PS3 Price Drop Happening… NOW!


Want to know something actually GOOD about the Gamescom Sony Conference? Effective immediately, the PS3 will have a price cut to better position it in the market and offer great value to compete with the Wii (as if!) and the 360. The 160 GB model will retail for only $249 while the 320 GB one will retail for only $299. As an added bonus, you could go for a special, limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle from some retailers that gives you a 320 GB PS3 system, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a free 30 day membership to PS+ (which SHOULD be included in ALL PS3 system configurations but that’s just my two cents)

Jack Tretton, President & CEO, had this to say:

The new price will make the PS3 more accessible than ever before, so there’s never been a better time to join PlayStation Nation. We know that while future-proof technology is important to you, content is still king — that’s why we continue to focus on bringing you exclusive “must have” titles that are unmatched by anything else on the market. With games like Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and one of my personal favorites, Uncharted 3, all on the horizon, there’s a lot of great entertainment in store for you.

Of course, PS3 owners also have free access to PlayStation Network and its lineup of marquee content services for watching hi-def movies, TV and sporting events. Netflix. Hulu Plus. Vudu. MLB.TV. NHL Gamecenter. We have them all for you…and it just keeps getting better.

We take our commitment to the millions of PlayStation fans out there very seriously. We don’t just want you to be part of the PlayStation Nation, we want you to be proud to be a PS3 owner. We have many exciting things planned for you in the months ahead, but suffice it to say we are hard at work to bring you more of what you want and more of what you expect. Stay tuned, there’s more to come…

Does this make you want to get a second system, get one as a gift for someone you know or will finally make YOU buy your first PS3 system (you know who you are)?


Written by: EdEN - PR / Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Royalty32 on August 16th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    If you havent picked up a ps3, the time is now but i cant help but think. Is it to little, to late? With so much talk about the next set of consoles did Sony make this move to gear up for the ps4. What do you guys think.

  2. #2 by EdEN on August 16th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    It’s a $50 price cut so it’s not like it suddenly retails for $199 but I see it more as a shot against MS going into the holiday season. Gap between them isn’t that big (about 6 million consoles) so they COULD go a higher spot on the charts. Neither can reach the Wii at this point so it’s just a two horse race for second place.

  3. #3 by Royalty32 on August 16th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    But for new gamers who dont own either console, which one sounds like more off a deal. $199 360 or $249 ps3. plus M$ could just cut price and make the 360 $149-169. im not bashing sony its a good move but like i said before with the talk of new consoles coming are ppl really gonna buy a ps3 now.

  4. #4 by EdEN on August 16th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    If I didn’t own a PS3 I would. I tend to wait for price drops on non-Nintendo consoles/portables and a huge library before I can commit and the PS3 now has both.

    Should make for an interesting August NPD report next month.

  5. #5 by Pedro on August 16th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    If I didn’t already own a PS3 that would be a pretty sweet deal, but those deals never get here anyway….

  6. #6 by mowmow on August 16th, 2011 [ 11160 Points ]

    ps3 would be a better price point if people were buying consoles for the first time and did some research. the 200 dollar xbox doesn’t come with a Harddrive or HD cables. Official xbox Harddrives are $100

  7. #7 by ZFM12 on August 16th, 2011 [ 1415 Points ]

    Still a good move on Sony’s Part

  8. #8 by EdEN on August 16th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    Anyone getting a second PS3?

  9. #9 by Jason on August 16th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    bad move right? Would you rather have a vita or a ps3 lmao

  10. #10 by EdEN on August 16th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    If I didn’t own one? A PS3. Bigger library of proven hits and for home entertainment. Vita has to fight my DSi and PSP for a portable space and since I’ll get a 3DS soon…

  11. #11 by Eddie on August 16th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Jason: bad move right? Would you rather have a vita or a ps3 lmao  

    Who wouldn’t rather have a PS3? Price drop is always a good move.

  12. #12 by Darklurkr23 on August 16th, 2011 [ 17641 Points ]

    Nice. About time it goes to down to 250. AGAIN though, Screw the 320 GB harddrive. I’ll take a 100 so if it goes back to Fat Styles.

  13. #13 by Tosh on August 17th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Doh, right after I upgraded to a slim a couple months ago.

  14. #14 by EdEN on August 17th, 2011 [ 131365 Points ]

    @Tosh: Well, you did get the Gift Card so it’s sorta the same,right? Hehehe.


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