Although Sony has denied there will be any price cuts on its PS3 model over the Christmas period, there are some rather nice savings to be had when purchasing the console directly from its website.

Sony Europe's online store Sony Style, is offering 40GB, 80GB and 160GB versions of its machine. Currently, its 40GB model is listed for £249.99, which is a saving of around £40 on its RRP.

Worth noting though, is that you can double your hard drive for just a tenner extra, with the 80GB model listed at £259.99.

To be fair, Sony has only ever stated there would be no official price cut on the console over Christmas. However, a money off deal is just as welcome, in particular in the run up to the big day.

To top it off, delivery is free until the end of the month, so you can get all those Christmas presents with no added cost.