Going cheap?

It's Gamescom in Cologne at the moment and we've just heard an interesting rumour: Sony is about to announce a price drop for its PlayStation 3 console alongside a release date for PlayStation Vita.

UK trade retailer MCV posted and quickly rescinded a story claiming the PS3 is set to drop to £199.99 in the UK. Thankfully we grabbed a quick screengrab of the link, though the article itself has been removed from the system.

The console currently retails for around £239.99, so a £40 dip is a significant saving on the current price.

Does MCV know something we don't, and has unwittingly broken an embargo, or was it simply misinformation? We'll bring you the news as we get it.