E3: Another price cut for PS3. 360 now more expensive

e3In an ironic turn of events, Sony has announced that it is shaving $100 off of its 80GB PS3, making Sony’s game console cheaper than Microsoft’s top of the line Elite Xbox 360, which clocks in at a hefty $449 while the 80GB PS3 comes in at a relatively light $399.

Sony also plans to cut the 40GB PS3 from production, which will help clear the air of the numerous iterations of the PS3, which has evolved in various flavors of 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and now finally, the 80GB model.

The drop in price squarely contradicts Nobuyuki Oneda, Sony’s CFO, when he stated only days before that Sony’s "plan is not to reduce the price." Either he was left out of the loop or he was trying to deflect the speculations that many have held about another price break with the PS3.

Regardless, the PS3 is cheaper now. The big question is whether this additional price cut will entice the PS2 crowd and other fence sitters to finally jump over to the PS3. But one question remains for many who are considering the jump; where are the games?


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