PS3 Countdown 24
Gavin has released PS3 Countdown #24. In his entry announcing such, he says:
Is $600 really worth it? With only 77 days to go, the reality of the PS3’s price point is sinking in. After buying a game, picking up an extra controller, and buying a service plan for the shiny new console, it’s easy to spend more than $700 on the new PlayStation
I kinda look at it the opposite way. At launch time, I plan to buy something like this:
PS3, 3 extra controllers, 3 games
PS3 = $600
3 controllers = $150
3 games = $180
That’s a total of $930. Add taxes for a total of $1070.
The console’s price is still the largest chunk of course. But the console’s price premium over the competition, about $200 (or $100 if you get the more closely matched version), is only 20% of the total price of the system.