The gap between Sony and other console manufacturers is widening as gamers are flocking to cheaper Nintendo and Microsoft products.
The recent NPD numbers show that Sony's recent $100 price cut might not have worked as well as the console manufacturer had hoped.
Microsoft saw gains of 63% after they dropped the price of the Xbox 360 premium by just $50, the same percentage boost that Sony saw after their $100 price cut.
Playstation 3 sales for August were down about 15% from the previous month, as gamers bought up the last of the 60 gigabyte Playstation 3's, leaving the $599 pack the only option for consumers.
Obviously Sony can't go into the Holiday season with a $599 bundle as their only option for consumers. It has been rumored by many publications that Sony will introduce a new 40 gigabyte Playstation 3 at $399 and drop the price of the 80 gigabyte bundle to $499.
While a $399 Playstation 3 would drive sales is it enough to put Sony back in the dominant position in the video game market?