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PS3 Poised for Christmas … Except

SackBoy KringleA little while ago EA announced that they were making more money off the PS3 than the 360, which was strange considering that there were no big releases or anything like that to account for it. Now Take-two announced that the PS3 gave them 35% of their quarterly take versus 28% for the 360 and 11% for the Wii.

So while sales numbers for the PS3 console itself looked pretty grim for November, software sales for the PS3 look pretty good, at least for EA and Take-Two.

What’s that got to do with the title of this post? Nothing, really, except that I thought you could use some good news with all those PS3 naysayers out there pounding their drums. 🙂

Anyway, I just checked FutureShop’s website, and they have the 360 bundle for $300, and the PS3 non-bundle (ouch!) for $400.

It’s the holiday shopping season, and parents are buying up consoles for their little kiddies to play. It’s a bad economy these days, and I have a feeling that parents are looking for value. Just a hunch. So the $400 price tag is a bit of sticker shock that Sony must address. But I think that many will see that the PS3 still provides value.

Dads will walk into FutureShop and see what a great movie playing device the PS3 is. More and more of us have HDTV’s these days, so buying a Blu-ray player that also acts as a game machine for the kids is a no-brainer, right? I mean, Dad has been bombarded by all those ads about LittleBigPlanet which show off how family-friendly the PS3 is, right? LittleBigSackBoy is everywhere, staring him in the face, so that PS3 / LittleBigPlanet bundle is a shoe-in, right?

Oh wait, there are (virtually) no ads for LittleBigPlanet. And there is no LittleBigPlanet/PS3 bundle. (At least that I could find at FutureShop, BestBuy, or PlayStation.ca.) Silly me.

Stupid Sony.

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