If you know me, you know I am a big Xbox 360 fan. Heck, I have a whole category devoted to my 360 diatribes. But the funny thing is I don’t want the PS3 to suck, although it is going to.
Here’s the deal: Sony screwed up big time and got out-maneuvered by Microsoft. And they are ridiculously behind. Sony, to catch up, is promising crazy release dates, and adding crazy hardware to try to lure people to buy it.
The latest hardware estimate by Merril Lynch prices it at $800. And why the heck are they putting a blu-ray drive in there? Why spend $350 on a drive that is locked in a format war and may lose?
It certainly seems that Sony is adding these expensive hardware parts because they know their content is inferior to the Xbox. They know development for it is harder. They know their online service will not match Xbox Live. So they have to rush the date and add crazy hardware.
I read that it will support 1080p. So? 1080p really means 1080p at 24 or 30 frames per second. And at 30 frames per second all it is good for is watching films or DVD’s. Games and television require much higher FPS’s which 30 FPS just doesn’t cut. So Sony is adding over $400 of expense to give you a great looking DVD player? STUPPIIDD!
Sony is now promising a HUB online service. Will it be able to match the seriously addictive Xbox Live? And get it working in only a few months?
I mean, come on! At least pretend like you have a chance, Sony.