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Playstation 3 drops prices in the Philippines next week

This year’s Gamescom, Sony just announced a price drop of the PS3 to $249. While the price drop took effect right after it was announced for other countries, the cut will take effect next week for the Philippines and the rest of Asia. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited(SCEH) just released a press release announcing the new prices for the 160GB and 320GB PS3.

The price drop will take effect on August 22, 2011. For the Philippines, a Sony Playstation 3 with 160GB HDD which is currently at a suggested retail price(SRP) of PHP 17,999, will be at an SRP of PHP 15,999. The 320 GB PS3 will also be reduced, with a SRP currently at PHP 18,999, will go down to PHP 16,999. Retail stores actually sell it for less now so we’ll see how low it goes when it takes effect next week.

The rest of asia will also get the same treatment. In Hong Kong, a Sony Playstation 3 with 160GB HDD, will have an SRP of HK$2,080, and 320 GB HDD will go down to an SRP of HK$2,230. In Malaysia,  a 160GB HDD  will go down to an SRP of MYR1,029. The 320 GB version will be at MYR1,079. In Singapore, a 160 GB HDD will go down to an SRP of SGD399. a 360 GB HDD will have an SRP of SGD429. In Thailand, a 160 GB HDD will have an SRP of THB12,990, while the 320 GB HDD will have a SRP of THB13,490.

If you thought about getting a PS3, now is a great time. Just wait for August 22, and head over to your favorite retail shops and see how they reacted to the change.

  1. sadakups
    August 19, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Guess it’s a good time for me to get one after all these years.

  2. August 19, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I purchased the PS3 with the Move bundle from Amazon because it came with the 320GB PS3 Slim and the price was the same the 120GB version with the TV bundle at Best Buy. Pricewise, it was a deal.

    The Move functionality is really good. Extremely accurate and very responsive. The experience is much more emersive than the Wii. Setup is extremely easy, but not necessarily intuitive. There were no instructions in or on the box for how to set up the Move functionality. After spending 10 minutes or so looking for instructions I finally gave up and simply plugged the camera in and activated the Move controller. The PS3 took over from there (actually the game did) and assisted in the calibration of the controller to the game. Not exactly rocket science, but a 2×3″ card in the Move packaging with a simple statement such as, “plug it in and it just works,” could have saved me 10 minutes of minor frustration.

    Sony should have chosen a better game to bundle with the Move, however. Sports Champions is more of a tutorial on how the Move works than an actual game. Once you’ve gone through all the games offered you’ve got it and there’s really no incentive to keep on playing to the end of the competition, unless you really like ping pong or frisbee golf.

  3. August 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Still a little doubtful to get one… I’m kind of… An on the road guy most of the time. So I’m still thinking whether to get this or Vita (which I’m gonna wait 3 months after release anyway).

  4. Tim
    August 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I’d get one if I had the money… Might as well just jew it up and save up for the PC titles coming out by q4 this year.

  5. brooks
    August 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I’ll buy this just to raffle it on some random party on December that I would attend, seriously I don’t have the use for it I have mine. I get bored playin my PS3 nowadays, I see exciting title releases coming on it and the 360 though

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