There's a lot of really weird 360 fanboyism here. And I'm not sure how much is anti-sony or just 360=all...
The PS3 is not having negitive press very often. It really depends where
Most bad press are really bad journalism of the modern internet era. That tries to grab hits. Very few bad press are well rounded and unbias. Most of the negative press are /. quotes and surmations + outrageously loud headline.
They are very nortorious for using this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9MMUkklO_s
For instance. The FUD on 380W power supply. My Mac Pro is roughly a GigaWatt max power supply output. This does not mean hot(you do know how quiet Mac pros are) nor is breaking my electric bill.
Max power output of the power supply is just a limit on the power it can pull. It can be using a tenth of that or a hundreth.
It's no surpise it's 8x more then PS2 since, with 4 usb 2.0 ports HDD, alone can technically draw crazy power in this day and age. Not like the old days where you would dare to plug an external drive in a console.
And for those who are more tech scavy, All the article did was went into the offical specs pages and plug line voltage and VAs into a formula. (that's saying your house us being nuked right now cause it can draw X amounts of electricity).
It should be good news that the PS3 has such a large power supply, as it won't choke in the worse conditions. Most likely it's drawing about 120-200 watts of power given what we know of Cell and mobile graphics cards.
There are a bunch of others like this.
Anyway back to PS3 and blu ray.
It's sold out, plain and simple. There will at least be 1million sometime in January when all is said and done. The latest report from Sony saids there may actually be more on launch due to a good news from Asia.
And those that keep pesky about supply problems don't know how to manufacture. It's a component issue. (i.e blue ray laser- you can read the HD DVD and BR forums if you don't believe sony) Not a assembly line issue(of course if PS3 goes in flames like 360s, that's different).
It's bascially like opening a resurant, you Have kitchens, you have cooks, you have waiters, and you have seats and customers.
Even if you have everything, if you don't have enough meat, you're screwed. And no matter how you speed it up. Until the truck with the beef arrives, you can't cook it.
So if you open at 5pm, you have a long line, but by 9 there is no line, because the bottle neck is smoothed over time( people rescheduling, and eaten faster due to hunger, cooks not taking breaks).
Price point wise, We won't know for a good 4 months, because as Japan has showed, all it took was a 1k yen price drop to shift 36% consumer interest to a 88% consumer interest.
And if it's one thing Sony can do it's slash prices and bundle. OMG sony can bundle. They can do it on anything from PSPs to HDTVs to Speakers. They are an electronics Giant. (The'yre bundling a Movie with launch PS3s)
The war isn't won in a day or a battle.
So Bluray is a pretty big hitter VS HD-DVD. All it takes are consumer level Blu-ray burners and blanks, and you have entrench a market lead that will slowly suffocate the comepetitor.
Cause you're cheaper and more accessable. You can guess sony Blu-ray players is going to drop 80% by next year with the amount they're buying.