Sony made quite a few announcements over the last few days, not the least of which is the announcement that the PlayStation 3’s price is being reduced to $249. There has already been a significant sales boost on Amazon since the announcement, and I imagine this trend will continue at other retailers as well. Since I don’t own a PS3 yet, and I know several others in the same boat, I decided this week’s question would be:
Is the PS3 now priced appropriately?
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It wasn’t too long ago that the PS3 launched with a ticket price of $499 (for a 20GB model – the current price is for a 160GB), so the price being cut in half over the course of 5 years is pretty remarkable, considering many feel the system is just now hitting its stride. Still, Sony has had their share of struggles with the system (both in early sales, and recent security breaches) that has forced their hand in these price reductions. So the question isn’t “Will you buy one at $250” .. it’s whether you think the price of a 160 GB PS3 for $250 is appropriate. Too low? Too high? Just right? Vote above, and comment below.
Personally, I think this is probably a good price point for the system, considering what you get out the box. That being said, I will probably wait until a sub-$200 pricetag, but if some nice bundles come up for the holidays, I may bite the bullet and snag it.
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