SCEA - We have NO immediate plans to drop the price of the PS3

by Brett Walton, posted on 19 March 2009 / 20,137 Views

With all the recent rumours of PS3 price drops, VGChartz contacted SCEA for comment on the matter:

"Hi Brett,

SCEA has no immediate plans to drop the price of the PS3 system.

As you know, NPD sales numbers for February will be announced today and will include Killzone 2 sales the first couple of days at retail. Given that the title launched so late in the month, we'll see the majority of sales in March. Killzone 2 experienced the highest presale numbers of any first party PS3 title to date and we anticipate that it will be a blockbuster for PS3 and the PlayStation brand."

So there you go, straight from the horse's mouth there are no PS3 price drops planned for the immediate future. This confirms what we've heard from other sources and VGChartz along with most major analysts expects Sony to announce a two-stage price drop for PS3 this year - $50 around June time and a futher $50 before the holidays. Stay tuned for more developments.


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@GameAnalyser "And it seems that satisfaction is confined to America alone whereas Japan and other regions reject it for Wii or PS3." Well looking at sales the 360 has a slight edge in "others" and Japan only accounts for 8% of HD consoles. The idea that some one is "rejecting" a console because they choose to buy one or the other is quite amusing terminology. Lets face it with 50% of the HD consoles in America. Who would you market to? Great exclusives timed or otherwise really aren't at issue here. It's hardware sales plain and simple. If I'm a HD game maker common sense at this point says develop on the 360 port to the PS3. Release exclusive NA material on the 360 were there is a 2:1 ratio of potential sales. Sony NEEDS a move to close that gap. No amount of fan boy love will change that. (I'm not saying you are a fan boy GameAnalyser just saying that so many of these arguments are from them)


S.T.A.G.E. (on 21 March 2009)

It looks like Sony cannot stop making mistakes. They cannot afford to take anymore parts out of the system. They already took the BC out for starters; but I doubt they don't want to finish it too soon. Because of this Microsoft could pull ahead slowly.


crumas2 (on 21 March 2009)

@monstamack I keep hearing that m$ needs to make up the billions they lost on rrod and the original xbox, but I'm not sure that's the goal. 1. The make several billion in profit every year and have many billions in their warchest 2. M$ tends to be willing to trade profits for marketshare when necessary (they spent half a billion on ie at a time when the leader,netscape, was charging for it's browser, yet they've given it away for free to crush the competition. 3. M$ has already written off 1.1 billon for rrod loses, so that's now behind them from a financial perspective.


MonstaMack (on 21 March 2009)

At work my Sony rep confirmed the Motorstorm and Resistance packin was a Target exclusive. So looks like the best deal will have to wait (you can grab a PS3 through Dell for $330+ish shipped in the US) Maybe Sony is waiting for the holidays before a price drop, or just waiting till next year. Eh, if Sony wants to be in last place that might actually be a good idea so they can start making profits. I don't think we'll see a further 360 price drop this year either (in the US) because MS still has a few million to make up for the $360 and billions from the original XBox.


GameAnalyser (on 21 March 2009)

@XanderZane what's the point if consistency is lost apart from holiday seasons...that's what i was stressing on... XanderZane says ''Short term lead?!? I don't think Microsoft is thinking short term. They are pretty much trying to duplicate what the PS2 did. Launch early, acquire quality exclusive software right out of the gate and lower the price of their system at timely opportunities to increase sales and user base. I still think the 360 will outsell the PS3 this holiday, even if they didn't drop the price this year. It's no mandatory at this point. They do want to stay ahead of the competition and so far, that's what they are doing. I'll be surprised of the PS3 stays on the market for more then 6 years. I think Sony will launch a new console and eventually pull the PS3 way before 10yrs arrivesLaunch early, acquire quality exclusive software right out of the gate and lower the price of their system at timely opportunities to increase sales and user base. I still think the 360 will outsell the PS3 this holiday, even if they didn't drop the price this year'' ================================================= Duplicate ps2 strategy?!? not with this transistional product. 360 can't work out like PS2 even if they manage to release quality S/W out of the gates earlier. If so they should have been adding 10 mn to its H/W sales like ps2 did in a gap of 4 months starting September 2002. It had chucked out it's competitors like GameCube and even the original Xbox from market along with price-cut and still selling today. That's 9 yrs. What 360 had to do to gain that margin was to deviate Wii fans towards them which is impossible now as four popular Wii Titles continue to romp, rendering titles like HALO 3, GeOW series a shy away. Secondly they must cautiously realize the competition it's still facing from Sony...Even after all the price cut,.. just watch the Resident Evil sales (a multiplatform title that has grossed more on PS3 than the 360 version in worldwide- if u cut out the Japanese two week lead(300K+) it's still close but competition in Japanese market can't be ignored after all when it grossed only 70k for 360 version. Now abt duplicating PS2 is a wonder acheived..coz it was a far superior grosser in Japanese Market and 360 with just 1mn userbase since launch. What do u have to say about that? Was the price cut making huge margins? XanderZane says "Other exclusives like Ace Combat 6, Katamari Damacy, The Last Remant, Star Ocean IV, Dead Rising, etc.. haven't even come out on the PS3 yet and probably won't for at least another year or never' ================================================= It's not making a big deal even if it didn't come out on PS3(but for SO IV..square Enix would be so disappointed now )...PS3 will continue to produce older 360 titles plus will be driving sales thru it's own exclusives. KZ2 started it from this year on..and more to come!!


