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PS3 to be £425 Official

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by dazsly, 18 May 2006.

  1. dazsly

    Hitman

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    Sony Computer Entertainment UK MD Ray Maguire has revealed that PlayStation 3 will retail for GBP 425 when it launches in the UK on November 17th, but has defended the price point as "a bargain" for consumers.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17105

    sorry if this is a duplicate
     
  2. Ripper

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    should see game etc starting pre-orders then soon....
     
  3. dazsly

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    Yeh, but not until they get stock confirmation for the u.k. as they will want to avoid the mess that the xbox 360 pre-order caused.
     
  4. GTCole

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    I still think £425 is a bit steep
     
  5. Zefan

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    Right I just skimmed the article and I don't think it mentioned which version this is for... please don't tell me this is £425 for the cut down version?
     
  6. GTCole

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    From this i would assume its the 60gb version.....

    With well-informed retail sources suggesting Sony may not release the lower spec model in the UK at all, a single GBP 425 model would see PlayStation 3 launching in the UK a massive GBP 140 more expensive than its nearest rival
     
  7. cymatty

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    :)
     
  8. Zefan

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    Suggesting...
     
  9. GTCole

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    I also think its a bit stupid that he is comparing the proice to a blue-ray player, when a) they haven't been released yet and b) no one know's (as yet) if blue-ray will win in the format war......
     
  10. Needles

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    I'm a 360 fan but I would still be interested in a PS£ but man £425, there is gonna be alot of disappointed peeps with not enough scratch to buy this machine, and as I am going to do myself and wait for a price drop I think I'll be waiting quite awhile............!
     
  11. dazsly

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    I have to admit, Im gonna buy a ps3 but only to sell on flee bay at double the cost! so i can buy a wii and some games :)
     
  12. JUMPURS

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    Hee hee we keeping the PS£? lol

    glad its finally done and dusted, just cant wait to pre order from several places so i can maximise my chances of getting one
     
  13. Needles

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    JUMPURS the PS£ thing definitely fits now doesn't it lol
     
  14. XPE

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    £425 ouch, and how much are the games going to be ?

    Since the games are only comming out on Blue-ray (thats what i read) isnt this going to push up the price ?
     
  15. dazsly

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    games will be no less then £50 maybe even £55 for AAA titles, looks like import time again!
     
  16. lordrobs

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    I wonder how much that will retail for instore at GAME once they bundle it with every release title, a 1GB memory stick, a second contoller and 2 rubbish old films re-hashed for Blue Ray? :p
     
  17. dazsly

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    well look at it this way £9.77 per week for 52 weeks (chavs catalogue)

    so I can see the chavs buying one regardless of price :D
     
  18. DailyGeek

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    Meh :\

    Get a Wii :p
     
  19. Nixeh

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    for £425 im expecting this to be the gold plated ps3... am i right?

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiidddggeee Racer

    Seriously i cant wait to fight those giant crabs and hit their weak spots ;)
     
  20. cymatty

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    That we may only get the top spec model, although it will cost £425.