Sony has slashed the price of the PS3 worldwide. In the US they trimmed $50, €50 in Europe, and ¥5,000 in Japan. In the US at least that brings the 160GB model to half the price of the 20GB model at launch just over five years ago.
I bought my 60GB original model when they dropped the price to $500. No regrets, it’s been an excellent Blu-ray deck – and I even play games once in a while. The PS3 is still one of the best Blu-ray players out there, and they still keep enhancing Blu-ray support in the software updates.