Sony Makes Cheaper PSP, Lowers PS3's Price to US$249 (Updated)

posted on 2011-08-16 15:00 EDT by Egan Loo
PSP E-1000 to be sold alongside PS Vita in Europe

Sony Computer Electronics Europe (SCEE) announced at its press conference at the gamescom event on Tuesday that it will release a new, less expensive PSP E-1000 for 99 Euros. There will also be a "range of PSP Essentials titles that will retail at only 9.99" Euros. The PSP E-1000, which will not have Wi-Fi, will be sold alongside the PlayStation Vita, PSP's designated successor, "across [the] PAL" region.

SCEE also announced that the PlayStation 3 console has been repriced at 249.99 Euros in Europe or US$249 in North America, effective immediately.

[Via Hachima Kikō (link 2)]

Update: The 160GB version of the PlayStation 3 will be 24,980 yen, US$249, or 249 Euros in their respective regions. The 320 version will be 29,980 yen, US$299, or 299 Euros. The special PlayStation 3 Tales of Xillia X Edition game bundle will have a new price of 32,980 yen to reflect the global price change. Sony will start selling a Classic White version (CECH-3000 with 160GB) of the console on September 8 in Japan. [Via Ore-teki Game Sokuhō @ JIN]

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