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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

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crapreviews
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 12:51:18 PM
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i've always thought it was going to be a big firmware update

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WolfCrimson
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:03:08 PM

is it possible for them to introduce backwards compatibility via firmware update?

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coverton341
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:36:55 PM

WolfCrimson: It would technically be possible from a coders stand point, but I would not wait on that one. I think they will start doing software BC when the PS2 finally runs out of steam.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 10:13:31 PM

WolfCrimson - Most of the PS3s out there have no hardware support for PS2, so unless they re-add the hardware to newer models or POSSIBLY get a decent totally software emulation (which even the best ones available for PCs aren't good enough on a high performance unit), backward-compatibility isn't anything to really consider.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 9:54:44 AM

Didn't later models of the PS3 do PS2 emulation?

When Sony adds PS2 compatability back in, it will definitely be through emulation. It has to do it via emulation because there are too many PS3 owners out there with PS3s that don't offer PS2 backward compatability, and they would be pissed that Sony added PS2 support in-hardware again.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 10:03:33 PM

Orvisman - The original PS3s w/ PS2 compatibility had basically a mini-PS2 in the box (the full chipsets needed). The later 80GB PS3s only had a partial PS2 chipset and was a mix of hardware and software emulation an not nearly as compatible w/ most games. To do it now for ALL PS3 owners, they would have to do it SOLELY through software emulation, which is quite a task and would likely be very limited to about 20-35% (at best) of all PS2 titles -- and probably less later PS2 titles due to all the hardware tweaking devs learned to do to improve performance on them.

It's not IMPOSSIBLE to do, but it's very unreasonable to assume they really COULD do it well if they wanted.

I always thought they shoulda offered backward-compatibility via hardware in a $40-60 expansion card.

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LividFiction
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:13:08 PM
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Way to go Sony, your BIG HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT is a PS2 price drop. I thought you guys were moving forward with the PS3! Discontinue the PS2 and drop the PS3's price, or are you waiting to perfect backwards compatibility to do this? I swear it's impossible to read Sony, and it's not cool anymore, it's frustrating.

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JasperLoons
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:22:43 PM

Well, to be fair, I don't think Sony ever said it was going to be a HUGE announcement. It was more like... "hey, we will have an announcement on Tuesday" and then, as always happens, it was hyped up more than it probably deserved.

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Geobaldi
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:30:10 PM

Exactly. Seems like everytime a company says they have an announcement pending, everybody hypes it up and blows it out of proportion. And then they get angry when it's announced. People should start expecting the worst when an announcement is coming so they aren't disappointed when it finally comes.

*wipes sweat from brow* Whew, they're not retiring the PS3 just yet. :)

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Qubex
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:27:29 PM

Yhea, it is getting ridiculous... I want my PS3 to do more to be honest!

* THE PS3 BROWSER IS HORRIFIC... I still cannot leave my laptop at home because I can't get to and see all the sites I need to use on my PS3 yet!!!! WHY!!!

Q!

"i am home"

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 2:01:12 AM

What's frustrating are all these idiot analysts constantly claiming a price drop is imminent or else the PS3's gonna drive Sony out of business. Those claims get released as somehow actual news which does nothing more than make people more hesitant to buy one and upset them when it doesn't happen...and it's all THEIR doing, not Sony's.

Sony just needs to do a better job of convincing people of its worth. Here's an idea..."PlayStation 3 starting @ $399.99...because IT'S not a cheap piece of crap!"

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slugga_status
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:16:06 PM
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It would have to be one heck of an update b/c the newer models don't have a PS2 emulation. So they'd have to throw in a emulator if it is.

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offshore
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:16:58 PM
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"our most aggressive marketing campaign to date"

That's a joke, right?

I've seen literally 4 PS3 ads since Nov 2006.

Four. That's it.

Yet I've seen more 360 and Wii ads to last me a lifetime.

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coverton341
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:38:47 PM

I think he meant that this year is going to be the biggest push for marketing to date for the PS3. They did have like 3 different commercials for KZ2 though remember. That was actually huge for a piece of PS3 software thus far.

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CH1N00K
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:43:09 PM

Maybe that's what the big surprise will be...We're going to get to finally see not one but TWO Sony PS3 Ads!!woohoo!!

That would be kind of funny though..

Sony Spokesperson: "Umm, we called you all here today to inform you that we are going to give the gamers what they've been asking from us for years...Yes that's right, we are going to advertise! Thank you everyone, and have a nice day."

