Evidence Of A PS3 Price Cut Continues
We're less than a day from Sony's press conference at GamesCom but the closer we get, the more the inevitability of a PlayStation 3 price cut becomes evident.
As noted by MCVUK, "the discounting of PS3 hardware on the UK High Street has begun thanks to national supermarket Asda." Starting today, consumers have a shot at a "limited promotion" for the current 80GB PS3 model: you get the console plus two games for only £250, which signifies a £50 price cut. One such bundle included inFamous and Terminator: Salvation, but it seems customers can mix-and-match other titles, like Killzone 2, Resistance 2, and LittleBigPlanet. In recent weeks, we've heard rumors that retail stock of the 80GB PS3 has been dwindling, and one UK retailer even said they were told not to expect any more shipments. The rumor is that this model will go the way of the dodo, and a cheaper, slimmer PS3 will replace it as the default machine on store shelves. Sony will keep the 160GB model but drop it $100 to $400, or so the speculation says. We're not really sure what to believe, but we're going to post up our GamesCom expectations later today.
For now, just be excited for tomorrow's news. Be very excited. Oh, and by the way, the secret PS3 exclusive PSXE knows about is not on tap.
8/17/2009 Ben Dutka