GameStop US slashes $50 off PS3 price to $199

Friday, 20th April 2012 15:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GameStop’s reduced the price of a new PlayStation 3 online by $50 to $199. Its normal price is $249. It’s unknown if this is a sign of things to come ahead of the oncoming LA storm or a mere promotion from the retailer. GS is also offering along with a purchase of a PlayStation Vita a special bundle, featuring a free game and case.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. LOLshock92

    PS3 is so damn expensive. The console’s almost 5 years old.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. stlthriot

    It’s still got a lot to offer and lots of amazing exclusive games, and free online play. =)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. SolidGamerSnake


    its not almost 5 years old, its older than that, and why would you cut the price if there is still enough demand?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    Think E3 could be the place where they make that price permanent.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    That is cheap. I would be interested but I already have excellent blu ray player

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    A friend of mine is having his xb360 dying on him. It keeps hanging up at the boot screen. Displays great looking logo screen. Might be time for him to take the plunge and trade up.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Wait just a frickin minute!! Did I just read OG suggesting a friend should bin his 360 for a ps3 & describe it as a trade-UP!!

    If Tea was still here, he’d be blubbing like a baby ;-)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. lexph3re

    Yeah OG has been making me faint lately I think he got hacked…. It’s the only logical conclusion!

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    @8, 360 owners don’t get “hacked”, they get “phished ;-)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    HAHA I see what you did there XD

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer


    I have had one too many bad xb360 experiences. And MS always having a hand on my wallet doesn’t help.

    Honeslty, at this point in time, I do believe the PS3 is a far better value and better system then xb360.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. LOLshock92


    PS3 yellow light: HELLO!

    Also, Microsoft are far better in dealing with fixing issues with 360 than Sony with PS3.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    You can like what you like, no biggie.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    While it’s nice to hear OG big up the ps3, we all know he wears Miyamoto underpants ;-)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    Mario underoos ftw ;)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. sg1974

    @12 YLoD:RRoD ratio is probably about 1:100.

    Also, MS do their level best to ignore and deny issues (they were forced by the US government and the EU to deal with RRoD and they still try to deny any Live user has ever been hacked).

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Da Man

    Where’s the chameleon with their pedantic attitude at times like this?.. Hmmm.

    #17 3 years ago

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