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Are You Paying For The Playstation 3 Price?
It's no doubt that Sony Playstation 3 has become the most coveted Christmas present when it debuted last November 2006. The much-anticipated successor and the third in line of the Playstation console from Sony, it was expected to move leagues ahead from its competition in terms of gaming.
But it seems the early bird won't necessarily have the worm. Because even those that had been queuing for ages on known retailers like eBay arranging reservations as early as a year, or camp for days on the doors of shops like Best Buy, many won't be getting their Christmas wish this time. That is because the Sony Playstation 3 price is prohibitively expensive. And that will be excluding the 100% markup put on the Sony Playstation 3 price by most retailers, because the demand is so high that they are confident consumers would be willing to pay double just to get a console early.
Are you paying for a Playstation 3 price?
I have seen Playstation 3 price as bundle somewhere $1,000 at www.Play.com. Well, it includes 3 games and it is the premium version of the Playstation 3, a 60GB console. If minus the games it should be worth around $800, which is still pricey. If gamers were astounded when the Xbox 360 came out last year with a $500 price tag should sit this one down.
Since its initial release, the Playstation 3 price has shrunk to $600. But so do other systems: the Xbox 360 you could get at $400 and the Wii at $250.
Why is the Sony Playstation 3 price so expensive? Comparing raw silicon power of seventh generation consoles side by side, it is clear Sony Playstation 3 leads the race. It makes a convincing promise of a more fulfilling game experience. But one big issue Sony is now facing is its potential customers facing that ludicrous price tag.
Sony Playstation 3 is really powerful, because it carries a Cell Microprocessor, a new technology created by STI (that is Sony, Toshiba, and IBM). That alone explains a hefty percentage of the heavy price tag, because every unit will be paying licensing fees to the STI. It also carries another new technology, the Blu-ray drive. Sony is Blu-ray's biggest supporter, there's not going around the bush that PS3 should have a BD installed. The GPU from NVDIA, the RSX is also a new technology. These three are new technologies, screaming loudly of a costly and hard manufacturing. In fact, PS3 was delayed several occasions already because it has shortages of blue diodes. Guess which component uses this.
My advice is: hold on to your PS2 a bit longer. If you are eager for seventh generation gaming, head over the direction of Wii or Xbox 360. Good games? Good games get ported over the three consoles. Take for instance Call of Duty 3. You don't need to buy PS3 for Call of Duty 3, get a Wii or an Xbox 360. Heck, it's even available on the PS2.