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Console prices to drop in 2009: PS3 and 360

A market prognosticator of the Video game market Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan sees a 360 price drop and ps3 price drop this 2009 to boost sales in wake of the economic crisis.

From an email advertisement reported on by GameDaily, Wedbush Morgan expects “sales of [PS3] will once again begin to grow” following the spring price reduction, something that the firm believes Microsoft will counter “with the feature-laden Pro model likely [coming] down in price to $249 at or before this year’s E3 show in June.”  (Yes, Jasper units hopefully)

Current Gen Consoles

What this means for the casual gamer who has yet to shift to current gen consoles?  A sweet deal actually.  Prices for the current gen consoles are expected to hit these values:

  • PS3: expected $399 (80 GB)
  • XBOX 360: expected $249
  • Wii: remain at $249

Note that these are still just speculations, but if you look at how the market is going, you can expect the price drop to hit on or before E3 of this year.  Decided on your unit yet?

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  1. silkenhut Allen January 25, 2009 Reply

    Whoa! More price drop till I decide to get one. But for now, go go psp! hehe

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 25, 2009 Reply

      hmm I’m thinking of getting a PS3 or 360 but I’m more into Photography now ._. Plus I already have a Wii ^_^

  2. emperor_wurm_49 issai January 29, 2009 Reply

    im also trying photoblogging. noone’s buying stuff now, they had to drop it. don’t get ps3 yet, no new good games. if you want good games, go pc. i don’t know if they’re going to release more games on the ps3 especially with the economic downturn.

    issai´s last entry was: In cavy heaven

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 29, 2009 Reply

      @ate issai
      thanks for the tip.
      Guess I’ll be getting a 360. Any recommendations (aside from getting a Jasper since that’s a dead give away) on what to get with it (like Live subscription, etc)?

  3. tripmatrix Aaron January 29, 2009 Reply

    I’d go for the 360, it has a better range of games, the interface(menu) a pleasure to look at and online gaming is way ahead of the ps3.

    Plus you can play some stuff online with me.


    Aaron´s last entry was: Red Ring of Death

  4. emperor_wurm_49 issai January 29, 2009 Reply

    i don’t know much about xbox 360. about their Live, I’m not sure, but if Netflix works in the Philippines, that would be pretty sweet to have live + netflix. but if you like zombie killin fun, left 4 dead, definitely play with friends.

    if you later decide to get a ps3, i have some games that i’m done with or probably never play again. i can lend them to you.

    issai´s last entry was: In cavy heaven

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 29, 2009 Reply

      @ate issai
      hmm.. I think Netflix is US only but I haven’t tried.. I buy DVDs though so I don’t think it’s gonna be a big loss. On L4D, I’m going on it via Steam. Need to upgrade my rig soon for SC II ^__^. On the PS3, thanks. Well, when I decide to get a PS3 I’ll do a post (unlike when I got a Wii… too ashamed to post it since it’s PINK ='( )

      hmm.. I’m looking for online play as well but I’m kinda biased against on going FPS with a controller (too much mouse lovin’ apparently), any recommendations on what games w/ multiplay that’s not FPS?

  5. tripmatrix Aaron February 2, 2009 Reply

    Yeah FPS with a controller can be hard at first. You’re always going to be more accurate with a mouse, but it isn’t so bad once you adjust. It’s nice to be able to play some death match whilst sitting on a comfy couch.

    Here’s some online game recommendations:

    -Fable 2 (you can play co-op with a friend in their world or your own)

    -Gears of War 1&2 (I know this is sort of FPS (well its a 3d person shooter), but it is one of the best co-op experiences I’ve ever had).

    -Grand Theft Auto IV – Another 3D person shooter, some very fun play modes such as cops and robbers.

    -Soul Caliber 4 – You did a post about this not too long ago?

    -Street Fighter 2 HD Remix – This is street fighter 2 hyper edition reskinned for HD.
    It looks great and has some new play modes.

    -Puzzle Quest – A down-loadable game. It’s a bejeweled like game thats also a RPG. Very Addictive!

    I could go on more but I think that’s enough for now. 🙂

  6. cssys Kraig February 28, 2009 Reply

    The PS3 has been $399 at our Wal-Mart for months and months. I have been watching the price closely debating on getting that or a Blu-Ray player.

  7. kyle_rathen Deex March 10, 2009 Reply

    Xbox 360 has other good games too,

    – Dead Rising

    – Tales of Vesperia

    and a few decent PC ports.

    if you don’t mind all your games having this consistent humming noise in the background from the system it self and the fear of getting the infamous RRoD, definitely worth getting.

  8. tomerick 28skeetslater September 4, 2010 Reply

    Earth Defense Force,,, only reason i miss my 360 -_- RROD!!!!

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