Sony president says PS3 price drop is 'possibility'

Sony president Ryoji Chubachi, in what's apparently a translated statement from Japanese daily Yomiui Shimbun, said the company "does not rule out the possibility of lowering the price" of the PS3. This statement could easily be followed by a "duh" from the audience, anything is a "possibility." It's not like companies don't drop console prices eventually, but typically the president of a company doesn't open up the door like that unless they mean it, in the relative fiscal year future -- there are stock holders to think of after all.

Now, does this mean a price drop across the globe? That would be nice, but if Chubachi was speaking with a Japanese newspaper, it could mean that the Japanese will receive another price drop. That would be the nation's second dip in the price drop pool after they already received a 20% cut before the PS3 even launched. At this point it would be nice to get a simple declarative statement on a price drop from Sony. In the words of Master Yoda, "Do, or do not. There is no 'possibility.'" Or something like that.

[Via NextGen]

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