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Daedusian
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:45:41 PM

haha, Ch1nook, you may be on to something..

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slugga_status
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:17:25 PM
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Highly doubt a PS2 price drop is the huge announcement. Article didn't say that either.

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HOODGE
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:25:37 PM
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Sony's 400 dollar price tag is a bargain for what the machine comes equipped with compared to the bare bones $200.00 Xbox Arcade machine. After buying the hard drive, wireless adapter, headset, Live subscription fee, etc, that 200 dollar Arcade machine is over the 400 dollar price tag. SO THERE. Enough with Sony needs a price cut. Balonee! Sony doesn't have to stump that low to be competitive. They just need to market their products better and ADVERTISE,ADVERTISE,ADVERTISE. Teach people the value of the $400 PS3, and PEOPLE WILL COME. Like in the Kevin Cosnter movie FIELD OF DREAMS.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:07:36 PM

Exactly

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Qubex
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:28:47 PM

Let us not forget people... the Xbox360 and the Wii are hackable... this actually helps sales believe it or not!

Q!

"i am home"

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Gone
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:26:06 PM
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A PS2 price drop is pointless now, especially if it is only a $30 one. The PS2 should have been $49 by now. The PSone was $49 when it was 9 years old. Sony definitely needs to change the way they advertise. The average person can't even tell it's a commercial for the PS3. Come on games running along the side a building is a commercial - WTH.

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karneli lll
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:33:38 PM
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I think they said the announcement is ps3 related

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:08:44 PM

They did. They specifically stated that. What's with the PS2 and PSP2 talk? Unless the source is completely out to lunch.

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CH1N00K
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:45:37 PM

I was wondering about that..Thanks for clearing that up..I was thinking PSP2 was a likely candidate too.... I just hope that this isn't going to be the Motion controller (Sony style Wiimote) that was rumoured.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:07:14 PM

Yikes! I hope not. Let M$ do that.

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Hexen
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:33:52 PM
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I going to be so depress if is a ps2 price drop.So Sony wants people to continue buying the ps2 and not the ps3.The Ps2 has is time in the spot light but is time that they put the gentle giant to rest, and focus all of their resources on the Big Black Mammoth.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:51:18 PM
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Perhaps they will announce the awesome game that Ben cant tell us about (PLEASE BEN PLEASE!!!!!).

I would love to see ps2 software emulation brought back because it might mean they plan on using it in the psp2, which would rock my socks (and everyone's around me).

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telly
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 1:55:36 PM
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Who in god's name doesn't have a PS2 yet that wants one? If that is the announcement, how DARE Sony hype it up days in advance? I am sending them a nasty e-mail if the big, hyped-for-days announcement is "PS2 is $30 cheaper than yesterday!"

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slugga_status
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:08:05 PM
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I'd bet my last dollar that the announcement has nothing to do with a PS2 price drop.

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Qubex
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:29:59 PM

Yhea, I think so too!

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:15:56 PM
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When did everyone become such cheapskates? PS3 is well worth the price and there's no reason for them to cut the price since they are barely making any money off PS3 as it is.

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LyleCapua
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:31:45 PM

Uh, I'm guessing most people here commenting already have PS3s, they'd just rather have the whole world owning PS3s as well, basking in the wonderful glow of Mother Sony.
OR, because the entire world is in a recession, the target demographics for the PS3 currently have no money, and at current time, a 400 dollar Blu-Ray player isn't that great of an investment, saving that 100 dollars that Sony should have cut would have been really nice to potential buyers.

Of course, since Sony didn't do jackshit this past holiday season, maybe they're saving it for this coming holiday season -- 50% off Home outfits, anyone?!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:46:35 PM

WorldEndsWithMe: "When did everyone become such cheapskates? "

Um...when the economy spoiled, jobs were lost, and people had less money. You know, the very thing that happened over a year ago and continues today.

Sony is in a tough spot, they chose to make an expensive console. While the capabilities of the PS3 may justify its hefty price the current economic climate leaves most unwilling to justify it with their wallets.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:13:59 PM

You guys are crazy. The PS3 should come down in price because of a recession? What are you saying? The last thing you want to do during a recession is cut profits. Is BMW and Mercedes going to drop their prices to the price of a Yaris? No. Quality is quality and it comes with a price. For this gen Sony went quality and we should all be thankful for that.

