PS3 price drops begin

Ahead of the anticipated PS3 price cut (and/or the possible unveiling of a PS3 Slim) announcement at Sony’s Gamescom conference tomorrow, the discounting of PS3 hardware on the UK High Street has begun thanks to national supermarket Asda.

As of today the retailer is offering what is described as a ‘limited promotion’ on 80GB machines, which offers the hardware plus two games for just 250 – that’s 50 less than the current UK RRP.

The store contacted by MCV was offering a bundle including recent game Terminator: Salvation and inFamous, though others are claiming that a number of mix-and-match titles are available as part of the promotion including Ghostbusters, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2.

Whether this is a discount in-line with Sony’s announcement tomorrow or an effort to clear stock ahead of the possible release of the PS3 Slim is yet to be seen.

MCV will be covering Sony’s Gamescom briefing as it happens – make sure you’re here from 18:00 tomorrow night.

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