PlayStation 3 Now $250

Yes friends, the PlayStation 3 (160GB model) is now available for $250. If you’ve been holding out on buying one (which means you’re probably not reading this), or simply looking to buy another one for that man-cave garage, your dream has now becoming a bit more of a reality.

Along with this news, the PS3 (320GB) is now available for $299.

Here is a portion from the presser, to update some of our readers overseas:

“TOKYO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system with 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), currently available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 29,980 yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299, will be available at a very attractive new RRP of 24,980 yen (including tax) for Japan, $249 for North America and euro 249 for Europe/PAL territories. SCE will also reduce the price of the PS3® system with 320GB HDD, currently available at a RRP of 34,980 yen (including tax), $349 and euro 349, to RRP of 29,980 yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299. The new pricing will be immediately effective for North America and Europe/PAL territories, and starting August 18, 2011 for Japan.”

Source: PlayStation Blog

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  • Only by $50? I don’t see that doing much. But guess its better than nothing.

  • Raj S.M.

    What is it with Sony (and Apple to be fair) with their pricing?

    $249 & £249. How does that work out? Same on the Vita too, ridiculous pricing.

    Already ended up buying my PS3 and PSP when I was in the US and looks like that trend will continue…

    • Derek / Beaver6622

      I guess those pesky conversion rates are really tricky.  At Sony headquarters “Hey get someone from  accounting, we need to convert Dollars to pounds…  What?  There at Lunch?  Ahh forget it. 250 for everyone!”

      • Anonymous

        It really feels like someone just needs to find the guy in charge of pricing and have a quiet word in his ear, “You do realise £249 is over $400…right?”