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PS2 and Xbox price drops in the US

Now four cents cheaper!

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Whilst we were busy playing games and pretending to find people funny and/or interesting, Sony and Microsoft announced their respective US price cuts. Sony led the way, cutting the cost of PS2 to $179.99 in order to "clear inventory" ahead of the launch of a revamped unit in line with the new Japanese model, which includes a built in IR receiver and cuts Firewire support amongst other things. And of course Microsoft quickly followed suit, announcing a matching reduction to $179.99.

Did the Yanks care? Everybody we spoke to in LA seemed to be of the "20 bucks? I spend that getting up in the morning" variety, but when we bought a ton of PS2 RPGs on Saturday afternoon the shopkeep we met up with claimed sales weren't really up or down.

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