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LyleCapua
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:28:19 PM

You don't seem to understand basic economics - when the market is struggling, you don't maintain your current prices because you will die otherwise, simple as that. BMW and Mercedes may not drop prices down to Yaris levels (great example, by the way :eyeroll:) but they are cutting prices across the board, because they recognize the dire condition of the average consumers wallets.
100 dollars makes a HUGE difference in the eye of the consumer, and 300 dollars is a much more reasonable number than 400 dollars.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:38:01 PM

Hey I lost money in the market too, and a lot else besides, thing is: that doesn't mean products should just plain get cheaper. That would ultimately hurt the economy more.

All I'm saying is it's still worth the money no matter what your situation.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:51:16 PM

I know enough not to refer to a struggling economy as "basic economics." I also know enough about economics that BMW and Mercedes have not and will not "cut prices across the board" as you so put it. They have "sales." A price cut, something you're asking Sony to do,is permanent. That is an action you take because it's economically feasible, not because the market is suffering.

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www
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:47:22 PM

Well said Worldends!

It surprises me there are some americans who still can't buy a ps3,you guys don't know what broke is,i know how it feels to be broke yet i own 3 consoles; TWO PS3's(60gb broken) and an XBOX 360.....i still see myself broke,recession my a**.

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migabyte
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 8:39:47 PM

In NA the PS3 is not overpriced and doesn't need a price cut. I am under the impression that it costs a lot more in Europe.

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Cheroqui
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:54:16 PM
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Why can't it be an official release date for GT5?
I ask because I mean, how long do you have to wait before they let the darn program go? Honestly. PS3 came out what?... Later part of '06 going into '07? It was mentioned as a title before the system released. You have waited so long for it, that you actually have become okay with it not being released and say things like "probably Dec 09 but I doubt it". 3-4 years and not yet? Is 5-6 yrs better?

Well for me I could care less about a price drop on PS2 or PSP.
They swear up and down there is no price drop coming on PS3.(Possible with holidays coming, but if you say so)
As for breaking news on PS4; why even think of mentioning PS4 when you haven't even released GT5 yet?

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:31:07 PM

any 1 get reminded of home when they read this guys post??? lol it was dragged on for so long... and it was originally intended 4 the ps2... yet it took i think 5-6 yrs to complete... 3-4 years before the ps3 release, and imo really isnt that great; it doesn't justify the wait...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:41:27 PM

This is one area where "delaystation" is not a misnomer. In the end we get better quality, but man the waiting sucks.

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slugga_status
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:56:19 PM
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I disagree and Hoodge said it best. There are people who say the PS3 is too expensive. I call BS on that. Those people go buy a 360 for $199. Then they get a HD, Live membership, mic, games, and likely another control. Add all that up and it's about the same price as buying a PS3. The cheapskates think they're getting a deal but not really.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:41:59 PM

Thank you sir.

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oldguy
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 8:42:24 PM

360 for $199. Then they get a HD, Live membership, mic, games, and likely another control. Add all that up and it's about the same price as buying a PS3.
You'd have to buy a mic, games, and another controller separately for the PS3 also...
but still the PS3 is a better deal.

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tu24
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:16:59 PM
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well there are those pics of the ps2 price drop.

as far as the PS3 goes. I think we'll see one in a year. when GoW3 hits. They probably bundle it and offer a price drop along with it.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:18:36 PM
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I'm guessing firmware 2.70 (or higher) with all that awesome gamer card stuff and trophy tracking. What else could it be? Can't wait to be right back here tomorrow commenting on THAT news article.

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Jordahn
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:24:21 PM
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I can see SONY releasing a new SKU that's cheaker than the current PS3 offerings. That away, SONY can always claim the "no price drop" comment. If there will not be a cheaper SKU, SONY better be announcing some big exclusives to justify this "big announcement." And for those of you to keep chanting "the PS3 is a bargain," I agree that the PS3 is worth every penny at its past and current prices. But $400 is still $400. Some people just cannot justify that pricetag regardsless of what they plan to use the PS3 for. The PS3 hardware need to be sold at a lower price as soon as possible.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:50:46 PM

Maybe the announcement is for a slimline? I doubt it but ya never know.

