Theres been a recent surge in dropping the PlayStation 3s official price with several large online retailers. Most notably the recent price drop Amazon applied to the slim PS3 console slashing off a considerable amount from its the consoles original RRP. Also, UK retailer Tesco also seem to be selling the slim PS3 for under 200, too. Its now seeming that all these price drops from some of the largest retailers both online and high street is for a reason.
Sony are reportedly preparing a massive price drop on the all official slim PlayStation 3 SKUs when the 3DS releases. My source, who also told me the NGPs price will be 250 in the UK, stated Sony has been preparing a price drop in the UK for quite some time now and are finally preparing to make said price drop to around 170 when Nintendos 3DS console releases in March; a shrewd move of course to distract the sales of the 3D-enabled handheld most likely due to the fact that they want to disrupt the sales of the 3DS so more consumers buy the companys NGP upon launch.