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Journal stlhawkeye's Journal: Price Prediction for the PS3

The PS3 will not cost $450 in the United States. Although 50,000 yen translates into $460, everybody on /. seems to not understand some basic economics.

The value of 50,000 yen in the Japanese economy is not equivilent to the value of $450 in the American economy. Japan is much, much more expensive. Does your company have a per diem for travel? Check their rate for Japan, and compare to anywhere in North America. Dollars to donuts that Japan is significantly higher. The last place I worked paid $35/day for The US, $45 for Canada, and $75 for Japan.

So how much will the PS3 cost? $300. Well, $299.99.

I'm big on predictions lately. Play along at home!

I'm also standing by my prediction that Microsoft will either have a Linux-based kernel in Windows, or shelve Windows in favor of a Linux-based operating system by 2015. I've been saying this since Apple picked up BSD for OS X. It'll happen, people! Watch for it!

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall