News: Sony announces some good stuff in Cologne.
Sony has used the 2009 GamesCom event in Cologne, Germany to confrim that the rumors of a PlayStation 3 price drop and the "PS3 Slim" are true. Oh yes, starting today, the PS3 console will now be available for $100 less across all configurations. So the 80GB model will now be priced at $299 (was $399) while the 160GB model will be priced at $399.
This all leads up to the release of the PS3 Slim during the first week of September. The system, which will 33% smaller and 36% lighter, will sport a 120GB hard drive and a price tag of $299.
That's not the only bit of good hardware news Sony announced in Germany. The company also revealed that gamers who purchase a PSP Go between October 1 and October 10 (and register the system with Sony) will receive a free download of Gran Turismo PSP
. All of a sudden that $249 list price doesn't seem so steep anymore.
We'll have more soon.