Sony didn't drop the price of the PS2?

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  1. Larry Seno Jr.

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    I checked the fliers today, and while every single X-Box ad reflects a $100 price drop, the PS2 is still priced at $299, what kind of a strategy is that?
     
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    I just checked out CircuitCity.com and they list the PS2 @ $199.
     
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    Perhaps the suddenness of the announcements from Sony and Nintendo is to blame.
     
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    This goes to prove that Microsoft was actually the first one to drop the price of the console and Sony was the one to follow Microsoft's lead...not the other way around. Because Microsoft secretly announced the price drop to retailers far before Sony did, the new XBOX price change is reflected in the new fliers for CC and BB and Toys R' Us. Because Sony got wind of Microsoft's price reduction and recently dropped their own PS2 price, they didn't have enough lead time to announce to retailers that they are following Microsoft's lead. Hence, you see that the new fliers all represent the new low XBOX price, but incorrectly show a higher price for the PS2. These retailers draw up these fliers weeks in advance and a sudden announcement of a price change is not reflected for a few weeks in print advertising, but will show up on websites and in-store.
     
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    How did technically Sony do it first? Had Sony done it first, they would be priced at $199, yet they aren't in ANY publications. Circuit City, Best Buy, Comp USA, Sears, anything.
     
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    Because you could buy a PS2 at $200 before you could buy a XBox at $200? Forget the publications.
     
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    Yeah, fuck the adds. You could walk into a store and buy a PS2 for $199 while the Xbox still cost $299. The ads are besides the point.
     
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    The ads are typically printed 3-4 weeks in advance, the sudden announcement by sony didn't give the retailers enough lead time to change their fliers.
     
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    We all know both were dropped to $199 within days of eachother; is this really worth arguing over? So Microsoft planned on dropping their price first, but Sony announced it first....big deal.
     
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    Is this thread /still/ going? [​IMG]
     
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    Microsoft planned it first, now shut up! Sony denied a price drop up until 2 days before it happened and I have the press release transcripts to prove it.
     

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