The exclusives this is where it gets interesting, due to the complicated architecture of the PS3 we have massive gaps before a game is released, i.e. God of War 3 - 2010 (f that), not to mention the fact that every good game (in my opinion atleast) doesn't come out till November - December 2009, that 5-6 months away what should I do till then just keep it turning off and on again so that it looks like i've been using the damn thing.
Not to mention if the Xbox 360 does drop the price to $100 the PS3 will be history, $100 isnt much even when it gets here to Australia it might be $150ish or more but still thats nothing I spent more on perfume for my girlfriend just last week. As for the price drop rumours I don't think it will happen and even if it does it won't be a large enough drop to get more people into this console.
Ok i've spent a lot of time saying the same thing; 'If you bought the same thing on Xbox 360 it would cost XXX.XX amount more', but who cares if Sony had made those features optional they would be racking in the money as well, people may complain but they will eventually give in and buy what they need. Sony wasted money developing the console, paying for the development of the Cell processor, going to Nvidia for a GPU after they ripped of Microsoft with the Original Xbox GPU, Blu-Ray which unlike DVD didn't really take off and XDR Memory.
The Cell processor probably one of the worst moves Sony has made, an absolutely worthless chip designed for number crunching put into a gaming machine, not to mention the fact that you have to jack up the price of the end product to justify the R&D Sony put into the damn thing.
The GPU - 'Reality Synthesizer' - based on a desktop GPU (Nvidia 7800) that is 3 years old and producing graphics which are not even the slighest bit 'amazing'. Not to mention the fact that Nvidia overcharged Microsoft on the original Xbox, I can't even imagine how much they are charging Sony for these.
Blu-Ray - the new UMD; probably not but unless DVD this hasn't really taken off with a bang!, I wouldn't call this feature a complete failure but they really would have been better off with a DVD drive and maybe an external addon to Blu-Ray (like MS did with HD-DVD).
Lastly XDR Memory - XDR memory is owned by Rambus, and overall it is not used by anything other than the PS3 (that I know of), there is a good reason why XDR memory never really caught on and that is because it is overpriced and uses proprietary technologies, pretty much all Rambus wants is people to start using their patented memory architectures while they sit back and collect huge royalties. Recently they released they're 7.20ghz XDR memory which uses 40% less power than GDDR5, impressive but worthless as no one will use it. Another reason why the PS3 has such a massive price tag.
Nope i'd say its dieing, there really is no reason to own one, after playing almost every game that is out for the PS3, I really can't justify the $750 [AUD] I paid for it a 2 years ago, back when it came out I thought "awesome, a new Playstation", considering the way the last two playstations had become the best consoles of their respective times, I assumed that this one would be the same, and I wouldn't end up with a big brick that I use maybe once a month.