If the $250 price tag for Sony's
Blu-ray player video game console has kept you from jumping on the PlayStation 3 bandwagon (don't forget, this thing used to cost $600 guys) perhaps a $50 price slash will be enough to sway you. That's right, GameStop is now offering the PS3 for a mere $200, a steal when considering the fact that the 4GB model of the Xbox 360 is currently going for the same price.
Could this be a sign that Sony is planning to officially announce a price drop at this year's E3? It certainly looks that way, as the conference is now less than two months out. What will prove even more interesting is how Microsoft decides to respond. With steady sales month after month, there hasn't been any reason for the Xbox to see a price slash. Perhaps a substantial spike in PS3 sales following this price cut will finally be enough to force Microsoft to react.
Sony's got a number of fantastic games on the horizon for PS3 owners, including The Last of Us, Sly 4, the recently announced God of War: Ascension, plus whatever surprises they have in store at this year's expo in LA. If for whatever reason you've held out this long on purchasing a PlayStation 3, there's really no better time to jump on board.