Rumor: PS3 Slim at End of Month, 80GB PS3 Bundle Price Drops
Over the last few weeks we've heard from Belgium, French, Spanish and now Italian retailers reporting that PS3 price drops are in the works to make room for a new PlayStation 3 Slim console's arrival.
Today an employee of a large Italian retailer has confessed the following on [Register or Login to view links] under the username zallaaa, to quote:
"I can confirm the discount for Italy. I work for a big consumer electronic shop and we just received some bundles (80gb PS3 + Pacific Rift) that will be priced 299?.
Also I got an almost official confirmation that the discount is for emptying the channel for the slim version which should land the 30th of August (at least we should receive it on the 30th). 399?. The color is not sure, but silver it seems."
That being said, hopefully all of these reports will be confirmed on August 18th during Sony's 3-hour conference at GamesCom in Cologne.
Yeay, Europe gets all the price drops while everyone in the US are the ones who really need this price drop. SONY WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!! Seriously... the PS3 in the US should be about 200 bucks. Then its game over for the Xbox!
Europe needs the price drop more than the US. They have been paying more for consoles, games, basically everything while not getting the same amount of service the US gets. No PSN for portions of Europe, no PSN cards (which is finally changing), and usually the games come out later there.
The PS3 is priced fine the way it is and I KNOW people will still complain about it unless it is free and gives you a reacharound while you eat.