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FYE ad  (Source: Kotaku)
New ads from FYE, Kmart, point to lower PS3 price

The rumors appear to have been true and the official price cut for the PlayStation 3 will be happening soon. There have been plenty of reports that a “slim” PS3 will be announced some time this month along with price cuts for existing “fat” PS3 units (currently available in 80GB and 160GB variants).

Now the first confirmed reports of signage pointing to the $100 price cuts are finally starting to make an appearance. Over the weekend, FYE leaked signs showing the 80GB and 160GB PS3s priced at $299.99 and $399.99 respectively – this marks a $100 price cut for each model. The ad notes that the pricing is “while supplies last”.

Engadget notes that further confirmation came from none other than Kmart. The retailer has an ad running on its website that notes “The Rumors Are Reality -- New Low Price & a New Exciting PlayStation 3”.

Neither ad lists a date for the pending price cuts.

Updated 8/18/2009
Kmart has a pre-order page on its website for a "Sony PS3, SLIM" priced at $299.99. The release date is listed as 8/24

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RE: It's a start
By FITCamaro on 8/18/2009 8:46:45 AM , Rating: 2
You can't get an internal 2.5" 1TB hard drive for under $100. However you can get a 250GB one for under $100.

RE: It's a start
By Murst on 8/18/2009 9:38:14 AM , Rating: 4
Many 500GB are under $100 now.

RE: It's a start
By Samus on 8/18/2009 10:39:25 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Just got me a 500GB external for my Wii. Cost 86 bucks at Fry's. I'm sure I could crack it open and find a SATA drive in it.

RE: It's a start
By FITCamaro on 8/18/2009 11:12:45 PM , Rating: 2
500GB != 1000GB

Good to see prices are coming down though. I bought my 250GB drive in my PS3 when they were $80.

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