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Sony slashes price of PlayStation 3

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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia today announced it was slashing the price of the PlayStation 3 console by $150.

From Monday August 22, the PlayStation 3 160GB will be priced at $349.95 with the 320GB version of the PS3 also coming down to $449.95.

Also announced was a cheaper PlayStation Portable (PSP) which offers access to the entire PSP game catalogue and which will be priced at $139.95.  

The cheaper PSP will be released in November with no wi-fi connectivity and a slightly different look.

Also revealed were details of the PSP’s big brother- the PlayStation Vita portable gaming device which is due in early 2012.

Sony has dropped the price of the PlayStation 3 by $150

There will be dedicated Vita apps for Facebook, Twitter and Skype along with a feature called “near” which will allow users to see what friends in the vicinity are playing and “Party” – a pre-installed voice and text chat app.

Software titles confirmed for the Vita include exclusive PlayStation franchises Resistance Burning Sky and LittleBigPlanet.

 The PlayStation Vita will have dedicated Facebook,Twitter and Skype apps and a wide range of games