cheap and nasty reminds me of these youtube.com/wat…b_I

    Original Poster

    apparently thats just a mock up picture, not real but still, are they finally going to start flogging the ps3 at at more competitive price or will they 'do a pspGo' and try and convince us the same tech in a new case with less features is worth considerably more?

    Id be surprised if these werent priced cheaper than the current consoles but Sony never fail to surprise with their 'premium' pricing.

    massmail666;5908508

    looks crap£180???but id rather keep my phat ps3!



    I cant wait to get rid of the fat one ! hairline scratches when you wipe it, dust magnet, and ridiculously large Ill def be buying the slim if its cheaper and isnt made out of that stupid shiny plastic

    Original Poster

    double post

    yeah im VERY happy with my chubby ps3. why sony want to make ANOREXIC one?

    Original Poster

    banthedrummer;5908556

    yeah im VERY happy with my chubby ps3. why sony want to make ANOREXIC one?



    maybe because this one looks like a bread bin and attract dust from miles away, as well as being the most easily scratched device on earth. Ive wiped mine with a damp cloth and its left loads of hairline scratches all over, extremely annoying when youve paid a fortune for one

    I guess i might buy one if I lived in a cupboard............

    otherwise the size difference seems a bit pointless
    especially if your paying a premium for that extra space.

    Making technolgy as small as possible is not always a good thing,
    something mobile phone manufacturers have discovered in recent years.

    iNSOMANiAC;5908592

    maybe because this one looks like a bread bin and attract dust from miles … maybe because this one looks like a bread bin and attract dust from miles away, as well as being the most easily scratched device on earth. Ive wiped mine with a damp cloth and its left loads of hairline scratches all over, extremely annoying when youve paid a fortune for one



    i use my iphone clothe and works a charm on dust :thumbsup:

    but yeh it def looks like a bdread bin :-D but is so huggable

    It's a fake picture, a slim PS3 is only in rumour stage, so a picture is a long way away

    I would hold out on getting a PS3 if anyone is thinking about it. It's not doing that well and with manufacturing costs dropping, there should be some excellent offers towards Xmas.

    AMO


    gamesindustry.biz/art…ent

    The manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 3 have dropped by 70 per cent, Sony Corp CEO and executive vice president Nobuyuki Oneda has revealed.

    Speaking during a conference call for overseas investors following Sony's Q1 2009 financials, Oneda revealed the company is on track to meet its cost reduction forecasts, reports Total Video Games.

    "The cost reduction since we introduced the PS3 is very substantial and this is on schedule," said the exec when questioned on the console's manufacturing figures. "We don't disclose how much of the PlayStation 3, specifically the cost deduction, was achieved during the past two years. But that is on schedule."

    When pressed further for specific figures, Oneda replied: "About 70 percent, roughly-speaking."

    Exact manufacturing costs for the PlayStation 3 haven't been made public by the company, however it was estimated the console originally cost Sony USD 800 (GBP 485) per unit when released, resulting in a loss on every one sold.

    In January 2008, reports indicated that manufacturing costs had been reduced by 50 per cent to around USD 400 (GBP 243).

    A further 70 per cent drop on this figure would suggest costs now sit at around USD 240 (GBP 146) per unit. A figure which could indicate room for the widely rumoured price cut due later this year.

    The 80GB PlayStation 3 currently retails for GBP 299.99; USD 399.99 (GBP 243) in the US.

