Thursday, June 30, 2005

SONY Is Drunk

$399 for a PS3, huh? Yeeeeeeeeeah....

Look, let me level with you, Sony, do you mind if I call you Sony? No all capital letters and all? Ok, I know you're taking a bath on the hardware. And I KNOW that everybody loved the PS2, and you're planning to blow us all away with the Ps3, but I'm having a hard time stomaching this one. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at that meeting....

"What can we charge for the PS3?"
"How much is Microsoft charging for the 360?"
"Then we'll charge $400! We're at LEAST a hundred dollars better."

I imagine that by the time PS3 is rolling off the assembly line next May, Microsoft will have dropped the 360 by about $50. Think about this for a second. You're strapped for cash, the economy is bad, and you can only buy one system, which one are you going to go for? Spout technology all you want, but all software being equal (and Halo 3 is expected to ship right about that time) people will go for the cheaper option every time. Except me. Because I'm drunk and stupid too.

Then again, what's Sony supposed to do? They're already losing a couple hundred dollars at the register, and it's not like their software titles fly off the shelves. Really they're selling the Blu-Ray here, and the Cell. But that stuff is all really, really expensive. So, hell if I know. I guess that's why I never got a business degree.


An Open Letter to Avril Lavigne

Dear Ms. Lavigne,

Congratulations on your engagement.

Now, I want you to take a good long look at your boyfriend. Done? No, no. That wasn't long enough. LOOK at him. The guy looks like a fourty year old goblin. Did you fall down a well or something?

I don't know. Maybe it's something in the water up there in Canada. Moose poop or something. Whatever it is, best of luck to you but...don't have any kids. Kay? Thanks.


-Hans McMuffins


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