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Old 15th July, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Microsoft Confirms Xbox 360 Price Cut

Microsoft officially confirmed the new $299 price for the 20GB Xbox 360 game console at its annual press conference during the Electronic Entertainment Expo Business Summit.

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Old 21st July, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Do all of the hipsters have this console? Or is the PS/3 the must-have?
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In other news, Sony once again stuck their heads in the sand, announcing that there is no planned price cut for the PS/3.

"We've got the greatest system in the world. We know it; everyone knows it, and we expect everyone to pay for it!", announced Sony's VP of Market Fleecing. "Besides, we're losing our *ss on it right now; it's too expensive to manufacture", he added quietly.

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I find it hard to believe they are "still" losing their shirts on tech this old...?
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I think this game is likely to be a big money spinner for Sony:
BBC NEWS | Technology | Media Molecule hits little big time
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I find it hard to believe they are "still" losing their shirts on tech this old...?
(Opinions please.":O)
I'm not sure I understand your comment regarding 'tech this old'? The PS3 has only been in production for what? A little over a year? According to reports I read (IIRC) the original $600 units cost Sony like $800 to make. Costs have come down since then, with some reports suggesting that Sony have gotten the costs down to around $400/unit, but that means they are still losing money.
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Reminds me of the Sega dreamcast era That thing was way ahead of its time and cost sega alot

But hey I love my playstations :P
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I'm not sure I understand your comment regarding 'tech this old'? The PS3 has only been in production for what? A little over a year? According to reports I read (IIRC) the original $600 units cost Sony like $800 to make. Costs have come down since then, with some reports suggesting that Sony have gotten the costs down to around $400/unit, but that means they are still losing money.
Your Kidding!? I though they were 3 years old at lest.. but yeah, I didn't allow for the drop from 6 bills...Never mind.":O}
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Sony must be benefiting from the fact that the PS3 played a major part in the success of Blu-Ray. They'll make a stack out of that, for long after the lifetime of the PS3.
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