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www
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:48:56 PM

slimline will be too early,fatline will do for now.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:44:20 PM
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I delayed buying my PS3 for a year hoping for that mythical price drop. It never came, so I caved, and have been enjoying Uncharted, LBP, Killzone 2, MGS4 ever since. We all get that Sony gives you the all in one system, instead of the piece mealed Xbox, buuuut maybe that is what the PS3 needs. Spit out a stripped down PS3 in addition to the 80g and 160g, no wifi, no harddrive, and compete with the Xbox arcade. A stripped down PS3 sounds idiotic to most of us, as we understand the value of the PS3, however, since this price drop issue won't go away, that means there are millions out there that do not understand it and stay away because of 400 bones. So if it is the price keeping them away, then offer the "PS3 Slim". This will increase market share, and game developers will stop migrating their resources to the Wii. We here all have our system, lets get the cheapskates their PS3's also, so we can get what we all want, great games. I understand we have a great 2009 lineup, I am concerned with 2 years from now, when that well of great games will begin to dry up.

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shaydey77
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:25:21 PM

and get all the whiny ten year olds from xbox live to join us??um no thanks..i prefer a smaller civilized community.

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tankerkevo
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:49:49 PM
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A PS3 price drop would suck. @ the person who mentioned the "target demographic", what exactly do you think that is? I think the target demographic is 18-35. If you are 18-35 and don't have a job due to this recession, you won't be buying games anyway. So then why should Sony lower its prices to cater to that? Makes no sense at all.

$400 keeps the kids off of my online games. If you lower that price point quite frankly you lower my investment yields as now I would have to deal with squeeky voices; which is why XBOX Live doesn't get visits from me.

All that said, I hope the news is about an update which provides access to the GPU under Other OS. That would be KILLER. More likely is that NetFlix is coming to PS3. We will see...


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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:58:02 PM

And there's another perfect example. Some people think Sony's offering welfare. But about that GPU under Other OS... now you're dreaming.

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wano
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:40:25 PM

yeah, gpu access would be amazing. but unfortunately not gona happen under linux. even just utilising gpu ram, rather than just 4 swap would be dam good (if that were possible).
Gpu access is bound to lead to emulating some ps3 games under linux, and theres no way they are gona let that happen. At least not till they start making money on the console it self....

nice thought though :)

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Qubex
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:33:43 PM

Wano, the latest version of Yellow Dog Linux, v6.1 utilises GPU Ram... I am using it now... and when checking resources I have 512mb available for swap.

YDL v6.1 patches the kernel so you can use GPU ram :)

Q!

"i am home"

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wano
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 6:10:46 AM

yeah, but thats swap

I thought if gpu ram was used as swap, it doesnt give a massive performance boost. isnt it just a bit faster than using swap on the hardrive (but not as good as having an extra 256 of system ram)

I havent managed to get ps3vram working on ubuntu yet (cant burn yellow dog at the moment as my dvd burner is knackared ;(.. so i cant see the difference for my self.

maybe I dont understand enough about swap, but what i was meaning was...the other os having access to 512 mb of system ram right out of the box, not 256 of system ram and 256 of swap partition.
If im wrong, I need to be put right, so tell me ;-)

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CH1N00K
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:56:34 PM
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As long as they announce it tomorrow and not on Wednesday..I don't believe anything I hear on April 1st...lol

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rell
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 3:58:15 PM
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Oh I get it sony plans were to focus more on the ps2 hardware, instead of putting 100%focus on the ps3 hardware sales, and making enough sales on the ps2 thats why probably the reason we aint see tons of ads for the ps3, sony want ps2 only owners to slowly convert over to the ps3. Ok now the ps2 is cheaper and alot of developers are going to milk as much money out of the consumers who own only the ps2 before making the transition to the ps3. I learn something about sony today. So I guess this year is the last year of the ps2, so I say by xmas time there will probably be alot more ads for the ps3.

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Highlander
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:17:42 PM
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Hmmmm.. that Netflix comment could be a possible winner.

If it's a Playstation announcement, perhaps it's a drop in price for PS2 and PSP, along with putting PS2 compatibility back into the PS3 via firmware. After all if you're cutting the PS2 to it's final price before it exits the market it makes some sense to pave the upgrade path to the new system by restoring PS2 game compatibility on PS3. So that would be Firmware on PS3, with BC, and price drops for PS2 down to $99 or $79, and a drop for the PSP down to $149 or $129.

I don't see PS2 ever going as low as $49 simply because DVD players are at rock bottom now with prices in the region of $30. Considering the fact that the PS2 comes with ethernet, can do progressive scan, plays games and comes with a controller, I just don't see it hitting $49. $79 maybe, but more probably $99. The PSP could take another cut down to $149 or even $129 which would pitch it directly against the cheaper of the two Nintendo DS models, making the PSP something of a no-brainer. Certainly a PSP drop in price like this could feed some more value into the equation of owning a PS3 and PSP since the PSP would now be less costly.

