General Discussion: The PS3 thread.


Murakami
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13329 posts since 9/5/05

9 May 2006 15:57
Sony bigwig Kaz Hirai has announced that the PS3 will go on sale in Europe on 17th November, and revealed more about its price and controller.

The release date is scheduled to be a week after its Japanese debut, and is the same as the US launch.

There'll also be two versions of the console: one with a 20GB hard-drive going for $500 (£270), and a 60GB model that will ship for a not inconsiderable $600 (£325).

Sony's clearly hoping that the incorporation of Blu-Ray – which is the reason why it's been delayed from the original Spring launch – will persuade people to stump up $100 more than the most expensive Xbox 360.

There was also surprising news about the replacement for its ‘boomerang' controller. Instead, the PS3 will come with a gyroscopic affair which senses movement, which sounds remarkably similar to the Wii's wand. It looks like Nintendo isn't so left-field after all.

Sony's also promised to avoid the supply problems that dogged the Xbox 360's launch too – 2 million units will be available for the worldwide launch, with another 2 million to follow by the end of the year.

mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

9 May 2006 16:00
www.playstationteam.com/news/e3/2006/05/09/price_and_release_date_confirmed_at_e3_2006

im def getting one

also hoping one of those rental services will support ps3 games
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

9 May 2006 16:03
360 for me after finding out the plan with this. Too expensive and that controller is pure wank.
MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

9 May 2006 16:04
Guido wrote: 360 for me after finding out the plan with this. Too expensive and that controller is pure wank.

You used one then?
popguncork
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1960 posts since 26/5/05

9 May 2006 16:06
I paid my £10 reserve fee months ago. MGS4 will be worth the price alone. Guaranteed.Cool
smith
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11091 posts since 5/5/04

9 May 2006 16:06
MoB wrote:
Guido wrote: 360 for me after finding out the plan with this. Too expensive and that controller is pure wank.

You used one then?
Laughing out loud
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

9 May 2006 16:06
I don't like the PS2 one as it is. The new one with no vibrate function is a big ommision and I really dont fancy sitting there flicking that thing around like a girl trying to play street fighter II. Just wait until your mates or gf are knocking you deliberately to put you off Laughing out loud
Murakami
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13329 posts since 9/5/05

9 May 2006 16:07
By all accounts , its going to be the same style as the PS2 pad ( not the boomerang one anymore ) But with gyroscopic functionality a la Nintendo Wii .

Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

9 May 2006 16:11
joey
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517 posts since 4/12/03

9 May 2006 16:15
pricing alot higher for european launch. its

20gb ver is 499 euros (£341 so prob be ~ £349)
60gb is 599 euros (£409 so prob be ~ £399)

thats alot of money for a console. and no vibration on pads cause of the patent problem. not alot of exclusive games aswell.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

9 May 2006 16:17
joey wrote: pricing alot higher for european launch. its

20gb ver is 499 euros (£341 so prob be ~ £349)
60gb is 599 euros (£409 so prob be ~ £399)

thats alot of money for a console. and no vibration on pads cause of the patent problem. not alot of exclusive games aswell.

yea was about to mention that those first prices are wrong.
MoB
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37039 posts since 31/8/04

9 May 2006 16:18
If i remember right when the playstation was launched it was about 250quid!!!
smith
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11091 posts since 5/5/04

9 May 2006 16:47
It's not just a games console the money is buying though. It's a home cinema kit with a blu-ray (HDFormat's competitor) dvd player. I reckon for that price and the 60gb hard drive, IF it records TV and dvd's it might just justify it.
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

9 May 2006 16:47
yeah i think i will go for a 360 aswell, as it takes a good year at least for the deent games to start arriving. Namely Halo 3 on the 360. rather than just play ps2 ports with tweeked graphics on an overpriced ps3
Paulo
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839 posts since 1/9/03

9 May 2006 16:53
greybot wrote: It's not just a games console the money is buying though. It's a home cinema kit with a blu-ray (HDFormat's competitor) dvd player. I reckon for that price and the 60gb hard drive, IF it records TV and dvd's it might just justify it.

No it doesnt record tv or dvds.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

9 May 2006 16:54
greybot wrote: It's not just a games console the money is buying though. It's a home cinema kit with a blu-ray (HDFormat's competitor) dvd player. I reckon for that price and the 60gb hard drive, IF it records TV and dvd's it might just justify it.

But you then have to fork out for the Blue Ray movies. Fine in a couple of years but I doubt that will bother anybody really. also the 360 HD-DVD drive add-on is USB so I would think there will be 3rd party Blu-ray drives available at a later date for that.
smith
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11091 posts since 5/5/04

9 May 2006 16:58
Paulo wrote:
greybot wrote: It's not just a games console the money is buying though. It's a home cinema kit with a blu-ray (HDFormat's competitor) dvd player. I reckon for that price and the 60gb hard drive, IF it records TV and dvd's it might just justify it.

No it doesnt record tv or dvds.
You sure on this? I heard it will at least be able to record TV (and HDTV) onto the harddrive Sky+ stylee (Pause live tv etc).
Norvern Rob
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814 posts since 5/3/05

9 May 2006 17:12
It also only has one HDMI socket, which is pretty shit as by the time blu-ray becomes standard everything else will run from HDMI sockets as well and you're only going to be able to plug one thing into at at a time.

Cost cutting and STILL charging £400ish.

Better off getting a Wii to play games on and a blu-ray or HD DVD player to play DVD's. Everyone will have or has got Sky+ anyway so recording onto its hard drive wont be needed.

No point saying that to people though, as playstation is cool, it's great, nintendos are for kids, heres my money, great marketing again Sony…
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

9 May 2006 20:19
all about grand tourismo hd tho will be awesome tempted by halo 3 tho
Sol
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12241 posts since 17/3/03

9 May 2006 20:46
It's not just a games console the money is buying though. It's a home cinema kit with a blu-ray (HDFormat's competitor) dvd player. I reckon for that price and the 60gb hard drive, IF it records TV and dvd's it might just justify it.

The PS2 was marketed in a similar kind of way when it was first released. Newspapers were publishing articles on how in a few years time it would be wired into everything else in your home. Did it ever really come to frutation… no. I use mine to play games and have ocassionaly watched DVDs on it.

They should make consoles to play games, because that's the point of them, forget all that other rubbish.