In April and May Sony had to deal with hackers breaching security on their Playstation Network. They took the service down for a little more than three weeks. During these three weeks resale prices for online enabled PS3 games decreased in price more than their Xbox 360 counterparts.
The PSN outage ended May 14th and PS3 games have online capabilities again - but have PS3 prices recovered?
We used the same ten games from the first article and compared the resale prices from May 14th (day network came back) to June 4th (three weeks later). During this time Playstation 3 prices decreased 0.6% while Xbox 360 prices decreased 5.4%.
PS3 prices didn't recover to their pre-outage levels, but they did hold steady and perform much better than the 360 resale prices. When the network came back PS3 owners started buying more games again, but not enough to cause an overall increase in prices.