Sony PlayStation 3 Slimmer Version Not Getting a Price Cut

September 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The new PS3 is here, with nothing newer than a slimmer body. What’s new with it then, you ask. Its ‘thin’…it’s ‘slimmer’! And the price is higher! That’s what has left gamers stare at the new PS3 from Sony.

While the norm of an old console getting replaced by another new one would be the reduced price, especially when the old and the new keep the same name, nothing of that sort has happened here.

The old PS 3, which went out of production after it sold for $249.99, is now replaced by the new fellow with the price tag of $269.99.

Now, some would say that the new slim version comes with a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and hosts a 250GB hard drive instead of a 160GB one. But the question asked is why the aged console yet eludes the $199 mark.

After Microsoft put their 4GB Xbox 360 down for $199, gamers have been waiting for some sign from Sony that would make the PS 3 reachable at that price. But instead, the revamped version comes at a bigger price.

And what’s more is that the company has no plans to drop that price anytime in the future. Sony Computer Entertainment America vice president of marketing, handhelds and home consoles, John Koller, said as much.

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,’” he said.

Well, content and games and value are surely great things to have, but when the price is a little low, all those good values just becomes more delicious. What do you think?

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