Sony sure is being benevolent with PS3 freebies. The company has given away free Blu-ray movies, Gran Turismo HD
, and now a free three-hole version of Hot Shots Golf 5
in Japan to PS3 owners. Why all the generosity? "They have to sweeten the deal a little bit," said said Hiroshi Kamide, a Japanese games analyst. "The problem with the product so far is that no one has fully understood why it's so expensive."
Indeed. But it's going to take more than a few give-aways to counter the console's perceived high price, though freebies are a start. "It's the least they can do," continued Kamide. "If you're paying a head above everybody else for a similar product, a game machine, you want to be able to categorically say the reason why it's so expensive." And from the looks of it
, Sony's harder, better, faster, stronger
argument isn't working for now.