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May 09, 2006

Sony PS3 - is it doomed?

It's official, the PS3 has a price.

And it's CRAZY.

They are charging $500 for the base system and $600 for a system with 40 GB more storage. That is way to much money, if you ask me. That's getting up there into the "I could buy a nice computer for this much money" range. Seriously. And when it's likely the Nintendo Wii will cost between 199 and 250, they stand to lose alot in this next generation of consoles.

Priced at $300 and lower, the PS2 dominated the last round by selling over 100 million consoles. Can anyone really see that many people shelling out $500-$600 for this new one?

I don't.

I think I'll get the 360 and the Wii now.

Sorry Sony. You kind of stink anyway because you install viruses on peoples computers.

UPDATE:

It's worse then I thought. The "cheaper" version really misses out on a lot of what Sony has been bragging about for this next generation - so to really get in on the "true PS3 experience" you'll have to get the $600 model. $600!? That's no longer an impulse buy, that's a "get a second job and save up for it" buy.

Here are the differences between the "base" and "premium" version of the console. (taken from Joystiq)
You lose 40GB (20GB base vs. 60GB)
You lose HDMI output
You lose MemoryStick / SD / CompactFlash slots
You lose 802.11 b/g wireless
You save $100

Posted by jason on May 9, 2006 12:47 AM

Comments

Poor Sony.....

Posted by: Aom_rock_magical on May 9, 2006 05:40 AM

well SINCE no one's going to make a post about the show (or at least not until after someone makes a comment and then the comment becomes in the wrong place... haha) I just wanted to say I thought it went awesome and you guys did a great job! :-) And you're wives are really cool! *steps on darby's toes*

Posted by: sha'uri on May 9, 2006 07:30 AM

I'm going to have to agree with Jason on the sony thing and also comment on the show... Amazing set, I had a ton of fun. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Jack on May 9, 2006 08:55 AM

First sony messed me up with the 'spring 2006-- sike!' Then the 'um, we have a blu-ray disc copyright thingy to deal with.'

Now it's 'shell over your gas money for the next week, or never see the beauty that is the PS3.'

Man, my PS2 just broke, and I was going to hold out, but forget it. I'll get a ps2 to replace it and just ignore the PS3.... sony-- the bastards!

Posted by: stealth maestro h. valentine on May 11, 2006 08:44 PM

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