concity06 (on 21 March 2009)

The rumors are never true. When Sony announces it I'll believe it.


concity06 (on 21 March 2009)

I told everybody this on another site.


Bladeforce (on 21 March 2009)

$50 here, 50$ there Sont says the PS3 is on a 10 year cycle, does this mean in 2018 the PS3 will be $4?


Spedfrom (on 20 March 2009)

The price cut will come with the Slim model of the PS3 later this year.


madskillz (on 20 March 2009)

@ Sony - fight the good fight, foolz! OT: Look for M$ to announce Sony's price cut before Sony does.


XanderZane (on 20 March 2009)

numonex says: No PS3 price unti late in 2009 just bfore Xmas at the earliest - November 2009? 2 years after the last 33% price cut on PS3. ************************************************** 33%?!?! They went from $600 & $500 to $500 & $400. That's not 33%. It's not even 25%. It's 17% for the $600 mode and 20% for the $500 model. Sony is only going to cut $50 off of these 2 models this year. ########################################### GameAnalyser says: And Ultimately price cut is not what is to be the strategy it's the S/W line up...like years back when GameCube had come into the limelight slashing price to as low as 139$...had decent titles but yet sales weren't speaking enuf...price cut should follow when the S/W sales rise high above expected margin. And that's what Sony is targeting..not short term profits thru sudden price cuts like MS..now it is mandatory for MS to make their product cheaper by this holiday season so that they can have the expected short term lead over the PS3 console... *************************************************** Short term lead?!? I don't think Microsoft is thinking short term. They are pretty much trying to duplicate what the PS2 did. Launch early, acquire quality exclusive software right out of the gate and lower the price of their system at timely opportunities to increase sales and user base. I still think the 360 will outsell the PS3 this holiday, even if they didn't drop the price this year. It's no mandatory at this point. They do want to stay ahead of the competition and so far, that's what they are doing. I'll be surprised of the PS3 stays on the market for more then 6 years. I think Sony will launch a new console and eventually pull the PS3 way before 10yrs arrives. ########################################## Tim_Duncan says: I agree with what has been said by GameAnalyser and others, Sony doesn't really need to cut the price of the PS3 because it sells roughly the same as the 360 worldwide while costing twice as much. I think Sony knows that 360-only gamers won't accept long not to be able to play gems like MGS4, LBP, KZ2, GT5 or GoW 3... ***************************************************** Well, it's not selling equal to the Xbox 360. We all know that the XBox 360 sell better during the holidays. It was almost 2:1 ratio for 2008 holiday between Xbox 360 and PS3. The xbox 360 never sell that well during the off months, as more hardcore games seem to purchase PS3 during the off months. Once October rolls in however, more casual games and cost-wise parents buy the XBox 360. I don't see this trend change unless the PS3 comes down to the XBox 360 price of $200-$300. There are GEMS on the 360 as well. Halo 3, Gears 2, Tales of Vesperia, Fable 2, Banjo & Kazooie, Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect 2, Crackdown, Forza 2 & 3, PGR4, and many more. ############################################# @GameAnalyser U mite actually need to wonder how many timed exclusives originated by ps3 are even out there for 360 since launch. There are none as a matter of fact. U would instead find decent some 360 ports on PS3. ************************************************** Well your right about that. Most of the PS3 games that lost their exclusives are coming out at the same time as the PS3 version. Tekken 6, FF XIII, DMC IV, Assassin's Creed, etcc all coming out at the same time. The PS3 is getting all the older XBox 360 games that everyone has already played and beat over a year ago. Other exclusives like Ace Combat 6, Katamari Damacy, The Last Remant, Star Ocean IV, Dead Rising, etc.. haven't even come out on the PS3 yet and probably won't for at least another year or never. I wouldn't be surprised to see a MGS game on the 360 and Wii in the next couple years. Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter have already jumped over to the Wii. How many more exclusives can the PS3 lose?


