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The PS3 is apparently price dropping to $199 at some retailers

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    The PS3 is apparently price dropping to $199 at some retailers

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    Is an official PlayStation 3 price drop looming? Perhaps new SKUs are on the horizon? Two retailers have dropped the price of the PS3 from $249 to $199.

    Amazon currently offers the 160GB system at the discounted rate. GameStop offers the same price, but sweetens the deal by offering a free copy of Batman: Arkham City or Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition.

    A Sony representative told GI.biz that the promo was simply a "temporary GameStop promotion," which makes Amazon's price drop likely a price match. Other retailers, such as Best Buy, have not followed suit.

    Still, given the low margins on hardware for retailers, it seems like the price drop is a sure sign that something is amiss--especially with E3 only a few months away.

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    Even in the UK it's price goes to 199 at lowest (actually around 230 with game, finding one without a game is hard), seems odd to me that american retailers are selling consoles at a lower price in $ not including conversions

    If you convert that then America is selling a PS3 for 123.98, Mind you I don't know how America works with Tax but as far as I know this is before tax right?. Even so I don't think it will make the cost to 199, unless America is taxed very high

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    tax doesn't take it that high

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    It's not really a price drop. I got the email. It's a PowerUp Rewards member promotion that only lasts one week. $50 savings on the system and a free game.
    And the exact same promotion is running on the Xbox360 as well, with the exact same free games. It's a sale. Nothing to see here... move along.

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    Just checked amazon.
    I don't see anything, I think it's one of those rare gamestop special offers that are actually good.
    It's just a flesh wound.

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    Either way, it's about time anyways. -_-
    Shit's gettin old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotically-Epic View Post
    Either way, it's about time anyways. -_-
    Shit's gettin old.
    Shit's gettin old? How dare you sir! It may be getting old but it is ageing gracefully

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    You have been able to get a pre-owned PS3 for $200 at EB Games in Australia for like a year and a half now lol

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    Wasn't already $199 for some time now? At least I thought it was.

    I guess the cheaper the better if we're talking about the same device that functions just as well as one with the price tag of $300+.


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    Damn I just bought one PS3 160GB for 249.99 bucks
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    While over here in my country some stores still have them for over $400...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FancyJesse View Post
    Just checked amazon.
    I don't see anything, I think it's one of those rare gamestop special offers that are actually good.
    Amazon sold out. That's why. But ya, old news. Just a promotion as of right now.
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