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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by robert.mahoney In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

<p>After reading that headline, I'm not all that surprised. I think when the first PS2 came out it was around $399. But now at $499 or even $599? There is no WAY I can justify that to myself. Realistically, by the time you grab the system (which will probably need another $100 just on another controller or other peripherals) then another $80 for the game (because of the system is expensive, the games gotta cost more too) now you're lookin at $1000 easy on opening day! Plus taxes? Hahahaha - WOW. Microsoft must be belly laughing right now at that one. </p>
<p>Throw in the fact their system is less priced, has produced some really good games (PGR3 anyone?) and with the pending heavy weights of Gears Of War and Halo 3 coming...you'll have no problems finding PS3's on store shelves this Christmas. 'Cuz ain't nobody but the super rich are gonna buy them!</p>
<p>Ridiculous...and I had full intention of purchasing it. Now you can forget it! Not till the price drops.</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by mike.jennings In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

<p>500 to 600 dollars and you're pretty much marketing to a small audience. I don't see myself paying that kind of money for a game console. I'm more partial to PC gaming myself, but it seems lately that PC games have lost their originality and are just Xbox and Playstation converts.</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by michael.laborde In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

<p>I know people who will buy it just to get a full-function Blu-Ray player for $500 instead of $800-1000.  They'll never play a game on it.</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by Ben Mack In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

Sony have gone out f their way to make me distrust them. All I wanted to do was listen to a cd while reading emails when the sony cd installed a rootkit into my computer that made it crash frequently. They are way too anti-customer for me.<br />       There is NO WAY I will give them a single dollar for anything.<br />Ben.

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by georgeou In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

<p>"You can buy a mid-range PC for $600"</p>
<p>Actually, you can BUILD a high-end PC for $600.</p>
<p>As I understand it, Sony is going to lose $300 per unit on the PS3.  That's gotta be a record.  If they pull it off, it will allow them to maintain their leadership and give BlueRay some life.  If they don't, they're going to lose a boat load of money and lose their shirt.  I don't know what the outcome is and a lot depends on timing and execution.  But if I had to put money on Sony, I would be hard pressed to.</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

<p>I have bought numerous cars for the price of a premium PS3 (then again, I know people who bought cars for $30, and I once swapped a car for $50 in parts for another car). My point is, I weigh the usefulness and enjoyment against other items. There is no way a game console can deliver $600 worth of fun and use to me. I have an XBox, I watch a DVD on it once every few once, and fire up a game once every three or four months. Let's not forget that the new generation of consoles ($299 - $599 in price) require at least $1,000 worth of television to look great. My XBox is hooked up to an $80 TV. It looks like a Super Nintendo in terms of graphics, and sounds like a Colecovision. As one poster already pointed out, add in the cost of a second controller, a game or two, and maybe a few other doodads, plus factor in getting a great TV to take maximum advantage of the system, and you're looking at an investment equal to the cost of a semester's tuition at a community college. Ouch! Not for me. I like video games, but not that much.</p>
<p>J.Ja</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by Worsley_NGW In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

<p>It really doesn't matter what many think The PS3 is more than just a game console it has a blu-raydisc player which holds up to 200 Gigs theorectically which can hold a computer on it and it has one of the best processor in world in it. you also forget that for 500 dollars you get more for the money than if you buy a Xbox 360 for 400 which you have to buy a harddrive $100 then a intercoller $40 dollars and what everyone should know is that microsoft is king of glitches then you have to buy xbox live just to get online with the PS3 its free completly free they will gain money oh yeah for the 600 dollar one you get 60 gigs of hard drive more than some computers it. Acutally is a computer it is well worth the money. 6 usb removable hardrive so you can hook it right up to your computer. You have to study your electronics before you pass judgement.</p>

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by clobberintime In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

In response to WorsleyNGW. The $400 Xbox 360 comes with the Hard Drive included. As far as the second controller for $40, well that will aplly to the PS3 too. No companies sell systems with more than 1 controller anymore. I am a proud first-generation owner of both Playstations as well as the Xbox. Guess what? The launch hardware for ALL of them were pretty infamous for being glitchy. That's the risk you take with being an early adopter.You also don't have to buy Xbox Live to get online with the 360, just to PLAY online. You can get all the demos, trailers, and downloadable content, as well as the excellent Xbox Live Arcade, for free. It really does help to study your electronics before you pass judgement. Hopefully next time you will. My $.02 about the price is, I just don't feel that $600 is justifiable for a High-Definition DVD format that is NOT clearly established to be the industry standard. I'm not going to risk that much cash to take the chance of getting stuck with another Betamax player. The actual system itself is not that much more powerful than the 360. Certainly not $200 worth. I'm going to enjoy my 360, and probably get the Wii instead.. I'll buy the PS3 once it drops in price by $200 or $300<br />

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by damu22 In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

yea for real, i think sony out did themselves. I'm a ps fan but for
that price, i think im going to be an xbox fan, and the price of the
games will be about $60. With the economy as unstable as it is in the
U.S., i dont think many people will buy the ps3, because its not like
people are making more money than they used to when ps2 came out. Sorry
sony but im going to wait till 2009 before i buy your used video game, and
best believe a lot of people will invest their money on bootleg games.

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$499 / $599 for a Playstation 3: No way!

by AlDugan In reply to $499 / $599 for a Playsta ...

Yes, that is very expensive and will turn off a lot of people... but the fact remains they'll still sell out... just look at what the xbox 360's were selling for, people had no problem at all shelling out $1000+ for a product with a MSRP of $400!

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