PS2 Price Drop Announced

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by ethanol, May 14, 2002.

  1. ethanol

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    Well, let the price wars begin!

    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/0,10870,2865329,00.html

    For those that don't want to read the short article (which is really lazy...)

    Sony announced a price drop yesterday. Down to $199 USD. Controllers will also be dropping by $10, and they are considering dropping the price of games as well.

    Microsoft is expected to announce a price drop later this month at E3.
     
  2. Tom M

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    The PS2 is already listed as 199.99 on EBgames.com. I was surprised to see this, as I had just read that it was going to drop, and didn't think it had already happened.

    100 dollars is quite a drop too, I wonder what the Xbox is going to do to compete...
     
  3. NocturnalPS

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    Damn so i guess they did go ahead and did this. I first read a few weeks ago that they will not drop there price. Then all of a sudden yesterday i found out that they are going to drop the price only by $50 but not likely $100. Wow thats cool man. They really did drop the price as much as they did.
     
  4. Concept

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    Yeah I just saw this on the Atlanta news. PS2 is whooping XBOX and they were the same price. Now PS2 will really kill XBOX. :mischievous:
     
  5. Viper_Maniac

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    :thatsodd:
     
  6. Concept

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    Maniac shame on you. That is just flat out wrong. :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  7. Viper_Maniac

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    I DO have a Xbox. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  8. Paradox

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    just thought I would add some info here...

    There is 2 reasons for the PS2 price drop...

    #1, Sony finally broke even on the PS2 development and manufacturing costs, thus any money made from future sales is just icing on the cake to them.

    #2, Sony found a way to combine the FPU (floating processor unit) and the emotion engine into one chip thus reducing the cost of manufacturing the unit substantially.

    I seriously doubt that Microsoft will be able to compete with that since they haven't even come close to breaking even on the costs yet. besides the XBox sucks... hehe :)
     
  9. troy

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    mine was $200
     
  10. Ariel29

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    Today I receive an email saying that the xbox drop the price too I am not sure if this is true.
     
  11. ethanol

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    Yup - the Xbox dropped in price as well.

    $199 USD or $299 CAD (I'm not sure where you are)...
     
  12. i dotn think the price drop for the XBOX will help it that much... PS2 is always gonna whup it no matter what
     
  13. LordIV

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    has anyone noticed that in a lot of the adds last sunday, the Xbox was announced as having a price drop to 199, but the PS2 still had the 299. Kinda wierd, since PS2 dropped theirs first.