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PS3 fights the 360 on features, needs to compete on price
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Friday, 14 August 2009 11:29
 PS3 fights the 360 on features, needs to compete on price

By Ben Kuchera | Last updated August 14, 2009 9:15 AM CT

Sony wants to attack the 360's lack of value and bring up its own rich feature set, but the company continues to to ignore the power of a low price. The good news? A price drop may make the PS3 more competitive, as our own numbers show a real hunger for the system.

Sony didn't have much to celebrate in the July NPD report on video game sales; the company instead sent us a fact-sheet explaining just how great a deal the PS3 continues to be, pointing out all the ways the PlayStation 3 hardware bests the 360 and the Wii in terms of features.

"When you compare all the features against other industry offerings, there is no doubt that the PlayStation 3 provides the most complete entertainment system on the market today—right out of the box," the company claims.

If a company offers a product with such wide and immediate appeal, it doesn't usually need to bring up the competition; it merely sits back and allows the product to speak for itself. So what's going on here? [ARS Technica...]    [Comments...]

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