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PS3 and 3DS Both See 'Significant' Sales Bump, says GameStop

#1Paragon57Posted 8/18/2011 7:57:19 PM
Following the release of its second-quarter earnings report, GameStop took the time to discuss on its conference call the impact it's been seeing on hardware sales after Nintendo slashed the price on 3DS and Sony brought down the price on PS3. The good news for both Nintendo and Sony is that the price cuts are certainly helping.

http://www.industrygamers.com/news/ps3-and-3ds-both-see-significant-sales-bump-says-gamestop/
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#2usernamestuffPosted 8/18/2011 7:58:28 PM
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#3SayoriaPosted 8/18/2011 7:58:53 PM
Yeahhhh.....price slashing DOES do that sometimes....
#4M_ProjectPosted 8/18/2011 7:59:37 PM
Well, yeah. Lower costs add higher demand.
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#5pukkating786Posted 8/19/2011 10:19:10 AM
even with being more expensive than a 360 it sells pretty evenly now lets imagine the ps3 cost the same as a wii or 360? wonder what that would do?
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#6RE4_StrangerPosted 8/19/2011 10:42:19 AM
pukkating786 posted...
even with being more expensive than a 360 it sells pretty evenly now lets imagine the ps3 cost the same as a wii or 360? wonder what that would do?

The 360 that it is more expensive then is a rip off. It has a 4gb hdd and the only hard drives to upgrade with are M$ branded ones that come with an outrageous price tag. The 4gb are good for replacing an out of warranty 360 though.
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#7FullmetalNoobPosted 8/19/2011 10:48:12 AM
Imagine if Nintendo had ANOTHER price cut on their Wii in a few months for the Wii U.

Back on topic: I can expect that the 3DS has more improvement in sales due to the higher drop rate. Great for both companies though.
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Oh, and eventually, no one is going to give a **** about this.
#8pokemon_45_79_1Posted 8/19/2011 10:50:12 AM
That makes sense, however to those who think MS will drop there console price, it wont happen. I dont see a price drop for the 360 unless MS really needs to do it.

Why because unless MS sees a very huge spike in sales for ps3, they wont drop the price, nothing has been said by MS that there would be a price drop all year, although MS has followed Sony price drops with there own this time its not going to happen just because, something really big has to happen to force MS to cut there price.

Also they have to run through there numbers and see if its even useful to do it at this stage.

Im sure Sony did the same thing, but a price drop was coming, Sony needed to do it, MS does not need to do it.
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