Originally Posted by Remonster
then I would decide that my company is headed towards financial trouble and sell the PS3 for $1000, I know its very steep but personally I would rather only sell a few at a profit then tons of them at a huge loss,
Nope, that would guarantee its failure. We all know that the real money in console gaming is in the software, and the console makers intentionally price the consoles below manufacturing cost just to get the hardware into our hands so that we will subsequently buy that high-margin software. If they break even on hardware but sell almost no software, they are worse off than if they lose money on hardware but sell a truckload of software for a net profit.
Which is the entire point of the price discussions so far. The $615 price point that has been announced for the Japanese release is definitely too high, especially if the X360 is cut down to $300 for the good SKU.
Originally Posted by mootin
this console isnt out yet and its already being slated, omg wait until it comes out
you cant say its going to be ****e if its not even out yet,
Generally you're right, and I'm the first to crack down on losers saying that this console or that console suxx0rz months before it is released. But when talking about established facts such as the PS3's announced Japenese price point compared to the X360 price point; the cost and unnecessity of the Blu-Ray drive; and the fact that a working PS3 has yet to be demoed anywhere with the launch supposedly a scant seven months away; then it is totally fair to identify the problem areas.