In a piece over at Yahoo! Shooping, Nick Mokey put together a list of what he feels were some of the most overhyped gadgets in recent memory. Included in that list was the Playstation 3:
If the more recent cloud of negativity surrounding the PS3 has erased your memory of the hype surrounding its launch, let us remind you: Some of these things sold for over $2,000 on eBay in the days after they went on sale. A man was shot trying to secure one. It was the ultimate gaming machine, the console to destroy all consoles, the status symbol of November 2006. And it totally flopped. After most gamers discovered that being able to see individual blood droplets from an alien’s brain or the glistening sweat on a football player’s neck didn’t make the games any more fun, the $600 price of admission just didn’t seem worth it anymore. Nearly two years later, it’s starting to gain some ground, but we’re guessing the guys that originally shelled out thousands of them to impress their friends still feel like tools.
While I don’t agree with his entire list (I personally love my Zune, as does everyone that I know who owns one), I do think he hit the nail on the head when it comes to the Playstation 3.