First of all the source
So apparently this guy has somewhat of an insider edge and has been right about things in the past.Our mole has a great track record: both the Xbox 360 HDMI story and the wired Xbox 360 Rock Band controllers have since been confirmed. Whoever our friendly inside source is, he's got some great contacts. Now he's ready to tell us what Sony's console pricing plans may soon look like. Here's how Sony's platform pricing will shape up by the holiday shopping season:
~ 80GB PlayStation 3: $499.99
~ 40GB PlayStation 3: $399.99
~ Spider-Man 3 Blu-ray movie pack in with one, or both
~ PlayStation 2: $99.99
The 80GB price drop isn't that shocking, but a new $400 40GB system would be huge news. Would people be willing to part with 40GB to save $100? I think so, and having a $400 PlayStation 3 option would be a great weapon this holiday season. If they get to show off the Blu-ray capabilities of the system with Spider-Man 3 bundled? That's a nice package.
The $99.99 PlayStation 2 would ensure that the venerable system will continue to sell well. This is rumor for now, but when Sony makes some announcements at the Tokyo Game Show, I would not be shocked if these were among them. You heard it here first.
Too me, it all seems about right. We all knew they would remove Motorstorm from the bundle and sell it just as a console at $499, looks like you may get a BD with the purchase as well. Kind of sceptical to believe the 40GB SKU but I could see them bringing forth a cheaper model for certain resons. There must be more of a difference than 40GB of space for the price to be that much cheaper, if not the 40GB is a steal if you know you can upgrade it anyways.
If these prices do hit by Christmas and they can get Uncharted out there by then I'd say they have a chance to take this holiday season or at least a very close second.
Expect this rumour to spread all over the internet and it will probably be debated until this holiday.