Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What You Can Do For the Price of a PS3

I've heard the PS3 is going to cost $600. At that point, you might as well buy a PC. Here are some more suggestions for using the money:

*Combine it with another $600 (that is, the $600 of replacement fees or repairs because of crummy console engineering, as seen in the 360) and buy a nice computer.

*Go on a vacation.

*Buy an airsoft AEG or buy 10 crappy airsoft guns and play a real FPS with your friends.

*Same principle with paintball guns.

*Buy a Wii and some games.

*Buy 200 gallons of gas.

In fact, I estimate that the PS3 is so expensive, you could use half the cost of purchase to fund an operation to steal one. Yea, really.

Here's a statement from Sony regarding the price tag:

Here at Sony, we've received a lot of negative feedback regarding the estimated retail price tag on the PS3. Sony, however, does not view this as a negative thing. In fact, the high price tag excites us. It means we can sell you more. This might cost you more, but you don't need that money anyway. We do. We want your money.

So they didn't literally say that, but they might as well have. As I mentioned in the last post, the more they give you, the more they have a chance to take. People aren't that stupid though. $599 is one dollar from a commercial foot-up-the-ass, and their sales will reflect that.

Some systems had a pitiful demise, but there was optimism before their release. PS3, although "pretty," is already doomed.

Rideo.

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