    AMO1980;5912200

    I would hold out on getting a PS3 if anyone is thinking about it. It's … I would hold out on getting a PS3 if anyone is thinking about it. It's not doing that well and with manufacturing costs dropping, there should be some excellent offers towards Xmas.AMOhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/playstation-3-manufacturing-costs-drop-70-percentThe manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 3 have dropped by 70 per cent, Sony Corp CEO and executive vice president Nobuyuki Oneda has revealed. Speaking during a conference call for overseas investors following Sony's Q1 2009 financials, Oneda revealed the company is on track to meet its cost reduction forecasts, reports Total Video Games. "The cost reduction since we introduced the PS3 is very substantial and this is on schedule," said the exec when questioned on the console's manufacturing figures. "We don't disclose how much of the PlayStation 3, specifically the cost deduction, was achieved during the past two years. But that is on schedule." When pressed further for specific figures, Oneda replied: "About 70 percent, roughly-speaking." Exact manufacturing costs for the PlayStation 3 haven't been made public by the company, however it was estimated the console originally cost Sony USD 800 (GBP 485) per unit when released, resulting in a loss on every one sold. In January 2008, reports indicated that manufacturing costs had been reduced by 50 per cent to around USD 400 (GBP 243). A further 70 per cent drop on this figure would suggest costs now sit at around USD 240 (GBP 146) per unit. A figure which could indicate room for the widely rumoured price cut due later this year. The 80GB PlayStation 3 currently retails for GBP 299.99; USD 399.99 (GBP 243) in the US.



    I saw this news too. but i wouldn't be too sure about a price drop this year as Sony will have to gain back all the losses they made earlier on manufacturing costs of the PS3.
    Besides, what would a price cut do? as there are lots of really good deals on PS3's now and every company seems to sell them different prices anyway.

    DarkKnight;5912241

    I saw this news too. but i wouldn't be too sure about a price drop this … I saw this news too. but i wouldn't be too sure about a price drop this year as Sony will have to gain back all the losses they made earlier on manufacturing costs of the PS3.Besides, what would a price cut do? as there are lots of really good deals on PS3's now and every company seems to sell them different prices anyway.



    True, but ask anyone and they believe they get better value in their bundles with XBox 360. Not sure how to compare to Wii, but most that buy PS3 will compare the value to the 360 which have excellent packages for the last year or so.

    PS3 is still quite a bit too pricey and if we buy now, I know that there will be regrets once the price drops because the amount it can drop by is quite large now. If they don't drop it by much they better throw in quite a few decent games!

    Either way I'm holding off for a while! :thumbsup:

    AMO

    banthedrummer;5908556

    yeah im VERY happy with my chubby ps3. why sony want to make ANOREXIC one?



    Price will always be the determining factor.

    I prefer my Phat PS2 over the slim ones though.

    Original Poster

    AMO1980;5912255

    True, but ask anyone and they believe they get better value in their … True, but ask anyone and they believe they get better value in their bundles with XBox 360. Not sure how to compare to Wii, but most that buy PS3 will compare the value to the 360 which have excellent packages for the last year or so.PS3 is still quite a bit too pricey and if we buy now, I know that there will be regrets once the price drops because the amount it can drop by is quite large now. If they don't drop it by much they better throw in quite a few decent games! Either way I'm holding off for a while! :thumbsup:AMO



    What people seem to forget when saying people are hlding off buying ps3 is that most of these people will already own a 360, when compared side by side 90% of multiplatform games perform better on the 360 , coupled with the longer established achievements and better friends lists I would buy the 360 iteration of a game over the ps3 one every time. The future is bleak for the ps3 regardless of how cheap it gets unless they can churn out a new drakes fortunes every fortnight

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    my slim ps2 is miles nicer than my fat one. but i prefer the fat psp as it feels better in my hands.

    i would go for the slim ps3 if it gave full ps2 comatibility and if someone worked out how to chip it.

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    iNSOMANiAC;5908592

    maybe because this one looks like a bread bin and attract dust from miles … maybe because this one looks like a bread bin and attract dust from miles away, as well as being the most easily scratched device on earth. Ive wiped mine with a damp cloth and its left loads of hairline scratches all over, extremely annoying when youve paid a fortune for one


    you need to clean it with a microfibre cloth and anti-static polish. Stays dust free for months and no scratches.

    Have never even had 1 scratch on my 2 ps3's in 3 years of ownership.

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    csiman;5912871

    you need to clean it with a microfibre cloth and anti-static polish. … you need to clean it with a microfibre cloth and anti-static polish. Stays dust free for months and no scratches.Have never even had 1 scratch on my 2 ps3's in 3 years of ownership.



    you ahve to catch them in the light to see them, very very fine scratches, if there isnt a single one on yours ill show my **** !

