April 5, 2007 - Two major UK retailers have cut the price of the PlayStation 3 less than two weeks after the launch of the console. WH Smith and Play.com have slashed the price of the machine from 424.99 to 399.99.

WH Smith advertised the drop in The Sun newspaper, no doubt to catch the attention of parents looking to get their kids something a bit more special than a chocolate egg this Easter. Whereas, Play.com is offering the console for the same price but is also throwing in an HDMI cable and a copy of Click on Blu-ray.

At the time of writing no other retailers have followed suit, although many are expected to. And while WH Smith's offer is scheduled to end on April 19, Play.com is offering the console for 399.99 for the forseable future.

Additionally, tomorrow - Good Friday - the console price craziness is set to continue, with Play.com telling us that it's planning to offer the Core Xbox 360 for just 149.99 - 50 lower than the RRP - and is dropping the price of the Premium Xbox 360 from 279.99 to 249.99. You'll have to be quick though because the offer only lasts until April 10 and stock is likely to be extremely limited.

Thanks to IGN.com for sharing the news with us, and you can discuss the news HERE!