PS2 price drops to $129

Sony's best-selling console now $20 cheaper

Gamers who still haven't bought a PlayStation 2 (both of you), your long wait has paid off - sort of. Last week, Sony slashed the PS2's retail price by $20, meaning the system now costs $129.99 instead of $149.99.

Twenty bucks off might not seem like a generous incentive - especially given that console price breaks have historically hovered around $50 - but for some, saving enough on the purchase price to buy a copy of Kingdom Hearts might be just the push they need. Assuming they're not stashing away money for the as-yet-unpriced PlayStation 3, that is.

April 25, 2006

Above: All this could soon be yours, and for $20 less

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After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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