ever since I've gotten into the whole Blu-ray / HD-DVD buzz, I've been wondering one thing: why is everybody so convinced that PS3 is going to be a major hit (at least initially)?
I mean, everywhere you read something along the lines of "yeah, it's expensive, but people are still going to buy it like mad". Why do you believe that? Why do you believe that something that's regarded as (too) expensive is going to sell like crazy?
Because PS2 was so successful? What does PS2 have to do with anything? This is a new generation, and even the most adamant PS2 lovers are going to assess their new options, gaming console wise.
Let me tell you, that I'm not a console gamer, I'm not even much of a PC gamer (anymore), I'm just interested in this whole thing.
Pick any gaming forum, any at all, and listen to what gamers have to say. Most of them clearly state that they're going to wait till the PS3 becomes less expensive. Only a minority says that they're going to buy it right away.
So once again, why does everybody believe that you're going to have to camp on the streets in order to get one of the first PS3s?
Is it so unrealistic to think that PS3s are going to be widely available, even right after it's release date? Personally, I think that this is just what's going to happen.
I honestly have not read one opinion that backs me up on this. The entire world seems convinced that at least the initial batch of PS3s is going to be selling like hotcakes. And I haven't heard a single good reason as for why that should be the case.
Most gamers see the PS3 as an overpriced console, most movie fans see it as un underpriced Blu-ray player. This just leads me to believe that you can walk into a store on November 18th and pick up a PS3 without any problems at all.
Does anyone else believe in this scenario? Is it really so unlikely?
I'm sorry, if I put this into the wrong forum, but I think it's the right one, because PS3 keeps coming up wherever you read Blu-ray.