By now it seems that many of you have come to anticipate tomorrow’s mysterious Sony announcement; until now the general speculation was that the PS3 would get a long overdue price cut. However, SCEA PR manager Al De Leon has decided to rain on everybody’s parade by flatly denying such speculation in a statement to Joystiq:
“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.”
So then, it seems that such a clear denial is likely true, and the PS3 will stay at it’s current $399 base price point a while longer. Meanwhile, the speculation regarding tomorrow’s announcement has turned to a potential drop on the nine-year-old PS2 or the handheld PSP. For those of you who have been holding out on purchasing Sony’s powerhouse game console, might I recommend speaking with your pocketbooks by pursuing a couple of alternatives.