...220 bucks for a used PS3 at Gamestop is a lot less pricey than building a PC set up just to run FFXIV (minimum price starting at 500). For people with LIVES that don't have their mommy and daddy buying their stuff, these prices mean something. It's not about the hardware, it's about what is more affordable for the consumer. We have to stop thinking that everyone's mom buys them everything, guys.
This is such a dumb argument. If you have a job, then you make money. If you make money, then you can afford a computer if you want to buy one. Ultimately it comes down to whether or not you want to buy one, and that's your choice. "Having a life" has no relevance to this statement.
If anything, the people with $1000+ computers don't get them bought by "mommy and daddy", they have jobs and earn money and buy them themselves. Someone in a situation where "mommy and daddy are buying your games" is FAR more likely to have their parents spend $300 on a PS3 before they'd spend $1000 on a computer since most parents are under the impression that their $400 Best Buy/Walmart computer "is just fine".
I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with willfully choosing a PS3 over a PC if that's what you prefer, but it's highly illogical to claim that having a job (and therefore making money) means you can't afford something that people who -don't- have jobs -could- because their parents (who presumably would have jobs, right?) buy it for them? Is your argument that people who own a good computer are people who have parents who don't have lives (Since after all, if the parents "had lives", they wouldn't be able to afford the computer either?)
I mean, the holes in the argument are more obvious and easy to pick apart than a slice of swiss cheese.
If you prefer a PS3 over a PC, fine, but don't try to defend your choice with stupid arguments. Just say that you prefer it and leave it at that. That's all that matters. I'm not attacking your preference, just the faulty logic you employ to attack people who disagree with you. Edited, Aug 18th 2010 5:15am by Mikhalia