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FYE Poster Advertises PS3 Price Cut

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PlayStation fans have been waiting for a PS3 price cut for a very long time. Could this be it?

The most recent rumors cited Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia as saying “industry sources indicate Sony is planning a $100 price cut on the PS3 in mid-August, just prior the launch of Madden (8/18) and the start of the back to school shopping season.”

This rumor hit the tubes a while ago, so it took me a while to notice that today is actually the day we were supposed to see said price cut. While there's been no official announcement so far, we do have this nice poster from a Kotaku reader who claims to work for FYE. It promises $100 off your 80GB PS3, bringing the price to a nice round $299 as well as the option for a 160GB PS3 with Uncharted for $399. Altogether now, oooooh!

Sony has a press conference planned for noon today, ET so we'll be sure to keep you posted on any announcements.

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    Vettedude , August 18, 2009 12:48 PM
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_018W014436760001P?adCell=W2
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    AdamB5000 , August 18, 2009 12:52 PM
    frist

    Can it play Crysis?
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    JMcEntegart , August 18, 2009 12:52 PM
    The story is already live on our homepage. :)  http://www.tomshardware.com/news/K-Mart-PS3-Slim-Advertisement,8478.html
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    chinesemafia69 , August 18, 2009 1:48 PM
    WOOOT FUCKING WOOOT
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    zelannii , August 18, 2009 2:03 PM
    So, if the slim will be $299 (thanks KMart!) WTF would I buy the older non-slim model for $299 as well? Has sone further crippled the PS3 again to make it less valuable through it's smalller and newer? Can someone get me some specs on both please so we can work out this pricing madness?

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    knife-apex , August 18, 2009 2:07 PM
    woopy do da day buy a xbox360
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    SneakySnake , August 18, 2009 2:21 PM
    If you already have a gaming PC, buying a 360 makes very little sense. I used to own one but pretty much every game besides Gears2 and Halo3 was on PC. Eventually I sold my 360 and bought a PS3 and I couldn't be happier. My entire PS3 games library is PS3 exclusives and they are all top quality games (MGS4, Killzone 2, Uncharted, ...)

    That said the 360 does scale better to 1080p, but my PS3 has Linux installed on it, as well as a harddrive full of my music and movies, plus a few blu-rays that I own
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    hallic7 , August 18, 2009 2:22 PM
    AdamB5000frist Can it play Crysis?


    Did an iphone exploted on your face last week???
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    hallic7 , August 18, 2009 2:24 PM
    "exploded" is the word!! where is the edit button!!!???
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    zelannii , August 18, 2009 2:28 PM
    @SneakySnake: Your reason is also the reason i never got a 360... Almost everything I play is an MMO, FPS, or RTS, and except for Halo, which I never bought into, damned near all of not only looks better and plays better on the PC, but the games are max $50 instead of $70-80 for the same titles.

    The only reasons I don't already ahve a PS3 is I've been spending in other areas and we have not adapted into BlueRay yet, mostly because that would also mean I'd need an HDMI switch for the TV, which I've already comitted to simply replacing the TV in leiu of yet another device to confuse the wife... With the PS3 coming to $299, it;s looking more likely, but I'm still holding out for PS2 backward compatabiltyi to be added back in.... I will NOT buy a PS3 unless they put that back. (wireless N would be a plus too).
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2009 3:18 PM
    They need to get real with their pricing, especially when they offer an extra 80 GB for $100 more.

    Get Real Sony!

    Hard drive prices are so Damm cheap these days that you could probably give us TeraByte drives for the Extra $100 bucks.

    If you did that, then you would probably see the game consoles flying off the shelves faster than you could produce them!
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    pharge , August 18, 2009 4:43 PM
    Renegade_WarriorThey need to get real with their pricing, especially when they offer an extra 80 GB for $100 more.Get Real Sony!Hard drive prices are so Damm cheap these days that you could probably give us TeraByte drives for the Extra $100 bucks.If you did that, then you would probably see the game consoles flying off the shelves faster than you could produce them!


    True... but just don't forget that... that extra $100 not only add up the HD space but also includes the Uncharted (a great game)(listed $60 but on sale in amazon $30).... ;) 
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    AdamB5000 , August 18, 2009 5:40 PM
    hallic7Did an iphone exploted on your face last week???


    I gave you a thumbs down. :o 
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    jecht , August 19, 2009 7:10 PM
    SneakySnakeIf you already have a gaming PC
    , buying a 360 makes very little sense. I used to own one but pretty much every game besides Gears2 and Halo3 was on PC. Eventually I sold my 360 and bought a PS3 and I couldn't be happier. My entire PS3 games library is PS3 exclusives and they are all top quality games (MGS4, Killzone 2, Uncharted, ...)That said the 360 does scale better to 1080p, but my PS3 has Linux installed on it, as well as a harddrive full of my music and movies, plus a few blu-rays that I own


    I'm a PC gamer and I own a 360, but all I use it for is rock band lol