First, let me start by saying that at the moment, with all this Europe PS3 stuff going on, I am VERY annoyed with Sony at the moment. Why do they feel the need to make everything so much worse?
So first, we get the 60 GB value pack, with 2 controllers and 2 games, just after I bought a PS3 for £400, with a free HDMI cable, and nothing else. I was happy at that time, as I had a PS3, but I felt a twinge of annoyance when I saw what I could have had if I'd have waited another month.
Next, we wait, twiddling our thumbs for a price cut, but I don't care, as I have my PS3 already.
Then, we get one: the value pack goes down to £350. This makes me happy, as it will mean better sales for Sony.
But I start hearing rumours about a 40 GB PS3, and I hope it isn't true, as that is one of the things that I dislike about the 360: it has too many SKUs, and it can easily confuse consumers.
But, the rumours are true, and to my dismay, Sony is selling 40 GB PS3s in Europe, and I feel extremely annoyed. My last hope is that Sony are actually making a profit on these, per sale.
And then what happens? the FRIGGIN VALUE PACK GETS DISCONTINUED!!!! So we Europeans don't deserve BC, a big hard drive and 4 USB slots? To be honest, if I didn't have a PS3 or a PS2 right now, in Europe at least, the Xbox 360 looks like the better option from where I'm standing.
I'll just repeat that: "To be honest, if I didn't have a PS3 or a PS2 right now, in Europe at least, the Xbox 360 looks like the better option from where I'm standing."
Yes, Sony, I really do NOT like you at the moment. So just stop the 40 gig PS3 and bring back the Value Packs. NOW!