Ever since Sony announced the prices for its two PlayStation 3 SKUs, many videogame journalists and sarcastic forum posters have been bashing the company, its decision, Betamax (because that old chestnut never goes away), and the three-headed monster known as Kutaragi, Harrison, and Hirai. In fact, to read some of this BS, no one wants to buy a PlayStation 3, Sony's crazy, and in a sick and twisted switch, Microsoft's $400 Xbox 360 is now a sweet deal.
GameDaily hit the streets, visiting San Francisco, various places in New Jersey, and...Colorado...to see if consumers are willing to plunk down the six Benjamins for the right to lug home Sony's George Forman grill.
By and large, most of the people they spoke to in New Jersey and California are ready to walk home with a PlayStation 3 no matter the cost. As one store owner put it, "People that I've spoke to don't care how much it is. Instead, they're more concerned that it won't be available. They think it'll be as difficult to find as the 360 was last fall."