Sony’s Big Announcement is $100 PS2? Sony to Hold Press Confernece To Announce It’s Wednesday
Grrrrr, everybody. I’m a bit frustrated today, as word of Sony’s rumored big announcement has finally been revealed, and all it is is a $30 dollar PlayStation 2 price drop… bummer. I, like many other gamers who heard there would be a “big” announcement, was under the impression that a much needed PS3 price drop was on its way. Instead, Sony took a 9-year-old console, that’s past its prime, and tried to give it one last shock of life.
On Sunday, multiple high-profile gaming websites were reporting that Sony were going to have a big announcement for us all on Tuesday, and many believed that it would have something to do with the PS3. Today, Sony shot those hopes down by dropping the price of the PS2 from $129.99 to $99.99.
If, for some reason, you don’t already own a PS2, now’s your chance to nab one up. All complaints aside, it was one of the greatest consoles ever released (in my opinion anyway), and it has enjoyed a lifespan that most other consoles can only dream of. The PS2 still brings in money for Sony, and with such a massive user base (136 million users worldwide) the price drop will likely encourage developers to think twice about abandoning the aging system.
That’s fine and dandy that the PS2 is cheaper now, but one must wonder how long Sony can seriously consider keeping the price of the PS3 so high. With Microsoft gaining ground in Japan, and Sony continually bringing up the caboose in the console race, something’s going to have to change. If Sony continues to remain stubborn by the time “God of War 3″ is released, they might as well throw in the towel.