PS3 gets price cut to $249; WiFi-less PSP announced

Game console fans got some welcome news today from Sony. The company announced at its pre-Gamescom press event in Germany that it has decided to cut the price of its Playstation 3 console worldwide effective immediately. The new price of the PS3 is now $249 here in the US for the 160 GB hard drive version. The 320 GB PS3 now has a price of $299 here in the US. over in Europe the price of the PS3 has been cut to €249.99.

The US price cut announcement also revealed that Sony will sell a special limited edition of the PS3. The special edition will be priced at $299 and will include the 320 GB hard drive version along with a free copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30 day free pass to the Playstation Plus online service.

In a surprise announcement, European gamers will be able to purchase a new and cheaper version of Sony's PSP portable console for €99.99. The big difference between this version of the PSP (officially called the PSP E-1000) and previous version is its lack of a WiFi connection. The console will also have a black matte finish compared to the usual glossy matte black color for the normal PSP. There's no word if the PSP E-1000 will be released here in the US. Of course Sony has already announced the successor to the PSP, the PS Vita, that will be released in Japan in late 2011 and in US and Europe in early 2012.

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PSP with No WiFI SUCKS!!!! IT SIMPLY SUCKS!!!
Well a price cut for the Ps3 seems awesome but still after all what sony did with the courts etc. I don't think I'm going to buy one.

Well damn, and I just paid almost $200 for a decent Blu-Ray player that was rated the same as the PS3. Would of gotten the PS3 if the price cut was sooner....oh well.

well this is good news because i need new ps3 my old ps3 has started to mess up and its the original 80gbit version.

well this is good news because i need new ps3 my old ps3 has started to mess up and its the original 80gbit version.

spudtrooper said,
Hmm, wonder if MS will follow with Xbox 360 price cut? They should really price Xbox S Pro + Kinect for 249

you can get an xbox for like 150 bucks.. 99 bucks would be way to cheap .. it would not even be worth to ship it

a wifi-less PSP would plain suck. no PS Store, possible game updates, no multiplayer. you'd have to update your PSP's fw through your computer or PS3...

Jdawg683 said,
a wifi-less PSP would plain suck. no PS Store, possible game updates, no multiplayer. you'd have to update your PSP's fw through your computer or PS3...

To be fair, I don't forsee another PSP Firmware update once Vita comes out.

The Teej said,

To be fair, I don't forsee another PSP Firmware update once Vita comes out.


which, in the EU and US, isnt for 6-7mo

Jdawg683 said,
a wifi-less PSP would plain suck. no PS Store, possible game updates, no multiplayer. you'd have to update your PSP's fw through your computer or PS3...
Honestly, due to being limited to 802.11b(even in the latest model), the PSP's wifi support is nearly as bad as no wifi at all.

Blackhearted said,
Honestly, due to being limited to 802.11b(even in the latest model), the PSP's wifi support is nearly as bad as no wifi at all.
I'd take slow wireless over having to update firmware or download via a USB host connection simply because of the hassle of having to hook it up and setup your computer. I can't imagine what a huge pain that would be if you're wanting to download something and you're nowhere near your computer. Wireless is so much easier.