Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it will be dropping the price of the 80GB PlayStation 3 by $100. This announcement comes shortly after SCEA officially announced the November 2nd launch date for the 40GB PS3 Model, which will not feature backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games. The 80GB model will, however, retains BC via software software support.
Jack Tretton, SCEA CEO, stated:
“We’re pleased to offer the consumer a lower price point without sacrificing the core technology components that make PS3 the most advanced high-definition entertainment system available. Every PS3 comes with a Blu-ray drive, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, Cell Broadband Engine and a built-in hard-drive.”