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Gamecube price drop

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by common, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. common

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    That's only a 13% price drop compared to Microsoft's 50%. But, regardless, this is good news for gamers! Maybe if Sony isn't as cheap as I think they are, we might see a PS2 drop earlier than expected.
     
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    These are certainly excellent times for console fans!! The Gamecube has to be the 'Gamers' choice!!
     
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    The MS price drop is 33% not 50% - great news anyhows and even better fro those already with an XBox!
     
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    I was looking at the "bottom line". Before, it was selling for £299, and now it's selling for £199. The difference is just tax, but it's still 50% less that us consumers have to spend.
     
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    Er, no it isn't 50% ! Someone please explain the maths as I am too lazy to point it out...
     
  7. Messiah

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    Thanks Beddie. I couldn't be bothered as I realised he obviously can't do maths :)

    No matter which way you look at it it is NOT a 50% price drop. It is actually a 33.4448% price drop and 33.4448% less that anyone will have to pay. But hey, what's 17% between fellow forum members.
     
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    Ok, now I feel like an idiot; and well-deservedly, if I do say so myself. It's not bad enough that I did the calculation incorrectly once, but I did it twice. :confused:

    In case you can't figure it out, I was taking the £100 discount as a percentage of the new price of £199; thus the horribly incorrect 50% off. I'll just go off somewhere with an abacus until I've learned my lesson. :)
     
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    No, I think you were right. It is a 50% drop.
     
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    It's 33%:rolleyes:
     
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    Hey Azrikam

    It's nice to see someone who can accept when they have made a mistake. Well done m8.

    And for anyone else trying to do the maths, whichever way you look at it IT IS A 33% price drop, saving, whatever you like to call it. You are saving £100 on an original price of £300. 100 is one third of 300, hence 33%.

    Phew, let's put this one to bed :)
     
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    The price has dropped by 33%.
    The price was originally 50% more than it is now.
    I am 95% sure, that I am 100% right. I think.

    similar to margin vs markup view.
     
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    £129 is actually £129 for the GC - national advert for Curry's in todays newspaper. Bloody hell that's good value
     
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    Ok then let me get this straight PS2 £199 :( Xbox £199:D Gamecube £129:eek: So for the price of a PS2 I can have a GC at Launch for £199 with 3 games from toys R us. This is getting interesting. What will Sony do now, PS2 prices must fall now surely.:confused: The cost of a PSone must fall, lets say £60, PS2 £160/£140? This has to be good for gamers, N64, Playstation, Saturn/Dreamcast were never this good value were they. I think i'll wait till the end of May and see what the best deal is.
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    More fun for Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    my prediction ps2 99 quid but thats just me talking an thats excatly why im not managering directors for scee lol.must admit i had no interest what so ever in the gamecube i got stung by the n64 so didnt wanna repeat.but now 130 quid an that star wars game mmmmmmm lol.also am i the only one who thinks that everything nintendo touches isnt turned into gold and to top it off im not a star wars fan either.but still if the game is good enough star wars or not an it does look stunning
     
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    I still think it's 50%.
     
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    I think £99 for a PS2 is a bit much. More likely, £149. Sony has a pretty solid user base at this point, so anything they do will be more to hinder MS and Nintendo than to actually help themselves. Actually, with that considered, maybe they will drop it to £99. Does anyone know how much Sony is making/losing on each PS2 at the current price?
     
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    Yeah but the PS2 is already discounted. I can't see Sony cutting another 75% off the price to £99.
     

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