Never say never. Also, don't believe everything you see posted on the Internet. The same sites post about Blu-ray for the Xbox and that was bullsh*t too.
The thing is, Sony has to let go if the bluray format fails and try to salvage what they can with this over-engineered conssole. Even if it does not fail and "Laserdiscs" along- this is not a healthy environment.
Studies show in sales figures etc., that they misjudged the consumers needs and wants. they are trying to compete in a market that they cannot compete in with their present hardware platform. It's insane for them to think they can.
It is LITERALLY running them into bankruptcy. They cannot realy afford to lose more money on this thing by lowering the price further, even though they are receiving new parts at a probable lower cost. I am SURE they had hoped by now to take those savings and stop hemmorraging so much loss on each sale at this point- not pass it on.
there is NO WAY they are selling enough games to absorb this hit and they cannot just keep losing forever. They have to get vreative and they have to do it fast.
As we read today- they are actually being publicly threatened by developers! What else do they need to see to realise they screwed up and start looking at alternatives to drilling into the ground like a Kamikaze pilot??
They could sell the same games on DVD and offer an external Blu-ray for those that wanted to view movies or play the handful of games available on BR discs. I think most people would pass on the drive option and would rather have a PS3 for 150 dollars that played back and upscaled DVD movies. LOL