Sony's PlayStation 3 will be made available to a larger
audience starting on March 23 of this
year. While PS3
fans in Japan and the United States have
been had access to the console since mid-November 2006, consumers in Europe,
Africa, the Middle East and Australia were left in the dark.
Sony announced back in early September that the European
launch of the PS3 would be delayed until March 2007 due to production problems
with blue laser diodes. Now that the problems have been worked out and Sony
has settled into its grove with PS3 production, it's time for the rest of the
world to enjoy Sony's bundle of Blu-ray fun.
Over one million units of the 60GB PS3 model will be
available launch -- the 20GB model will be introduced later this year. Sony
also states that over 30 games will be available for launch including headliner
Resistance: Fall of Man.
All of this gaming goodness will come at a hefty price
though -- especially for those in the United Kingdom. The 60GB PS3 will retail
for £425 ($842 USD) in the UK while the 20GB model will retail at £350 ($694
USD) when it is launched later in the year. Potential customers in Australia
have it a little better as the 60GB model will cost $999 AUD ($790 USD).
quote: At least they'll have plenty of units available since they can practically stop production in Japan and North America.
quote: 3. Consoles aren't worth 600 bucks little alone 1,000 quote: Maybe not to you, some people are passionate about gaming enough to spend that kind of money. Some might say $600 is too much for a graphics card, $1000 too much for a CPU. If you're that dedicated to something you'll buy it.
quote: Maybe not to you, some people are passionate about gaming enough to spend that kind of money. Some might say $600 is too much for a graphics card, $1000 too much for a CPU. If you're that dedicated to something you'll buy it.