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House: Expect ‘significant’ sales spike

Sony says retailers should expect a major increase in PS3 sales when the new slimline console arrives next month with 50 off the price. Speaking to MCV at the inaugural Gamescom trade fair this week, SCEE president Andrew House said that the firm was closely tracking its prior activity on …

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PS3 will close the gap on 360

Sony’s new PS3 will help the console close the sales gap currently enjoyed by Microsoft’s Xbox 360, according to EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich The new PS3 pricing scheme finally makes the Sony console a much more competitive product, relative to its closest rival, the Xbox 360,” he stated. However, Divnich …

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Xbox 360 price drop "this week"

Microsoft will drop the price of the Xbox 360 Elite within seven days – that’s the prediction of EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich, backing up information supplied to MCV UK retail. We expect Microsoft to make an official announcement, in the next week, regarding the elimination of the Xbox 360 Pro …

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Microsoft quiet on Xbox 360 price cut

Whilst Peter Molyneux’s impressive Fable III presentation was a pleasant surprise for most at Gamescom, the biggest shock of all was the lowering of the curtains with not so much as a whisper of price cuts or new Xbox 360 SKUs. Many – including MCV – were expecting Microsoft to …

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PS3 price drops begin

Ahead of the anticipated PS3 price cut (and/or the possible unveiling of a PS3 Slim) announcement at Sony’s Gamescom conference tomorrow, the discounting of PS3 hardware on the UK High Street has begun thanks to national supermarket Asda. As of today the retailer is offering what is described as a …

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PS3 cut ‘won’t worry’ Microsoft

Microsoft’s Chris Lewis has said that any possible PS3 price drop from Sony at Gamescom next week won’t affect its plans – which are now widely expected to include a price drop of its own. We are in a good place in terms of the value we offer,” the Xbox …

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No stock means PS3 price cut

Rumours and speculation have been rife for many weeks now, but MCV can reveal that Sony is clearing PS3 hardware stock from the channel ahead of what is expected to be a new price point introduced from early September. A press conference at the Gamescom event in Cologne next Tuesday …

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PS3 manufacturing cost down 70%

The predictions have been going for over two years and continue to this day, but a new admission from Sony suggests that the way might at last have been paved for a price cut on its PS3 console some time this year.

 The conclusion comes from a recent confirmation from …

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Pachter predicts PS3 price cut once again

Outspoken games industry analyst Michael Pachter has, once again, predicted that Sony is planning to cut the price of its PS3 console in the near future. In a preview note issued ahead of NPD’s US market report on Thursday, in which Pachter expects a significant 43 per cent year-on-year drop, …

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Now Tretton shoots down price-cut chat

It seems as if the dismissive power of Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer is not quite enough to convince the games industry that the platform holder will not be cutting the price of PS3 any time soon – so SCEA president Jack Tretton has joined in too. Speaking to FastCompany, …

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