GameStop’s currently selling the 160GB version of the PS3 for a wallet-friendly $199. That’s $50 less than the recommended retail price. As Joystiq notes, hardware doesn’t often go on sale, so it’s possible the reduction could be related to future announcements. Either way, there’s never been a better time to pick up a new PS3.

It’s not the only tempting discount GameStop’s currently running on PlayStation hardware. The US retailer is also offering a bundle deal on the Vita which includes a free game and case with every system.

Who's taking a trip to their nearest GameStop this weekend, then?