1. Psychotext

    Price cut innit. Either that or it’s a major co-incidence that they’re making a big announcement on the last day of their financial year. :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    Maybe they made money this financial year and want to “celebrate” it with a price cut. :o)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Yeah… no, no money being made this year in the games division.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Redh3lix

    Although a price cut is good, I dont think it’s something that would require such cloak ‘n dagger approach as most of the publicity regarding said price cut will be announced through normal retail and industry channels. Wild guess. I rekon it’s an announcement regarding some sort of media service being introduced to PSN (along the lines of Netflix, although NOT Netflix obviously etc etc). Again, wild guess btw that I thought I would chuck in there.

    Maybe Sony have finally realised the true skillz of “Redh3lix” as a gamer and have concluded it requires a global announcement? Never know.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Something other than a price cut would be more entertaining. :P

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Cort

    New financial year due to start, new financial projections kick in, new business plans commence.

    Price cut.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Syrok

    “Due economical difficulties Sony will leave the game market. All operation will be stopped within in the next 6 month.”

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Cort


    Stop, you’re making me cry.


    #8 6 years ago
  9. Mike

    Too close to the Killzone 2 bundle surely?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Cort

    True, but it has to be something significant. Or do they normally warn about upcoming announcements? What “sites” were they?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    I dont know, there was a inkling telling me it was 2.70 but then, Sony wouldnt make this big of a fuss just for a Firmware.

    Maybe it’s 2.70 AND a price cut on the same day?

    Cort: One of them was Kotaku, other then that, thats all I know although you can bet IGN, 1UP and everyone else was warned.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Retroid

    /Waits for first rumours about it being a RETURN FOR BC


    Or it’s a price cut.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Redh3lix

    “Anti-climax” just popped into my head. Just like McDonalds jooped me into buying one of their amazing “Californian” burgers, and it ended up tasting like shit….

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Cort

    Redh3lix, tasted like shit? The clue was in the name.



    #14 6 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    Actually, it seems that this announcement could be for a price cut to the PS2.

    EDIT: Bah, just noticed the time stamp.

    But GAF seems sold on it:

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Cort

    Awe dammit.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Redh3lix

    Yeah def. Their breakfast coffee isn’t that bad though.

    Regarding announcement, I think I’ll actually be disappointed if they announce a price cut as it’s been rumoured for a good while now. Surely they dont expect a “oooh!” or “wow!” from such an announcement. Gotta be something else?

    #17 6 years ago
  18. chickenbutt

    I bet its going to be a new 160 GB package. The current one with Uncharted gives a PAIN voucher for the game and the voucher expires on 3/30/09.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. chickenbutt

    Or its going to be 80 GB package with Little Big Planet?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Cort

    Did the notice go out to retailers too? If it is anything to do with price or a new bundle, they wouldn’t just warn gaming websites and blogs.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Well the PS2 thing would be boring. =/

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    I agree.

    Plus, we may as well start planning the funeral.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Michael O'Connor

    Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

    Here we say our dearest goodbyes to our beloved PS2.

    R.I.P. 2000 – 2009

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    this is an april fools joke. nice try :)

    #24 6 years ago


    Price cut.

    Good job I waited then, innit…

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Mike

    The PS2 story is from 2003.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Shatner

    It’s gonna be a new area for Home.

    You speculators. You’re always far too excitable.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Syrok

    Whatever it is they should announce it a day later.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Quiiick

    New furniture to buy in Home?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Quiiick

    … maybe even wallpapers!

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Syrok

    New stuff for Home is coming on the 9th and the and update is also scheduled for early next month.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    How about wallpaper furniture? I bet no-one has thought of that.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    the ps3 and psp bundled together for $399.98 :P

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Blerk

    I haven’t been this excited since just before the Nintendo keynote last week. ;-)

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Syrok

    Man, your life most be boring. :P

    #35 6 years ago
  36. f1r3storm

    New Ridge Racer.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Johnny Cullen

    “New Ridge Racer.”

    Na, E3.

    That way, Sony will have beaten Ninty and MS in the conferences but ONLY and ONLY IF Kaz Hirai introduces it.

    “Today, we’re proud to announce an brand new illteration in Namco Bandai’s racing series, which has been long been a big part of the PlayStation family, exclusive to the PlayStation 3: RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER… 8!”

    That would be the greatest thing ever.

    And yes, I am aware it aint as part of the PS family, RR6 on the 360 :P

    #37 6 years ago
  38. No_PUDding

    Just realised Redhelix said ‘jooped’, just thought I’d stick my head in and correct him, with this wonderful word:


    Go crazy, and use it!

    As for this, no clue ;) ;) *nudge* *nudge*

    #38 6 years ago
  39. DaMan

    I hope this news aren’t from playstationlifestyle.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    That site has muchos credibilities.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. DaMan

    yeah, it also has arguably the most brilliant and unbiased articles about Playstation brand on the internet.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Withnail

    If this announcement is actually happening and it’s not just kotaku making stuff up, then with it being the last day of the financial year and – crucially – one week before Easter, this is almost certainly a price cut for PS3 and probably PS2 as well. Maybe new firmwares for PS3 and PSP to go with it.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Johnny Cullen

    “I hope this news aren’t from playstationlifestyle.”


    #43 6 years ago
  44. CastellanSpandrell

    People are taking this and running with it; firmware announcement, price cut, hidden feature, secret game.
    Get ready for disappointment.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Syrok

    Ooh, I’ve got another one. A slime-line PS3 \o/

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    Slime line? That’s some scary shit right there.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Syrok

    Oops. ^^

    #47 6 years ago

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