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PS2 Price Cut

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it was reducing the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of its PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to £169.99 in the UK and to between €249 - €259 in Eurocurrency countries. The price cut, which is effective from midnight on Thursday 29 August, is expected to give a huge boost to sales of the market leading entertainment system in the run up to Christmas.

The growth of PlayStation 2 continues to accelerate since its introduction in November 2000, and there are now currently over 8.25 million PlayStation 2 owners throughout the PAL territories, Over 440 software titles will be available for PlayStation 2 by Christmas. With the added benefit of also being able to play PS one games on PlayStation 2, gamers will be able to choose from over 1500 PlayStation titles as well play DVD movies and audio CD's.

Commenting on the price drop, Chris Deering, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said," We are happy to announce that PlayStation 2 is now more affordable than ever and with over 145 more outstanding games due in the shops between now and Christmas, there has never been a better time to buy a PlayStation 2."
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is one of the leading publishers of games software for PlayStation, with a wide range of top quality, exclusive titles for every games genre. Delivering on its promise to publish top quality, blockbuster games throughout the year, SCEE's line-up of games between now and Christmas include such 'must have' titles as: The Getaway, WRC II Extreme, This is Football 2003, Formula One 2002, Tekken 4, Ratchet and Clank and Kingdom Hearts. Full details of all forthcoming releases for PlayStation are available at

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