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Sony Announces PSPgo Price Cut to $199 on November 1, 2010

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216w ago - Today Sony has officially announced that the PSPgo price will be cut from the current $249 to $199 as of November 1, 2010.

To quote from Reuters (linked above): "Sony Corp said on Monday it would cut the price of its PSPgo portable game player in the United States and Japan this month as game makers enter the crucial year-end shopping period.

Sony's move comes a month after rival Nintendo Co Ltd announced its much-anticipated 3D-capable DS portable game player would not be available until next year.

The price of the latest incarnation of the PlayStation Portable, launched about a year ago, will be cut to $199 from $249 in the United States and to 16,800 yen ($207) from 26,800 yen in Japan."
 

Sony: Get a PSPgo for as Low as $199 This Holiday Season

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266w ago - Sony's PlayStation Portable Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx has introduced a promotion on the PS Blog geared towards those seeking to get a PSPgo console this holiday season for $199.

To quote: Due to the overwhelming response to last year's holiday promotions for the PlayStation Card, we have new exciting incentive, this time giving you the chance to save $50 on a brand new PSPgo.

From now until December 31, 2009 when you apply for the PlayStation Card, you could be instantly approved and for limited time receive a $50 card credit when you purchase the new PSPgo at [Register or Login to view links].

Plus, spend an additional $200 or more over four months on games and accessories at PlayStation Network with your new PlayStation Card and earn another $50 card credit. Find out more [Register or Login to view links].

Plus, unlike ordinary credit cards, the PlayStation Card gives you access to exclusive members-only deals on Sony products and the opportunity to pile up points at the PlayStation Card website for your chance to win fantastic Sony prizes.

Now if only it could wrap all those gifts, as well!
 

Toys R Us Ad Indicates Wii Price Drop to $199 This Month

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274w ago - To follow-up on the previous rumor, today a leaked Toys R Us ad is pointing at a $50 Nintendo Wii price drop to $199 this month.

To quote: "While the Walmart [Register or Login to view links] we saw didn't put a price tag on the Wii–currently still at its launch price of $249 USD–the Toys R Us version does, pegging the new MSRP at $199.

And that's with Wii Sports included, not a stripped down package. The ad is purportedly from the end of September, due to hit the week of the 27th according to the tipster that forwarded a shot our way.

That's a week earlier than we were expecting based on the Walmart tip we received, but still not official in any capacity.

If accurate, that would mean a price drop announcement from Nintendo sometime within the next two weeks, possibly during the Tokyo Game Show."
 

PS3 Price Drop to $199 Spotted on David Jaffe's Twitter?!

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280w ago - Update: It appears as though he was just joking, with a follow-up tweet stating:

"I keed... I keed! But wouldn't that rock?!?! Hey, gimme a break! It's late and I'm working on a Sunday nite! Sue me! Love ya'll! "

We could have yet another in a long line of PS3 Price Drop confirmations as follows..

Last night David Jaffe's [Register or Login to view links] shows the following tweet:

"Sh*t! It's on. PS3 price drop news from JAPAN! $199 US dollars?!? They were NOT kidding...sh*t! SWEET!"

If this is true, Sony's PlayStation 3 console now has the price to compete with the less expensive Nintendo Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Although David Jaffe's work (most notebly in God of War and Twisted Metal) is admired by many gamers, some are already questioning how that makes him an authority on the retail price of the PS3... only time will tell for sure.
 

Review: Xbox 360 Arcade a good deal for $199

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329w ago - Ever since launch, the Xbox 360 core model without hard drive has largely been written off by gamers -- and rightfully so. It lacks many of the attractive advantages of its older brothers, not to mention value for what's included in the box. (Most core models can't even save games without separate purchase!)

But all that's about to change with the upcoming $80 price cut of the latest Arcade bundle (September 7, according to retailers), which includes a matte white system, wireless controller, and a 256 MB memory card for saving games and playing online.

The first thing we noticed when revisiting our review of the Xbox 360 Arcade this month was that the system runs much quieter than original Xbox 360 Pro and Elite models, even when reading game discs. This is a superb improvement, as your speakers will no longer need to compete with the likes of a small lawn mower.

But that's hardly the biggest selling point -- the real appeal of the Xbox 360 Arcade is that it grants players the same level of access to Xbox 360 games as either Pro or Elite models. Despite what you may have read on the internet, the Xbox 360 Arcade plays all Xbox 360 games with the same level of performance as other models with hard drives, even when playing others over Xbox Live. So when a game disc is running, it's exactly the...
 
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