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PS3 and XBox 360 price drops, who wins?

By: BatRastered Sep 12, 2009 | 9 Comments

A brief discussion on the recent price drops and what it means for us, the gamers.

Price cuts, I love price cuts!

Recently Sony announced the new PS3 slim model priced at $299. A few weeks later Microsoft reduced the price of the XBox 360 elite to $299 as well. Both represent a $100 cut off their earlier prices. So who wins this round?

For Sony, a price cut was long overdue. They had third party game developers screaming for it and threatening to stop publishing PS3 games. Now the PS3 slim represents a great value, including a Blu-Ray player and internet browser with their game system which comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi built in. The new unit does not, however, include backwards compatibility with PS2 games. This is a bit of a problem due to the lack of quality exclusive titles for the system (I count about 4).

Microsoft, on the other hand, already had a $299 system, and this "price cut" really represents nothing more than a minor hardware upgrade (from a 60GB hard drive to 120GB). The 360 runs off of standard DVDs, but has Netflix streaming to back that up. It also has backwards compatibility but doesn't really need it. The elite unit still does not have Wi-Fi built in and Microsoft wants an absurd $99 (MSRP) for the add on. This is dumb considering you have to pay a subscription for XBox live and the online features of the system are what really keeps it ahead of the PS3 in my opinion.

Wouldn't it be great if Sony and Microsoft would exchange strategies on these units? Microsoft would pack in Wi-Fi and ditch backwards compatibility, whereas Sony would cut out the Wi-Fi chip and replace it with the PS2's emotion engine for full compatibility. What a wonderful world that would be, playing to both systems strengths. (The 360's online system and Sony's huge back catalog.) Oh well, it was a thought.

I'd have to say, that if you don't own either system, the PS3 represents a better value right now. The problem for me is that I already own a 360 and there's no reason to play a game available for both systems on the PS3, whereas on the 360 I get achievements. For most people, I think the choice will come down to "what system do most of your friends have?", for the simple reason of wanting to play online with them.

Let's hear your thoughts on these price cuts in the comments you bucnh of Jimmys!

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The Mad Catz Spring Sale is on and is loaded with tons of savings. Buy 1 Get 1 Free, 10% off, 20% off, FREE Shipping, Free Gifts. Also revealed is the new Clearance Page, which has deals up to 75% off! Tritton, RockBand, Cyborg and FightSticks on sale.

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Spring Sale - Up to 75% off Video Game Accessories. Shop Spring Sale at GameShark Store NOW!

A Gouki.com Editor's Choice. Do not miss out on playing Borderlands. Get EVERYTHING, main game and 4 DLC's for less than MSRP! Stolen!

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Also available this bad ass hardcover guide.

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It's that time of year, Video Game season 2011. Dead Space 2 & Two Worlds II releaese 1/25/2011 & the weeks to follow gamers will see some huge titles released. Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Homefront, Bulletstorm & the Playstation/Move/3D compatible Killzone 3.

What do you need, what do you want, we got Deals Jimmy! Keep an eye on those Xbox Live subscriptions and buy them whenever you see them on sale. They stack up, never expire and make great gifts. Controllers are on sale, especially if you want the new one with the new d-pad. Can't find a Playstation Move Controller? Neither can we.

It's that time of year again, Video Game season is in full swing. Dead Space 2($54.96) and Two Worlds II releaese 1/25/2011 and the weeks to follow gamers will have some huge titles released. Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Dragon Age II, Bulletstorm and the Playstation/Move/3D compatible Killzone 3. Check out these deals We've been watching below.

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Portal 2 Drops to $34.99 for the PC

By: goukijones Apr 15, 2011 | 3 Comments

Check out the new low price for Portal 2 on the PC. Valve is practically giving it away.

This price just dropped a short while ago and it's pretty shocking. Portal 2 for the PC is now only $34.99. This is the cheapest way to play Portal 2. If you haven't pre-ordered yet, what are you waiting for? You can even get Release Day Delivery with this deal. 

For more information on Portal 2 check out the catalog page.

Civilization V lowest price online. Get FF14 delivered 9/22/2010 for only $0.99. Overpriced PS3 Move bundles and a ridiculous Epic Mickey Collector's Edition. Halo Reach for $54 bucks? PS3 Amazon Gold Box 9/21/2010.

This week on Deals Jimmy!

