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 May 09, 2006 - 09:48 AM - by Michael
* PS3 to "launch", cost arm and leg

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Playstation2/Sony
Word on the PS3 "launch" is out and the word isn't good.

Bad:$499 for the small model, $599 for the large.
Worse:The $499 version is crippled and lacks features too, not just hard drive size.

The Guardian reacts much as I have: like a punch to the face.

Elsewhere the conference did at least give us some hard facts. The launch date - 17th November in Europe and US - and price - 499 and 599 euros, probably subtract 100 off each for the eventual price in pounds. Two prices you say? Yes, like the 360, the PS3 comes in two flavours, one with a 20 GB hard drive and the other with a 60 GB. And like the 360 this is only likely to confuse the consumer and annoy developers who have to aim for the lower spec.

 

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