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Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Medieval954, Sep 10, 2009.
i assume that 2nd madden 2010 is the ps3 version and not the 360 version.
Glad to see Batman selling well.
A psp game in the top 10? Wow!
And a multi-plat only selling 13k more on 360. !!
A price drop and the PS3 goes from being way behind to only 5k behind the 360. Why O why did it take you so long to wake up Sony?
I bet next month they are 10K ahead. I really think the $299.99 is their sweet spot and they will start flying off the shelves.
Plus they completely changed the image of the PS3. Watch the commercials... they went back to the old "play-stay-shoon" bumper at the end of commercials and are now using the old Playstation 2 font for the Playstation 3 logo. They stopped with the space-aged garbage.
Wont argue, I have been saying for over a year that Sony was dumb as a box of rocks for keeping it at 400 for so long, heck, so has every economic expert in existence.
If I were Microsoft I would consider dropping the price of the Elite to $275 and the pro to $225.
I think you are wrong about the PS3 taking the lead next month though. Love it or hate it (I love it) Halo sells a crapload of 360's and with ODST set to come out on the 22nd the 360 will probably get a shot in the arm. Could be a pretty big month.
Because they would have been smart to lose even more money on every console?
Yes. Short term loss, long term gain by putting the console in peoples homes who would then buy games for it.
You mean just like they are right now?
Sure, except they waited so long to do it that they have given Microsoft massive market dominance.
And one of the reasons I dont buy the idea that they only waited this long to do a price cut because they couldnt stand to take a bigger loss then they already were is that in one cut they knock $100 off the price. If they can afford to do that now then why couldnt they at least afford a $50 price cut 6 months ago?
Its just never made any sense to me at all how Sony has handled the PS3.
you don't buy that a company wanted to be profitable and waited till the best possible time to make the price cut?
Somehow I don't think a Halo expansion pack (if you don't have a 360 already for the current Halos, you must not care) will sell enough 360s to outsell a $100 console price cut.
ODST is a terrible game on top of that... imo of course
there is a lot of work and expense that goes into a price cut. All the literature, promotion, artwork, packaging needs to be changed. Not something they probably wanted to do more than once...
I absolutely buy that they wanted to be profitable and make a price cut at the right time..... I just contend that that time was a long time ago. As has every other market analyst I have seen.
May I say that after playing Halo 3, first Halo game I played single player for, that I am not a Halo fan.
Halo 3 seemed outdated to me when compared to other modern shooters and I just didn't care for the game at all. I'm not even looking at ODST since as others have said it's basically a big DLC pack. If they update Halo 4 or whatever it will be maybe I can get back into it again.
However with that said ODST will fly off the shelves.
I don't think it will sell many consoles though as it seems like everybody and their brother has a 360 and if people were going to buy a 360 just for Halo they probably already did with Halo 3. Maybe a slight increase but not a huge one.
I expect to see the PS3 pull ahead next month because people have just been waiting for them to become affordable and the $100 price cut for the 360 has not taken away from their success at all (it's not even been a huge positive for MS). Will that success last I don't know but I expect the PS3 to outsell the 360 for quite a while at least.
Plus notice the Wii much like the 360 may have reached its saturation point because its down to only 277K. I even expect Sony to be number 1 among all consoles in September and maybe beyond that. Of course Nintendo has won the overall battle this generation unless the new Slim's really fly off the shelves...but that seems almost impossible.
You act as though they had the capability to make this new PS3 model from the beginning and simply chose to make a big expensive console instead. They have been constantly taking steps to be able to make cheaper PS3s without giving up the quality. I think it will soon start paying off bigtime.
Can't believe people still continue to buy the trash called Madden.
However Market Analysts do not have to run a huge company that is in the process of losing a lot of money in their other divisions.
I agree with you if their other parts of their business wasn't losing so much money.
Also at $100 more than it is now, they were selling. It isn't the old days of Nintendo and Sega. The market is huge.
I wish it were.
Why? There are so many more high quality games now.
I dunno why anyone would want those old games.
I love playing classic games from time to time but I'd never trade the games of today for games back then.