If this is specifically a PS3 announcement, then I don't see them making a song and dance about firmware unless it includes backwards compatibility.

One thing that they could do which would truly rock would be to open up the PS Stores around the world to international purchase. PS3 is supposed to be region free, so there should be no issue buying games from Japan or Europe, especially via PSN. If Sony were to lift that little regional control it would be a significant announcement, both for PS3 and PSP considering the number of PSP games there are with digital delivery in Europe and Japan.

All useless speculation until tomorrow though.

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Gone
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:30:30 PM
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Sony's announcement is probably going to be that they are going to add Tivo service or Netflix to the PS3.

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The Stig
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:00:27 PM

Europe already has a TiVo like service.

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rell
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:42:46 PM
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@LimitedVertigo and @LyleCapua u ever heard that saying "u must pay the cost to be the boss" well I feel that this economy is not being educated enough on buying electronics some people are desperate to buy anything cheap not good if it ain't reliable. 2.I work at gamecrazy and I give out fare customer service, and the question customers come in my store an ask me which is rare it don't happen in every gamestore why the ps3 cost so much an I explain it has a blu-ray player, it can play dvds, the online is free, u can create free users account, it has blutooth, u can import your mp3 music, it has a wireless network adapter built-in, hdmi port built in, web browser, and awesome games. 3.Basically I tell them u are getting your moneys worth. I have sold 20 ps3's in one week thats hugh because some game employees don't bother with getting good services. Everytime those customers come in I ask them are they satisfy with there ps3 purchase and all say yes.

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www
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:52:34 PM
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Ps3 needs no price cut at least for now, but i predict a HUGE price cut this year.

The announcement will be : FFversusXIII is coming out June 09.

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The Stig
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:02:11 PM
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I dont think tomorrows announcement will be anything to do with games. Sureley they would have done that at GDC, right?

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Xbox_Killer
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:13:59 PM
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I don't think Sony should drop the price of the ps3. If anything they should raise it a 100.


Here's hoping the announcement is a ps3 price raise.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:18:28 PM

Damn, that would be a good one.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:33:12 PM

Nintendo did that.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:52:20 PM

I'm assuming you're not serious.

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Alienange
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:24:26 PM

The price of the Wii going up in the UK.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/33503/Wii-price-set-to-rise-in-the-UK

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Xbox_Killer
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:23:55 PM

Yeah I'm serious. Think about it if they raise the price of the ps3, people will be saying to themselves, I should have bought a ps3 when the price was down.

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King James
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 8:30:17 PM

@Xbox Killer

LOL...That's hilarious. And how will that help move more PS3s?

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Xbox_Killer
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 11:42:39 PM

It wont help sell ps3's, but if they raise the price for a few months then maybe everyone will stop talking about a price drop. If people do, Sony should raise it again.

Last edited by Xbox_Killer on 3/30/2009 11:45:41 PM

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Banky A
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 2:31:16 AM

Dude, that was genius. I laughed out loud!!! :)

I'm not being sarcastic, but good one =D

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The Stig
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:21:40 PM
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Could this be tomorrows announcment

http://ps3.kombo.com/article.php?artid=9683

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:20:59 PM

certainly hope not.

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shaydey77
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:27:21 PM
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Im hoping for an announcement on a new IP plain and simple.

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TEG3SH
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:34:59 PM
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TWISTED METAL FOR EARLY 2010 OR BLOCKBUSTER ON PS3
mark my words yall

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Robochic
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 5:38:54 PM
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I don't know why people have to make such a big flipp'n deal and get all worked up. The announcement isn't even been announced and people are complaining it's a ps2 price drop even though they have said it's a PS3 announcement. I will wait and ignore all info on what it Could be or couldn't be. If i know Sony it'll be a nice announcement of some sorts.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:02:39 PM
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It's funny because all the big publications are still hoping for that price drop, its like their saying "Just drop the price and we will stop bashing PS3"

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Geobaldi
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:30:50 PM

They'll still bash it if the price drops. It's like their favorite hobby lol.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:00:59 PM

Or maybe drop the price and it will create a bigger market for us and we will back your console even more.

