Sony Issues Handy Chart, Giant Bomb Issues Handier Chart

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Edited By jeff
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:

A good use of color sets this chart apart from the rest.
A good use of color sets this chart apart from the rest.














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.

Buy a PlayStation 3 ASAP to reverse the damaging effects of other consoles!
Buy a PlayStation 3 ASAP to reverse the damaging effects of other consoles!













(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.
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#1  Edited By jeff
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:

A good use of color sets this chart apart from the rest.
A good use of color sets this chart apart from the rest.














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.

Buy a PlayStation 3 ASAP to reverse the damaging effects of other consoles!
Buy a PlayStation 3 ASAP to reverse the damaging effects of other consoles!













(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.
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#2  Edited By Sarkhan

Hehe. Nice^^

well, i love my Ps3. I'll stick to it as i have with other Sony products. The only thing i really wanna buy a 360 for is REZ HD. Man... I want my REZ HD.

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#3  Edited By HazBazz

I want the $10 sex offender addon for the ham sandwich

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#4  Edited By Phished0ne  Online

man i really want a ham sandwich now...

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#5  Edited By gamer4life

a delicious pork scent will cost you an additional 70 bucks if you own a 360...  TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! haha

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#7  Edited By AndrewB

A delicious ham sandwich can accept any upgrade you throw at it. It's also the only console that tastes great.

As a side, I haven't come close to laughing this hard in weeks. Thanks, Giant Bomb!

Oh, and a simple solution for Xbox360 Wifi support at an affordable price: get a $20 wireless bridge in a sale.

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#8  Edited By i2v2nr20i

It is a bit excessive for Sony to actually release this, especially in such a ghetto way, but it is kind of ridiculous to compare the 199$ 360 to the 399$ (or 499$) PS3, which I personally run into in the real world all too frequently.

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#9  Edited By KiddSushi

LOL Filed under: Sandwich

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#10  Edited By trulyalive

Goes to show. PS3 has the best hardware at the most affordable price. Now all they need is the best games and for the trophies to be as addictive as achievements and they're all set.
Seriously, though I was a fanboy for the hardware, I was converted to neutrality because of the lack of decent games. Shame.

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#11  Edited By ScubaKlown

thats what i was thinking. No gaming system is complete without Billy Crystal

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#12  Edited By MeatSim

Ham sandwich clearly wins the console wars.

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Haha nice chart, I still love my ps3 : )

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#14  Edited By End_Boss

I hate money.

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#15  Edited By mike

Registered sex offender...haha!

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#16  Edited By Systech

Forget this, I'm buying the ham sandwich. Much better deal than a PS3.

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#17  Edited By smallville123

Well as biased as that chart is.  Its 100% true.  In the long run the 360 is much more expensive with the ps3.

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#18  Edited By Dalai
Meatsim said:
"Ham sandwich clearly wins the console wars."
Casual gamers love ham.
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#19  Edited By LiquidPrince

Registered sex offender =P

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#20  Edited By Hamz

Oh fucking L O L

And ham sandwiches are sorta cool....

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#21  Edited By PLWolf

That chart has been around for a while, they just revised it for the updated price points. ;-)

and like others have said, it's biased but it's true.

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#22  Edited By Your_Mom_Stinks

$10 sex offender addon for the ham sandwich... sign my fat ass up

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#23  Edited By LiquidPrince
TheWolf619 said:
"That chart has been around for a while, they just revised it for the updated price points. ;-)

and like others have said, it's biased but it's true."
How can something be biased yet true? Is truth biased?

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#24  Edited By Dryker

Good Game add-on for the PS3...  priceless.

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#25  Edited By Rivix

I guess its a factual chart. Nothing false about it. But its easy for SONY to point out the things they put in the PS3 that Microsoft chose not to. 

What if I don't like ham sandwiches? There should be a roast beef option.
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#26  Edited By Wright

wait....that ham sandwich I just ate causes cancer of the AIDS!?! DAMMIT I should of ate a ps3.

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#27  Edited By Bigrhyno

They forgot to mention that you have to pay extra if you want a recharge pack for a 360 controller.

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#28  Edited By ArbitraryWater

The second chart is the best chart ever. I vote for a Ham Sandwich/ SNES combo to be the consoles of choice.

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#29  Edited By chewii101

I have 3 sex offenders in my house....(Damn you ham sandwich!) >.> 

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#30  Edited By KamasamaK

That's a damn expensive ham sandwich...but look at all the features. I am hungry. All right, I'll bite.

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#31  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

Funny, funny shit.  How does a turkey and swiss stand up, though?

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#32  Edited By McQuinn

Well, that sandwich is cheaper.  I think I'm gonna trade in my PS3.

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#33  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin
HazBazz said:
"I want the $10 sex offender addon for the ham sandwich"
Don't bother, I ordered it online and it turns out it's just a feather duster (it works though.)
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#34  Edited By RHCPfan24

I want to see a Reuben on this list. I think the sex offender comes with it already.

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#35  Edited By kush

It's content like this that makes me love GB.

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#36  Edited By Snail

I love you Jeff... I really do.

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#37  Edited By Rasgueado

Well I've already got a PS3 now as well. I just wish they would let me download their "software solution" for backwards compatibility. There's still a few things I have for the PS2 I would actually *like* to play without playing jump rope with the cables coming out of my receiver.

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Screw your ham sandwich Jeff, Turkey sandos will win the sandwich war!

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#39  Edited By lockload

Well guess what the consumers have spoken they dont value the included bluray drive and wireless so i guess sony have a different view of what is needed for a gaming system

PS3 = Last place consumers have spoken

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#40  Edited By MichaelScott

It's not that bad of a chart to be honest. The 100 wi-fi add-on and the hard drive prices are you-may-as-well-be-getting robbed stupid. I mean, seriously, the wii has built in wireless for 250(even though the wii's online is next to useless for playing games, fc's and such).

And a $300 360 doesn't? Pretty dumb.

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#41  Edited By Wrect

My guess is that the "Delicious Ham Sandwich" page is going to get filled out pretty well this afternoon.

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#42  Edited By BiffMcBlumpkin
RHCPfan24 said:
"I want to see a Reuben on this list. I think the sex offender comes with it already."

Only in Jersey.
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#43  Edited By MordeaniisChaos

LOLO.

HAM SANDWICH FTW!!! What happens if I put my HDDVDBD Discs in one...

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#44  Edited By ThePelinal

Best chart ever.

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#45  Edited By ocdog45

im trying to figure out what you really do think of the chart.

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#46  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

I think I'm going to have to go and get me a delicious ham sandwich.

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#47  Edited By Contra

I laugh at Sony trying to tell people that they are the smart choice for those with an HDTV.  About 30% of the overall market.
And many of those homes won't have the console plugged into an HDTV, but to one of the other 2 TV's they have that are not HD.

So selling it on its blu ray merits is good and all... but there is no good reason for 70% of people to get a Bluray player.

So, do people want a media center?

Apparently.  No.

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#48  Edited By Alphazero

Ham sandwich has an extremely high attach rate, which is good for developers, but there's hidden costs in the ham sandwich peripherals  as well. Did you want mayo on that ham sandwich? How about some leafy green lettuce? You gotta pay some lettuce to get the lettuce, believe you me. Hot sandos ain't free, friend.


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#49  Edited By OzzerOzby

A ham sammich does sound delicious, but so does a grilled cheese...

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#50  Edited By CreamyGoodness

man i love playing my cod 5 on my ham sandwich, its such an affordable system, now only if i can find a way to eat it.... oh wait.