SCE UK has confirmed to MCV that the PS3 will not be included in a new Sony promotion that offers consumers the chance to claim back VAT on certain products purchased between October 28th and December 24th.
PCR reports that the scheme, which is being run by Sony Electronics, covers 3D TVs, Blu-ray players, laptops, e-readers and cameras.
Participating retailers include John Lewis, Tesco Extra, M&S Home, Jessops, PC World, Amazon, Comet, Currys and Argos, as well as independent outlets and Sony Centres.
“Next year is likely to be a tough time for everyone, and with Christmas around the corner, getting the VAT back will hopefully make the difference for anyone in two minds about whether to make that extra special purchase for the family or as a Christmas gift,” Sony UK commercial director Andy Benson stated.
An SCE UK spokesperson added that PS3 will see plenty of seasonal bundle offers this Christmas.