Lies, damned lies, and Sony PR
Watch what Sony say carefully.
"No plans for a pricing announcement" means that, whether or not the price will drop very soon, they haven't yet planned the *announcement*. It does not say "No plans for a price drop". These weasel words are typical of Sony PR.
And of course rumours and speculation are "just rumours and speculation", as opposed to an official announcement. That does not imply that they are incorrect in fact.
Nothing of content has actually been said here by Sony. They have neither "denied", "confirmed" nor "verified" anything.