Dude, we just showed you a site where a 3 foot cable is what, 5 bucks? It would cost Sony under a dollar per unit I am sure.
Again, the difference is that a lot of people are buying the PS3 for the BR potential of it and Sony is using this as their vehicle to really push the product. Why not do all you can, as a company, to make sure that out of the box it will do what is needed to show off their BR technology.
I'm not pissed about it, just flabbergasted at how you guys are willing to pay 600 dollars for something that we think is incomplete.
$1 per unit, assuming they sell... say 1 mil units is... $1,000,000. Not a small chunk of change to save if they can.
And again, it's no more incomplete than not having an optical cable. Or even worse, it doesn't even have a GAME. How can they sell a gaming
system WITHOUT A BLOODY GAME? THE OUTRAGE. How the hell can they show off the system's gaming capabilities without a game to play on it?!?! Oh wait, they've been doing that for years.
* gellar remembers that his SNES came with Super Mario Brothers!
* purge remembers paying an extra 50bux for SMB & Duck hunt when all he wanted was the console for Zelda
Game content is subjected to taste. CABLES is CABLES. Optical cables aren't the defacto standard; there is SPDIF and 6 channel cables. As to video connections, there's HDMI, component and svideo/composite. DVI is dead and so is coaxial. Now, when I buy me a power supply without cables, or you know, a skipping rope without a rope, or a toaster without toast
.... wait, scratch that last one. What we're trying to say is, if they're going to charge and extra hundred dollars and say "zOMG I R IN URZ HOUSE STEALIN U R WALLET!!" they could at least cough up the cable.
by your math, that would be HDMI market penetration into 1 million households. Oh, and that 1 million units means 600,000,000 dollars. That's without games, extra controllers, yadda yadda. See if I cry for them. They could have dropped the media reader. I mean FUCK, that's at least 15 bux; they could have made a USB snap-on one and sold it to the 300 people who will actually USE it at a markup rather than bundling it and adding to the normal losses associated with a console.