latest salvo in console price war
Miscrosoft and Sony have both reduced the price of their console video game systems, the Xbox and PlayStation 2, in Europe. The move follows high-porfile price reductions in the US market in May.
Although it certainly looks like there's a price war going on, calling it the "console wars" is something of a misnomer. Sony has shipped 33 million PS2 units worldwide since its Japanese launch in March 2000. Microsoft claims it has sold 3.9 million units worldwide in the 7-1/2 months the system has been available.