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Sony PlayStation 3 Gets Worldwide Price Drop

Written on August 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sony just announced that its PlayStation 3 models will receive a $50 price cut in all territories.

ended its Gamescom 2011 presentation with the surprising announcement that the console device just had its in all territories. The 160GB model is now available for only $250 in the United States, €249.99 in Europe and ¥24,980 in Japan. This new price point is already effective in all countries except for Japan, where the will start on August 18.

Aside from the 160GB model, the ’s 320GB system will also get a price cut. The console is now being retailed for $300 in the US, €300 in European countries, and 29,980 yen in Japan. “In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America,” SCEA’s CEO, , wrote on a blog. “The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus.”

Perhaps this price cut has also been a better way to reveal the PlayStation3’s success. According to a statement made by Sony, “Since its release in 2006, PS3 has gained tremendous support from fans around the world and its cumulative worldwide sales reached a milestone of 50 million units as of March 29, 2011.”

“Equipped with future proof cutting-edge technologies including the sophisticated processors, Cell Broadband Engine and RSX, as well as the Blu-ray disc (BD) player and HDMI terminal, PS3 has continuously enhanced its value to consumers through system software updates to support new features and services including stereoscopic 3D content playback and support for the PlayStation Move motion controller,” it added.

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