PS3 Price Cut Leads to 400 Percent Sales Jump on Amazon

It looks like Sony's $50 price cut for the 160GB PlayStation is going to see a spike in console sales for the company, as plenty of holdouts seem to rapidly be picking up the system at the cheaper $249.99 tag.

Amazon's "Movers & Shakers" list in their video games section has seen a total upheaval in the wake of Sony's Gamescom announcement, as 160GB PS3 sales shot up 400% in the last 24 hours. Sony's recently announced inFamous 2 PS3 bundle is currently at the top of the Amazon chart at #1, seling for $300 -- arguably the better deal. Also in the mix is the PS3-exclusive Tomb Raider Trilogy, making a surprise appearance of its own by showing a 24-hour sales increase of 1,157%.

While it's just a snapshot of immediate interest in the PS3, it remains to be seen how Sony's console will match up against the Xbox 360 throughout the month, and the rest of the season -- perhaps Microsoft will cut prices, too.

[Source: Amazon]

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as PS3 Price Cut Leads to 400 Percent Sales Jump on Amazon

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