PS2 Price Drop To $99 Confirmed?
It seems that everyone is holding their breath for Tuesday, when Sony will supposedly make a big announcement. One of the theories centered on a PS2 price drop, and now, it appears we have some visual evidence to support that possibility.
As pictured at VGChartz, there are images that may confirm a PS2 price drop to $99 that goes into effect on April 5. For those who don't remember, the PS2 launched in North America in October of 2000 for the price of $299 and it has sat at the current $129 price point for quite some time. However, analysts have said that Sony could enjoy the final hardware sales surge for the aging system if they cut the price to under $100. Furthermore, it could be the perfect time, as PS2 sales have been on the stiff decline so far in 2009, what with more and more people finally graduating to the current generation of consoles. You may also want to check out this thread over at the NeoGAF forums, but immediately after, you should look at this article at GameGazette, which claims that Kotaku lied about this announcement in the first place. From what we've heard, Sony hasn't exactly had a great relationship with Kotaku in the past, so it may be a viable suggestion.
We're not about to make any claims or accusations, though; we're simply reporting on what's out there. And for now, it seems to be a distinct possibility that the PS2 will experience a $30 price drop some time early next week. Guess we'll just have to wait until tomorrow to see...
3/29/2009 Ben Dutka