With the arrival of GamesCom comes news of the more eco-friendly
PS3 Slim 160GB and 320GB models which have already hit Japan
arriving in North America, alongside word of pricedrops on the 120GB and 250GB PlayStation 3 consoles in order to phase out the older versions.
IGN (linked above) revealed that retailer GameStop has preemptively posted and since removed a http://www.gamestop.com/browse/ProductMerch.aspx?groupid=970 for the new 160GB PS3 Slim console on their site.
Additionally, http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/08/16/160gb-isnt-the-only-ps3-hardware-news-incoming-320gb-price-drop-too/ reports that Sony plans to phase out the 120GB and 250GB PS3 models to replace them with the larger PlayStation 3 HDD revisions.
To quote: "So what's going to happen to the 120GB and 250GB PS3? Price drops... Or at least a temporary one. Our retail source also reports that listed right now in his store's system, it has the 250GB PS3 for $299.99. That's a $50 price drop for the 250GB model.
Although our source didn't report on if the 120GB model would also be seeing a price drop, it would make sense for Sony to do so, to clear out existing stock of the older slim models to make way for the new SKU."
Finally, an official announcement is expected to come tomorrow during Sony's GamesCom 2010 press briefing.
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