...And don't count on Sony being this "white knight" alternative, either. I'm sure they've got something just as devious planned but are not showing their cards out of fear of the backlash that Microsoft is currently receiving. Remember that RFID patent they filed earlier this year? Now what could that possibly be used for... ?
Nintendo's starting to look better and better by the moment. I'm not saying they're completely innocent, but rather the (much) lesser of three evils. That, or Ouya.
I personally think it's time to recognize that price guides are precisely that....a GUIDE. Not a bible, not set in stone. Just because somebody declares something to be a certain value, does not automatically make it so.