It looks like Sony has finally pulled the trigger and taken the price of the standard PlayStation 3 console down by $100, to an MSRP of $299.  This move was widely anticipated, and should help console sales entering the holiday season.

Going in the completely opposite direction, Eurogamer is reporting the price of Xbox 360 s in the United Kingdom are actually going up by around £30, due in large part to the weakening of the pound sterling to the U.S. dollar.

A tale of two marketing problems — we d rather take the account with the price cut hardware, thank you very much.