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Rumor: Sony has 'big bang' announcement Oct. 12

GamePro France is reporting that Sony has plans for a "big bang" announcement set for Oct. 12. While rumors and speculation have been filling message boards across the internet, we feel safe to say this announcement will probably focus on the mysterious 40GB PlayStation 3.

Let's take a look at the recent events surrounding Sony's new model:
We'll, can't be happy enough for Oct. 12 to come so we can finally get some real answers, but who knows, Sony could announce a new JetMoto game, right?

[via N4G]

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1. Hopefully a cheaper PS3 isn't just in line for the USA, there should be one made available in Australia as well

Posted at 8:13PM on Sep 30th 2007 by afr

2. man i really hope its a cheaper ps3 cause this will probably help out the ps3 sales like crazy

Posted at 8:14PM on Sep 30th 2007 by ravage

3. I really really hope its a cheap PS3, I already have one myself and it would be great for the world to know what is to like about this system.

Oh, and I am also hoping they would announce more games coming soon. That would be so cool if they announced more games. And a Jet Moto PS3!!!

Posted at 8:25PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Carlo

4. I hope it is a price drop as well. I wonder why they chose to do it after Halo 3. Was it to wait for the buzz around it to fade away and then evaluate on the aftermath before breaking out the news? Anything new coming out for the PS3 in October besides Ratchet & Clank? Best of luck Sony! Don't mess this one up.

Posted at 8:27PM on Sep 30th 2007 by ruibing

5. any body know what they mean by less features

Posted at 8:38PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Neo Senku

6. I hope it will not just be the new PS3 system. But some thing bigger. I hope it is the game Famitsu talked about right befire TGS. So I hope it is a FFVII remake. I know it would have had a better chance at TGS but if you think about it FFVII should have all the glory to it self.

Plus with some many things bad things as of late for Sony like the delay of Home and rumble not coming out until next year. I hope the news is not just for this new SKU. So I hope it is some new games plus other big news too. May be it will be the day Sony will say the Killzone Beta will start.

So I hope there will be some thing other then the new sku because for me I already own a PS3 so in no way will this news help me. Like a big line up of new games for 2008 and and beyond.

Posted at 8:42PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Joe

7. Hope its a price drop the Holiday shopping spree kicks off in November

Posted at 8:43PM on Sep 30th 2007 by sicklesdawg

8. Isn't the announcement spoiled by now? Why do these companies keep fighting these leaks. The 360 Elite, the PS3 price drop, PS3 rumble controller. Now the 40 GB. I understand there's a plan to all these big announcements, but maybe they should change plans when these leaks happen. It just makes the companies look silly.


Michael C. Sherrin

Posted at 9:17PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Michael C. Sherrin

9. That would be awesome if they introduce the 40GB at $300. It would be fantastic. Even if they introduce it at $400 it could still be beneficial for them. But I guess the $300 remark I said is asking for a little too much. But hey it saids "Sony has plans for a big bang announcement". Therefor it should be something big. I guess all we have to do is sit and wait. Lets hope for the best.

Posted at 9:23PM on Sep 30th 2007 by knives


Posted at 9:51PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Anthony

11. I'm pulling for a new JetMoto game!

JetMoto, JetMoto, JetMoto!

Posted at 10:13PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Cory

12. I'm impressed. You went to the 3rd page of Google images to find that one.

I don't want another model. I want 8DAYS and The Getaway 3. Wouldn't it be funny if those were the big announcements. (In my books those would be better than a new model)

Posted at 10:17PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Andy

13. what if its the wiisation 360 all 3 companies joining forces to bring the gaming world to a new era. where mario and master cheif can live in playstation home. lol no j.k long live the console WAR. Sony has alot of tricks up its sleeve. dont count the juggarnaut that is sony out. my guess is a 499.99 40g Ps3 bundle just in time for christmas. dual shock 3 included. and official game release dates.....AND ps home dated... BIG BANG theory

Posted at 10:18PM on Sep 30th 2007 by picanose

14. Not sure the Silver or White versions of the PS3 would help sales all that much...but I know a lot of people liked the silver version.

I still want to know what features they could remove that would make it possible to sell the unit at a great savings over the 60-80 gig models. I guess wifi being removed is a given, but what else could they really remove that would save much money....usb ports and memory card slots, I can't see that saving all that much money (per machine).

Posted at 10:35PM on Sep 30th 2007 by Neil

15. I hope it's Kutaragi coming back.

And proclaiming worldwide dictatorship.

Posted at 10:43PM on Sep 30th 2007 by John Q Sample

16. As long as they don't remove the wifi, they can remove as many features as they want. I think a 40GB hard drive is plenty for my needs. I would probably get an external controller charger, anyways. I'd never use card slots. The PS2 emulation is good enough for me. So really the only thing I need to see in this new model is wifi.

Posted at 11:36PM on Sep 30th 2007 by AlanS17

17. its probably gonna be about the ps3 40 gb, but lets hope it has something to so with GTA4. do you think there would be like some cool ps3 gta4 bundke that would be awsome.

Posted at 11:40PM on Sep 30th 2007 by G26-VERCETTI

18. Halo 3 is obviously being ported to PS3. That'd be a big bang right in the nuts.

Posted at 11:45PM on Sep 30th 2007 by muppetmeth

19. It's not so much the new console is actually cheaper for Sony to make (it will be, rumor of 65nm Cell, no EE or GS for ps2 games), but that it will allow them to sell it at a lower price (at a greater loss for Sony) without pissing off early adopters too much. If they just dropped the price of the 80GB by $200, there would be much... unpleasantness from people who just bought one.

But if they take out a couple USB ports and the memory card readers, people who paid a bunch more for their ps3 can still feel okay about their purchase (maybe not great). And Sony will just take the extra loss like they did with the 20GB. Hopefully this will be a real model and not just a token to make it look like the ps3 was launching at $499, even though no one could find one.

Posted at 12:37AM on Oct 1st 2007 by apease

20. I totally agree with muppetmeth.

Posted at 1:20AM on Oct 1st 2007 by Hashbrown_Hunter

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