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And they're off! Sony cut PS2 to £139

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  1. amsjrt

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    And they're off! Sony cut PS2 to £139



    [26/09/2003: 09:56]
    The price war enters a new phase as Sony ramps up for Christmas. Your move Microsoft...


    From 1 October Sony will slash the price of a PS2 by £30. The limited edition silver PS2 will set you back a premium £149 and bundles aplenty are on the way, possibly including a near-irresistible GTA Vice City and Pro Evo 3 double header, and an Eye Toy pack.

    At their recent X03 conference Microsoft refused to discuss any imminent Xbox price cut but did go as far as vowing to 'stay competitive'. Only yesterday they responded to Nintendo's recent US Gamecube cut dismissively, before effectively tying their pricing policy to Sony's. So will they drop the Xbox price from £129.99? Watch this space...
     
  2. zAndy1

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    So you still have to pay more for an inferior product! What's to get excited about with that? Why on earth anyone would pay more for a PS2 than an x-box is completely beyond me.

    Andy
     
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    The hardware may be inferior but the software is not.
    This is why people will pay extra for the PS2.

    It is odd that Xbox costs less but that's because MS were prepared (need) to take the loss to compete.
     
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    Really, and what software would that be then?

    Andy.
     
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    zAndy1

    Pro Evolution Soccer and Gran Turismo are unmatched in there respective genres on the XBox. Don't get me wrong, I have both the Xbox and PS2, and the Xbox is a technicaly superior machine, but like yashiro said, software also matters.

    My 2p

    Rob
     
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    Is there a release date for the new silver PS2?

    Cheers

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    Granted Gran Turismo is a great game but I don't think there's anything particularly being released for the PS2 these days or in the forseeable future that is better than what's coming out on the xbox. And x-box live is worth the price of admission alone, it's FANTASTIC!!

    Andy
     
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    I have used XBL 3 times since I had it last December. It just shows how subjective computer games are.

    Can't wait for Halo2.:)

    Cheers

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    Well gents i have heard a rumour that Xbox prices are due for a pretty huge cut soon possibly to sub £100 this is of course only a rumour!
     
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    Yeah, Sony seems pretty arrogant to me charging so much for a dated system. But if people are still buying the PS2, then I can't say that I blame them. It's insane how much branding drives console sales.
     

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