Playstation 3 Finally Gets Price Drop – Microsoft Hit Back With Huge Announcement

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Sony have been going on all week about some amazing announcement that they were going to release, and for the first time ever, it didn’t lead up to some boring press release that no one actually cares about. It seems like they were telling tall tales when they said that there would be no price cut, which we posted up yesterday.

However, while all you South Africans were asleep, Sony announced that the Playstation 3 will finally be getting a decent price cut, putting it at just on $249.00 for the 80GB model.

It seems that Microsoft had been anticipating the announcement, and just hours later released a press release of their own stating that not only will the almighty Metal Gear Solid 4 appear on the Xbox 360 later this year, but that it will have additional content exclusively for their console as well.

That’s right, Solid Snake is finally coming to the Xbox 360. More after the jump and some surprising news from Nintendo as well .

Sony and Microsoft weren’t the only companies throwing out huge announcements either.

In an amazing feat of timing and stupendousness, Nintendo called for a press conference so that they could announce that the Wii would be getting an upgrade in September of this year. According to Nintendo Spokesman Yamahonda Toyotasaki, the all new Wii: Too poynt Oh! will be sporting a Blu-Ray player as well as HD graphics, stating that:

“We are just so sick of those whiny casual gamers and have decided to focus largely on the more hardcore gamers so that we too can have our own moronic fanboi’s defending our console with cool slang words and vulgar threats.”

We thought that the string of announcements were over, when all of sudden, three ninja’s with pool noodles interrupted the press conference, demanding that they be heard.

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Once they had the audiences attention, they unmasked themselves and were none other than Major Nelson, Oprah Winfrey and some other strange bloke who no-one cares about (Corey Feldman or something).

They announced that they have just purchased Apple, Nokia and Johnson and Johnson, and would soon be releasing their very own console which will, and I quote, “pwnzorize all other trash smelly console peoples and not only have great games, but will give you great skin as well”. They then proceeded to announce a price drop for their console before it’s actual release, and told the press that it would come bundled with FIFA 09 and a bottle of skin cream”.

Ok, my brain is fried, have a great April fools day everyone.

Last Updated: April 1, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

  • Q121

    Wow that was a really elaborate joke…..

    I stopped believing at Sony dropping prices

    :pirate:

  • The Dude

    You’re creative guys, surely you could have done better than this :getlost:

  • DarkOcean

    um ….. Whats the date today ?

  • Lol… you had me there for a second.

  • ShadowOfDawn

    I smell a steaming pile of

  • Rap7a

    Hahah, happy april fools Nick

  • I love April 1st Lmao,last year it was the secret Konami Email making rounds lol

  • Jimmytheeediblewyrm

    Damn you Nick… i fell for it hook, line, and sinker… cock.

  • DarthPenguin

    Yeah.. you also lost me at price cut for Sony..

  • stopped believing at the xbox 360 getting metal gear … when hell freezes over

  • WitWolfyZA

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIT JUST A SECOND!!!! MGS 4 coming to Xbox 360???????????????????? OMG i JUST ORGASMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WitWolfyZA

    Well i can dream cant i….

  • Well, we were filming the last few scenes of our spoof movie trailer for Metal Gear Solid, but it all had to be shutdown when Brad Pitt started demanding more money, arrogant bastard that he is. So you got this instead and it’s all his fault.

  • And I still don’t think what we asked Ange to do was overboard… he was just trying to profiteer…

  • reza

    thats so lame! i got so excited that MGS4 was coming to xbox 360!!

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