Reginthorn (on 20 March 2009)

It will happen soon. They can't announce it just yet! ;^)


GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

@monsterduc1000.. Well u've to imagine that they are still competing head on...Like i said b4 , Sony isn't going to adopt MS strategy which has confined them to become more like a transistional product eventually becoming short term profit grosser... And u were like trying to imply the long term effect..


GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

@crumas2 that was indeed a reply to a fanboy's argument..it can get really tired!! so i infer u do own both Wii and 360 and pretend to be wishing to buy a PS3 but finding it difficult to even imagine so..one of the reasons being the split screen stuff...which i was wondering..!!


monsterduc1000 (on 20 March 2009)

"I just can't imagine them trying to compete head on with the 360 Arcade." This is EXACTLY what Sony has to do. Put out the same level of product as the 360 arcade. A $200 dollar "naked" PS3 would easily level the playing field. And bringing it out in a new shiny and smaller package would seal the deal. As for the $400 PS3, it is by far a better value when you look at what it offers. No $50/year for online (which over say 5 years easliy makes up the price difference), No $100 for wi-fi, cheaply upgradeable HDD and br player. If people would just look at the long term...


Slimebeast (on 20 March 2009)

$50 in April is a god perdiction.


crumas2 (on 20 March 2009)

@GameAnalyser What a tired argument: "my console has more/better exclusives than yours". I wouldn't mind having MGS4, but the others you listed don't appeal to me. Why? Not because they're not great games... they are. It's just that I'm not into racing games, GOW, and KZ2 lost the split-screen option which is one of my favorite ways to play Halo and Gears of War/2 with my teenage son. The sad fact of the matter is that the PS3 and 360 are very close in terms of what's available, game-wise (with the odd exception of JRPGs), that it's difficult to find a PS3 or 360 gamer just dying to get the other console. There are exceptions, but it's not generally true. I wouldn't mind having a PS3, but I'm fairly happy with my 360 for shooters and RPGs, and with my Wii for parties, etc.


GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

@GamerBOB "Most people that have 360's and are interested in a PS3 have one already. But I'd say 70% of 360 owners are satisfied with just owning a 360 and some a Wii." And it seems that satisfaction is confined to America alone whereas Japan and other regions reject it for Wii or PS3. Games like MGS4, KZ2, GOW3, GT5 receiving 360 ports is almost impossible due to the limitations as the devs don't reveal their inconvenience openly...Well Bioshock already having been released on both xbox 360 and PC months back had far lesser gamers waiting on PS3..so we needn't be speaking of its sales here. Other games like Mass Effect, GOW2 and Halo 3 can't anyway be ripping off MS exlusivity rights. That's just it! Otherwise we would have been wangling PS3 controllers over such great games. Mass effect 2 has been rumoured to be a timed exclusive and thus PS3 version mite share Bioshock's fate. U mite actually need to wonder how many timed exclusives originated by ps3 are even out there for 360 since launch. There are none as a matter of fact. U would instead find decent some 360 ports on PS3


GamerBOB (on 20 March 2009)

@Tim Duncan "I think Sony knows that 360-only gamers won't accept long not to be able to play gems like MGS4, LBP, KZ2, GT5 or GoW 3..." Yeah like PS3 owners couldn't wait for Bioshock (look how it sold on PS3), Mass Effect, GOW2, and Halo3? Won't happen. I am lucky enough to have all three systems but I have to admit to being an achievement junky so I spend probably 70% of my time on Live and the 360. Most people that have 360's and are interested in a PS3 have one already. But I'd say 70% of 360 owners are satisfied with just owning a 360 and some a Wii. I've noticed a real role reversal this gerneration. Last Gen Xbox owners got PS ports and were on the defensive. The Xbox was a better piece of hardware and had lower sales. That has reversed this generation. It's actually quite amusing. This of course is just my OPINION.


bdbdbd (on 20 March 2009)

"No immediate pricecuts planned" can be read as "we don't have a set date" (which means that it takes a while before a cut is seen).


