PS3 Price Drop To Coincide With Uncharted 2: Among Thieves?
Now that we've laid eyes on Uncharted 2, and have concluded that yes, it's the prettiest console game we've ever seen, we're wondering if the game's super anticipated launch later this year might coincide with a PlayStation 3 price reduction.
Think about it: it always makes perfect sense to issue a price cut at about the same time a major exclusive hits store shelves. This obviously isn't happening with Killzone 2, and the next big one is either Uncharted 2: Among Thieves or God of War III. There's always the possibility of Infamous or Heavy Rain prompting a price drop, but as good as those games may be, they're not highly visible titles. Besides, Uncharted 2 looks so damn amazing and it's no longer an unknown IP; it's the sequel to an IP that did extremely well, and a lot of people know the name, Nathan Drake. It will be hyped all year long, and although we don't have an exact release date, most are expecting it to drop some time during the third or fourth quarter this year. If this is true, the situation would look like this:
You've got one of the most anticipated PS3 exclusives of the generation. There's the fact that Sony has said, again and again, that they have no plans to issue a price drop any time soon (which is why you see the press releases telling gamers about how the PS3 is worth the current price). There's the possibility that the country will be starting to emerge from the current recession at the end of the year. There's the holiday season. Last but not least, we have to remind you that a huge 160GB PS3 bundle came packaged with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. It all seems to point towards one thing: a $100 PS3 price drop to go along with the launch of Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. How's that for a prediction?
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2/27/2009 Ben Dutka