UK PS3 misses out on price drop

Prospective PS3 buyers have our permission to feel pretty peeved today. After the US announcement of a new 80GB model and a $100 price cut for the 60G

Prospective PS3 buyers have our permission to feel pretty peeved today. After the US announcement of a new 80GB model and a $100 price cut for the 60GB original, we were all poised and ready for an announcement of a price tumble here too.But nothing’s come. Instead Sony's dangling a 60GB 'Starter Pack bundle' which will now include two SixAxis controllers and two games for the same £425 price as the old deal. Not bad, but our wallets are still feeling awfully nervous.It compares to $500 (around £250) for the 60GB model in the US, or $600 (£300) for the new 80GB version.'Rip off Britain', we hear you cry. But in a rare double whammy, Sony's also managed to alienate potential buyers on both sides of the pond by announcing that the $500 US entry point will only be temporary because the 60GB model is actually being withdrawn.So the cheapest PS3 in the States will soon once again be... $600. Pretty smooth move, huh? Oh, and one other thing Sony: where's our 80GB model?Essentials Sony PS3 Price: £425 On sale: Now Contact: Sony Related stories: New PSP Slim & Lite announced Xbox 360 Elite lands next month Cut price PS3s heading Stateside