PS3 hits £179 - price roundup

Ben Parfitt
PS3 hits £179 - price roundup

Retailers have begun adjusting the prices of their PS3 stock following Sony’s announcement of a price cut to the machine last night.

The new RRP for the machine stands at £199.99 for the 160GB model and £249.99 for the 320GB, but predictable many retailers have chosen to undercut this.

Play.com has cut the 320GB machine to £234.99 and the 160GB to £199.99. However, it’s also selling the Slim 120GB device for just £179.95. The old ‘fat’ 80GB console is just £149.50.

ShopTo.net is asking £224.99 and £189.98 respectively.

Amazon has gone ever lower, charging £215.20 for the 320GB SKU and £192 for the 160GB console.

Online, HMV is sticking to the £249.99 RRP for the 320GB but reduced the 160GB to £192. On the High Street the chain is charging £199.99 for the 160GB including a free unspecified game from the Platinum selection. Alternatively it has the 320GB with the Move Starter Pack, infamous 2 and a third unspecified title for £269.99

The supermarkets don’t seem to have lowered their prices yet, with the exception of Tesco which is selling the 160GB for £192.

As reported on MCV earlier, GAME has cut the standalone price for the 160GB model will be £199.99. The 320GB machine will retail for £249.99.

These prices can be cut to £179.99 and £229.99 respectively when bought in conjunction with any new or used PS3 game.

For £249.99 GAME is also offering a bundle including a 320GB console, copies of FIFA 11 and Ferrari Challenge and a choice of one of the following – MotorStorm Apocalypse, Killzone 3 or inFamous 2.

Those wishing to trade in their old ‘fat’ PS3 model will get £100 off the price of a new machine.

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