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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #151
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It's interesting that someone just dug up this thread.
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No way the PS3 drops for more than $399.
And from the Wii price-bashing thread:
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Bang for your buck, the 360 and PS3 are better bargains, IMO.
The least expensive PS3 is $100 over your old "no way" price so how is it a better bargain than anything?
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Old October 20th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #152
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Christ, this isn't a complex concept.

$250 nets you outdated hardware, no hard drive, shitty 3rd party support, and the same Nintendo licenses that have been milked for years.

$500 nets you a powerful system with free online play, a hard drive, and extensive (and arguably unbeatable) 3rd party support. Oh, and a freaking Blu-Ray drive...you know, the things that sell for $1000 by themselves.

Where's that dingleberry remover?
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Old October 20th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #153
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It's interesting that someone just dug up this thread.
I brought it up because I completely forgot how everyone was complaining about the 360's $399 price tag.

Only a little over a year later, the price doesn't seem so high now.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #154
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I brought it up because I completely forgot how everyone was complaining about the 360's $399 price tag.

Only a little over a year later, the price doesn't seem so high now.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:34 AM   #155
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Christ, this isn't a complex concept.
I know it's not complex, but it's funny.

It's entertaining to push your buttons and try to get you to admit that you were being your usual pig-headded self when you proclaimed "No way the PS3 drops for more than $399" now that $500's ok by you. Which is FINE, but what's ironic is that you're foaming at the mouth about Nintendo daring to charge $250 for their new system.

As you put it, you're being "extremely whiney" about the Wii's price and it's entertaining.
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I know it's not complex, but it's funny.

It's entertaining to push your buttons and try to get you to admit that you were being your usual pig-headded self when you proclaimed "No way the PS3 drops for more than $399" now that $500's ok by you. Which is FINE, but what's ironic is that you're foaming at the mouth about Nintendo daring to charge $250 for their new system.

As you put it, you're being "extremely whiney" about the Wii's price and it's entertaining.
First off, I didn't put it that way, cause I don't spell "whiny" with an 'e.'

Second, I never once said that $500 is OK by me. This is corroborated by the fact that I have no intention of buying the system for that price. I simply said that $500 represents a better bargain than the $250 Wii, since the consumers that purchase the PS3 get significantly more for their money, IMO.

The point that you clearly don't get is that the absolute cost is irrelevant. $500 is just fine if you get $500 of functionality out of it, while $250 is unacceptable if it doesn't provide $250 of functionality. Yes, I was wrong about Sony's pricing, but that too, is irrelevant.

Let me break it down real simple-like for you: Little Joey doesn't see a problem with paying 100 pennies for 100 pieces of penny candy. Little Joey will not, however, pay 50 pennies for 25 pieces of penny candy, even though the absolute cost is lower. Little Joey doesn't want to pay 2 pennies for 1 penny worth of goods. Simple economics.
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First off, I didn't put it that way, cause I don't spell "whiny" with an 'e.'

Second, I never once said that $500 is OK by me. This is corroborated by the fact that I have no intention of buying the system for that price. I simply said that $500 represents a better bargain than the $250 Wii, since the consumers that purchase the PS3 get significantly more for their money, IMO.

The point that you clearly don't get is that the absolute cost is irrelevant. $500 is just fine if you get $500 of functionality out of it, while $250 is unacceptable if it doesn't provide $250 of functionality. Yes, I was wrong about Sony's pricing, but that too, is irrelevant.

Let me break it down real simple-like for you: Little Joey doesn't see a problem with paying 100 pennies for 100 pieces of penny candy. Little Joey will not, however, pay 50 pennies for 25 pieces of penny candy, even though the absolute cost is lower. Little Joey doesn't want to pay 2 pennies for 1 penny worth of goods. Simple economics.
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Let me break it down real simple-like for you: Little Joey doesn't see a problem with paying 100 pennies for 100 pieces of penny candy. Little Joey will not, however, pay 50 pennies for 25 pieces of penny candy, even though the absolute cost is lower. Little Joey doesn't want to pay 2 pennies for 1 penny worth of goods. Simple economics.
Yea, it's simple if the candy's the same.

But if you need to have everything that simple in your world, that's fine. But I don't think it is that simple to you or you wouldn't be ranting in the Nintendo forum about it.
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I'm ranting about it?

I just think it's an underpowered piece of kit. You and that other guy can't seem to understand how something that costs less can be a poorer value.

And the candies ARE the same, because they're symbols for system value.

But it's all gravy, man. Enjoy your PS2 (about damn time).
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Pretty funny looking back on this thread and realizing the 360 has pretty much only dropped $100 in almost 7 years.
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How are they selling anyways?
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How are they selling anyways?
360 has been the best selling console in North America for something like 18 straight months. But it's basically dead in Japan, and only doing so-so in Europe.
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360 has been the best selling console in North America for something like 18 straight months. But it's basically dead in Japan, and only doing so-so in Europe.
That can all be attributed to COD probably.


Would be interesting if MS was able to find out a way to Sign an exclusive rights to the COD franchise on xbox720, it would pretty much end Sony having a shot.

MS has the money to do it, while i don't think Sony does.
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That can all be attributed to COD probably.


Would be interesting if MS was able to find out a way to Sign an exclusive rights to the COD franchise on xbox720, it would pretty much end Sony having a shot.

MS has the money to do it, while i don't think Sony does.
Rumor has it that last month Vivendi, Activision-Blizzard's (World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Starcraft, Diablo, etc) parent company went to Microsoft and offered them majority ownership of Activision/Blizzard and Microsoft didn't bite.
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