Interesting article. Here’s a snippit:
In May of last year I wrote a rather long editorial on Sony’s decision to go with Blu-ray, wherein I demonstrated that no matter how you slice it, Sony’s decision to go with Blu-ray made the console considerably more expensive than it would have been otherwise. I suggested that Sony should have abandoned Blu-ray or, at most, should have made it an add-on, such as the HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360. The reason is simple: by pushing the console’s price into sky-high territory, Sony was stretching themselves dangerously thin.