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3.0 out of 5 stars
Dont get too excited, 2 Jun 2007
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars
Whenever people try to justify thre price they paid for a ps3, blu ray is always quoted as a bargain . With blu ray being new, the cost of it is extortianate and you do get it an enormously amount cheaper when get with the ps3 - so in that respect they are of course right. However, nobody is buying blu ray on a regular basis, they are selling well and will win the war of next gen movies but the fact that films are costing so much on blu ray means it is a format you would buy one or two films for as a novelty (unless you stupid and like throwing away money). Soon the price of blu ray films will drop and you will be able to buy them regularly like DVD, but guess what - Blu Ray recorders will drop massivley in price and become affordable like the DVD player has for so many years (remember how much DVD was when it first came out?). So when blu ray kicks dvd out of touch and become affordable as regular purchases (i.e when you will buy them for your ps3 if u have any sense) a blu ray recorder will be cheap enough to purchase.
So what I am saying is it really would have been more worthwhile leaving blu ray out for now (microsoft have the right idea) and making the ps3 more affordable as too my disappointment the games arent as great as I thought they were (they are on a par with XBOX - who I thought sony would slaughter with the ps3). Sure things will improve as makers adjust to the machine, but not by much - it never does.
The difference between XBOX and ps3 is depressingly limited. Sony know that and have therefore opted for the blu ray to create more of a whoo-ha and give them the advertising 'edge' over microsoft's technology. They will make there cash but the fact of the matter is the machine is for yuppies who want the full singing and dancing 'home entertainment system' (which isnt that great value) which is skinning young kids of cash who just want a games station. I will never drop the ps3 because i owned a ps2 and have games that i want to keep on the next gen, (and I couldnt miss out on the next metal gear solid or driver series games!!) but it really isnt as great as the fanboys like you to beleive which is a shame as eventhough i love the playstation I wouldnt want to be jumping for joy and saying thankyou when they are shafting you at the same time for what is now current gen gaming.