Well, there wasn't much in the way of huge announcements at the Game Developers Conference, although we did learn about the new Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time . However, it seems that Sony is preparing something significant for Tuesday, March 31.

According to Kotaku, that's the time when Sony will make a big announcement of some kind, and many would like to believe it's the much-rumored price cut. Then again, considering Sony's insistence that a price drop isn't coming any time soon, we're expecting something different; besides, why not just announce the price cut at the GDC? Why wait a few days? Another possibility is that Sony will be updating the PS3's web browser, which could be kinda cool and perhaps more plausible than a price drop. Kotaku suggested that the PS2 might drop to $99, which would make sense as PS2 sales have been on the steep decline as of late. The system has fared extremely well at the $129 price point for quite some time, but now may be the time to institute what could be the final retail price drop. We'd like to think it's software-related; that Sony might lift the lid on one of the new mysterious PS3 exclusives heading our way (maybe it's the one we know about…?), but that's just more speculation. What ideas do you have? What does Sony have in store for us next week?

If it is indeed a PS3 price cut, that'll make all the major headlines for the week. But even if it's something smaller and not quite so huge, we'll still tell ya about it. It's kinda what we do.

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Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Same here, and it's impossible they gonna announce games, they always do that in E3, a possible update on the PSN or a new hardware for the PS3.
It could even be the rumoured PSP2 or something like that.
But if it's a price cut, you can expect some uproar in the gaming world especially Microsoft.

Jordanboi123
Jordanboi123
11 years ago

i call a price cut simple reason is the financial year ends march 1st so thats my reason for saying price cut.i could be wrong.

Jordanboi123
Jordanboi123
11 years ago

sorry my comment posted 2 times.


Last edited by Jordanboi123 on 3/28/2009 12:58:41 PM

Jordanboi123
Jordanboi123
11 years ago

i call a price cut simple reason is the financial year ends march 1st so thats my reason for saying price cut.i could be wrong.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Gran Turismo 5 this fall!!!

I'm psyched anything they announce will be awesome

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

What if Sony's big annoucement turns out to be exactly that nothing. A BIG FAT ZERO! how cool would that be not that it is ever going to happen but say it did how would the world cope without it lol ?

As Scarecrow said it could be anything.

Bring it on! 🙂

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
11 years ago

yeah firmware update guaranteeeeeed

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I dunno, it would have to do something special because many firmwares have come without requiring a "big announcement"

JasperLoons
JasperLoons
11 years ago

Firmware update was my theory too, especially considering all the rumors floating around about the next one.

djjake
djjake
11 years ago

maybe crossgame chat?
dun dun duurrrnnn

cLoudou
cLoudou
11 years ago

Maybe that secret exclusive?
or price-cuts for all platforms?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

1. Firmware 2.70
2. Backward Compatibility

Daedusian
Daedusian
11 years ago

It has got to be the firmware update, although I thought that was supposed to be released this week as I read somewhere that a Sony employee at GDC said it would be coming the week of GDC. Idk? Better be good though because I'm going bananas over here! 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well, thank god they didn't say it would be on April 1st!

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Lol, do you hate April 1st? I love it >:)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm just saying it could've been a giant april fools joke otherwise.

infekt
infekt
11 years ago

They could say "Huge surprise tomorrow!" on the 31st and then be like "April fools!" on the 1st and do nothing. lol. Yes, that would make me want to put a gun to my head..

Daedusian
Daedusian
11 years ago

haha, never thought about that. It's that time of year again *sigh* lol. =)

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

Playstation is going to give me everything for free 😀 😀 lol

who knows. maybe new firmware update

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Ohh maybe like in game chat or something cool like that. I also want a price cut. But can sony afford it? Guess we will find out on tuesday

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

A browser update would be nice , it's still too slow compared to a pc .

