Originally Posted by ZuerstBMW
That pricing is just a little RIDICULOUS.
It used to be that video game consoles never outpaced your other hardware. Early systems like the NES/SNES/etc worked fine on 4:3 CRT TVs with sound going through the TV.
Now, if you want a full-blown PS3 experience, you'll want a 1080p HDTV and Dolby surround sound system. Think of how much *that* adds to their $500/$600 price point.
... I'll still end up getting a PS3 though... can't stay away from Final Fantasy!