E3 2004: Playstation 2 price cut
Effective immediately, folks!

- SCEA today announced that, starting immediately, the Playstation 2 Combo Pack and the standalone Playstation 2 will retail for $149. The Combo Pack includes a Playstation 2 console, a Network Adaptor, and a copy of ATV Offroad Fury 2.

"The new $149 price point is part of our long-term vision for the PlayStation 2 platform. The consumer appetite for our system has been staggering -- over 90% of our original PlayStation sales came at $149 or less, and given our current 25 million installed base, the potential growth for PlayStation 2 is promising," said Jack Tretton, executive vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "As market leader, we remain focused on making the PlayStation 2 experience the best entertainment value in the gaming category, and we will continue to break all industry expectations by providing solutions that expand our consumer base and grow the category as a whole."

The only strange thing is that the standalone console and the special combo pack, which includes additional material for a total value of about $80, have the same retail price. Anyhow, we're happy for all those gamers who still haven't a Playstation 2 in their house.

(Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004, 3:08PM GMT)

- Harry

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