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Live from gamescom: PlayStation 3 Now $249

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Aug 16, 2011 // President & CEO

Hello PlayStation Nation,

I have some exciting news to share with you today. As many of you know, it has been nearly five years since the PS3 first came to the U.S. market with its built in Blu-ray player, integrated hard-drive, built-in wireless, and unmatched hi-def gaming. Today, more than 50 million PS3’s have been sold worldwide, more than 2,495 Blu-ray titles are available and the PS3’s expansive portfolio of games and video content on PlayStation Network exceeds 60,000 titles.

While others in the space are losing steam, PlayStation 3 is gaining momentum and giving gamers everywhere more of what they want: an unparalleled line-up of exclusive games and access to the best in sports, movies and TV, all at a great value.

Today, I believe that value becomes even more evident. I’m excited to share with you that effective immediately at retailers throughout North America, the 160 GB PS3 and the 320GB PS3 are now available for $249 and $299, respectively. In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3, a copy of inFAMOUS 2 and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus.

The new price will make the PS3 more accessible than ever before, so there’s never been a better time to join PlayStation Nation. We know that while future-proof technology is important to you, content is still king — that’s why we continue to focus on bringing you exclusive “must have” titles that are unmatched by anything else on the market. With games like Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and one of my personal favorites, Uncharted 3, all on the horizon, there’s a lot of great entertainment in store for you.

Of course, PS3 owners also have free access to PlayStation Network and its lineup of marquee content services for watching hi-def movies, TV and sporting events. Netflix. Hulu Plus. Vudu. MLB.TV. NHL Gamecenter. We have them all for you…and it just keeps getting better.

We take our commitment to the millions of PlayStation fans out there very seriously. We don’t just want you to be part of the PlayStation Nation, we want you to be proud to be a PS3 owner. We have many exciting things planned for you in the months ahead, but suffice it to say we are hard at work to bring you more of what you want and more of what you expect. Stay tuned, there’s more to come…

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+ phinnv8 on August 17th, 2011 at 8:13 pm said:

Cool now where is the ESPN app for PS+ subcribers, you know like Xbox Live members get??? Oh that’s right, instead you charge $340 for football only.


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+ josepht79 on August 18th, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

this why like playstation better than xbox


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+ OmniGodboy18 on August 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

can we get something too. (for the people who bought the ps3 when this bundle wasnt created yet)


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+ Nava11C on August 19th, 2011 at 12:44 am said:

Thats Great News ,ButWhat Will Really Get Gamers Into Ps3 is Cross Game Chat , not to many people realize it but when People play Xbox everyone loves the cross game chat it brings players closer , if Ps3 had Cross Game Chat i know Alot of People that would switch to Ps3 in a Heart Beat!


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+ Nauto on August 19th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

Nice, but I was hoping for $249.99 on the 320 and $199.99 on the 160. On well, can’t always want you want.


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+ luis3798 on August 20th, 2011 at 9:43 am said:

This is Awesome!!!


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+ Mayowa23 on August 22nd, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

OMG now i can get a 320GB ps3 all to myself while me and my brother wont have to be arguing about who gets to play and who dont. I luv u sony and playstation.


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+ SlightSkill on August 23rd, 2011 at 12:31 am said:

great idea we do need to welcome more players in america to join psn.


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+ forcerecontimmy on August 23rd, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

it is awesome that they lowered the price to 299.99 for a 320GP PS3.


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+ NlnaLovesU86 on August 26th, 2011 at 4:19 am said:

Getting this soon :D


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+ bostonredsoxrock on August 26th, 2011 at 7:53 pm said:

the should redo and deck out the old ps3 fatty that could do twice as much and bring it back for only $300 But still I’m still I’m pleased with $50 drop :)


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+ silvano213 on August 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm said:

xbox is lame


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+ maroineerrouhi1 on September 5th, 2011 at 4:23 pm said:

PS vita should like $239.99


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