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PS3 price drop causes a 2800% jump in sales at Amazon.com


It already looks like the price drop for the PlayStation 3 is having an effect on sales. After official confirmation of the price drop, sales at Amazon.com for the 60GB PS3 have spiked by 2800% and have overtaken the Wii and Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s as the best selling item in the Video Game category.

While it's hard to judge the success of the price cut in only one day, it's interesting to see how many people are snapping up the new $499 PS3. A price cut of $100 is not insignificant but the PS3 is still the most expensive console, and industry watchers were curious to see just how many people would be moved to purchase the console after a 'mere' 17% price drop.

Judging from the early evidence though, the answer is 'a lot.'

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21. well I'm getting a ps3 now. I'm tired of Microsoft. I haven't had my xbox a year yet and its already freezing up everytime i turn it on. At least the PS3 doesnt do that from what I see so far. Plus Heavenly sword is coming and I must have it.

Posted at 9:10PM on Jul 9th 2007 by drdre74

22. "well I'm getting a ps3 now. I'm tired of Microsoft. I haven't had my xbox a year yet and its already freezing up everytime i turn it on. At least the PS3 doesnt do that from what I see so far. Plus Heavenly sword is coming and I must have it."

Yay for you!

Posted at 9:14PM on Jul 9th 2007 by Andy

23. I'm not sure why some people are bashing on the ps3. $500 is a damn good price for a blue ray player and video game system that is capable of 1080p. Also the less than %1 failure rate means that you are buying a sturdy piece of hardware.

Did I also mention that the PS3 is on a 10 year plan . . . hmmm that's 50 bucks a year.

Blue ray players and movies have also been outselling HD DVD by quite a bit so this format will not die out.

All in all, good move for Sony and I'm not a fan boy I own a Wii and just choose to buy this system over 360 for the reasons I mentioned above.

Cheers.

Posted at 9:22PM on Jul 9th 2007 by Stefan

24. And now I hope for a PS with linux (see http://zonow.com/78 about linux with iPhone...)

Posted at 9:48PM on Jul 9th 2007 by ninjee

25. 17% is a good discount. I'll still wait for the 299$ price point.

Posted at 9:57PM on Jul 9th 2007 by PhoenixP3K

26. This sounds oddly like the spike in 360 sales due to the Extension warranty. BTW 2600% isnt that big when you compare it to the previous sales, being one console. so they sold 26 more consoles and make it look like a mass victory. How Witty.

Posted at 10:18PM on Jul 9th 2007 by DjHarlock

27. when the price of something drops there is going to be a sudden surge of people who wanted to buy it but didnt want to pay so much. lets see what the rank is in a week...

Posted at 10:44PM on Jul 9th 2007 by kris

28. wifi,card reader, 40gb more and everyone forgot the sexy appeal the 60gb have agains the 20gb version

Posted at 11:26PM on Jul 9th 2007 by naruto007

29. More importantly the PS3 won't brick on you with the Ring-of-Death crap that a LOT of 360 users have to deal with on a daily basis, I'd rather spend an extra $100 and get a better quality product period.

FUM$

Posted at 11:43PM on Jul 9th 2007 by SpanishClash

30. WoW, would you look at all the trolls,
@ DjHarlock

"This sounds oddly like the spike in 360 sales due to the Extension warranty. BTW 2600% isnt that big when you compare it to the previous sales, being one console. so they sold 26 more consoles and make it look like a mass victory. How Witty."

LOL, ok so let me get this straight, a spike, rather it be a big spike or not is purely a opinion but a spike nonetheless, and you have to bring up the 360 as some soft of counter argument? wait,....counter argument for what, this had nothing to do with the 360, something clearly positive about the ps3, and you had to shit all over it.....the next time you want to shit on something make sure you shit on your 360 to keep it from overheating and getting the red rings of death you sad sack of shit

@Heh

I can't tell you how many fanboys claim to own a ps3 but can't stand to hear anything positive about it or immediately quick to bash it and defend some other console, I mean come on, why are you getting mad when he is stating the truth, face it you waste of human sperm, the 360 have a high rate of failure and even microsoft admits it...not all the "alleged" ps3 problems you have changes that

"Good job believing Sony's bs. n.n b "

What the hell????? your telling someone else that they fell for Sony lies and your the one who claimed to have 2 ps3s while everyone else just had one.....owwww that's right your one of those dickfaces that claims to own a console so that they can't be called a fanboy for bashing it...

