Originally Posted by jp_tech
Any chance we will see a price reduction on the PS3?
Yes, we will.
If you mean "soon", probably not. These sales are Toshiba desperately trying to sell units in the face of a bad week for HD-DVD. They're selling from a position of weakness. Unless suddenly millions of HD-DVD players go flying off the shelves (with 5 PAID movies, each), there is absolutely no reason for Sony to touch BR/PS3 prices.
I still think the HD-DVD movie prices need to come down for this to have a significant impact, though... When a movie costs 1/3 what the player costs, they're not going to be convincing people to buy in...
That said, I have a feeling this is just the beginning for player prices... I'm definitely on the lookout for an A35 or XA2 that some BB somewhere just puts on clearance for $199 to get it out of the store.