Sony: Big Announcement Next Week?
Well, there wasn't much in the way of huge announcements at the Game Developers Conference, although we did learn about the new Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time. However, it seems that Sony is preparing something significant for Tuesday, March 31.
According to Kotaku, that's the time when Sony will make a big announcement of some kind, and many would like to believe it's the much-rumored price cut. Then again, considering Sony's insistence that a price drop isn't coming any time soon, we're expecting something different; besides, why not just announce the price cut at the GDC? Why wait a few days? Another possibility is that Sony will be updating the PS3's web browser, which could be kinda cool and perhaps more plausible than a price drop. Kotaku suggested that the PS2 might drop to $99, which would make sense as PS2 sales have been on the steep decline as of late. The system has fared extremely well at the $129 price point for quite some time, but now may be the time to institute what could be the final retail price drop. We'd like to think it's software-related; that Sony might lift the lid on one of the new mysterious PS3 exclusives heading our way (maybe it's the one we know about...?), but that's just more speculation. What ideas do you have? What does Sony have in store for us next week?
If it is indeed a PS3 price cut, that'll make all the major headlines for the week. But even if it's something smaller and not quite so huge, we'll still tell ya about it. It's kinda what we do.
3/27/2009 Ben Dutka