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Any heard if the PS2 will be lowering its price?


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   Jeffrey Noel

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Posted October 14 2001 - 06:35 AM

So, has anyone heard if Sony will lower its PS2 price?

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#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted October 14 2001 - 07:47 AM

Its a given, but the question now is when.

Is it just me or has Nintendo been the only gaming company to do all the good things for America? Sega screwed us over many times (most recently with Shenmue II), Microsoft gave us the bad controller design (and lied about its functions), and Sony hasn't lowered the PS2 price yet. Nintendo at least hasn't lied to us, given us bad designs (in comparison to Japanese ones), or cancelled games at the last minute (unless they were on huge delays to begin with and just put them on their next console).

#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Shawn Shultzaberger

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Posted October 14 2001 - 10:00 AM

I read that during the Christmas time frame they were not going to lower the price. They gave no ETA on when they will do it. They believed that at the current price and with what has been going on with the GameCube and the X-Box they will still be very competitive.

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#4 of 39 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted October 14 2001 - 10:17 AM

Sony denied any price reduction, but every console manufacturer denies a reduction until it happens.

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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Rich Allen

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Posted October 14 2001 - 01:35 PM

A friend of mine owns a small video game store and he has heard from his suppliers that there will be a price drop, but not how much or when. They don't know but suspect it will drop about $50. There also say that instead of price drop this winter, there may be some pushes on bundles and even rebates. Buy a system and two games and get a $50 rebate. Or to that effect. This would alow you to design your own "bundle".

#6 of 39 OFFLINE   Camp

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Posted October 14 2001 - 02:47 PM

Not before 2002. Wait until you see what happens with Dreamcast though.

#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted October 15 2001 - 07:42 AM

A price drop is inevitable. Whether its today, tomorrow, or 2002, it will happen.

I suspect that they will want to push software more since they make money with software and lose money with hardware sales. Next year, there will be a price drop, if not before then.

#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Greg O' Connel

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Posted October 15 2001 - 06:13 PM

The price drop will probably take place in the early months of 2002, when the game market really drops off after the Christmas rush.

If you want to save money on a PS2 purchase, check out Toys R Us next week. Buy any two PS2 games, get the third free. There's your $50 price cut. Posted Image

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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   David Lawson

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Posted October 16 2001 - 05:41 AM

What's going to happen with Dreamcast? Posted Image

I do plan on purchasing one, but I haven't gotten around to it just yet. I think $80 seems like a good deal, but if it's going to drop to $50 or less within a month, I can wait.

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#10 of 39 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted October 16 2001 - 05:43 AM

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What's going to happen with Dreamcast?

When the price dropped to $80, there were stories that it would drop to $50 before Christmas.

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#11 of 39 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 16 2001 - 05:51 AM

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When the price dropped to $80, there were stories that it would drop to $50 before Christmas.

Time to pick up a spare! $50 is less than the part price for a replacement GD-Rom mechanism.

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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Kelley_B

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Posted October 16 2001 - 07:00 AM

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When the price dropped to $80, there were stories that it would drop to $50 before Christmas.

Thats not much of a story........if you know what I mean.

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Posted October 16 2001 - 05:12 PM

Think of the Dreamcast thing this way: retailers don't want to give shelf space to an out-of-production console. Especially with two new consoles launching soon.

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#14 of 39 OFFLINE   Iain Lambert

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Posted October 17 2001 - 08:06 PM

So, with the reductions in price of the games, you'll probably be able to buy a Dreamcast and Crazy Taxi for, say, about the price of Crazy Taxi for the PS2. Now thats just silly.
mmm, thats odd.

#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Jehan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 07:27 AM

If this does indeed happen I might be tempted to pick up a PS2, if only for GT3 and MGS2 (boy that is looking awesome).
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#16 of 39 OFFLINE   Kelley_B

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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:15 AM

Both me and Camp have the same info from two different sources and its very similar so if you get our hints, Dreamcast owners will have a reason to hug their little white/grey boxes this winter.

#17 of 39 OFFLINE   Calvin Watts III

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Posted October 18 2001 - 11:19 AM

What Camp & Kelley have stated are both on the mark...

God...the decisions that we have to make on buying...

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#18 of 39 OFFLINE   David Lawson

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Posted October 19 2001 - 02:15 AM

Dreamcast owners will have a reason to hug their little white/grey boxes this winter.

What about soon-to-be owners? Will we get to share the love as well? Posted Image
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#19 of 39 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted October 19 2001 - 04:24 AM

Ok guys - 'fess up the info pertaining to
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Dreamcast owners will have a reason to hug their little white/grey boxes this winter

I'm sure that information isn't soley privvy to you two guys, so come out with it so I don't have to search around on other boards and newsgroups. Posted Image

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#20 of 39 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 19 2001 - 04:28 AM

Yeah, fess up!


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