IT Wire writes: "As standalone Blu-ray players drop in price, does the PlayStation 3 have the ability to survive on its own merit?
What is that sound, that growing murmur and grumbling? Yep, once again it is the media masses questioning the price structure of the Sony flagship device.
Locally some pundits have, brought up the old chestnut pricing comparison between the U.S and Australia, though the SmartHouse story and subsequent price comparison fails to take into account sales tax in the U.S.
The comparison of US$399 PS3 at Best Buy using the current exchange rate, equates to an Australian price of around AU$595, which doesn't compare well with the Australian RRP of around AU$689."