GAMESCOM 2011: PlayStation 3 entry price slashed to £192

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ps3-slim.jpgSony’s PlayStation 3 console will now be available at rock-bottom prices following an announcement from the tech giant at the Gamescom conference in Cologne.

During his keynote speech, SCEE President Andrew House revealed that all storage size configurations of the console would now be cheaper than ever. Though he only specified EU and US price cuts (the 160GB model will now cost €249 in the EU and $249 in the United States), we can now share some details surrounding the UK prices too.

A 160GB PS3 now has an RRP of £199, down from £249, with Amazon asking just £192 for the console.

The 320GB model also gets discounted, now costing just £215.20, falling from £285.

All price cuts are effective immediately, meaning there’s never been a more affordable time to grab a PS3. It’s also sure to spark rumours that a PS4 must certainly be waiting just over the horizon, but may also adversely affect sales of Sony’s PS Vita handheld, which will cost £229.99 for a Wi-Fi only model, or £279.99 with 3G at launch.

Gerald Lynch