Thursday, April 2, 2009

Really?

Not that anyone should care, but the PS3 is going up in price. According to an article at cheapassgamer the PS3 will have a 499.99 model and a 599.99 model come May 5th. It will feature backwards compatibility and have a 250 GB and a 500 GB Hardrive respectively. According to the marketing VP Jack Devaney states " Increasing storage capacity helps us better communicate the value inherent in the PS3. Combined with built in Blu-ray, Wi-Fi, and full backwards compatibility, no other system can match our value proposition. One of the great things about the PS3 is that if you buy it today you can be confident it's going to be the centerpiece of your entertainment for the next 10 years. Economically, that's a great value. "
Really? I assume PS3s are already flying off the shelves nowadays. I hardly believe people are willing to buy a 499.99 system or even a 599.99 system if they weren't buying a 399.99 and 499.99 model. On top of which their exclusive games line-up does not warrant such an exuberant price. They also can no longer hide behind the fact that they are the cheapest Blue-ray player anymore. So what do they have that they can use as selling points?
What are you going to save on 250GBs or even 500GBs? I assume your going to use that space for the massive game library that Sony has wonderfully provided ever since the system's launch. Plus, Sony has been touting its ten year plan for far too long now. Hardly anyone in this current gaming generation thinks about their consoles as "investments". We don't buy our consoles because we know it will last for ten years, we buy it to be entertained now. I bet in ten years they will still be desperately trying to break even with their investment. Good job Sony, you learn a new way to kick yourself in the face just as your about to catch up.

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