Is this Limited Edition (bestbuy.com) what you are talking about? Because I can't see anything special about that other than it's a regular old PS2, but that may be what's special about it, since its not one of the newer ones (bestbuy.com) that comes with the network adapter (and I think a built-in IR port for the DVD remote).
I had heard something about Sony dropping the price on the online bundle to $179.99, but the above ad indicates I may be incorrect.
I don't know if this is the place to talk about the Hardware, but I'm more interested in the new 360 Slim, with it's built in wifi. Does anyone know if this will replace all other consoles? (Elite, Pro, Arcade)