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Euro stores cut PS3s by 100 before slim model

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Fri August 14, 2009

Euro PS3 Price Cut

Online retailers in Portugal and Spain today may have spoiled Sony's plans for the gamescom expo next week by cutting the price of the PlayStation 3 by at least 100 to about 300. Both are present-day 80GB models, though the Portugese cut by FNAC also bundles the high profile game Infamous at the same time.

Such timing supports rumors of the slim PS3 debuting at the start of the event next Tuesday for about $300 US or 300 in Europe. The redesign should signal the first major change to the PS3 outside of drive capacity since launch in 2006 and will shrink thanks to smaller, cooler Cell and RSX processors as well as a case designed from the ground up to omit the PS2 hardware that was used for backwards compatibility in early models. A 120GB hard disk will be standard.

Publicly, Sony has tried to deny plans for the new PS3 for months but admitted just recently that the console is 70 percent cheaper to build than it was almost three years ago. The price moots the Japanese company's objection to price cuts over worries of remaining profitable. [via Engadget]

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