Your Technology May 27, 2002

DROP TILL THEY SHOP Sony just cut the price of its popular PlayStation 2 game console from $299 to $199. Microsoft quickly followed suit, lest its struggling Xbox system get dusted by the industry leader. Nintendo, which released its GameCube at $199, says it's standing pat, at least for now.

TRADING PLACES Bertelsmann wants to turn Napster into a for-pay service (having bought it for $8 million last week), but the free-music file-sharing revolution Napster launched is still going strong, thanks to a fleet of wannabes. Here, according to Jupiter Media Metrix, are the top five (by unique users):

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