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New blue lasers promise PS3 price drop

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Mon April 30, 2007

Blue Laser PS3 Drop

An improvement in parts may trigger a major price drop in the PlayStation 3's cost, according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter. Sony's semicondutor division has managed to ramp up the production of the blue-violet lasers needed for the PS3's drive much sooner than expected, making it less expensive to produce them and ultimately the game systems themselves. The difference could offer a major discount to Sony for each of the $125 Blu-Ray readers and affect the total system price.

Pachter noted that while a price cut wasn't certain, the improvement would increase the likelihood that Sony drops the price significantly sometime during 2007 -- possibly dropping the price of the flagship 60GB system to $499, he said. Such a change would put Sony back in direct competition with Microsoft in terms of price, as the latter's Xbox 360 Elite sells at $480 using a larger 120GB hard drive but only a standard DVD optical reader. Sony recently cancelled the 20GB PS3 in North America after poor sales made it unfeasible. [via DailyTech]



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