Visions of sugar plums, MacBooks, PS3s and BlackBerrys are dancing through the Grouse's head as he unveils what he'd really like this holiday season
Posted 12.17.2008 at 2:39 pm
2. An affordable PS3
I’m sorry, but a full two years after its launch the PS3 is still way too pricey. Why does the cheapest PS3 available still cost $399 when the cheapest Xbox is only $199? No doubt that has something to do with the fact that Sony loses an estimated $260 on every PlayStation 3 it sells. But, even with that kind of financial hemorrhaging, the price tag is still way too bloated for most consumers to justify—especially in this economic Armageddon we’re currently suffering through. I’ve been a PlayStation guy for as long as the platform has existed, but these days I find myself looking in the direction of Nintendo and Microsoft with increasing frequency. In this economy all bets are off. If nobody is able afford the PlayStation 3, then you really have to wonder how much longer it’ll be around.
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