Originally Posted by Oldboy
based on Facts, it was actually $200 underpriced, so no it was nowhere near "over" priced...for what they think it is they might believe it is overpriced, but for what it really is it wasn't.
Oldboy, my man...why do you have to go down this road every time? For the price of the componenets involved, sure, it was sold below manufacturing cost. So is the X360. Big whoop.
But as has been shown, using actual historical price data, the PS3 is 50% more expensive (adjusted for inflation) than just about every other game console ever released. The historical average has been $400 modern dollars...that's an indisputable fact.
But there's more value in a PS3 than in other consoles, you say...okay, if someone uses those extra features, point taken. But recent news stories have revealed that less than 20% of next-gen console owners are using any of those fancy schmancy capabilities. Meaning that over 80% of them view it in the simple light of a game console. And $600 is pretty darn expensive to that huge majority. Which is in no small part why the PS3 is the lowest selling console of all time at its six month mark. And why the PS3 is seeing a 17% price drop a scant seven months after release: Sony fears that if they don't cut the price and move some units, the PS3 will die from simple lack of intertia.
So it may not have been overpriced for what Sony wanted us to think
of the PS3 as being. But it is hella overpriced for what the vast majority actually consider
the PS3 to be. Continuing to view this thing through Sony's jaded lens is tantamount to ignoring reality...it's not much better than Microsoft's continued insistence that there was never a heat problem with the X360. Uh, hello guys...reality is on the phone and would like a word with you...