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PS3 Price Drops To $249

PlayStation 3 Speaking of cheap Sony hardware, the company also announced today that it's cutting the price of the PlayStation 3 by another $50, knocking the cost down to $249.99 / €249.99 / ¥24,980 (160GB model only, mind you).  That's a nice maneuver and will probably spur some new business, but it seems to me that the real action is at the $200 price point where Microsoft has enjoyed additional success with its Xbox 360.  Still, it's a step in the right direction.  If you don't mind kicking in a little more money, you can get a nice bundle that includes the 320GB model of PS3,  a copy of inFamous 2, and a 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus for $299.  That seems to be the better deal to me even if it is a bit more expensive.  I've been very happy with my PS3 over the years and can't recommend it enough.  Not every experience with it has been smiles and sunshine (calendar glitches, hacker attacks, etc.), but on the whole I've enjoyed what it's had to offer and hope to see it supported with new games for a long, long time.  You have to be smart about things though.  I advise backing up important data regularly and not linking your credit card directly to the PlayStation Store.  I enjoy the PS3 experience, but I've also learned the hard way to be smart and take the appropriate precautions.  I know that's a strange way to recommend something, but like anything else in life, one has to be aware of potential problems.

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