"The time to act is now, Sony
-- Me, six weeks ago
"All right already, you can have your Slims. And we're dropping PS3 prices across the board, just to rub it in. Happy now?"
-- Sony, today
OK, maybe Sony executives don't run their business based on Foolish advice. Still, a svelter incarnation of the brawny, beastly PlayStation 3 is coming in a few weeks, and it's bringing a skinnier price along with it. Current PS3 models with 80GB of hard drive space have already dropped from $400 to $300 apiece at major retailers like Amazon.com
These price cuts are long overdue, and they should kickstart Sony's hardware sales with a bang. Microsoft
This will make Activision Blizzard
For $300, you can now get a Blu-ray player that also lets you play some pretty cool games. Would you buy a PS3 Slim at these prices? Let the three-way crossfire begin in the comments box below.
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