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So will all you sucke...er, 'guys' who bought a PS3 for $600 at launch wait..?

#31vashtrichamPosted 2/21/2013 1:16:45 PM
Quote:I just wanna know how many ppl's launch ps3's still work 0.0
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#32kingrat2314Posted 2/21/2013 1:36:58 PM
I bought a PS3 for 400 at launch. 40GB ftw.
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#33nWoStylePosted 2/21/2013 10:21:50 PM
I bought the original 60gb after the first price drop when they started phasing them out. The backwards compatibility itself made the purchase worth it as I had an extensive PS2 game collection but a dead PS2. I was influenced by the supposed 'exclusives' of Metal Gear Solid 4, GTA4, Disgaea 3, Yakuza 3, and a bunch of japanese titles. GTA4 turned out not to be an exclusive but the rest sure did.
For the first year of ownership I played nothing but PS2 games in my backlog like Rogue Galaxy and Persona 4.
The PS4 does NOT have backwards compatibility, and there's nothing they could take out that would warrant a launch purchase like how Sony removed the emotion engine from the launch 60gb PS3.
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#34archizzyPosted 2/21/2013 10:38:39 PM
I couldn't believe the amount of money they were charging for the PS3 at launch, and I really couldn't believe people were paying it, especially since the price dropped not long after (I bought mine when the fat 80gb came out for $300).

"Not long after"

As far as the US goes The $300 MSRP didn't come until the launch of the slim in September 2009, at which time they slashed existing models to $300 as well.

The original 80 gig fat came out 9 months after the initial launch and was $500. The 80 gig fat that came out in August of 2008 was $400 and almost 2 years later.

Many people don't want to wait 3 years to save a few hundred bucks. So either you got really lucky with a great store sale, bought from a friend, or your definition of not long after is skewed.

Plus you have to remember some people wanted a blu-ray player and the cost (and even availability of stand alones ) of them in 2006 was high and not common by any means. The PS3 was cheap as far as Home Theatre junkies were concerned.
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