Today at Gamescom Sony announced new low price points for the PlayStation 3. The two standalone models currently in the marketplace are receiving $50 price cuts effectively immediately. The 160GB PS3 now costs $249 and the 320GB model costs $299. All of the current console + game bundles (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Killzone 3, inFamous 2 (new)) remain at the $299 price point. The Sports Champion Move bundle is the priciest at $349.
In related PS news, Sony has introduced a new PSP model into the European market. The PSP E-1000 features a sleek new matte design and ditches WiFi functionality. The new low price is €99.00 and will hit European PAL territories this fall. See images at the second source link. No word on whether or not it’ll make its way into the States. But no matter; Vita is coming.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes place after the events in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The game controls are different from Portable Ops, the last MGS title made for PSP. Thanks to ad-hoc and WiFi support, Peace Walker allows for co-op experiences within the campaign mode. Check out the brief demo above to see how the analog nub and D-pad control Snake in this game. Since the demonstration only featured the tutorial level found at the start of the game, I was unable to go through all the motions of the game. However, from what I saw and was told, Peace Walker is not only a great PSP title, it is being considered one of the best MGS games in the franchise. As a big fan of creator Hideo Kojima and all the work he’s put into the MGS games over the years, I am very much looking forward to picking up a copy of Peace Walker and advancing the back story of Solid Snake.