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It had a little bit of opinions for everybody. Did it change my point of view. No. It doesn't give people the feel to buy a PS3 or not. It just pretty much states what we Know about the Two systems already (360 & PS3). Thats it, nothing more.
Sales will slow big time after the PS3 is out for 3-4 months and i don't see a price drop with the Blu-ray built in.lol
1. That E3 did not mean as much as all the XBOX 360 fans seem to place on it since most consumers don't pay attention to what happens at E3 and those that do probably already decided what system they where going to be buying prior. Especially the XBOX 360 hardcore who had already purchased their choice.
2. There is still plenty of time for Sony to get their message out of what the PS3 has to offer.
3. The last anaylst echo's my stance that the true comparison between the PS3 and the XBOX 360 should be made on the the $499 PS3 and the $399 XBOX 360 as they are basically the same system except for the Blu-Ray drive in the PS3. Which for only a $100 dollars difference you get a HD player. a price MS will not be able to even come close to matching with their HD-DVD add on player. Not to mention that the PS3 is far cheaper to upgrade the HDD in then the XBOX 360 since MS went with a laptop HDD instead of PC.
I can buy a 200GB HDD for the PS3 for $100 which won't even by a 60 GB HDD in the XBOX 360. With both systems taking more and more advantage of the internet and downloading updates and games etc a HDD will play a much bigger role then it has in the past and 20 GB is not going to cut it just ask any PC gamer who has been doing stuff like that for awhile now. 20 gb is nothing.
General Public could careless about the event. Peoples mostly known Sony as a Top Brand in hardwares and they also known Sony to be Top gaming Console producer as well. The price dosn't scare off real Sony fans at all, but it might scare off some of the general public. But when an average person look at what does the PS3 have to offer, like a blu-ray, and a 60gb of hdd, they will quick to assume that this is a real bargain. By the time the PS3 launch, the general public will have knowledge about the blu-ray player and what it have to offer. There will be blu-ray player up in store shelves for sale pricing from 1k to 2k. When looking at the PS3 and compare it to the 1k or 2k blu-ray player. The average person will see the PS3 as a major bargain for them.
(Who woundn't want a top of the line next gen movie player for half price off?)
You may argue that they will only want to buy a gaming system and would not want any extra for the extra price, when compare to the 360. A gamer would argue with such belived that it's the fact of consumers when buying a products. But what are you forgeting is this is not your hardcore or game freak like peoples in this site or any others gaming website. They are the general public, they are the average consumers. An average consumers will always want more for a great bargain. An average consumers will not see the blu-ray player being useless or the internet browsing as pointless, they will see it as a great extra features for a great bargain price.
I think the article showed that some of Sony’s hype regarding the PS3 has been dispelled.
If you look at the playable games the ps3 had on offer, which these analyst have done, and then look at the price and what the 360 is doing, the PS3 is now not the easy choice it once was.
The next gen war is closer now than at last e3, when it seemed Sony would walk over everyone.
PS3 Not worth the purchase at the moment.