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rell
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 6:47:39 PM
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@Geobaldi I agree with u 100%

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TEG3SH
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:00:15 PM
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am i the only one who is w8n on TWISTED METAL (the best game ever especially 2 and black )
bought 2 of the psn :)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:01:54 PM

TM2 was one of the best action games ever made but as I grew older I started to not enjoy the genre as much. I'd be far more interested in an RPG or adventure game.

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RadioHeader
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:02:06 PM
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When they do eventually drop the price, you just know MS will drop theirs to £0 (that's $0 in America) and at that price even I might consider possibly getting another. And I really don't want a 360 so stand firm Sony.

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TEG3SH
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:11:48 PM
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@ limtedvertigo
dude u are like the anti-me i used to play any rpg on ps1 and early ps2 but i outgrew them. i enjoy casual games like shooters and action games
i cant spend +50 hours spending a game although i played MASSEFFECT.(AND I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:18:17 PM
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Ack, forums died.

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TEG3SH
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:21:12 PM
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cant spend +50 hours spending a gam i meant" i cant spend +50 hours playing a game"
where did that edit button go

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:56:36 PM

I can't obviously at one sitting but I enjoy getting the most from my money. I like knowing when I buy a game it will give me the most bang for my buck. I agree that MassEffect was/is fun. I've been playing it on my PC and the storyline is one of the best in a long time.

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LightShow
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:21:42 PM

i've logged ~150 hours into burnout paradise, and i still haven't gotten 101%...

I'm aware people go solid on this stuff and crank out a 100% file in 50 hours, but for someone who likes to take his time in a game, burnout was a great investment.

according to my (personally devised) scale of entertainment value, calculated by hours of enjoyment divided by price, adding in the DLC i've gotten, that works out to a LS rating of 2.00, which is fantastic. Thats 50 cents an hour.

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txgamer
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 7:47:10 PM
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i think they'll announce a new bundle.a psp and ps3 at the current price

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TEG3SH
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 8:14:20 PM
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kinda get what u r talking about, but still i get bored too quickly these days

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King James
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 8:36:19 PM
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(I won't say any names but) I love it how ppl whom have no idea how to run a successful corporate business, feel like they have the secret to Sony's success.

You ppl need to fall back, get off the court, back on the sidelines, and let Sony work.

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LightShow
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:15:25 PM
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something tells me they'll be looking at the "improved" screen on the PSP 3000. I would totally spring for the 3k if I didn't have this sinking feeling they'll be fixing the screen issues within the month...

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cadpig
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:35:35 PM
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No, sony needs to stop being stubborn and give the people what they want..A pricecut. Has anybody read the story "Sony Faces Heat From Game Publishers to Cut PS3 Price" on bloomberg.com?

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Sony Corp. is under pressure from video-game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.’s Wii.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=aiHCQM2xNCmU

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King James
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 10:28:20 AM

TELL BLOOMBERG TO GET OFF THE COURT TOO, LOL.

Sideline h*es.

And does that article even make sense to you? Why does a publisher care what the price is? As long as the install base is there (21,000,000+), then the publisher shouldn't worry. Right?

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Qubex
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:36:41 PM
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None of us know... useless to speculate :) It is fun though!

Q!

"i am home"

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gumbi
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 9:37:09 PM
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awww but i don't need a cheaper PS2, I have a PS2... and i don't even remember what I paid for it.

I need a cheaper PS3 so I can get a new one and start playing games again. I had just gotten into Valkyria Chronicles when mine went kaputz... and i just can't afford a new one with it's current price tag.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 12:22:28 AM

How'd you afford it the first time?

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Jordahn
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 2:47:59 AM

@ Legendary

What kind of question is that? Are you saying that just because he cannot afford it now means he wasn't able to do so before???

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gumbi
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 9:21:50 AM

haha, man i'm still paying the financing from the first one. jk jk. The console launched late in the year so i used my xmas bonus to buy it. I just can't justify dropping another $400+ on a playstation when hardly two years ago i dropped $700+ that's just too much, it should have lasted longer.

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MARNEY
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 1:29:17 AM
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My guess is all new ps3 & psp video game releases will be available for download in the ps store in addition to being purchased in retail outlets....although netflix could be a winner.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 6:35:58 AM
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It's not the new CEO appointment is it?

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crawdaddy
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 @ 9:53:00 AM
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That is too bad! Dropping the price to a reasonable price of 299.00 would have been good for all concerned, both consumers and Sony. In reality at 299.00 Sony could double sales, and mabey triple sales, and that would be good for everybody including developers who would then be falling all over themselves to develop great games for Ps3, and mabey a lot more Ps3 only games.

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