$600 Playstation 3

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    $600 Playstation 3

    Bwahahahah. Sony lost this generation. Seriously,
    who can justify a $600 purchase of a console? I
    would NEVER spend that much. Even if I had parents
    and was a child, I'd feel guilty even asking for that for
    Christmas.

    Maybe they need to charge so much because they know
    they're going to get sued for totally ripping off the
    Wii controller functionality... AFTER they called it a
    gimmick.

    Press Conference:
    http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3story.html?sid=6149470

    I don't recommend watching the stream. You'll fall asleep.
    Nintendo's press conference is at 930am pst tomorrow
    morning. Prepare to be amazed.


    tried talking about this at ES, but I guess they're too cool
    for video games.
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    Meanwhile, the $600 Xbox was sold out for months, and people were buying them for $1000 on ebay. This is with everyone knowing that they were defective to boot. I traded a friend some hardware, just a month ago, and a UPS employee jacked the shipment (it says Xbox 360 right on the package). I believe Xbox 360, the $600 machine, is still in very very high demand.

    I don't think the price tag on PS3 will hurt sales. Other factors will though. Something about Sony ........ing off people by putting spyware in their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dae
    Meanwhile, the $600 Xbox was sold out for months, and people were buying them for $1000 on ebay. This is with everyone knowing that they were defective to boot. I traded a friend some hardware, just a month ago, and a UPS employee jacked the shipment (it says Xbox 360 right on the package). I believe Xbox 360, the $600 machine, is still in very very high demand.

    I don't think the price tag on PS3 will hurt sales. Other factors will though. Something about Sony ........ing off people by putting spyware in their products.
    No Xbox has ever been $600. The *expensive* version of
    360 was $400. Also, they weren't sold out because a lot
    of people wanted them, they were sold out because so
    few actually made launch. And that was in the US only.

    The price is going to have a more negative impact on sales
    than whatever spyware issues that you're talking about that
    98% of their user base don't even know or care about.

    ^made up statistic.

    Look at the innovation with their new controller:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ix_aran/gr.jpg

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    is perfect for the PS3. http://damnsonytohell.ytmnd.com/
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    Plennty $600 Xbox 360s exist, so that is not a valid argument. People do buy consoles at that price, for whatever reason!
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    You can't be serious. Whatever results those are, they're for
    bundles. Not the actual console. And even if they were, who
    cares? That's not the MSRP.

    http://www.ebgames.com/productmerch.asp?groupid=419

    There's a real store. Notice the only thing that costs $600 is
    the biggest bundle you can buy; which comes with 2 games,
    an extra controller, the *pro* console, and a universal remote
    control.

    Here're are the only non-bundles I was able to find:

    $299
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....prd47500050000

    $399
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....prd47500050001

    Sorry, but you're both wrong.
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    Yeah, ethic's right on this one. Just because some retard's selling it for that much doesn't mean you can't meander down to Best Buy and pick one up for way cheaper.

    Then again, no one's going to buy the Wii anyways, because it's stupid, stupid name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez

    Then again, no one's going to buy the Wii anyways, because it's stupid, stupid name.
    Wait 'til 9:30am PST when the Nintendo Press Conference
    starts. Everybody will get so excited that they won't care that
    it's called, "Wii."

    In fact, I actually like the name now. It has grown on me.

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    Glad you're awake. I've been bored out of my mind all night
    waiting for this press conference to start. 4 more hours left.
    I'm soooooooo tired. I want to go to sleep.
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    I bout my 360 for $399.99 with a couple of games. a 600.00 xbox is just a result of a free market and/or greedy store managers (some of which were repremanded by their Retailers) . Not only did PS3's press conference fail to be enthusiastic over their own product, introducing more cgi, less information about their most important draws (oh, singstar...singstore...how much will it cost?), and a nice finisher by announcing the price right before everyone leaves was not a good "start", to think, with even less information they managed to do better last year. The controller and Heavenly sword I give a bit of props to, though I think the dual shock has the worst analogue stick placement with the controller design.

    Not to mention the "tard pack" (499 version) will not have HDMI out, memory stick capability, or Wifi Access. They have a bass ackwards approach to giving gamers a choice, because while allowing gamers to choose, they eliminate the ability to upgrade.

    And people will still fall in love with sony, I think I'll just buy a ps3 when it drops and get a few games.

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    Don't threads like this usually turn in to fanboy flame wars?
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    Forum's too small and you dont' have people signing up just to talk about games, I can recommend a few forums with some fanboy flam wars, but not even Dante would survive in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopath
    Don't threads like this usually turn in to fanboy flame wars?
    That's the best part about E3 week, man.

    Nintendo Fanboi 4 eva!

    PS3 sucks. 360 sucks. Wii rules. Wii has already won the
    console War. Playstation is for kids...

    And so on and so forth....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic
    That's the best part about E3 week, man.

    Nintendo Fanboi 4 eva!

    PS3 sucks. 360 sucks. Wii rules. Wii has already won the
    console War. Playstation is for kids...

    And so on and so forth....
    That's called drugs.

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    I will only buy a Wii if Animal Crossing Wii lets me actually fish with the controller.

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    I don't know why people get so defensive about their favourite consoles. Nintendo have sucked ass for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I don't know why people get so defensive about their favourite consoles. Nintendo have sucked ass for years now.
    ....

    Wow. You totally don't know what you're talking
    about. Time you be doin' some learnin''bout video games,
    boy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nintenfriend
    I will only buy a Wii if Animal Crossing Wii lets me actually fish with the controller.
    Buddy! Time Magazine got to experience the Wii not too
    long ago. They played Wario Ware and some Tennis game.
    Their entire experience was positive. They said the sensors
    in the Wii-mote are so fine, that the guy was actually able
    to hit the tennisball from underneath. They could hit the ball
    however they wanted. Lob, like... overstroke or whatever.
    Backhandsomething...

    I don't play Tennis, so I probably sound dumb; but that's
    still awesome.

    You'll be able to fish with the Wii-mote.

    90minutes 'til the press conference!
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