Cheaper Playstation 3 for Christmas?

Filed under: Toys, That's Entertainment

OK, I'll say it: Christmas shopping. I know, Christmas comes earlier every year, and now here I am, talking about it before we've even hit Halloween. But be honest -- once Halloween is over, it seems like you blink and it's already Thanksgiving, and after that all the malls are crowded and you're fighting tooth and nail with hundreds of people to secure those must-have, last-minute gifts.

So think of this as a little advanced preparation. Besides, it's good news -- especially if you have a little gamer in the house who's been begging for a new Playstation 3 every since he or she didn't get one last Christmas.

It sounds like the price of the expensive system may finally be coming down. After a year of trying to charge moms and dads at least $500 to provide their children with the latest gaming experience, rumor has it the company will be knocking $100 off the price in time for the holidays. The move has already taken place in Europe and Asia, so, many analysts say, it's only a matter of time.

However, it's worth noting that the new, cheaper PS3 will lack some of the features of the more expensive models. Most notably, it'll have a smaller hard drive, and won't be backward compatible with the PS2 -- a big bummer if you have lots of old games from the previous system.

Nevertheless, $100 is a lot of money.

Would you be more likely to buy a PS3 if the price dropped?
Yes82 (73.2%)
No28 (25.0%)
Depends on how hard my kid begs2 (1.8%)

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