PlayStation 3 Now $249 - Announcement from Gamescom
has announced today at Gamescom
that as of right now, they will be selling their PS3 consoles
starting at $249
. Perhaps this is an attempt to get users to come back after the PSN shutdown fiasco. During the shutdown, many users switched over to the more stable Xbox 360, and it's XBL service; while game retailers offered incredible trade-in offers for your 'non-PSN having' PS3s. Another idea, is that they want to try and clear the shelves of older consoles, and make way for their new 'hack-proof' models. Just my couple of cents.
As for Sony's reason
for dropping the price on the console, you can read all their mumbo-jumbo
Originally Posted by Jack Trenton, President & CEO of Sony PlayStation