Sony has developed a smaller (and therefore cheaper) Blu-Ray laser, which if they decide to put into new PS3s, would significantly cut the production cost. This means that Sony would start making money on 40gb PS3s, and could also lead to price cuts on the PS3.
Alternatively, Sony could stick the new laser into the PS3 without telling anyone, and keep the price we have for a while before lowering it in a year or two, or they could simply announce a price-cut (which would bost sales tremendously) and put the new laser in the new versions – they’d make money and they’d sell more PS3s.
Well, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Here’s hoping for a price cut, we could do with better sales, we’d get more exclusive games because there’d be a larger audience for them.