GOONL!NE: "According to Geoff Keighley's Twitter, Sony have confirmed that there will be no price cut coming to the PS3 tomorrow when Sony have their big announcement."
Excellent.The PS3 domination will continue with a new game or a new firmware Tut tut lemmings.Your 200$ heater won't save you now from the ongoing punishment
You couldn't have used a semi-colon or something there? Moron.
but they have to do it in the right moment!! now is not that moment!! they need to do it in either Easter holiday or when they release a game and sales of ps3 is down!!! so ps3 sales down + new exclusive = price cut!!! that will be the best time!!! i think their sales is down, and they just release Killzone 2, so maybe now or when their release inFamous they really should cut the price!!!!
Sony cannot afford to keep losing money with the PS3 so having a price drop would lose them even more and in this recession...well you get it
appreciate the market report Mr. Sony Accountant.
Sony doomed! :O Seriously, do you work for Sony? Bluetoothtony: There's only but so much Sony can do. They will cut the price when they are READY. They are focused on making a profit. Why are they going to cut the price again and slide back into the red when they just came out of it? I may be a PS3 supporter but even I will admit that Sony royally screwed up during launch date. But I respect the fact they're atoning for their mistakes.
well.. game it is then. q: EDIT: saw the Update. woot woot... BC would be nice. not that i've cared. (:
and then they could gain some profits again with controllers and software sold.. Sony is acting very weird this gen.. with the lack of advertising and their apparent lack of interest in lowering the price, it almost feels like don't care too much about selling their products.. Of course we don't know their goals so it's hard to really know what their plan is..
YES! That is great news - Would have been the most boring. Hoping for one of theese in order: 1. Firmware announcement with some nice new stuff. 2. New exclusive game. 3. Something great no one thinked of. 4. PS3 slim & Lite.
I'm not a marketing wiz so this is just an opinion but this doesn't sound like a good solution. Every system looses money to make some down the road so why don't they do it now and get systems sold... On another hand... I was at the store the other day and Bluray players are 299$ Canadian so if they lower their price they will kill the companies doing bluray players for them.
Sony would drop that price if they could. Let's face it, no console manufacturer (except Nintendo) is making money on each console sold. Most of the profit comes from accessories and software. Obviously a larger user base, results in more people buying both software and accessories. So dropping the price makes perfect sense if they could! A price drop that would actually make a sizeable impact is at the $100 level. That is a huge a price drop and might not be achievable until later. Note that I'm not saying Sony is doomed without the price drop, but just that any console manufacturer will try and profit from the long run by creating a healthy eco-system replicating the success of both PS1 and PS2. What made PS1/PS2 successful is the software, and the software follows the user base.
I think ill take Geoff Keighleys word on this, not David Jaffes....I cant imagine Geoff lying about this, unless its an early april fools joke.
I think it will be the PSP 2 Isn't the Nintendo DSi coming out soon? What better way then to make potential DSi owners look at the PSP 2 instead?
sony will announce a pricecut when they are ready.. and since the last pricecut sony has been all like "ZOMG WE NEEDS TAH TURNZZ A PROFITZZ LOLOL" i think they will announce it shortly after they turn a profit..
but if a price cut was the big announcement tomorrow, wouldn't they lie and say they weren't dropping the price today? Not that I believe they are dropping the price, it's just that they always say they're not dropping it until they do.
just not anytime soon (assuming you don't think E3 is soon). Sony is trying to get profitable. This amazing do it all machine isn't exactly cheap to make. If selling less than Nintendo and MS keeps Sony from having to fire people and take substantial loses, then so be it. It's probably cheaper to purchase exclusive DLC for 2 to 3 games a year, provide incentives to make games exclusive, etc than it is to lower the price to 299.99. And despite the reports from sites like 1up, Sony actually sold almost the same, if not the same, number of PS3s worldwide as MS sold 360s. And the PS3 is still the same price as the Elite but for the price it does so much more. Entry price is high. That sucks for everyone that wants in but can't afford it. But really, if 100 bucks is the difference between you getting the system and not getting the system, then try saving or selling some stuff you no longer need to get some money.
