Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've heard that the PS3 is going to have the "blue ray" dvd drive. No way the PS3 will be less than $500.
Sorry, I personally don't buy this line of thinking.
It's going to be very, very difficult for anybody to come out for more than $299.99.
$299.99 seems to be the magical price, the most you can get away with charging for a system at the beginning of it's lifecycle. I just can't imagine Sony or anybody else trying to sell a system for more than $299.99.
I guess, maybe somebody could sell one for $349.99, but just to get that extra $50, you come off looking like a very overpriced piece of technology.
Now, having said all of that, there isn't any way that a device with Blue Ray is going to come out for $299.99 in the year 2005. I can definitely agree with this. At least there is no way that it will be able to play Blue Ray DVD movies, out of the box for $299.99.
Not in the year 2005.
Hmmm, that seems to be quite a catch 22 situation doesn't it. Sony definitely wants to release their new system in the U.S. in late November 2005. Yet, they would piss off every electronics manufacturer in the world if it releases a blue ray movie player under any guise for $299.99. I'm thinking that the PS3 will indeed have a Blue Ray lazer, but that you have to buy some specialized remote or something to get access to it. Then they will charge an extra very large fee for that. Or maybe even not have that available intially.
Or maybe they have no intentions whatsoever to release a new system in 2005, and they are just toying with Microsoft and Nintendo, causing those two companies to possibly rush and compromise the launches of their own Next Generation hardware.