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Is The Playstation 3 a bust?

Old 04-16-07, 08:50 AM
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I'm so on the fence about PS3 that it's not even funny.

One day I'm sure that I'll be buying one as soon as the semester is over, and the next day I'm sure that I don't want one and that it'd just sit unused for months at a time like the Wii.

My PS2 is busted, I'd like a Blu-Ray player sometime in the future, and there are enough exclusive games for the PS3 to entice me, so I think it's a pretty solid purchase.

And while I"m not all that bothered by the price of the unit, I am totally put off by the justification for the price point. In the interview for EGM in January (which was just put up on 1up.com where I read it for the first time), one of the Sony reps said that part of the reason they felt justified charging $600 was because of the Sony name, and the perceived quality that brought with it.

To just come out and say it like that is just too arrogant for my taste.
Old 04-16-07, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by taffer
That depends on what you mean by "fast." I believe DVD came out in 1996, but it did not really become mainstream until sometime around 2000/2001. That 4-5 year span is not "fast" in the video game market. Sony is counting on consumers wanting Blu-ray NOW, not in 4-5 years. In 4-5 years we will have the next-next-gen consoles coming out.
I'm not speaking to or about Sony, just addressing DVD adoption.
4 years is very fast for mainstream adoption, for anything.
Old 04-16-07, 11:16 AM
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Put me in the camp of wanting a PS3, but not getting one until it hits $300.
And FWIW, I can easily afford $600 (I just paid $3K for a guitar without blinking, but it's retail price is $6K - so, same concept)

HD/Blu-ray are not big selling points for me at all, and I have a nice HDTV...

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