Usually, it so happens that when a new gaming console is announced, the old one will be sold for a lot less money. But that isn’t the case with the new Play Station 3 that is replacing the old Play Station 3. If you are a hard core gamer, you will be all excited about the new and improved Play Station 3 that is actually smaller than the old one. Not just smaller, but will come with a lot more features than the old one, which include a 250 GB hard drive in the console and a copy of the new Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. But while the console which is going to cost $269.99 and the one which is being replaced (which costs $249.99), not get cheaper?
The Play Station 3 is already a six year old console and the Microsoft Xbox 360 4 GB model which is also six years old costs just $199.99. Gamers all around the world have been expecting a price drop for the old Play Station 3 to $199.99. But now, it is very clear that this is not going to happen. The news comes directly from the company officials.
Sony Computer Entertainment America vice president of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller told Engadget that the company has no plans to drop the six-year-old console’s price any time in the foreseeable future.
Koller told Engadget:
There’s no price drop formally, but the thing that’s been happening in the market over the last year or so is that there’s been so many retail price promotions, and so many different gift card offers and all those things, being done by all of us (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony), that we’ve heard from our consumer, ‘Enough with all these weird price moves. What we really want is content and games and value.’
So, if you have been holding your breath for the price drop, you better start breathing.