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Sony PlayStation 3 Receives $50 Price Drop Worldwide

Written on August 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sony just unveiled a global price cut for its PlayStation 3 models.

Sony officially announced that its PlayStation 3 gaming console just had a $50 price cut in all major countries. The 160GB model will now be sold for $250 in the US, 250 euros in European territories, and ¥24,980 in Japan. This new pricing is made effective immediately for all countries except for the markets of Japan, where the price drop will start on Aug.18.

The PS3’s 320GB system will also be receiving a new price point. The device is now available for $300 in the US, €300 in Europe, and 29,980 yen in Japan. “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, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus,” Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, wrote on a blog.

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Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Early Buyers of 3DS

Written on August 05, 2011 by Lulu

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Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, released an apology letter for the early buyers of Nintendo 3DS before the console's big price cut.

Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, released a letter of apology for the customers of buyers Nintedo 3DS prior to consoles big price cut. He noted that his company is all too keenly aware that the price reduction, which was announced six months ago after the said handheld released to market, might have left early buyers feeling betrayed and critical of the decision.

Satoru Iwata wrote: “This unprecedented timing for a price cut is because the situation has changed greatly since we originally launched the 3DS. We decided it was necessary to take this drastic step in order to ensure that large numbers of users will continue to enjoy the 3DS in the future.”

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Nintendo, Finally Dropping Wii to $150?

Written on April 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Is Nintendo really bringing Wii's price down to $150? Do we really even care?

Rumor is brewing around the gaming industry that Nintendo is finally going to drop the Wii down to $150 from its much overdue $200 price tag. According to reports from a “trusted source” via Engadget, the price slash is coming May 15th, less than a month before E3 2011.

Even though Wii is sitting on the top of the gaming console food chain year-after-year, the price cut is a much welcome move to consumers. However, that wouldn’t probably change the fact that Nintendo Wii still needs good titles to survive.

The Nintendo Wii has been around for a long while now, and with the rise of the Xbox 360 Kinect and the PlayStation Move, it seems like the revolutionary movement-based console is starting to lose its steam to the competition. Will the Nintendo Wii price slash be enough to nail the console’s dominance in the sales charts?

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