Did anyone else notice that and laugh. On topic: it's not going to be price cut because they're not desperate enough to cut it. When they cut it, it's going to be because they have to.
that sucks, oh well
Not saying it is or isn't coming but, how is this confirmation? “we do not have plans for a PS3 price drop” They've said that continually. Why is this one confirmation and the previous just PR?
Seriously give up people its not going to happen...If you want one that badly just suck up the extra £100 and buy one...21 million other people did...
but i dont think their wil be one yet if they do it tomorrow then itll only be 50 bucks until the holiday
I hope its no pricecut. i want a game/software announcement. ;)
Sorry xbots.Looks like you won't able to afford a true next generation console soon down at the orphanage.Look on the bright side,your Atari 2600 and Xbox 3FIXME are still ready to go.
Yeah...so the rumored PS3 bundle... 2 games and 80GB system for $399 will get its official announcement. That and the PS2 drop to $99.
didnt they state that the 80gb bundle is exclusively for Target?
Only that it was leaked via a Target store employee, and so the prevailing thought was that it would be Target exclusive. Either way I never saw anything official on it so I figure it may just be a new SKU. I mean if they aren't dropping the price they should be doing something for the sku's as they continue to fall further behind in install base this year.
The new SKU didnt appear in any other ad this week, its exclusive to Target. SONY and Target seem to have a partnership for their ads and exclusive bundles. The majority of their ads are in Target, then Best Buy.
there doing a price cut this year. probaly at e3 or around the holidays.
So, price cut definitely tomorrow then?
haha... yeah, probably. :-)
Sony would never announce a price cut this long before it's actually supposed to happen. Remember the rumors have stated that the 40GB price reduced SKU isn't supposed to debut until may. Now go back and look at Sony's past history of announcing price cuts for PS3. Did they ever drop word almost 2 full months ahead of time that they were cutting the price? Nope. Why? Well, that would kill any sales that they would get from now until the price cut, as everyone would be waiting for the cut. If they keep quiet about it, they have some time to clear out some of the higher priced stock before they have to do a price cut. It only makes sense from a business perspective to not announce a price cut until the last second. Dustin Rudzinski Editor in Chief PSInsider.com
If the price of the PS3 was realy dropping they would probably say "no comment".
i call BS. there might not be a price drop tomorrow, but there will be one before the end of the year. i'd bet my life on that.
How about your soul?
bet me your ps3 and your games. thnx in advnce they can't afford a price cut. microsoft on the other hand...
"they can't afford a price cut. microsoft on the other hand... " Yeah, with the rate of price cuts on the 360, I'm going to best buy to pick up my free 360.
I'm gonna hold my breath until the announcement but if it's not a price cut I'm gonna say it's a new SKU bundle or a big new feature for PS3 (maybe firmware 2.7?)
if there was a price cut happening on the PS3, we would of heard it long before, with ridiculous retail leaks. the internet would basically explode. The "Big announcement" is the PS2 price cut. i dont know how thats a big deal. they shouldnt even hype that.
Sony said they had a big PS3 announcement as well so obviously it can't just be a PS2 pricecut.
this has happened before "Big Announcement" is just an announcement for us now a days. I have come to know that anything they say that is "Big" is not so big. Might be Big to them because it will put more money in there pockets, but prolly not so much games in our library. A Big announcement to me is either that PS3 Price cut or preferably a new game.
According to Geoff Keighley's Twitter, Sony have confirmed that there will be no price cut coming to the PS3 TOMORROW WHEN SONY HAVE THEIR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT." yeah there not telling us about it tomorrow basically, not that its not happening
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Technically releasing a new 40GB at 299.99 (as rumoured) doesn't qualify as a price drop.
I hope that rumor isn't true about a $299 40gb non-wifi PS3. I mean yeah it's cheaper, but no wifi? That's resorting down to Xbox360 status. What next? Charge consumers $150 for a 120gb HDD? What insane company could do such a thing to consumers??? oh wait...
