In case you haven't seen it going around, Sony put out a helpful chart in the wake of CES to explain why the PlayStation 3 is actually an amazing deal--the best bang for the buck in the business! Here is said chart:
Totally flawless logic, right? Not at all pouncing on things that are sort-of-kind-of true and exploiting them as much as possible! Wired's Chris Kohler has some context for this chart and the press release that came along with this wild piece of spin.
What is immediately obvious here...is a feeling like Sony has finally been reduced to grasping at straws. We needn't even delve too deeply into the half-truths (there are cheaper hard drive solutions for Arcade buyers; HDMI was available in every Xbox on shelves this holiday). But is this really the whole message?
Yes -- you get more machine for your $400 with PlayStation 3. But since when has anything but price and killer app games ever decided a console war?
Since Sony is starting to sound a little desperate when it comes to justifying the console's current price point, I figured I'd give them a hand. So here's an updated chart that totally puts this issue to bed.
(Larger version of this chart available here.)
Case closed, bitches. Sell your stupid Red Ring device and toss that ham sandwich in a lake. If you don't buy a PS3 immediately after reading this, you must HATE MONEY.