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FYE Poster Advertises PS3 Price Cut

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.

  • Vettedude
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_018W014436760001P?adCell=W2
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  • AdamB5000
    frist

    Can it play Crysis?
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  • JMcEntegart
    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
    WOOOT FUCKING WOOOT
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  • zelannii
    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
    woopy do da day buy a xbox360
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  • SneakySnake
    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
    AdamB5000frist Can it play Crysis?
    Did an iphone exploted on your face last week???
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  • hallic7
    "exploded" is the word!! where is the edit button!!!???
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  • zelannii
    @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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