Originally Posted by jkoch6599
I just think it's ironic how the $600 telephone is the media darling and the $600 game console/blu ray player is "overpriced."
Thats just it. The PS3 is not overpriced. On the contrary it is the best value of for a consumer electronic item maybe ever!
But mindlessly repeating what the idiots at Joytsiq, Kotaku, etc. are blabbering is a self fullfilling prophecy.
Remember the media LOVES to crown a King and then root for the scandalous fall from grace. Doesn't matter if it's celebrities, companies, products.
They crowned the Palystation brand the "world beater", and mega hyped the PS3. Then when it didn't meet their expectations (depsite strong sales relative to their "world beating" PS1 and PS2 machines), they piled on. Where are the AAA mind blowing games, man.
I know some will say that Sony created the unrealistic hype and it's their fault. WRONG. MS did the same marketing hype (lucid dream, etc, etc) and they were still given the benefit of the doubt when the games were basically up scaled Xbox games, becaue the press knows that it takes TIME to develop great games that will harness a console's power. Where was the outrage over the 360 not producing the amazing next gen experiences right out the gate? Companies will always over hype their product, but "journalists" should know that and judge a console on the reality of the situation (dev time, etc.).
You want to talk about hypocrisy, where is the outrage that the 360 has not been "next gen"? Come on now. Where are the lucid dreamlike games blow me away games. We don't talk much about how underwhelming the quality of the games has been overall in the context of the Next gen lucid dream visuals. Thats because the media is busy tearing down their "King", the playstation brand.
Gears of War had amazing textures, but it was really short, so so draw distance, and it's not liek a "next gen" amount of things are going on screen at any one time. Besides that game, there are no "oh my god, th enext gen is here" type games visually.
But you never hear any journalist question MS, "when are we gonna be blow away?"
Botton line: It is not overpriced. The media has repeated it so many times people just assume it as so. Wow, $100 more than a 360, plus you get BLU ray playback, HDMI 1.3, etc!
Why aren't the media piling on MS fro not including HDMI, badmouthing it, then doing a 180 and coming out with a more expensive machine with HDMI! There were a few notes here and there, but not a constant drumbeat of attacks and snide comments, and jokes.
And they didn't even include HDMi 1.3!! You would think they would be crucified for that as well.
Where is the next gen experience on the 360, to justify $500??!!! It's just a pretty paperweight.