SCEA: PlayStation 3 Price Drop Rumors Are False
As everyone waits with bated breath to see what Sony might announce tomorrow, they have issued a statement that will put one bit of speculation to rest...and you can probably guess the rumor they have shot down.
Not surprisingly, when the information hit that Sony would drop a mini-bombshell on Tuesday, the majority of the gaming populace immediately settled on a price drop for the PlayStation 3. Supposed visual evidence has also been found across the Internet in the form of retail pics, but none of that was ever confirmed. And if you'd like to know the reason why, let Al De Leon, PR Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment America, explain it:
"As we have stated previously, we do not have plans for a PS3 price drop, and any rumors to that effect are false and are the result of speculation. SCEA remains focused on the long-term momentum of PS3. With the industry's best software lineup this year, combined with our most aggressive marketing campaign to date, we remain confident in our approach and the value we're delivering with PS3."
We're not surprised to see this, despite the excitement and anticipation flooding across the Internet. Sony has remained firm in this stance since the start of 2009 when the price drop rumors began, and they haven't wavered an inch. No amount of speculation is going to change this, and we would like to remind you that PSXE's prediction is a price drop towards the end of the year to coincide with the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Also, this rumor debunk lends more weight to the possibility of a PS2 price cut, so perhaps that's in store for us tomorrow.
3/30/2009 Ben Dutka