When Sony announced the Playstation 3 in 2006 at the wallet-busting prices of $499 and $599, even serious, dedicated gamers blanched. The new console was expensive enough to put many consumers off entirely, and despite a cut here and there, it’s remained firmly in the "overpriced" camp for many once-eager Sony fans.
But that was then.
Yes that was then and this is now but the Playstation 3 has dropped the ball on it's fanbase yet again. With the introduction of the Playstation 3 slim appropriately-named PS3 slim which launches on September 1, you would think this would be the golden opportunity for Sony to turn things around.
You may also think this is a good deal and it's time for you to roll all your change and pick one up. But hold on sister, there is one huge drawback!
The original PS3 loved to rub it in the Xbox 360's face how it was backwards compatible with every PS2 game which was an advantage over Microsoft's little gem as not all original Xbox games work on the 360.
However with the new PS3 slim, NONE of the PS2 games work on it. And according to Sony brass, that feature is gone for good.
But do you really have Playstation 2 games you actually still want to play? What’s that? You have two hundred of them? Better hold on to your PS2, assuming it still works which by now it's a safe bet it don't.
So once again playstation fans have been given the short end of the stick. If you never bought the original PS3 and still want to play your PS2 games, looks like you might still be spending around $500 even with the price cut.
My advice...go buy an Xbox 360 for $299!