Tim_Duncan (on 20 March 2009)

I agree with what has been said by GameAnalyser and others, Sony doesn't really need to cut the price of the PS3 because it sells roughly the same as the 360 worldwide while costing twice as much. I think Sony knows that 360-only gamers won't accept long not to be able to play gems like MGS4, LBP, KZ2, GT5 or GoW 3... I think they're definitely right. Still, I'd like a price cut to allow even more people to play those games.


crumas2 (on 20 March 2009)

I wouldn't expect Sony to pre-announce a price cut, but on the other hand, I can't see how they could afford one in the near future with the current cost of Blu-ray components and the very strong Yen. Decent-quality Blu-ray players are still $200-300, so having a PS3 selling for $300 anytime soon would mean that Sony would start to really bleed red on the device, or they would have to start yanking out more components such as WIFI, build-in hard drive, etc. I just can't imagine them trying to compete head on with the 360 Arcade.


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GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

@Snypershawn Well dood if u had any tycoon like stuff for business tactics why don't u give it a direct shot at SCEA...maybe they would earn huge profits and some may even think of buying the products


GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

And Ultimately price cut is not what is to be the strategy it's the S/W line up...like years back when GameCube had come into the limelight slashing price to as low as 139$...had decent titles but yet sales weren't speaking enuf...price cut should follow when the S/W sales rise high above expected margin. And that's what Sony is targeting..not short term profits thru sudden price cuts like MS..now it is mandatory for MS to make their product cheaper by this holiday season so that they can have the expected short term lead over the PS3 console...


Seraphic_Sixaxis (on 20 March 2009)

PS3 Slim SKU, lulz.


GameAnalyser (on 20 March 2009)

like i said b4 PS3 is still competing with 360 with current price and looking for sales from quality S/W. I would not recommend a price cut immediately...they should find other ways to lure hardcore gamers. Well i think if PS3 continues to compete this way..it over for the 360 transistional product..they will have to consider a new box release by mid 2010


ricku (on 20 March 2009)

No price drop before christmas? the sales might be very slight and disappointing... in top of that, AAA games (like killzone 2) have good sells but don't create a real boom of sales of PS3 or just for 1-2 weeks... I think X360 will increase its advance on PS3 in 2009... (PS3 and 360 christmas line-up will be close in quality and quantity) :-/ Maybe, E3 will be able to change a lot of things...


Bullet100000 (on 20 March 2009)

Sony might be planning something big maybe a slim PS3.


numonex (on 20 March 2009)

No PS3 price unti late in 2009 just bfore Xmas at the earliest - November 2009? 2 years after the last 33% price cut on PS3.


Boberman (on 20 March 2009)

I think the stronger then epected feb NPD sales will delay a pricecut untill E3.


Dazzle (on 19 March 2009)

i really want a ps3 and ive got a spare Ł200 waiting for a price drop but if that doesnt happen in the next few weeks i'll be getting a 360 so it'll be sonys loss


animexplorer (on 19 March 2009)

i dont think they need to drop the price. i think they should use the value approach and sell bundles instead with platinum titles. i think the price is right for such a high quality console.


Bullet100000 (on 19 March 2009)

E3 E3 E3!!!


Dgc1808 (on 19 March 2009)

*Sigh*... Doesn't matter what they say... on the Internet, we'll still get the "There's gonna be a price cut in a few months most likely". Weird part is that alot of the people that say stuff like this are the ones that often talk of SONY's financial issues....


