Ah, the predictable response of the fanboy community.
"Still too 'spensive!"
"360 has more games mate!"
Still too costly? Hmmm....it costs less than a top end video card for a PC gaming rig. Morons.
360 has more games? Yeah, if you like playing first person shooters, otherwise you're shit out of luck.
Wii rocks? Really? Which mini game collection is that then? Is it that one that people play for a week and then get fed up with before consigning their Wii to the dusty shelf of waiting for a decent game? Oh, be still my beating heart, RE4 for the Wii. Woot.
All the effort that goes into Sony bashing. Lets review the week shall we?
Microsoft admits (tacitly through providing more than $1bn for repairs) that the Xbox360 has a horrible reliability problem. Failure rates of up to 33% are reported across the web.
In the same week Sony cuts the price of the PS3 by $100 and issues a new SKU with a larger HDD and bundled game.
So which story do you think will gather the most vitriolic remarks from fanboys? the PS3 price cut or the Xbox 360 1 in 3 failure rate? Yup, you guessed it, Sony cutting their price.
You know I've actually seen people complimenting and praising Microsoft for their admission(MS has known about the problem for more than a year btw) that Xbox360 owners play a version of Russian Roulette with their Xbox360 every time they turn it on. Apparently the admission that there is a problem and that they have booked over $1bn to cover the repairs is a positive thing that will make people want to buy another Xbox. The fact is, if any appliance or car maker came out and announced that their flagship product had a 1 in 3 failure rate, but it's all OK because they have set aside $1bn for repairs, consumers would return products in droves and turn to the competition faster than you can say "holy crap".
Anyway, good news from Sony, price movement this early in the year leaves room for further reductions later in the year, perhaps nearer Christmas. When the blue laser price fell by $100 a couple of months back, it was inevitable that the immediate saving of $100 would make it's way to consumers, BluRay player prices are dropping, and will continue to drop. Anyone who thinks that the PS3 will not follow (to a point) is living in a fantasy world. Since the 360 has a standard DVD drive, I'm not sure where it's room for such cuts might come from, perhaps more corners will be cut?