Rumor: PS3 Price Drop Looming
The PlayStation 3 is currently half the price it was when it first launched in 2006. However, it might be due for another cost cut...
With the Next Generation Portable and the Nintendo 3DS on the horizon, it might be possible to see the PS3 drop in price before the year is out. PS3 sales have been popping up at various retailers, including Amazon, and UK retailer Tesco appears to be selling the PS3 Slim for less than £200. And apparently, this isn't just a coincidence; it's all pointing towards a price drop: according to an unnamed source, Sony is preparing a "massive price drop on all the official slim PlayStation 3 SKUs when the 3DS releases." This same source said the NGP would have a price tag of £250 in the UK, which isn't out of the realm of possibility. This European source may or may not be correct but we wouldn't be surprised to see a $50 price drop when the holidays roll around again. And according to this, it might even go into effect sooner.
Many will claim the PS3 is quite a decent deal for $299 but then again, the lower the price, the more accessible it becomes.
2/20/2011 8:43:14 PM Ben Dutka