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First half-million of PlayStation 3 to come packed with Ricky Bobby

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced its debut game titles and unveiled the online strategy for PlayStation 3. Sony also confirmed our reports that games will be priced at $59.99. SCEA today also unveiled the online and network services provided through PS3, which we first reported on earlier.

SCEA Launch Titles

Resistance: Fall of Man
NBA 07
Genji: Days of the Blade

Third Party Publisher Titles

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
Call of Duty 3
EA Sports Fight Night Round 3
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Madden NFL 07
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Mobile Suit Gundam: CROSSFIRE
Need For Speed Carbon
Sonic the Hedgehog
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Tony Hawk's Project 8
Untold Legends Dark Kingdom 

“Our line-up of PS3 games that will be available through the holidays is unprecedented in terms of volume, variety and innovation, surpassing any previous competitive launch catalog and even our own original offerings for other PlayStation platforms,” said Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “We are pioneering a new era of true next-generation gaming through such titles as Resistance: Fall of Man, a visually arresting game that takes advantage of the large storage capacity and exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray Disc; and NBA 07, running at full 1080p for the highest resolution image possible, creating hyper-realistic characters and gameplay never seen before.”

As if simply being able find a PlayStation 3 at launch wasn't incentive enough, Sony announced that packed-in with the first half million PS3 systems shipped in North America will be Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Farrell. This puts a copy of the movie into PlayStation 3-owners hands almost a month before the Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby stand-alone street date of December 12, 2006 

Finally, SCEA also announced today the roster of peripherals that will accompany the arrival of PS3. The peripherals that will be available on launch day include the SIXAXIS Controller, available for $49.99, a Memory Card Adaptor for transferring game save information from PlayStation and PlayStation2 Memory Cards onto the HDD of PS3 for $14.99, and coming soon, a BD Remote Control for $24.99 (see peripheral photos here).

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RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By daftrok on 10/20/2006 1:21:30 AM , Rating: -1
Intercooler is the thing you attach to the back of the 360 (and now the ps3) so that the internal temperature of the system can go down up to 10 degrees celcius.

Lets try the drops you fine bloggers suggested; I will make the appropriate drops on the PS3

Xbox 360 List:
399.99 for console
19.99 for intercooler
19.99 for charge and play kit
9.99 for rechargable battery
47.99 for extra wireless xbox 360 controller

This adds up to: $537.79.

PS3 List:
499.99 for console
49.99 for extra controller
9.99 for HDMI cable
19.99 for intercooler
14.99 for memory card adapter
24.99 for Motorola HS820 Bluetooth Headset

This adds up to: 669.54. So you are essentially paying around 130-150 dollars more for my PS3 setup. But one has to realize that if you want to play online for the xbox 360, you have to pay 50 dollars, and 25-30 dollars for a remote for DVD playback. Also, the 360 doesn't upscale via component to 720p/1080i (maybe in the future?) for DVDs. And no next-gen DVD viewing. This is, therefore, a somewhat unfair comparison, because the capabilities of the 360 do not match those of the playstation 3. Also, the memory card adapter...can't you just return that once you've transferred all your data to the ps3 anyways? Also, you can get a wired headset for the ps3 and we aren't 100% sure if the intercooler is really necessary to prevent the console from overheating (we all know the 360 needs it).

I'm not condoning the fact that the playstation 3 is overpriced. I actually wished they didn't follow xbox 360's footsteps and come out with a lower end and higher end ps3. Couldn't they just slap on some wireless and a card reader (screw card reader anyways, just plug your camera to the ps3 you lazy bastards!) on the lower end and just upgrade the HD to 30 GB, and keep it at 499.99? I mean, you can just plug in a USB hard drive to it if you really want the space anyways (something I wish you could do on the 360).

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By Hemipower on 10/20/2006 1:34:30 AM , Rating: 1
why do you put 10 for hdmi, i am sure the ps3 will include one. 15 dollar for memory card adapter? the 360 has one as well so add that. how about an extra battery for the ps3 controller? unless you add the hddvd you cant compare the two price wise.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By daftrok on 10/20/2006 1:41:34 AM , Rating: 1
No HDMI cable will be included (nor component either, but seriously that costs like 10-15 bucks on amazon, the ps2 component cables are 100% compatable with the ps3), the 360 doesn't come with an adapter, and the ps3 controller comes standard with built-in li-ion and recharged via usb. And I did say that it was an unfair comparison because of the HD-DVD capabilities...please read. I know the list looks more appealing but there are important things talked about in the long paragraphs.

By Hemipower on 10/20/2006 12:36:31 PM , Rating: 1
yes i read those paragraphs of yours. the point i am saying about the adapter is that the xbox has one available for purchase. What i mean is if you are going to add it for the ps3 you should add it for the xbox as well. As far i know there is no other way to get your saves from the xbox to the xbox 360 except with this kit. Also these is the xsata but thats another story.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By Lakku on 10/20/2006 2:15:28 PM , Rating: 3
The PS3 controller, made by or contracted out by Sony, uses an internal Li-Ion battery? So, I'm going to assume here, so stay with me, that these batteries will probably be made or of the Sony brand. That sounds great, so when I get to play Call of Duty 3, not only do I get to feel rumble from the pad from explosions, I just may get the added realism bonus of the controller blowing up or catching fire in my hand. Awesome! They are taking it to a whole new intensity level with this one.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By daftrok on 10/20/2006 10:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
For the love you really think after 8 million god damn recalls they'll make explosive batteries on a controller? Jesus tapdancing Christ....

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By tuteja1986 on 10/20/2006 3:08:26 AM , Rating: 2
Dude i bought :
XBOX 360 $399
Charge and play kit which comes with rechargable battery $20
also i don't buy an extra controller :(
Who is stupid to buy an intercooler , it really does crap all and all the XBOX 360 model produced after march 2006 don't have the cooling issue.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By OxBow on 10/20/2006 9:44:00 AM , Rating: 2
My 360 (which is only 3 months old) runs quite hot even with the intercooler. Yes, it's in a tv cabinet and no, it's not crowded in but well ventilated and the power brick is on a good distance away outside the cabinet.

I haven't heard about an intercooler available for the PS3 yet, but I'm sure I'll get one for my PS3 when it comes out. If there's no intercooler available at launch, someone will have one on the market by January. Even if the PS3 runs cooler than the 360, it still makes sense to insure your purchase for the modest $20 price of a couple fans.

Tests have shown that the intercoolers keep the 360 on average 20 degrees cooler than without. Seems to me a fairly simple decision to protect your gear.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By Alexvrb on 10/20/2006 12:45:24 PM , Rating: 2
1) DVD upscaling on the 360 will likely be included in the near future.
2) DVD remote is not required for DVD playback on the 360, and although I now own one of the universal xbox remotes, I have found the wireless controller works fine for DVDs.
3) I already own high capacity rechargeable NiMH AAs. They rock. I use them for many devices. Can I use them here?
4) Do PS3 controllers come with a mini-to-full USB cable? Can you replace the batteries easily (do they catch fire :P)? What about vibration? Wii controllers have rumble AND motion detection.

RE: I smell a price comparison fight
By daftrok on 10/20/2006 10:05:57 PM , Rating: 2
1) When?
2) Yes it is, believe me I tried.
3) For the 360? Sure
4)Yes they do. No the batteries are built-in (but when your ps3 controller battery dies, you get a free replacement just like i-word), and just because two dozen batteries out of 8.5 million blow up does not mean a controller will (I think they would check for that). No vibration, but consumer outcry will lead to third-party controllers. Wii controller do have rumble and bluetooth for the buttons, but motion detection requires an IR sensor bar

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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