PS3 Price Drop In Europe Next Year?
Sony has already stated they don't plan to drop the price of the PlayStation 3 any time soon, but a recent rumor says a price cut might not be far off for Europe.
According to a rumor issued by D+PAD Magazine, Sony's next-gen machine will lower in price in March 2009 in Europe. This information comes from an "inside source" met at the Sony Computer Entertainment Staff Annual Briefing in London, and this person apparently dropped a few more interesting tidbits of information. He (or she) said that both LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm will be coming to the PSP, Uncharted 2 looks a lot like the original Uncharted (hardly a bad thing), and everyone was "wowed" by God of War III, which was "masterfully shown at the end." This falls in line with David Jaffe's "HOLY HOLY HOLY FU**ING HELL!" reaction to Sony Santa Monica's GoW efforts. Of course, Sony has already responded to all these rumors with their classic, "we don't comment on rumor and speculation" policy, but we'd like to think a few of these details are 100% true. But let's just say this: March would be a very good time for a PS3 price drop; Killzone 2 is slated to launch in February, and God of War III maybe in the spring. If the software continues to arrive, people are really gonna want that PS3...
Anyway, we'll wait and see if some Sony executive somewhere is willing to break the silence and confirm any of this; if not, we'll just keep hoping.
11/24/2008 Ben Dutka