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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...

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Report: Sony cuts PS3 price by $100, $599 80GB model hitting North America in August

[Update - Sony has since issued a press release, confirming this report once and for all.] According to a syndicated Associated Press report, Sony has confirmed that the 60GB model of the PlayStation 3 will receive a $100 cut in price, effective as of Monday. Bizarrely, Sony is unwilling to leave a...

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60GB PS3 sold at Target for $499.99 [UPDATE]

Has the price cut already been put into effect? Potentially, yes. One of our readers has let us know that he was able to get his hands on a 60GB PS3 for no more than $499.99 at a Target today. In our attempts to verify this we called the store he bought it from. They confirmed that the 60GB PS3...

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Behind the price cut: The long, strange saga of the $599 PS3

If the recently rumored $100 price cut for the PS3 turns out to be true, it will end the era of one of the most controversial pricing moves in the history of consumer electronics. The writing was on the wall early on, with former SCE President Ken Kutaragi hinting way back in July 2005 that he hoped...

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Rumor: Circuit City ads for post-E3 shows $100 price cut on the PS3

Over at Cheap Ass Gamer there is a forum regular by the name of Speedy1961 who regularly posts early pre-release leaks of ads from Circuity City, Target and Best Buy. He's been doing it a long time and appears to be extremely reliable. And he just released the information on the Circuit City ad for...

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Sega thinks a price cut would do Sony good, also

While one should take console advice with a grain of salt when it comes from Sega (we loved your systems, though!), they aren't alone in their opinion for a price cut of the PS3. Corporate director for Sega, Masanao Maeda, says that "superior marketing and pricing strategy will be the key for Sony."...

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Ubisoft CEO says the PS3 launch price was "right"

CEO's can sometimes say the darndest things. The always outspoken CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, spoke with Gamesindustry.biz about the cost of the PS3, which clearly differed from his earlier views. Speaking about Sony directly, he says, " [they] sold a machine that is actually expensive to build...

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Howard Stringer looks into "refining" the cost of PS3

If you want someone to take machete in hand and slice through the vine-ridden jungle of PR spin and get to the heart of darkness (took about ten minutes to hack our own way to that dynamite metaphor), it would be Sony CEO Howard Stringer. He says that there is no question consumers want a price drop...

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360 price cut not coming anytime soon

The other day we reported on rumors that internally Microsoft was taking an Xbox 360 price drop seriously. Well, the Gamerscore Blog crew was quick to squash our hopes of a cheaper 360 by getting an official response from the guy who made the comment, David Hufford. In response to Bloomberg's...

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PSP sales double; another price drop imminent?

We don't trust analysts ... their predictions are based on the same mindless fanboy drivel commonly found on the internet, and their reports often conflict with other analysts' opinions. According to GameDaily, Todd Greenwald from Nollenberger Capital believes that another PSP price cut is...

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