The PStwo is being bundled with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Source: The same PJ McNealy report that started the previous rumor.
The official story: "The company has no comment about this issue."--Rockstar spokesperson.
What we heard: Although it spawned the PStwo rumor, the intention of McNealy's report was to advise American Technology Research customers to buy stock in Take-Two Interactive. One of the big reasons was the impending release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which, barring an asteroid strike, will be the year's top best-seller. Reassuring investors following San Andreas' recent delay, McNealy said "the game is on track and will now come out a week later, October 26. We believe this launch may coincide with the launch of a new version of the PlayStation 2, called the PStwo." This hypothesis was expanded on by the Hollywood Reporter, which said a simultaneous release of GTA and the PStwo would be a "one-two punch" against the Xbox. That, in turn, sparked forum posters to say the two would be bundled together--a dream package for anyone who doesn't yet own Sony's console. Such a move would certainly make sense for Sony, given that Xbox sales surged 50 percent in August while PS2 sales fell two percent, not to mention the huge boost Halo 2's release will give Microsoft's console. However, nothing is official yet, although that may change at next Tuesday's Sony executive meeting.