Well, it is cheaper, but is it cheaper? Sony shaved off more than the price for its new PlayStation 3, the PS3 Slim.
Japanese news site Get News did some number crunching — your mileage may very. Let's dive in:
• PS3 Slim = ¥29,980 (US$318)
• PS3 Slim + Game = ¥36,980 ($394)
• PS3 Slim + Game + Stand = ¥38,980 ($415)
• PS3 Slim + Game + Stand + HDMI Cable = ¥41,980 ($447)
• PS3 Slim + Game + Stand + HDMI Cable + 2nd Controller = ¥47,480 ($505)
For this equation, Get News factored in a ¥7,000 ($74) game, which is about what new titles go for, and ¥5,000 ($53) for a new controller.
As we've already proved, it is possible to stand the PS3 Slim up without that little stand thingy — that's not necessary a must have.