Officially, the 40GB model has been discontinued by Sony, replaced by the new 80GB Core machines. However, a leaked Blockbuster memo sent to Kotaku
shows that remaining 40GB systems will be getting a price cut this weekend. The system, which includes a Spider-Man 3 Blu-ray disc, will be available for $360 -- that's a savings of $40. (Perhaps Sony should've reconsidered the price of the system to something that doesn't evoke their primary competitor?)
Sony has been adamant about keeping the current price
of the PS3 in an attempt to recover from the costly launch of the system. However, with Microsoft's aggressive cuts working their magic
(in America and Japan
), Sony may want to reconsider their position.