Meh, if it's not tomorrow then they will just announce it down the road sometime. Not a big deal really as they are selling regardless.
Bob Saget with tight pants... ...the dream of millions.
Its very nice
A price drop would be more welcome by potential consumers than any game to come IMO...
True but announcing it too soon will halt sales of the PS3 until that price drop comes. I know i wont buy one until it is cheaper. Im a student i cant afford stuff like this right now.
If Sony was going to announce a PS3 price cut, why would they do it a few days after GDC when they could have announced it at GDC? I think the best chances for a PS3 price cut announcement will be at Sony Gamers Day or at E3, but not before then. Even though PS3 sales have been down slightly year-over-year, despite being $399 minimum for over a year, it still sold 270K+ in February's NPD, and even though there was no Year-over-Year growth I think Sony was probably content with those numbers and aren't in a hurry to drop the price yet.
There might be a price drop announcement tomorrow but we won't know until them. At E3 two years ago the flatly denied a price cut on the Monday then at the Keynote on Wednesday they announced a price drop.
personnaly, as I already have a PS3, I'd rather see some HUGE gaming announcement than a price cut. Even if there is already a lot of great games coming later this year
With the lineup of games comming out, the PS3 does not need a hardware price cut. The games will see the hardware.
Lol and the update! Seriously, people are setting themselves up for disappointment.
That's a Jaffe imposter. I saw that on GAF earlier. No price drop people, at least not until the holidays. The rumors of a new SKU are intriguing though. There could be a clearance sale.
I think Sony will drop the price eventually but not now. They're probably announcing an update for a game coming out OR a new IP.
I think it'll be a $99 PS2 personally.
They could always sell the 20gb sku for 299.99 then people can just pay 60 bucks to upgrade the hard to 500gb.
here are some rumors i found on ps3center.net: Previously, we talked about some rumors regarding the PSP's new model dubbed, "PSP 3G." While they were mainly juicy PSP details on the new models, they would explain some of the recently heard rummors. A member of the PlayStation Insider forums shared some interesting details about a few Sony secrets that might be delivered at this year's GDC and E3. The rumors are as follows: "New 80gb PS3 bundled with 2 games will be launched at the end of March.it will cost 399$ (already confirmed).- New 40gb ps3 sku will be launched this May. The cost will be 299$. - PSP slide will be shown for the first time in this year's E3. The launch is next year. - The currently available PSP model will get a price cut too. The cost will be 119$. - Fumito Ueda will be there at GDC '09. He will announce 2 projects. One of them is Shadow of the Colossus Online. - Syphon Filter is underway to PS3. Apparently the developers are using the same engine behind Killzone2. - Insomniac is developing a new action platformer RPG. It looks like a Zelda clone. - Jak 4 is on the way too. - Daxter 2 will be on ready at the time of PSP slide launch. - Legend of Dragoon is under development and is to be launched in japan this year." While the new PSP model gets yet another new name, PSP Slide, the rest of the rumors seem quite believable. Sony goers will be quite happy if some of these rumors become a reality. Once again, we aren't saying they are a reality just yet; we'll keep you updated as news come! source: http://www.ps3center.net/ne...
They are mostly rehashed rumours (Syphon Filter, Jak 4, Legend of Dragoon sequel). I doubt it will be anything major, they would have announced it at GDC if it were.
thats not Jaffes real twitter account so fake
well, since Jaffe said "software BC", the announcement might actually be a FW update !! Id prefer a really big FW update with loads of features now and price-cut later than price-cut now and new FW later ! EDIT: Although if that account is fake, then the announcement will prob be something really crap like the new version of singstar or sumfn.
IT' S FIRMWARE 2.7 DAMMIT!!!!!! it's clear as day want a PS3 for cheaper? go to Sony's website... you get a discount
i really hope so, i don't really care about the price cut, most ps3 owners don't, just the people that want a ps3.
i dont see a reason to drop the price as long as it is selling this good. but guess it will happen sooner or later.