there are idiots with tons of money to burn, but i am not sure they really want to burn those money because i don't see any games right now worth for all the troubles.
most games are either on xbox360 already (those with tons of money, i am pretty sure they already have the 'box) or you can get better pictures with pc with high end system (again, they should have one already...if not in the process of upgrading)
so, ps3 won't be a hot item for concerned gamers until killer games are launched for ps3...maybe guarnteed hits like mgs4 or ff13
unlike "west", japanese seems like dislike of FPS as what i heard of the best launch game for ps3 is the resistance, but the sales figure isn't really good...even worse than ridge racer which has been always mediocre imo
i think the "revolutionary" sixaxis controller isn't helping the sale as it lacks vibration, so ps2/ps games would be...so so. maybe, sony can add umd drive for psp games on ps3
to justify the cost of 600usd, sony needs to show the willingness to support ps3 linux otherwise many potential buyers will be turned off...or they can slash the price by 50%
Ref +: psaras, marcus21, sirusxXx, gamecubesuxs