I received an email from EBGames.com informing me that the PS3 dropped in price.
Let’s get right to it, lowered in price $100 the Sony 60GB PS3 is now available for $499! Armed with the Blue-ray Disc player, built-in HDD, 1080p high-def output, Wi-Fi connectivity and SIXAXIS wireless controller, what else could you possibly want from a serious gaming system?
I replied to myself with “How about games?”
While I admit that I haven’t been following the games available for any of the latest generation consoles and so don’t know much about games available for the PS3, I find the next line pretty telling:
On top of that, from now until September 30, purchase a PS3 and receive 5 free Blu-ray movies with mail-in redemption.
Uh, this “serious gaming system” should let me play games still, right? When Sony first announced the PS3, I remember thinking that the fanboys have their work cut out for them. No games announced. It was just a very powerful computer system. Oh, and it played movies in a format that no one has.
Today, are there any games for PS3 that merit buying a PS3? Even with the “price drop”? Is anyone really that excited about being able to purchase a PS3 at what I still consider too high a price for a video game console? The Wii has some interesting games, although as I understand it there seems to be a lack of interesting new games coming in the near future. The 360 has XBLA. What does the PS3 have going for it? What games can I get with the $100 savings? Or am I supposed to be happy with buying more Blu-ray movies…which I already own on DVD and can watch on my laptop or using the television-connected DVD player? It’s not even perfectly backwards compatible with the PS2, so why not purchase that system instead? There are hundreds of games available for it.
Last week, I was having a blast playing the SNES game Smash TV with my girlfriend’s nephew…on my old SNES. I don’t feel like I am missing out on the next gen experience. Anyone else?