Originally Posted by Citivas
Sorry, I'm confused. I re-read your post a couple times and I don't see the "proof" of the PS3 under $400? I see the FCC label for a new PS3, where is the price "proof" and the "before Christmas" proof, as opposed to more rumor?
Well im sorry if I didn't supply you with a cute walmart $400 ps3 for holiday. I never specified what was the proof about and I never say that the proof were involved in the price or the time, you skip my "?" mark it seems
Now having that clear, and my opinion (I know you don't care about my opinion).
In my mind.
FCC paper saying confirming a new sku with less things on it. (*exist*)
Less features in most cases and in most markets means cheaper. (*proved*)
80GB PS3 Having awful sales (the 60GB, also). (*proved*)
Xmas being the most important season in the console market. (*proved*)
Xbox 360 owning everything with Halo 3. (*proved*)
After think about those facts my senses start reacting and my head start the think process.
FCC paper confirms a new sku. That new sku will have less features which means that a price reduction its highly probable. Now I ask myself, why it doesn't sell to well? (hint: sales increased over 100% when they dropped the 60GB to $500) ohh, then my common sense tell me that what they need its a cheaper one.
^^^that its just the facts and I didn't even explained them all because its pretty obvious.
Now you complement it with rumors (that make sense).
a 40GB ps3?
Hmm just removing the usb ports and card readers wouldn't be enough, maybe reducing the HDD space and *removing BC chip* <(got to be careful with that one), would save them some more money,but still they got to be losing money. They are not thinking in profit obviously observing the crucial situation of the HW sales. Also they can recuperate that money if they sell well.
It can't be a $400 ps3 only, that would be awful for the 80GB one. It makes more sense something like (40GB - 400), (60GB - $450) and (80GB - $500).
Suddenly there are rumors but not remote rumors, there rumors from France, Italy, Spain, etc, about a drop in the price and the dates. Trusted sources and among the retailers. The date is not specify but they say "sometime in october" for EU and all the sources agreed that its going to be an official *surprise* announce the in oct 12. anything announced before Dec 25 its before xmas.
and thats it.
Thats basically how the facts and rumors (the ones that makes sense) common sense and logic works in the human, are not we just great?
That been said, you would like to bet?