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PlayStation price drop "soon"

PS3 and PSP cuts "definitely coming soon" retailer tells CVG

On the back of ongoing rumours, CVG has been told that Sony has informed retailers of a looming price drop for both the PS3 and PSP "soon", but is yet to specify an exact date.

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A major UK high street retailer told us this morning that they've received word from Sony regarding PSP and PS3 price drops "definitely coming soon", but that it was yet to confirm when or by how much.

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"It's been on the cards for a while," they said, "but manufacturers are not in the habit of giving exact dates so as not to effect sales".

Game and GameStation's PR man declined to comment on the rumours, saying only: "Price drops are always welcome, but can't I give you any specifics."

Sony refused to comment on "rumour and speculation".

The word on the street is that the 80GB PS3 will drop in US from $399 to $300 next week. Probably around the time of GDC.

Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.

Update: It seems Sony will launch a new two-game PS3 bundle, packing Resistance: FoM and Motorstorm with an 80GB console apparently for the same $399 price. Not a price drop, but it's something. This photo of the box at retailer Target appears to confirm it. Update ends.

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