Originally Posted by Symtex
The problem is not with value but choice. Sony doesn't give you a choice to adopt any of the technology included with the PS3. At least if I don't have an HD player, I can choose not too. This is the difference :
Sony says you HAVE to buy it
MS says if you want it, will make it
There are several teirs of gaming. The consumer has a choice as to what they buy. Nintendo offers it's package, MS offer it's package, Sony offer's their package as well. Of course there is also PC gaming.
By buying the 360 you are adopting the technology included, just like the Nintendo just like the PS3. Pretty simple. The choice is yours to make as to what is right for you.
"Hey MS, I want the 360 with a HD-DVD standard and I want it to be used for games? " Oh, they didn't make it.
"MS, I want HDMI 1.3 for my 360. " Oh, they didn't make it.
It seems with the PS3 I can use component or HDMI 1.3
edit: Sure I'd like more out of the Wii as well, like HD gaming an more power but they are what they are."Nintendo with the Wii didn't force gamers into paying more for more ram, more expensive GPU, more expensive processors"
I wish they did, just like I wish MS did with the HD-DVD.