PlayStation 3 drops to $199 at select retailers

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.

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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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    April 20, 2012 4:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlayStation 3 drops to $199 at select retailers.

    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.

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      April 20, 2012 10:28 PM

      E3 a few months away = E3 less than 2 months away, btw.

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      April 20, 2012 10:30 PM

      holy shit that is cheap like borscht

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      April 20, 2012 10:51 PM

      Apparently Costco in Canada is selling the PS3 with the 3D 24" monitor thingy for $399 as a package. Comes with Killzone 3 as well I think...

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      April 22, 2012 11:57 AM

      I just want more ps3 games on the PSN so when I make my Vita purchase there will be shit to play. Thx!

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      April 23, 2012 7:17 AM

      Hmm... still posting losses Sony ?

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