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

java support on the ps3 would be sweet… as would a psp "slide"

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

So there wont me a price drop?! NOOOOOOOOOO! i'll never get my ps3 🙁

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

No worries mate, at some point or another.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

I dont think the announcement will be the 2.70 Firmware update. If they are saying its big then im almost certain, though the details for the update or web browser improvement may coincide with the announcement.


Last edited by ThugNificent101 on 3/27/2009 10:50:51 PM

slayerkillemall
slayerkillemall
11 years ago

a wiimote!!
lol,seriously,its probably ralated to psp/ps3 connectivity,and if were lucky a psp2 with 2nd analog stick….


Last edited by slayerkillemall on 3/27/2009 10:53:47 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Yo i never even thought of that nice!

Lairfan
Lairfan
11 years ago

Something big did come out of GDC for Sony; watch this.

http://www.multiplayer.it/notizia.php?id=61849

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

im super sick right now… instant fever (n) so i didnt feel like watching it all… but all i have to say is

HOLY CRAP DUDE!!!!


Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 3/28/2009 12:39:59 AM

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

Maybe its the LoD announcement I wait for all week and was insanely disappointed to find out isn't true.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

If your talking about Legends of Dragoon Im right there with ya man lol

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Aiiie' brethren.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

And where exactly will Sony be making this announcement? Playstation Blog?

King James
King James
11 years ago

The ps2 will sell for $79.99; a lil recession relief from Sony

😉

SkaterAlchemist
SkaterAlchemist
11 years ago

OMG Kojima Productions is exclusively publishing for Sony Entertainment

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

maybe the head of Sony saved a bundle by switching to Geico.

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

LOL

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

New exclusive GOSSIP GIRLS game for PS3! 😉

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Sweet

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Wow, a big surprise? For me?? My birthday just went by too ..hmmm what could it be? There are so many things (as all the posts above have noted) that it could be. I'm hoping for either a new exclusive big name title, or …perhaps a huge firmware update, that would be exciting …as anything free would be.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

big announcement:By current projections, ps3 will surpass the major success of our major competetors, both wii and 360 combined. more people have baught a ps3 thanks to Killzone 2, and, as im sure you all heared of, was a huge crush to microsofts claims that A)"killzone 2 didn't matter," and that B) "Killzone sold S**T all.

Happy all? well guess what!!! the great news just keep on coming!!! We Officially Confirm: price cut, psp2, new firmware, 40gb ps3 for $199, and that wasn't even the best news. for you see, the Greatest news of all is:

we lied! ONLIVE will completely obliterate all consoles!!!! well, except for the wii… that son of a gun just won't die.

Wasn't that rewarding? I know it was, just remember, happy April Fools Day, And have a merry easter!!!

(dont hate, im sick(n) so i need something to reward me with humor, sorry for getting your hopes up, then crushing them. Remember, Happy April Fools!!!)

(P.S: happy easter aswell.)

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I think a decent PS3 browser is sorely over due. I cannot even watch news clips from the CNN or BBC websites. The PS3 web browser has been very weak in many areas.

Q!

"i am home"

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Yeah. It would be nice if it didn't lock up the PS3 virtually every time I use it, as well…and I use it every day.

Seriously, did they subcontract the browser to Microsoft?

Cuetes
Cuetes
11 years ago

March 31 huh? Thats too close to April 1 for my taste.

webberfan
webberfan
11 years ago

colored ps3s, idk.

raidtimedope
raidtimedope
11 years ago

they are going to announce that the next GTA IV installment is going to be a PS3 exclusive

raidtimedope
raidtimedope
11 years ago

they are goin to announce the next GTA game will be a PS3 exclusive

Leothebest
Leothebest
11 years ago

wont happen gta has already joined the darkside

TroubleMaker
TroubleMaker
11 years ago

Lol, an idiot -1'd everyone

Blaiyan
Blaiyan
11 years ago

Maybe all of thee above? ewwwwoowoooo *shivers* Makes me nervous lol.