Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sony has Lost It

According to Sony executive Jack Tretton, the PS3 includes too many costly pieces to have it's cost reduced (big surprise). What kills me is this:

Concerning the PS3's "New Car Price" scandal, "I think the consumers that get their hands on a PlayStation 3 clearly see the value and not only want to buy one for $599, in some instances they're willing to pay ridiculous prices to buy one on eBay," he concluded.

Uhh, what the hell? If money wasn't an issue I'd have a 52" flat Plasma screen for fun. I don't have $641.93 for a PS3 in Florida. Lots of people don't.

I live in the black section of town and I was talking to some neighborhood boys. I mentioned the Wii and they mentioned they have a PS2 and were hoping to get a PS3. The Wii, at $250, sounded expensive to them. So I told them the PS3 was $600. They looked at me like I had just told them they were HIV positive. There's no way they, or their parents, can afford that. No one on my street can, to my knowledge.