XanderZane (on 19 March 2009)

supermoehre says: If Sony drops the price within the next 6 months I'm very interested seeing the reaction of M$. XBox360 $129@christmas???? ************************************************ I'm sure Microsoft already has plans to drop the price of the Pro and Elite by $50 before the holidays. They probably won't do it until Sony does though. There's no need for Microsoft to rush and drop their price. There systems are selling just fine right now and they are making a profit on every system sold. So the ball is in Sony's court right now. ########################################### BHR-3 says: 100$ in the fall thats wats happening ****************************************************** I doubt it. $50 this year and most likely $50 in 2010 either in the Spring or at the E3. A $100 price this year would definitely have Sony loses a boat load of money on every PS3 sold. They could definitely do it, but it would be like suicide on their part. It would be like taking $500 million and just throwing it into a bomb fire. lol!! I don't think Sony wants to do that.


Snozzle (on 19 March 2009)

SCEA – We have NO immediate (or future) plans to lose any more money than we already have this year thank you for asking!


BHR-3 (on 19 March 2009)

100$ in the fall thats wats happening


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ViolentPhlegm (on 19 March 2009)

I think it's conceivable that they had a price drop planned but if so they've probably had to reassess the situation given the US dollar plummeting these last two days. This is likely to continue for a while. Yesterday's drop was the biggest fall since 1985.


CaptDS9E (on 19 March 2009)

Not to mention they also just froze salaries and cut bonus's as well


SlipperyMooseCakes (on 19 March 2009)

If they're going to do a price drop it would most likely be when they are making a lot of money on the software to balance it out a bit. This would mean in the Fall/Holiday season.


shams (on 19 March 2009)

You guys are hilarious! How could Sony - a company on the edge of disaster, that is putting UP its prices (i.e. Bravia's in Australia) cut the price on hardware that is losing it heaps of money?


Xxain (on 19 March 2009)

OMG CARMINA POSTED!!!!!!!!!!


carmina2008 (on 19 March 2009)

QJ.NET see PS3 game LOL


*~Onna76~* (on 19 March 2009)

If they wanna kick MS its ass they better kick in a price drop and a bunch of JRPG's real soon. I just hope E3 and TGS will bring a bunch of games to my interest before I kick my PS3 on an auction site.


Omega_Phazon_Pirate. (on 19 March 2009)

"The Wii is the Wii it will slow but continue until every casual gamer and retirement home has one LOL." And hardcore LOL


Yoshi-1up (on 19 March 2009)

Well, I won't buy it till there's a price drop. I want it. But c'mon!


heruamon (on 19 March 2009)

"Immediate"...what's that...like 3 or 4 seconds from the end of his interview...lol.


supermoehre (on 19 March 2009)

If Sony drops the price within the next 6 months I'm very interested seeing the reaction of M$. XBox360 $129@christmas????


jagenjg (on 19 March 2009)

Just as NeoRatt said I also believe they will wait for the price cut in 4Q, but then I read this about a new PS3 bundle coming to Target. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/03/ps3-greatest-hits-bundle-limited-to-target-sony-confirms.ars "announce an expected $300 PS3 next week at GDC, or at E3"


GamerBOB (on 19 March 2009)

Killzone 2 is an awesome title. But look at hardware sales through the 14th. Nothing has changed. With the current economy and trends I doubt any title will change consoles sales by much until next holiday season. It's a recession. IMO Sony will continue at the 2:3 ratio it has with the 360. Until it drops price. The Wii is the Wii it will slow but continue until every casual gamer and retirement home has one LOL. Besides Sony is now making a slight profit on each console. A price cut may push them back into the red.


Magnific0 (on 19 March 2009)

Seriously, they have kept dead-quiet about price-cuts and you expect them all of a sudden to start talking about it or giving hints to you? please, let's be reasonable now.


City17 (on 19 March 2009)

Maybe Patchter should get a job washing dishes, LOL


Magnific0 (on 19 March 2009)

@Brett The fact that they're no willing to confide such clasified and importat information with YOU, CONFIRMS NOTHING.


Final-Fan (on 19 March 2009)

Sounds like that wasn't all he was asking about!


City17 (on 19 March 2009)

Add value FTW!


piccoro (on 19 March 2009)

PS3, go! I hope a lower price for the PS3... but, I can't wait! I will buy the PS3 in April!


djs (on 19 March 2009)

So price cut definitely this year! But how much? Anyhow, if there's gonna be one (some say two...) and around holidays I think it's kinda late for the PS3...and too bad for all us PS3 wanna buyers... Price cut now people!!!


