Gaming system price war heats up

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Gaming system price war heats up

Nintendo has joined rival Sony by dropping the price of its current generation game system to less than $100.

Nintendo 64 systems will be available in the U.S. for $99.95 starting next Monday, the same day that Sony plans to cut the price of its Playstation system to $99.

The price cuts come as Sega plans to launch its new Dreamcast system in the U.S. Sept 9, more than a year ahead of the launch of Nintendo’s and Sony’s new systems. Already available in Japan, the Dreamcast system features a built-in 56K modem, which eventually will allow users to play games with other players over the Internet.

Sony and Nintendo aren’t expected to release their next generation systems until the 2000 holiday shopping season in the U.S.

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