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    Sony have announced the price of the new Playstation 3. What do people think? The $499 is quite feature crippled, especially for just playing blu-ray DVDs - is $600 going to be too much for sony to win the DVD wars with blu-ray?
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  • #2
    I won't be getting the PS3, as I never really play. It's a good price IMHO.

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    • #3
      Its more than I am willing to pay. Looks like my run with Sony ends with the PS2.
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      • #4
        Yeah .. $399 was a definite, $499 was a probably but $599 makes you really think twice.

        Think this could be a major disaster for Sony, the benefit to them of winning the DVD war is huge, but I think they might have just lost it today.
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        • #5
          Yea, I think the "blue-ray" is going to be a disaster for them ...
          PS3 will loose big time.

          Have you heard the prices on rewritable discs? The blue-ray player is twice that of the HD-DVD player.
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          • #6
            The prices for recordable discs will drop very quickly. In fact, it is somewhat amazing that they are launching a new format with writers and not just readers, it took a couple of years to get DVD writers. Blank DVDs when they first came out also cost $15-$20.
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            • #7
              What a &*%$ing rip-off. I'll stick to my PS2 thank you very much.
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              • #8
                Yep, very expensive. I'd rather stick to PC-gaming and get a controller if I'm missing a console that much
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                • #9
                  It all depends on the games. When they continue the GTA series I'll get a PS3 and I'll put my slimline PS2 into my car.
                  That's the end of that!

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                  • #10
                    ...except the $499 model lacks HDMI, Wifi, and a memory card reader. The lack of that first item makes it severely less likely I'll buy a PS3 knowing that it costs Sony literally pennies to add an HDMI output but they're just screwing consumers.

                    That, and the new (if you can call it that) controller lacks vibration, something essential for some games like racing simulators to get a feel for the road...and given Gran Turismo will be one of the debut games...

                    My interest in the PS3 went from rabid excitement to near zero over the course of a year.
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                    • #11
                      Xbox 360 For the win.

                      Everything sony is doing now is either stolen from xbox or wee... err.. Wii

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bema Jinn
                        Xbox 360 For the win.

                        Everything sony is doing now is either stolen from xbox or wee... err.. Wii
                        I agree. I'm very happy with my Xbox 360.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bema Jinn
                          Xbox 360 For the win.

                          Everything sony is doing now is either stolen from xbox or wee... err.. Wii
                          More like REvo..Wii for the win.

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                          • #14
                            $499 or $599.... Very too expensive....

                            But I don't like Sony

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zachery
                              More like REvo..Wii for the win.
                              Meh. I can run nintendo emulated games on my un-hacked Xbox 360 via MCE XP.

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