Sunday August 13, 2006 7:57 pm
Official Playstation Magazine Editor Chooses 360
The blog world has been buzzing lately over the decision of one of the editors of the Official Playstation Magazine choosing to buy an Xbox 360 this holiday over the Playstation 3. Dana Jongewaard lists the following reasons: the $600 price tag, the lack of exclusive titles, and the crappy television set that she owns. These are all valid reasons not to choose the Playstation 3. However, this seems like kind of an empty choice. Magazine editors don’t get free consoles for their personal use. I’m sure the rest of the gaming world is shedding a tear over this. The fact remains that as an editor of the official Playstation magazine, that person has access to a Playstation 3 for use during the course of his or her job. Also, if Ms. Jongewaard only has a cheap 21 inch TV, why would she need the $600 version of the Playstation 3? Certainly the old television doesn’t have HDMI inputs, so the $500 version of the console would work just fine. Of course, a $100 price difference just doesn’t have the sympathetic impact that $200 does. A number of gamers are going to work the math and end up choosing the Xbox 360 over the Playstation 3. However, a person who already essentially has unlimited access to a Playstation 3 (even if it isn’t for “personal use”) buying an Xbox 360 doesn’t have much persuasive impact.
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