Amazon Blu-ray Report: Sub $200 Sony Player, Panda Soars

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! And with the joyous time of year comes the promise and hope of reduced prices on electronics, namely steeply priced Blu-ray Disc players.

Thanks to our forum leader Spideybat, we can report has taken a step towards making Blu-ray players more affordable. In a fairly aggressive move, the online retailer has priced the Sony BDP-S300 1080p player (more info or purchase from Amazon) at $199.98 with free shipping, breaking the magical $200 barrier for the first time.

Elsewhere on Amazon, the top 10 Blu-ray bestsellers list has been slightly shook up over the past fews days. Sex and the City is showing some might by pushing into the #4 spot. The Godfather Collection continues to outperform by leapfrogging into the number 2 spot after Amazon’s aggressive price reduction to $61.95.

Newcomer Kung Fu Panda, announced just last week, has shot into the top 10 at the number 8 spot. The strong theatrical performer looks like it might repeat that success on Blu-ray.

You can check out and shop Amazon’s complete Blu-ray bestsellers list, updated hourly, by clicking here.

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