Originally Posted by b.greenway
The hardcore may disagree, but I think if they had introduced the 40gb in its current form at the onset, the PS3 would have done much better overall.
Maybe right there. BC was an issue for me ( i guess you could call me Hard core..I have an a lot of PS2 games) So not having BC would have pissed me off, but I would have gotten by with my old PS2. Now that they cut BC and SACD. No way will I buy a new model. My kid now plays with the PS2, all the time! I sold my old SACD player on e-bay, and listening to any FIM's SACD's on the PS3..I wont be denied that.
I guess it boils down to catering to the masses. Give them something new at a resonable price, and it will sell. As opposed to giving them something VERY feature packed and cutting edge, at a higher price. The masses will only look at the price as opposed to what they are getting for that price. My PS3 replaced over 600 dollars of Hardware in my AV set up (CD-changer and SACD/DVD player) Worth it to me