Originally Posted by Phil_Boggild
I read a review of the script for the Halo movie and apparently it looks very promising indeed. Lots of input from Bungie too, so I think they really want to make it special as opposed to just a cash-in. They can make more money from it if it's actually good, they know that.
The fact is, only about 5% of the market is actually paying the slightest bit of attention to the technical specifications of either the PS3 or the 360. The PS3 will not bankrupt Sony. We all know which will be the most popular in Japan by a very long way. As for the US and Europe, let's face it, as long as they bring out a GTA or a Tony Hawks clone then people are going to buy it. Do you really think that the 12 years olds of the world trying to figure out what they want for Christmas are worrying about developer's familarity with the Cell over the 3 cores of the 360 and blah blah blah...
No disrespect, I'm with you guys, but outside of the enthusiast community, no one is interested in the number of ethernet ports. Your average console buyer or console buyer's parent already has enough to worry about trying to figure out whether to pulg it into the toaster or the fridge to make the magic pictures appear. Do you think the news will have a story on the PS3's graphical inferiority to the 360? No. It'll have a report from a Wireshack in God knows where, replete with interviews from the superfan's who will all be queing up overnight to get one of the 7 there will be available at launch.
It will not bankrupt Sony but it will create a lot of unhappy customers after they realize their $600 machine is outdated when they bought it. Also, the other problem lies with the price-point. $600 is a lot and if MS is selling a console that can do most of the things for half the price, this is a no brainer when it comes to the mainstream public.
I don't think there are going to be a lot of people who are willing to shell out $600 for a machine. Maybe when it is released, but as soon as people start realizing the pitfalls of this machine sales might go lackluster. I'm sure they'll sell quite a bit but being 1 year or more behind Microsoft is really going to hurt them