NeoRatt (on 19 March 2009)

I agree with Sony (if they hold off)... They are best to wait until September for a price drop. A price drop now, will be forgotten by then and the last quarter of the physical year is when you want to have momentum... Not going into spring/summer. A single week in Fall/Winter is a month of spring/summer sales.


wholikeswood (on 19 March 2009)

Hold out, Sony!


blazinhead89 (on 19 March 2009)

"Yes we have plans to drop the price soon" = Price drop "No plans for Price drop" = Price drop . They can't win either way.


Theo (on 19 March 2009)

Console sales profits > Increasing install base?


XanderZane (on 19 March 2009)

@Brett This confirms what we've heard from other sources and VGChartz along with most major analysts expects Sony to announce a two-stage price drop for PS3 this year - $50 around June time and a futher $50 before the holidays. Stay tuned for more developments. ***************************************** The price cut in June is feasible, but I doubt they will drop it another $50 before the holidays. Immediately after the holidays, definitely, but if they do it before, they are going to lose millions. They will definitely show another huge loss in 2009. I doubt any of these price cuts will occur in the U.K. do to the value between the Pound & Yen being so bad. If it does, it won't be until the end of the year. ########################################## Alby_da_Wolf says: Whatever they decide, they won't let MS know it until it's too late to react in due time for Easter holidays. **************************************************** Dude, Easter is in April and there's no price cut happening in April or May. lol!! M$ can cut the price instantly anytime they want. All they have to do is notify retailers and then make a public announcement. Within 48hrs the price could be down another $50. Yes, we all know a price cut will happen this yea for the PS3r, but no one knows exactly when. The normal trend is either at the E3 or just before the holidays (Sept/Oct) is when most price cuts are announced. I honestly don't see a $50 price cut making a huge difference in PS3 sales. I do expect that M$ will follow suit and drop the price of the Pro and Elite $50 before the holidays. ############################################# 786_ali says: if i knew the e-mail adress of the SONY CEO i'd e-mail him rite now telling him what a good decision this is. ********************************************************* Uumm.. the Sony CEO didn't say they were dropping the price. This is what SCEA said to VGC: "SCEA has no immediate plans to drop the price of the PS3 system." VGC and analyst are the ones that said they expect a $50 price cut in June and another $50 in Sept/Oct. Sony hasn't confirmed anything. Reread the article and get your facts straight. lol!!


Orca_Azure (on 19 March 2009)

:D If sony wants to cheat and win this generation's sales in console sold- cut the price "to" $50. i'll buy 10 just to use them as legos.


KatinJin (on 19 March 2009)

NPD numbers for KZ2 are going to very interesting indeed.


blackstar (on 19 March 2009)

i agree with xxain price cut confirmed!!


KatinJin (on 19 March 2009)

No way this price cut talk is not impacting sales this week.


Gilgamesh (on 19 March 2009)

Hard to say whether I should believe him? If there is a price cut for June, it would be suicide for them to announce it now. So I still stand by my prediction of one $50 price cut in June and another one in November.


welshbloke (on 19 March 2009)

They need to get the message out about no price cut or it will harm sales. Also I think they are doing well all things considered and more big titles on the way. The last thing they need are people holding off because of a price cut which may not happen for months.


mookis (on 19 March 2009)

Could you guys use your brains for a second? Why would Sony announce a pricecut now when the console is still selling? People would then wait for a pricecut. And for the last damn time, Sony is concerned with breaking even and being profitable!


786_ali (on 19 March 2009)

if i knew the e-mail adress of the SONY CEO i'd e-mail him rite now telling him what a good decision this is.


Alby_da_Wolf (on 19 March 2009)

Whatever they decide, they won't let MS know it until it's too late to react in due time for Easter holidays.


Xxain (on 19 March 2009)

Price Cut confirmed LOL!!!


superchunk (on 19 March 2009)

"immediate future" I would read that to mean.. Price cut this year = yes Price cut before Summer = no so probably in fall leading into holiday season. I say max $50.


Snypershawn (on 19 March 2009)

Why would they tell you if they were planning to lower the price? Thats bad business, and even though Sony is pretty bad at business, no company is going to tell you, yeah we're lowering the price of our PS3 in 2 weeks, because nobody would buy any of their systems for those two weeks. It may be announced at GDC lets see, plus I dont trust Sony's people anyways


johnsobas (on 19 March 2009)

means nothing, they even use the word "immediate" which could mean just 1 second from now. Looking forward to NPD.