Good news for people interested in buying the Sony PlayStation 3 console. The firm announced today that a cheaper 40GB PS3 will be launched in the U.S. for $399 on November 2nd while the 80GB version will get a price cut from $599 to $499.
"I think the educational curve is starting to be broached with the general consumer," Tretton told Reuters in an interview, when asked about his expectations for the PS3 through the end of the year.
Sales of the PS3, which has a built-in Blu-ray drive for playing high-definition DVDs, have lagged those of Microsoft Xbox 360, which comes in versions costing from $280 to $450, and Nintendo Wii, which costs $250.
Sony had previously offered a 20-gigabyte model but stopped making it earlier this year and cut the price to clear out inventory after finding most customers were opting for higher-capacity versions.
Unfortunately the 40GB PS3 doesn't support PS2 games.