Gamezine: "Industry analyst Mike Hickey of Janco Partners believes a PlayStation 3 price-cut is imminent. He embarrasses himself by claiming that it'll be the removal of the console's Blu-ray drive that'll help Sony make the cut.
In his latest industry note and posted on Gamedaily.com, Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey reveals that a PlayStation 3 price-cut is probably-maybe on the way. He states that "recent channel checks indicate increased speculation for a PS3 price cut announcement from Sony in the next couple of days."
This in itself isn't laughable. I personally agree that all signs point to a PlayStation 3 price-cut sooner rather than later. In fact, I argued that April 2009 would be the perfect time for such a cut.
This is perfectly fine, but Hickey believes that Sony will afford the cut with the following strategy:
"We are also hearing continued speculation that Sony is working on a non-Blu-ray PS3 console, which could enable them to make the aforementioned hardware price reduction."
A non-Blu-ray PlayStation 3? Riiight. That'd make sense, since who wants to buy a PlayStation 3 that plays Blu-ray films and...PlayStation 3 games!?"