Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:23 pm
The insane amount of extra features and add-ons are what "justify" the extra $100 I was willing to spend. Honestly, I'm just more fond of paying a little extra to get more bang for my buck. If I'm gonna end up paying $400 or $500, I may as well spend a little more to get a better deal.
Besides Resistance, I pretty much play multiplatform games right now (NBA 2K7, MLB 2K7). I do absolutely love Virtua Fighter 5, which is by far one of the greatest looking games of all time. I challenge anybody with an XBox 360 to play a few rounds of that game and try and tell me they've seen crisper backgrounds or more realistic settings.
As I stated earlier, the PS3's exclusive lineup won't hit shelfs until the holiday season. Most gamers understand that you can't judge the PS3 until you see the best it has to offer, like Final Fantasy, Grand Turismo, and Metal Gear. I'm also curious to see how Ratchet & Clank, God of War, and Red Faction transition onto next gen hardware. I've seen a small preview of Ratchet and it looks phenomenal.
As I stated earlier, money is not an issue for me when making a major purchase. At this stage in my life, the only major things I've bought are a car, a PS3, an audio system, and a laptop... and in every one of them, price was not an issue. Only the product. My buddy bought a 2001 Toyota Celica because it was cheap, semi-new, and fast. I, on the other hand, decided to fork out a little extra cash to pick up a 1998 BMW, which was equally quick and only 3 years older... the main difference between the two is simply all the little things. The seats are nicer, the handling absolutely trumps his, all these little things aren't breaking all the time (its been less than 2 years and he's already gone through a clutch, a steering wheel, several handles on the adjusters to his passenger seat, a rear view mirror, and a bad headlight. I, on the other hand, only had to replace my radiator once). You pay a little more up front, you get a lot more down the road. The same holds true for my decision to buy a PS3 over an Xbox.
Sure, I could have saved a little cash on the initial purchase, but then I would have been hit with monthly fee's to play online, additional costs for DVD playback, controller chargers... not to mention, my PS3 came with 60 GB of hard drive space, an HDMI port, and a WiFi web browser. Like I said, bang for my buck. All those features would have cost me an arm and a leg down the road, but I decided to fork out $100 extra dollars earlier... and the results have been wonderful.
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