13th May 2011 - With the Playstation Network STILL being down, developers/publishers along with gamers are getting increasingly frustrated with Sony. The loss of revenue from the lack of downloadable content being purchased and the loss of revenue from gamers holding off purchasing games with significant online components (which is pretty much 9/10 games these days) is causing major headaches for everyone concerned.
According to an anonymous source, All Age Gaming have learned of a possible pending announcement from Sony which will detail a price reduction for the Playstation 3 console. This announcement is supposedly due to increasing pressure from one of the major players in the gaming industry, Electronic Arts. EA's frustration over the PSN outage would be very justified as sales of the Playstation 3 games they publish would have decreased as most if not all of EA's games have big online components. Titles such as Crysis 2, Fifa 11 and many more would be suffering big time. Also with the PSN down, any patches or updates to PS3 games have to be delayed as they would not have been able to go through their testing stage before being released to the public.
Whether this rumour turns out to be true or not remains to be seen, but I guess if it does turn out to be true, by the time the Playstation Nertwork comes back on, you might be able to pick up a brand spanking new PS3 for a fraction of its current price!
Stay tuned to All Age Gaming for any official word on this rumour and let us know your thoughts on this in our comments section below.
Article by Craig Cirillo