198w ago - According to Belgium site RTLinfo, Sony has been briefing retailers of an imminent €100 (£85) price cut on the 80GB PS3.
The rumors follow the news that Sony is informing Japanese retailers that the 80GB PS3 model will not be shipping after August 8th, while Sony has cut the cost of its 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle from Amazon by $50.
To quote: "Sony are looking to make a big splash at GamesCom, so it we'll see big hardware and software news coming out of their Press Conference," said Associate Editor of PSM3, Andy Hartup.
"There's little doubt PS3 Slim will happen at some point - PSone and PS2 went through the same treatments - and GamesCom seems like a prime time to unveil it. I wouldn't bet against a PS3 Slim / Uncharted 2 bundle appearing this October."
198w ago - Well, it's not the big price drop everyone is anxiously awaiting, however, PlayStationLifestyle.net (linked above) did notice that Amazon.com has dropped the PS3 160GB price by 10%... meaning $50 off.
To quote: "Amazon.com has reduced the price of the 160GB PS3 Bundle that features a copy of Uncharted and a voucher for the downloadable game Pain. The price has been reduced 10%, so you can score the PS3 for the low(er) price of $449.
No word at how long this offer stands, so act now to ensure you can take advantage of the lowered price."
That being said, if you were planning on getting Uncharted: Drake's Fortune anyway it may be worth doing so while the deal is still on.
198w ago - Update: It appears as though he was just joking, with a follow-up tweet stating:
"I keed... I keed! But wouldn't that rock?!?! Hey, gimme a break! It's late and I'm working on a Sunday nite! Sue me! Love ya'll! "
We could have yet another in a long line of PS3 Price Drop confirmations as follows..
Last night David Jaffe's Twitter shows the following tweet:
"Sh*t! It's on. PS3 price drop news from JAPAN! $199 US dollars?!? They were NOT kidding...sh*t! SWEET!"
If this is true, Sony's PlayStation 3 console now has the price to compete with the less expensive Nintendo Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Although David Jaffe's work (most notebly in God of War and Twisted Metal) is admired by many gamers, some are already questioning how that makes him an authority on the retail price of the PS3... only time will tell for sure.
198w ago - Popular French Web site JeuxVideo (linked above) is reporting that they have received confirmation of a PS3 price cut to 299 Euros in early September.
Additionally, they have reaffirmed the rumor from two days ago in stating that a new, cheaper PS3 model (likely the long-awaited PS3 Slim) will be announced at Sony's Gamescom press conference held in Cologne on August 18, 2009.
To quote, roughly translated: For many months that the most fanciful rumors circulating on the net about a price drop of the PlayStation 3.
But this time it seems to be confirmed as contacted by us, some wholesalers say that the price of the console Sony will soon drop. And even better, since we can announce that a new version of the console that goes out!
The official announcement of the new cheaper version of the PS3 would be made at the press conference that the Japanese giant held in Cologne at the gamescom Tuesday 18 August at 18h French time, we will cover the show and of course We also...
200w ago - SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has shared another WipEout Fury Developer Diary today, covering new game modes, a date and price.
To quote: We're back with number three in our series of developer diaries featuring the WipEout HD Fury add-on pack. This week we have Zico Liu, Programmer on the WipEout HD development team.
This is Zico Liu, programmer on WipEout HD; you all might remember me from the "Beat Zico" trophy. Before I talk about what I've been up to on the WipEout HD Fury expansion pack, I would just like to let you know that the pack will be available from PlayStation Store on Thursday, July 23rd for $9.99.
The pack will provide three new race types - Eliminator, Zone Battle and Detonator, 12 new tracks, 13 new ships, 6 new music tracks, a redesigned menu system, a new campaign to complete as well a host of new trophies to win. Oh and let's not forget the additional ranks for you to achieve online. We are really excited about the content and hope you enjoy all the new features.
Also, on Tuesday July 21st, we are releasing a free update to the existing game. If you boot up WipEout HD at around 5pm GMT, you will be prompted to download the update. It will add a number of new features and tweaks to menus of the game including a brand new statistics...