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Sony Kills $499 PlayStation 3


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#1 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 06:16 AM

TVPredictions:

$599 model generated 90 percent of sales

The move means that the $599 console is now the least expensive Blu-ray player on
the market.

By Phillip Swann

Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2007) -- High-def owners eager to buy a less expensive
Blu-ray player this week got some disappointing news. Sony said it is discontinuing
its $499 20-GB PlayStation 3 game console in North America.

The decision means that the 60-GB PlayStation 3, priced at $599, will now be the
lowest priced Blu-ray player on the market. ...

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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:22 AM

I would like to hear from Consumer Union a real statistics; the company interesting in higher prices models eventually.
Tell me what is volume price of 60 GB disks ( 2.5" at Fry's going for $69 retail ) ? How much for internal WiFi card ? Less then $20 ?
Now if we will estimate OEM prices, the partial profit will easily reach $50.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:56 PM

Has anyone compared the Sony PS3 blue ray player to another blue ray player such as the samsung quality wise?




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