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Sony PlayStation 3
« on: May 8, 2006, 09:55 PM »
Just announced at Sony's E3 conference:

November 17 US launch

All units will have built in hard drives

$499 for 20GB HDD
$599 for 60GB HDD

Plays Blu-Ray discs (movies and games), and is fully backwards-compatible with the PS2 (standard DVD movies, DVD-ROM PS2 games, CD-ROM PS2 games, CD-ROM PSX games, audio CDs)

Ships with a wireless controller that looks exactly like the Dual Shock, but is, uh, wireless, and has motion-control sensors
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #1 on: May 8, 2006, 10:11 PM »
I just hope I can find one...
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #2 on: May 8, 2006, 10:40 PM »
$600.00?

Blu-ray or not

****. that.

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #3 on: May 8, 2006, 10:46 PM »
That's about the same price as what you pay for a PC, correct?

Why don't they just focus on making a PC that can hook to your TV?  Or a Laptop type thing that you can bring with you to other people's homes

Why not have an iTunesesque gaming store where you can rent games from Sony for $10 a week or buy them for $50

$600  ::)

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #4 on: May 8, 2006, 10:53 PM »
Two things are very important here, guys:

One:

It's $499.  You can get into a PS3, with a 20GB hard drive, and get a Blu-Ray player, for less than $500.  And 20GB is a lot--the first XBoxes had 20GB hard drives standard.  I've had mine for four years and haven't come close to filling it up yet.

Two:

My birthday is November 14, just three days before this thing comes out, so please remember that and keep me in mind, because THERE AIN'T NO ******' WAY I'M PAYING $500 FOR A VIDEO GAME CONSOLE.

That's all.
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #5 on: May 8, 2006, 11:02 PM »


Would you pay $500 if it came with a Robot and a couple of games?

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #6 on: May 8, 2006, 11:05 PM »
Yikes, I'll wait until this time next year when they're $300.
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #7 on: May 8, 2006, 11:07 PM »
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I had R.O.B., too!  How cool it was. . .  for about five minutes.  I had more fun with the little gyroscope spinner things than I did the robot itself. 
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #8 on: May 8, 2006, 11:08 PM »
Yikes, I'll wait until this time next year when they're $300.

Would you like to make a wager that they're not gonna be $300 by this time next year?
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #10 on: May 8, 2006, 11:24 PM »
Think I'll be able to hook my iPod up to the PS3?  What about my cell phone?  What about if I want to play Super Macho Man with my Power Glove?

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #11 on: May 8, 2006, 11:37 PM »
Yikes, I'll wait until this time next year when they're $300.

Would you like to make a wager that they're not gonna be $300 by this time next year?

No, because knowing my luck I'll cave and buy one for full price, and the week after I get it the price will lower. :-\
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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #12 on: May 8, 2006, 11:43 PM »
Watch Xbox run a sale on 360's the same week PS3's come out - that's what I'll be watching for, since I've been wanting to buy one anyway.

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #13 on: May 8, 2006, 11:46 PM »
60GB has an HDMI out; the 20GB does not.

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Re: Sony PS3: 11/17/06, $499/$599
« Reply #14 on: May 8, 2006, 11:47 PM »
Hmmm, another eBay sellers market I see.  :-X