Archive for August, 2006

Money money money moooney….. MUUUUH-ney

Monday, August 14th, 2006

If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s probably the funniest Wii vs. PS3 parody video yet. Not that I know of that many. But this one is the best.

It turns out there will be more PS3’s for the rest of us, since the editor of the Official Playstation Magazine - get this - isn’t buying one. Apparently the salaries that magazine pays its editors do not include $600 discretionary expenses.

But is Ms. Jongewaard mistaken? After all, the Official PS3 Web site is now detailing all of the wonderful benefits of the system, including its Blu-ray technology, and the bonus feature of the extra adapter you get to pay for if you want to save PSX and PS2 games. An excerpt from the benefits site*:

“$600 in $1 bills would weigh approximately 98 lbs. Carrying this amount of weight could physically strain the average gamer to the point of coronary heart failure in a mere 4 seconds. Therefore the PlayStation 3 removes the danger of a heart attack and replaces it with the opportunity for hours of safe, stationary entertainment.”

Besides, all of that is trifling compared to the $900 you’ll pay for an HD-DVD enabled XBox 360, according to the Internet’s favorite news source, an unconfirmed rumor.

*Not actually an excerpt. Actually made up.

Somebody get Jerry Springer!!!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Me-ow! Richard Teversham, head of marketing for Xbox Europe, recently made some catty remarks about the PS3’s pricing and launch, going so far as to suggest that “I think a lot of gamers out there are going to be saying ‘I’ll wait for the price to drop.’” Saucy! Can he say that?

XBox Japan’s boss fired a salvo too, calling the PS3 “too expensive.” Somebody get some ice, cuz that was a buuuuuurn!

And to ensure the soiling of Sony CEO Howard Stringer’s trousers, Teversham made various vague and supposedly intimidating portents regarding different pricing packages for the XBox 360.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear this was some kind of coordinated media blitz…

…On the other hand, Sony DID lose $231 million in the last quarter alone. And, uh, it’s gonna get worse.