According to the rumours Sony are about to make a huge global announcement tomorrow about somethingâ€¦ Obviously this instantly gets everyone into a frenzy about a possible PS3 price cut and that does seem to be the most obvious answer.
There has already been leaked proof that the PS2’s price is being dropped to $99 in the US and the idea of slashing prices across the board seems entirely feasible.
However with the PS3 currently costing $399 in the states how much would Sony need to slash the price by to make it a truly compelling purchase for the mainstream gamers out there?
The other rumoured option is that Sony will be releasing a new browser with extra online content which possibly sounds like the poorest “Global Announcementâ€ around and if true would make this Sony’s Pac-man debacleâ€¦
My money is on the announcement revolving around a new exclusive title for the PS3 as I can’t see them announcing a price drop after GDC and 2 months before E3, it wouldn’t give them enough of a PR blow in my mind.
Only time will tell though and we will be sure to update you as soon as something solid is announced.
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March 30, 2009 at 12:08
What about a price increase , Nintendo did it , and the yen haven’t been kind to Sony and Nintendo the last while.
March 30, 2009 at 12:21
There is no way Sony could increase the price of the PS3 and keep it in the game… is there?
March 30, 2009 at 12:30
They need to be profitable, and currently
they are loosing money, so either no increase
or a slight increase and have them make money (loosing market share) but knowing that they can focus on staying in the console race for a
March 30, 2009 at 12:33
more importantly why would sony make a big song and dance about a price increase… surely thats something they would do quietly, very quietly.
i reckon sony are going to announce a minor price cut, and maybe a new psn service or revamped xmb. nothing that’ll get most gamers out of bed
March 30, 2009 at 13:08
yes please…a new dashboard would be nice!
March 30, 2009 at 13:32
Pretty sure it just a PS2 price cut, the big 3 are famous for hyping up crap that no-one actually cares about.
A new game? i doubt it as that’s what GDC and E3 are really for.
Normally they cut prices for multiple platforms all at the same time as they all contribute to the same divisions numbers, so there’s an outside chance the PS3 may get a price cut as well.
If i could choose something i would choose a FW upgrade that allows 3D gaming as they showed early this year.
March 30, 2009 at 14:29
Probably gonna announce the new firmware 2.70 thats my theory.. in game cross chat. But there will be a catch… paid subscription
Thats what i would do if i was Sony get people to pay for subscriptions and lower the entry level for PS3 by about R500
If its cheaper more people will buy it, meaning more people will go online to pay and play, and bob’s your uncle lost profit recovered by online subscriptions! Its simple. No wonder MS is coining 😛
March 30, 2009 at 14:54
Sony buys Bungie? LOL
March 30, 2009 at 15:27
Absolutely any trivial thing is a “huge global announcement” for these companies. :ermm:
March 31, 2009 at 08:43
I stay with my firmware 2.70 update. Or maybe even a new XMB would be nice aswel.. That PSP dashboard doesnt do it for me at all… Next gen se dinges
March 31, 2009 at 14:56
LOL I laugh your right!