GameDaily: On September 1, 2009, we finally got it: a new PlayStation 3 priced at $299 (€299, £249, ¥29980). Of course, the impact was immediate with PlayStation 3 September sales for the first time beating both the Wii and Xbox 360 in the U.S. However, the big question is now that the price has come down to earth can the PlayStation 3 live up to its true potential in both the holiday 2009 season and going into 2010?
Since its launch in 2006, the PlayStation 3 had been a big, intimidating piece of equipment with a price tag to match. At a launch price of $600, the PlayStation 3 was simply out of the price range of all but the most dedicated video game player. Now at a slimmed down $300, the PlayStation 3 is priced to appeal to the masses. This could be the time for the system to shine.