Firstly, the PlayStation3 with 160GB HDD, currently available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of £249 will be available at a very attractive new RRP of £199 in the UK. A saving, theoretically – assuming shops adhere to the cut, of £50.
Secondly we have the larger 320Gb system, currently available at a RRP of £299 and will be reduced to an RRP of £249. Another £50 cut. The new pricing will be effective immediately, for North America and Europe/PAL territories, and will start August 18th, 2011 for Japan.
Just in case you were wondering about the rest of the world, here are the prices:
- 249 euros
- 249 dollars
- 24,980 yen
That does mean that Europe pays (using a converter) £218, the US pays £151 and Japan pays £198. However, there are plenty of taxes on the US price, so Sony say. We wonder wether it will actually make a difference to import? Probably not..