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    iNSOMANiAC;5913347

    you ahve to catch them in the light to see them, very very fine … you ahve to catch them in the light to see them, very very fine scratches, if there isnt a single one on yours ill show my **** !


    Just checked in sunlight and not a single scratch, even hairline. a clean microfibre cloth would never scratch anything. Only cleaned it once mind you as dust doesnt stick to mine.

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    csiman;5913764

    Just checked in sunlight and not a single scratch, even hairline. a clean … Just checked in sunlight and not a single scratch, even hairline. a clean microfibre cloth would never scratch anything. Only cleaned it once mind you as dust doesnt stick to mine.





    LIES LIES I TELL YOU !!!!

    Just so you know not sure if someone already said but this is a fan based picture.

    I feel my PS3 is better value than my 360, 1. My 360 breaks 2. PS3 has internet browser and wireless capabilities already installed without an add on. But the 360 live is better obv. But I still think the PS3 has a more varied genre of exclusives and I prefer them to the 360 ones strangely this is all my opinion though. They are both great consoles but I personally for now prefer the PS3.

    iNSOMANiAC;5912627

    What people seem to forget when saying people are hlding off buying ps3 … What people seem to forget when saying people are hlding off buying ps3 is that most of these people will already own a 360, when compared side by side 90% of multiplatform games perform better on the 360, The future is bleak for the ps3



    proof or even a link?

    just because that just sounds like a warped opinion to me, not fact

    PS3 outsold the Wii in Japan (dont think the 'future is bleak' for the Wii?)
    when it comes to tech, the Japanese market has always been one step ahead of the rest of the world.

    Also its said we should watch out for the tokyo games show or whatever and GamesCon August 18 they booked 3 hours.

    iNSOMANiAC;5912627

    What people seem to forget when saying people are hlding off buying ps3 … What people seem to forget when saying people are hlding off buying ps3 is that most of these people will already own a 360, when compared side by side 90% of multiplatform games perform better on the 360 , coupled with the longer established achievements and better friends lists I would buy the 360 iteration of a game over the ps3 one every time. The future is bleak for the ps3 regardless of how cheap it gets unless they can churn out a new drakes fortunes every fortnight



    Can I also say I don't think you can compare both the same games? Ain't developers supposed to make the games identical so none of the owners are losing out? That's what happened with GTA they had to make it identical. Your probably on about the controller or dashboard etc.

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    phatboy123;5914220

    proof or even a link?just because that just sounds like a warped opinion … proof or even a link?just because that just sounds like a warped opinion to me, not factPS3 outsold the Wii in Japan (dont think the 'future is bleak' for the Wii?)when it comes to tech, the Japanese market has always been one step ahead of the rest of the world.



    my own eyes and the tech tests done on eurogamer prove this

    GTA - better framerate on 360
    Skate 2 - same
    resi 5 - same
    fear 2 - same
    far cry 2 - same
    ghostbusters - better graphic better framerate on 360
    fallout 3 same as ghostbusters


    etc etc etc. not a warped view mate, fact

    eurogamer.net/arc…off

    every single game tested thus far, the 360 has come out on top


    accept it

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    Met-Cast;5914232

    Can I also say I don't think you can compare both the same games? Ain't … Can I also say I don't think you can compare both the same games? Ain't developers supposed to make the games identical so none of the owners are losing out? That's what happened with GTA they had to make it identical. Your probably on about the controller or dashboard etc.




    no, im on about textures and framerate

    Your basically saying microsoft's cheap console that breaks all the time has better performance than sonys expensive one?

    iNSOMANiAC;5914495

    my own eyes and the tech tests done on eurogamer prove thisGTA - better … my own eyes and the tech tests done on eurogamer prove thisGTA - better framerate on 360Skate 2 - sameresi 5 - samefear 2 - samefar cry 2 - sameghostbusters - better graphic better framerate on 360fallout 3 same as ghostbustersetc etc etc. not a warped view mate, fact http://www.eurogamer.net/archive.php?platform=digitalfoundry&type=face-offevery single game tested thus far, the 360 has come out on topaccept it



    Lol, every game is better on 360? that's the most fanboyistic comment i ever heard.
    and GTA4 was unanimously shown to be better on PS3, even IGN (one of the main game reviewers in the world) said PS3 is best for it. get your facts right

    massmail666;5914568

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    And they thought chad warden was bad. "Ballin'"

    A price drop must be due soon...........Sony are losing a lot of money and the PS3 is down half a million sales year on year, Activision are threatening to pull support for it.

