PlayStation 3 Price Cut Speculation And A Non-Blu-Ray Model?!?


Posted February 25, 2009 - By r_pad

According to one prominent gaming analysts, the PlayStation 3 price cut that many of you are waiting for is just around the corner. Janco Partners' Mike Hickey recently told Gamasutra:

"If Sony does not cut the price of their console, we expect the continuation of languishing PS3 hardware sales and the potential for publishers to accelerate their reallocation of resources away from the PS3 console. We believe the market is expecting a PS3 price cut in April or by June at the latest."

A three-month cushion makes this a pretty weak prediction. I checked with a few sources at Sony and most of them were mum on the issue. One interesting, albeit, vague tidbit I finagled was that the price cut would come "later than you want it to be". Naturally, a lot can change over the next few months. Depending on Sony's performance in the immediate future, the company can hasten or delay the price cut as it sees fit.

Hickey also claimed that he's "hearing continued speculation that Sony is working on a non-Blu-ray PS3 console." That sounds more than a little ridiculous to me. How is that even feasible?

Keep in mind, all of this information is coming out during Sony's Destination PlayStation event -- an event for game publishers and retailers. It would be an ideal time to inform retailers of an upcoming price drop, but it might be too early to let the cat out of the bag.

Any bets on when the PlayStation 3 price cut will be? If I were a betting man (oh wait, I am), I'd peg April as the long shot and June as the safer bet. How about you?


PlayStation 3 Price Cut Speculation And A Non-Blu-Ray Model?!?


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