@EdgeofBlade

"But I guess some people just like to be manipulated. Makes them feel like they are part of something bigger. Like a hive mind.

And I guess some people like to troll or masterbate to monkey porn or put fingers into other people asses, in your case I guess its all of the above..........that would explain why you pulled up your web browser, typed in www.ps3fanboy.com, scanned the website to find anything positive so that you could find some way to bash it


Price drop after 9 months. NINE. Last time a PlayStation got a price reduction this fast, Sony was ESTABLISHING themselves for the first time. I thought this was a mature product line..."

Sony cutting to price could be viewed as clever manufacturing cost cutting or a sign of desperation or something else, it could be viewed as anything but only sony knows the truth..... so get your finger out your ass and sit down

Posted at 12:05AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Timeless

31. @Timeless: I think you should have put one more "shit" in your post for emphasis.

Posted at 1:06AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Popfrogs

32. lol. Just buy a computer. the whole attraction to consoles is that you're buying one machine that will last you half a decade and be able to play games that come out 5 years after the console releases.

Now, just 6 months after the PS3's release, it's already updating the hardware. Lmao. Watch how games will come out in two years and they'll say, "made for PS3 version 2.4" or, "made for 120 GB model" this jump right here marks the beginning of consoles slowing becoming updatable PC's, and it sickens me.

Posted at 1:12AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Brian Delp

33. If you compare system for system, the PS3 is a much better console then the XBox360. The GPU, cell processor and memory options with the PS3 are the best in the market. While maybe the price is expensive, YOU ARE TRUELY GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR. My opinion is that the lack of RUMBLE and game titles at launch really hurt the PS3. Also, there's a major different in the business models between the two consoles. M$ controls almost everything to do with the XBox360, Sony left it up to the game manufactures to develop/improve titles as they deem fit. If Sony would of had the top 10 games ready at launch using the feature capabilities of the PS3 we all would be having a different discussion right now. Just think, todays titles are "alleged" to only be using 30%-40% of the consoles actual capabilities. That fact gives us all alot to look forward too.

Posted at 1:14AM on Jul 10th 2007 by ARobinso0502

34. Oh... BTW, I forgot to mention, We dont pay for online game play currently with the PS3. So that's a savings in itself.

Posted at 1:17AM on Jul 10th 2007 by ARobinso0502

35. "Now, just 6 months after the PS3's release, it's already updating the hardware. Lmao. Watch how games will come out in two years and they'll say, "made for PS3 version 2.4" or, "made for 120 GB model" this jump right here marks the beginning of consoles slowing becoming updatable PC's, and it sickens me."

Hm... I find that unlikely. This isn't really the first time for this. If you remember the N64 needed the memory expansion to play some games. That didn't bring about the beginning of the end. The only thing I could see happening is some games for 360 requiring a hard drive. For however much the PS3 is faulted, it's pretty damn futureproof.

Posted at 1:34AM on Jul 10th 2007 by NeverSage

36. What, now everyone loves Sony? a month ago to be a sony fanboy got you automatically rejected by everyone now they see that the Sony strategy actually pays off and everyone jumps on the bandwagon! Ive been a Sony fan for life and will continue to because the system is worth every penny wther that be $500 or $600!

Posted at 1:40AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Jason

37. Amazon now has SIX free Blu-Ray discs plus a FREE Blu-ray remote with purchase of PS3.

See: http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=vg_nav_hp_ps3/002-4017931-1473621?ie=UTF8&node=14210751

Posted at 2:04AM on Jul 10th 2007 by BigAlD

38. @BigAlD

Wow 6 movies, the bly ray remote control and a kickass videogame console and a blu ray player for $500 seems like a very good deal to me =D

Posted at 2:36AM on Jul 10th 2007 by miguelon918

39. Wow... when I said "I wonder what the trolls will have to say" I was only kidding! =o

trolls, please go back under your bridge and stop you fruitless attempts of adolescent pwning - it's making your favorite console unattractive to us, knowing you're gaming with it. =( No wonder XBL always had so many griefing losers on it, and now the tards are all here... )=

Posted at 3:00AM on Jul 10th 2007 by Consolcwby

40. Wi-Fi, card readers and 40 additional Gigs is not all you're getting. You also get an additional wireless controller, and 5 Free Blu-ray movies available via a rebate form. I think that is considerable for a $100 price drop. In your face Billy! You think I don't have Playstation [3], I'm rich biatch! -Chapelle

Posted at 3:22AM on Jul 10th 2007 by DaveChapelle

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