According to a source, Sony are planning to trim some of the price fat from the PlayStation 3 later this year, along with the launch of the PS3 Slim.
Microsoft meanwhile plan to phase out the old Xbox 360 Pro and replace it with the Elite models, with a price drop also expected around early-September. Salt shakers on standby.
"The path to the holidays is a rosy one, with more hard drive space inside the systems at a lower price," reports , citing their 'Mole' source.
Sony's 80GB PS3s will be in short supply soon enough as the new 160GB units will become the main staple for retail and should they sell well enough, then Sony plans to move ahead with their ultimate goal this year: "dropping the price of hardware and launching the PS3 Slim in the fall." The exact nature of the snip is unknown.
The current Xbox 360 Pro is set for retail extinction this summer, with bundles expected to help shift the last of the herd. The Xbox 360 Elite is to pick up the slack with a snip sometime in September to help fill the void. This seems a likely strategy as Microsoft are rolling out their Games on Demand service for the platform.
Bogus, or totally worth holding your breath for?