121w ago - Today Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed at Gamescom 2011 that the PlayStation 3 Slim will be receiving a price drop down to $249.
To quote: I have some exciting news to share with you today. As many of you know, it has been nearly five years since the PS3 first came to the U.S. market with its built in Blu-ray player, integrated hard-drive, built-in wireless, and unmatched hi-def gaming.
Today, more than 50 million PS3's have been sold worldwide, more than 2,495 Blu-ray titles are available and the PS3's expansive portfolio of games and video content on PlayStation Network exceeds 60,000 titles.
While others in the space are losing steam, PlayStation 3 is gaining momentum and giving gamers everywhere more of what they want: an unparalleled line-up of exclusive games and access to the best in sports, movies and TV, all at a great value.
Today, I believe that value becomes even more evident. I'm excited to share with you that effective immediately at retailers throughout North America, the 160 GB PS3 and the 320GB PS3 are now available for $249 and $299, respectively.
In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3,...
127w ago - Although no PS3 price drop is planned for the event, today IndianVideogamer.com reports that Sony will be announcing a new PlayStation 3 chassis design at Gamescom which runs from August 17th to the 20th, 2011.
This is not to be confused with the recent PS3 model CECH-3001A/B that weighs in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg and cuts power consumption from 230W to 200W.
While the upcoming PS3's functionality is said not to change, during a recent interview PlayStation India Country Manager Atindriya Bose stated that the new PS3 chassis design will feature a slightly different internal design.
To quote: "Any chance of a price drop on the PS3 soon?
As of now, no.
(laughs) Well, if there was a price drop coming at Gamescom, I'd know. There is, however, a new PS3 chassis being discussed. A slightly different design, but from what I can tell, not much difference in functionality."
144w ago - Last week we reported that Sony dropped the PSP price to $129.99, and today JoyStiq.com (linked above) and Gamasutra state that Sony is now cutting the PSPgo price from $199 to $149.99 according to their Official Site.
To quote: Sony's official PSP Web site has been updated to reflect an apparent PSP Go price drop.
"Now you can enjoy the sleek, totally-digital PSP Go system for $149.99 MSRP," reads the product description, "and the unsurpassed PSP-3000 system for $129.99 MSRP."
Major retailers haven't updated their listings to reflect the new PSPgo price yet, but it is expected to trickle down to them soon.
The new PlayStation 3 slim model will cut power consumption from 230W to 200W and weigh in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg, however, it will not include PS2 compatibility.
According to StingyGamer.com Sony is preparing a sizeable PS3 price drop soon which will coincide with Nintendo's 3DS console release in March (although IndustryGamers.com states Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts June) followed by a new hack-proof PlayStation 3 console in development.
To quote: "My source, who also told me the NGP's price will be £250 in the UK, stated Sony has been preparing a price...
160w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a preview video of The Tester 2 - Episode 2 today which features Ted Price.
To quote: After last week's PlayStation Network Season Premiere of the "The Tester 2," we are quickly down to ten (10) gamers all competing for the job at PlayStation, the $5,000 signing bonus, a limited edition 'The Tester' PS3 system, and a 46" Sony 3D Bravia Television.
In Episode 2, President and Founder of Insomniac Games, Ted Price, joins the panel as the cast travels to historic Edwards Air Force Base to band together for their first team challenge of the season.
With precision and memorization skills tested this week, who's going to stand out? Who will step it up as a leader? Who's going to crumble under the physical demands of this week's challenge? Get all the answers in Episode 2 of "The Tester 2" from PlayStation Store or watch with your friends in 'The Tester' theater in PlayStation Home where we're also rewarding the first 'Game Over' shirts.