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For 3 days only. October 15 - 16, 2010 You can buy 2 used and get 1 free from EBGames or Gamestop on ANY merchandise

EBGames and Gamestop buy 2 get 1

Look at the picture above Jimmy. Seems simple enough. That page lists Halo Reach for $49.99. You can also buy memory cards. Wait, who uses memory cards anymore? Well controllers and stuff, that would be nice. Used? It's up to you. But there are certainly enough games from the past year if you have played, that you can scoop up now and get one for free! Check out the store.

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Amazon Clearance Games List Has Been Updated

By: goukijones Apr 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Over 50 games, more than half off. Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS all on sale. Collector's editions and peripheral pack-ins are also on this list. Check it out, if you're looking to save some money on old games.

Amazon Clearance Video Games 4/29/2011 Update.

Amazon just updated their clearance games list. Here's a few examples you'll find. We're totally focused on saving money. We're gamers too and we value our fight money right? So check out this complete list of some ridiculous sales going on over at Amazon right now. Side note: Gearfest is still happening as well and you can save up to 33% on all Xbox Accessories.

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$24.44

$22.79

$24.99

$120.17

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Hardcore Gamer Holiday buyer's guide 2010

By: goukijones Nov 18, 2010 | 14 Comments

The lowest prices on video games and accessories any hardcore gamer may want or need this holiday season. Game suggestions, the coolest collector editions, inexpensive accessories and pre-order gift ideas. Save money on video games this holiday season.

2010 Hardcore Gamer Holiday buyer's guide

I am a hardcore gamer. So I have put together a list of things that I would gladly accept or give away as a holiday gifts. Starting with some of my favorite games from this year. Also some games I haven't played, but my friends can't seem to stop talking about. You're going to find some of the best gift ideas below for somebody you know is a serious gamer. Just do a little research first and make sure they haven't played the games already. 

Every gamer needs accessories, I could probably use a new controller. Mine makes funny noises in two different places. My wireless headsets are losing their charge times because I use them so much. If you don't have HDMI cables I got you covered. Also if you have a PS3, you know the controller charge cable is real short and you can get a universal USB extension cable that will work with your PS3 and Xbox 360. Perfect for keyboard extensions and stuuuuuf.

For the serious gamer that wanted the collector's edition, but didn't get it, I have a few suggestions there as well. You can always sell or trade-in that extra copy of the game. I just want the DLC, statues, booklets, soundtracks and goodies found in some collector's edition.

It's time to save money this holiday season and I hope my guide below saves you some money and time. Most of the options come with free shipping and that's great for the holidays, just make sure you don't wait until the last minute to order online. If there's something you think I missed or just want to make a suggestion, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading. Now go start saving money!

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**Updated** 11/28/2010 This is at $40 right now. Save your money, I believe the price will drop again for Cyber Monday. I will update whatever price fluctuation occurs. Best racer of the year. Pwn!

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for on $35!!

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Gouki.com's list of all the lowest prices or best deals found on Cyber Monday. Click any of the links to see if the deals are still available. No bullshit. Just save $$MONEY$$!!!!!!

[Editor's Note: This list will be updated throughout the day and the weekend so bookmark and check back often. Thanks for reading AND shopping.]

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Gouki.com Deals Jimmy! Tons of price drops recently. Halo Reach LE Controller on sale already. Save on Xbox Live before it's too late. Red Dead is still expensive. Black ops, $10 off now or $20 off later?

Deals Jimmy!

Amazon.com ALL WII gold box on Tuesday. August 31, 2010. Save on some of the most ridiculous Wii work out titles and kiddie games. Also all day Tony Hawk's amazingly Jimmyfied skate board game, Ride is on sale for $39.99. Every time I see that "skateboard controller" a little part inside of me chuckles.

The Bestbuy magazine "Gamer" has some amazing coupons in it for Red Dead Redemption and Final Fantasy XIII. $20 off!

Madden NFL 11 as low as $45.60 on Amazon.com.

Kmart has Madden NFL 11 for an unbelievable low of $44.99.

Chrono Trigger for the DS less than $13!!

There's a ridiculous new Collector's Edition of Dead Rising 2 that Cinderkin wrote about. Check out MORE RIDICULOUS COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS?!

XBOX LIVE PRICE INCREASE effective November 1st.(read about price increase) You can still save on a 12 month card right now

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