Agreed, either drop the price before or in October or don't drop the price at all. I don't think dropping the price at PSX would give significant gains to sales.
It won't. I've said this before. Sony put themselves in a really good position this holiday with their marketing deals and bundles to sell most if not all their stock this holiday.
lowering the price $50 bucks this holiday wouldn't change that. So I'm not really expecting a price drop in NA this year.