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Old 04-28-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Console price drops

Saw this over at a very great place I regularly visit for PC game news.

A VE reader who wishes to remain anonymous, sent this over:

I am an employee at a Gamestop software retailer in the United States. This past week, we receieved our spring/summer advertisement shipment. Enclosed in this shipment was a "poster package" with a label on it that read "do not display until contact by corporate". Upon opening the package, an employee and myself found 3 posters. The posters indicated the upcoming price drops for the XBOX, PS2, and Gamecube. The XBOX poster read a price of $149.99, the PS2 also at $149.99, and the Gamecube at $99.99. I think that this information clears up any speculation on a console price drop, with some sort of announcement from the companies coming directly before or during E3.

These are the same prices quoted by various other people with inside information over the past few days and with these being real display posters then it's safe to say that this is happening.
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Old 04-28-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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I see Nintendo ging for $130. Really it sounds more liek them since all their consoles hit that price at one time. I never seen a new one for just $100
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Old 04-28-2003, 04:29 PM   #3
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It's already $100 considering it comes with a free game (Circuit City is making that 2 free games).
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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I doubt sony will drop the PS2 to 149$, its not economically justifiable seeing as they are still selling more units of consoles than their competitors combined. Maybe theyre waiting for the 'second console' effect to kick in though. A lot of People have had PS2's for a while now and are probably thinking about getting a GCN or Xbox so maybe theyre just trying to forestall that
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:35 AM   #5
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If the XBOX lowers it's price, you better believe Sony and Nintendo are going to lower theres, because face it... 150, Hard Drive, Best Online Gaming right now, DVD Play back, plus if they keep the 2 game bundle... I don't care what anybody sez, even a bucked toothed, yolkel would buy into that even if he didn't have a TV.... Ok maybe I'm going a little far but... still thats a hot price tag for what you can get.
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Old 04-29-2003, 01:10 AM   #6
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Actually, I have heard as well some rumours that Sony will drop the price of PS2 to $150 after the E3 event. But, rumours are only what they are. So, we'll see, I guess.
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