Update: Sony has confirmed with us that this is merely a GameStop promotion. So that's that.
The last time Sony dropped the price of the PlayStation 3, they enjoyed the benefits of the ensuing sales surge for many months. Still are, really.
Might they be prepared to do it again? A few readers emailed us this morning, pointing us in the direction of the 160GB PS3 listing at GameStop.com . As you can see, the price has fallen today to $199, which is $50 cheaper than the normal $249.
Of course, it could just be a sale, but this retailer so rarely does hardware sales… Might it be an indication of the future? Is GameStop just getting the jump on the official price cut to shift more units? Well, maybe not. The company is apparently trying to shift several PlayStation products, as they're also listing a special PlayStation Vita bundle , which tosses in a free game and carrying case with the purchase of the new portable.
We figure we won't see an official PS3 price drop for some time, but then again… We've dropped a note to Sony to see what they have to say, although we can probably predict the reply…