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2 for one or just one?

By skotters
Sep 12, 2006
  1. I'm not much of a console gamer but I was curious about others thoughts on the ps3. I heard it was going to cost $600. With the 360 running at $400 and the wii supposedly at $2-250, would you rather get a ps3, or two other consoles for roughly the same amount? Its a toughie considering a blue ray player @ best buy costs $1000 and the ps3 is gonna come with it.
     
  2. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    If it lives up to the "Linux" hype previously mentioned, then I'll be buying one for sure.

    Apparently, it has been fabled to have a more expensive unit with a (bigger) HD with Linux.

    Given the thing has at least six(6) cores active in it's Cell processor, and it's theoretical memory bandwidth is a whopping 25 gig/sec (compare this to even the Core 2 Duo's at 6-7gig/s best case). This will make for a rather killer Linux box for use as a PC. Extra bonus if they ever get an Open Source developer for the thing, which at the very least we know GNU C++ will run on Linux for application development.
     
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Why would you want two consoles? Can only play one at a time cant you? Unless you have two brains (mhhhh... Brain 2 duo):p No seriously though, the PS3 will be your best option in my opinion.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    I'll be all over the PS3 - but I doubt most people will realize why the price tag is that high. You have to consider the technology included in the device to understand, but most parents buying their kids consoles won't understand or even care to understand. Good thing is that the old generation of hardcore console gamers are grown up now and those of us who are still into the sickness pay attention to these things.

    I'm upset with Sony as a company due to other reasons (issues with my TV and their crappy support; not including an HDMI cable in the PS3 to save money; possibly charging more than the previous average for video games) but I will still buy a PS3.

    Some make the argument that you can go HD DVD with the XBox 360 - but there is another $200-250 for that add-on - and then it's an external option (I personally don't like that.) I've also heard people defend that by saying "At least they're giving us the option" but I'm against that because it will mean either slower adoption of the technology or less likelihood that they will use HD DVDs for games. The Wii... I'll get one anyway - might not be at release, but I'll have one eventually. The PS3 will be pre-ordered. I still don't have a 360... yet.
     
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