Proving that Sony does read TechBoard (does anyone not?), they have today announced that they'll drop prices on their upcoming PlayStation 3 by 20% before even launching - which lets face it doesn't exactly happen every day.
I gues Nintendo's Wiii (not pee) is getting the nice Japanese folk (obviously other than their CEO) at Sony a little too hot under the collar with sweat rather than grime and so they feel they need to drop their trousers/er prices even before launch.
But (why's there always a but), the discount will only be available in Japan which means they still plan to royally rip off both the Europeans and Americans. Unless of course you want to buy a plane ticket to Tokyo in which case you're still a OK. Ta Sony.