Sony Makes PS3 Price Cut Official
Confirming what had been speculated about for months, Sony will now sell a version in the U.S. that costs $399- or $100 cheaper than its previous low price, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Sony had earlier announced a similar cut in Europe and Japan.
Sony also said that the 80GB PS3 will be reduced in price by $100 to $499, and that the 40GB version will come bundled with a Blu-ray Disc copy of “Spider-man 3.”
The new version, featuring a 40GB hard drive, will still boast a Blu-ray Disc player, but will not offer backward compatibility with the PlayStation 2, however. The 80GB PS3 does offer that compatibility.