Looks like the PS3 is finally going to come out in Europe in March and it is going to cost £425. £425 is $840 US! Seriously, I don’t think Sony really wants the PS3 to be successful. They might be giving up on the division like they did with most of their other divisions. Sony’s pride is going to destroy them slowly.
For awhile, Sony’s SCEA division was the only profitable part of Sony. Now it has shifted to their TV’s. They have some of the best displays out there. The Sony Bravia video processor chip is probably one of the top 5 chips out there. Maybe they don’t believe that they can maintain two successful divisions at once, even though they have very talented people working and more resources than most. It might also be that they want the PS3 to be an HDTV accessory. If you look at it that way, the PS3 is a great accessory to your Sony SXRD HD televsion, but the Xbox 360 is just as good, if not better, and more importantly, cheaper.