    They need to do something quick.

    Syzable;5915374

    A price drop must be due soon...........Sony are losing a lot of money … A price drop must be due soon...........Sony are losing a lot of money and the PS3 is down half a million sales year on year, Activision are threatening to pull support for it.They need to do something quick.



    The activision thing is old don't think sony give a crap.
    I wouldn't but A price drop is soon.

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    Met-Cast;5914542

    Your basically saying microsoft's cheap console that breaks all the time … Your basically saying microsoft's cheap console that breaks all the time has better performance than sonys expensive one?



    massmail666;5914568

    +1



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    Met-Cast;5915409

    The activision thing is old don't think sony give a crap.



    They should do...........that's a lot of games that also include the Call of Duty series. Losing billions a year is also not good business.

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    funny go from talk of the slim ps3 rumour/picture on amazon.de and everyone is arguing the 360 ps3 platform,

    all il say is i see more mention of RROD than i do of YLOD

    dj_urban;5915430

    funny go from talk of the slim ps3 rumour/picture on amazon.de and … funny go from talk of the slim ps3 rumour/picture on amazon.de and everyone is arguing the 360 ps3 platform, all il say is i see more mention of RROD than i do of YLOD



    I see no real argument to be had myself. Each have good/bad points.

    The only major difference i see at the minute is the crippling losses they are making and if they don't act soon they could end up going the way of SEGA. :-(

    dj_urban;5915430

    funny go from talk of the slim ps3 rumour/picture on amazon.de and … funny go from talk of the slim ps3 rumour/picture on amazon.de and everyone is arguing the 360 ps3 platform, all il say is i see more mention of RROD than i do of YLOD



    I've seen more RROD but that's not the point

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    Syzable;5915456

    I see no real argument to be had myself. Each have good/bad points. The … I see no real argument to be had myself. Each have good/bad points. The only major difference i see at the minute is the crippling losses they are making and if they don't act soon they could end up going the way of SEGA. :-(



    IF it happened it would be a vv dark day indeed, sega really did muck up, dreamcast was alright :roll: ( bought one of ebay ages ago ) resold it tho , reminsice (typo) on old days lol

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    Met-Cast;5915459

    I've seen more RROD but that's not the point



    build quality 360 is not made to last if there is constant RROD , i would only ever own one to ply halo 3 and thats it finish the story ,sad i know but 360 isnt cheap enough yet the most basic one lol

    dj_urban;5915478

    IF it happened it would be a vv dark day indeed, sega really did muck up, … IF it happened it would be a vv dark day indeed, sega really did muck up, dreamcast was alright :roll: ( bought one of ebay ages ago ) resold it tho , reminsice (typo) on old days lol



    It would.........what the fanboys forget is that without competition it all becomes very stale very quickly with no-one forcing them to push the boundries.

    I still have a Dreamcast somewhere in the loft. lol...............and a Saturn i think.

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    Syzable;5915504

    It would.........what the fanboys forget is that without competition it … It would.........what the fanboys forget is that without competition it all becomes very stale very quickly with no-one forcing them to push the boundries.I still have a Dreamcast somewhere in the loft. lol...............and a Saturn i think.



    i never owned or played a saturn, think i had an n64 then possibly :thinking: im wrong lol
    anyways graphic's on saturn were amazing in those days, i had mega drive,n64,ps1,ps2,xbox had 5 of em lol at diff times , now a ps3
    my black ps2 died, wouldnt power back up, still have it , then had a silver phat ps2
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