AAPL Stock: 111.46 ( -0.14 )

Printed from

Sony cuts PS3 price to $249

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue August 16, 2011

Sony cuts PS3 price to goose holiday 2011 sales

Sony wrapped up its Gamescom keynote with a surprise price cut on the PlayStation 3. The console is getting price drops worldwide and, in the US, will go down from $299 to $249 for a 160GB console. Sony hasn't detailed the 320GB model's drop but may bring it down to $299.

Europeans will see the price lowered to 249 euros. Japanese will see the PS3 down to 24,980 yen. All cuts should take effect immediately.

The drop brings the system lower than a hard drive equipped Xbox 360 and is likely to help keep the PS3 in competition during what could be one of the last major holidays for the current generation of consoles. This past July was one of the worst months for gaming in five years and may have prompted concern that systems might not sell at their existing prices.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented