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Old 05-19-06, 15:22
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Default PlayStation 3 to cost 425 in UK

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Retail price of Sony's 60GB console comes out, but no word on the 20GB version.

Sony Computer Entertainment UK has confirmed that the retail price of the 60GB PlayStation 3 is currently planned to be 425 in the UK--although there is still a possibility that this will change before launch. SCEUK MD Ray Maguire told industry magazine MCV that the "60GB version looks like 425 in the UK at the moment".

However, there is no guarantee that the 20GB console will be launched in the UK. "The lower-end 20GB version of PlayStation 3 has no wi-fi, no HDMI, and none of the other slots in it, so it's really a question of where we would position it. It's more likely that we will only launch the 60GB version," Maguire told MCV.

A price point of 425 would, at current exchange rates, make the UK console over 100 more expensive than a direct conversion from the $599 US retail cost, and about 10 more than a direct conversion from the European price of 599 euros announced at E3.

Online retailer GameStation has closed its preorders for the 60GB console "until Sony are in a position to confirm initial allocation volumes".
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425?! phew thats some serious dough for a console :
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Old 05-19-06, 18:29
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Default Re: PlayStation 3 to cost 425 in UK

Sony's argument is that it's "cheep" if you compare it to a stand alone Blu-ray player which will probably cost 500 - 600...but seeing as blu-ray isn't out yet I don't see that being a major selling point. I think I'll go for an XBOX 360 and a Wii for around the same price...
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Default Re: PlayStation 3 to cost 425 in UK

The controllers on the PS3 look interesting, even though they don't have Force Feedback (which not everyone likes anyway).

As far as I know, you actually move the controller using both hands, and that movement is transmitted on screen.


The PS3 is pretty expensive here too, but then again, so is an X Box 360 with all the add ons. Think I'll stick to PC's.
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