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Remy wrote:
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According to Fornay, the PS3 will cost between 499 and 599 euros. That translates to between $613 and $736 for us in the States.




Um, holy shit!


are they crazy?

that thing better make me coffee in the morning and wipe my ass for me for that price.
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I can't justify the costs of these things anymore. I'm having trouble attempting to justify the cost of a nintendo DS. It's unfortunate but I guess I'll just have to buy an xbox 360, rent Dead Rising then return the xbox when I'm done with it. This type of stuff is to expensive nowadays.

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Gamming is turning into hollywood productions. Back when it was just pixels, we didnt need voice actors, mocap actors/mocap martial artist, geologist, orchestras, license from music artist, etc, etc,....

Gamming was so much cheaper when all we had was as Mario and Lemmings.
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Quick Kick wrote:Gamming is turning into hollywood productions. Back when it was just pixels, we didnt need voice actors, mocap actors/mocap martial artist, geologist, orchestras, license from music artist, etc, etc,....

Gamming was so much cheaper when all we had was as Mario and Lemmings.


I agree. I also think that voice actors are driving up costs by a huge amount. Plus, tons of graphics and whatnot are being outsourced.
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I was going thru some stuff in my closet over the weekend and I found a paper I wrote my freshman year about how the videogame industry was progressing too fast.

God I'm a dork.

I fully agree though. Mario, Bionic Commando, Lemmings, Sierra text games, Ultima, Commander Keen, and Street Rod 2 were all I needed.
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Remy wrote:
NyQuil Driver wrote:
According to Fornay, the PS3 will cost between 499 and 599 euros. That translates to between $613 and $736 for us in the States.




Um, holy shit!


Yeah, some analysts have predicted there will be no Euro/USD conversion in terms of pricing like the X360 ($399 US/$399 EUR). But yeah, $499 and $599 is no small amount. If you look at initial Blu-ray DVD players though, it looks like a bargain ($999).

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Yeah, but is anyone really excited about Blu-ray/HD-DVD? It seems too soon. What we have now is fine.
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KmD wrote:
Remy wrote:
NyQuil Driver wrote:
According to Fornay, the PS3 will cost between 499 and 599 euros. That translates to between $613 and $736 for us in the States.




Um, holy shit!


Yeah, some analysts have predicted there will be no Euro/USD conversion in terms of pricing like the X360 ($399 US/$399 EUR). But yeah, $499 and $599 is no small amount. If you look at initial Blu-ray DVD players though, it looks like a bargain ($999).


Agreed on the price issue, this is almost always what happens in Europe for consumer electronics. As far as game consoles are concerned, $1 = 1 euro.

Of course, this is in no way official blah blah blah, but $499 is at the cheap end of all the speculation up to this point.

What a great price on a Blu-ray player! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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NyQuil Driver wrote:Yeah, but is anyone really excited about Blu-ray/HD-DVD? It seems too soon. What we have now is fine.


Me. But I am probably in the minority. I would like to have the same quality of movies as they are broadcasting in HD. I would like to wait for one standard though, because the risk of buying one format and then having it eventually be phased out would suck(Beta).

Buying a PS3 would be kind of like hedging my bet in the format war. It's also a game console, so if Blu-Ray doesn't pan out, oh well, it still plays my PS3 games.

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I still have my doubts that the PS3 will ship at a price level above $399. But if it did...that'd mean bad things for gamers. That'd mean the 360 wouldn't need a price cut...making things just insanely expensive.

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Ouch:

"We have built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even it didn't have games," Reeves told Computer and Video Games in an interview.


http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3150935

I guess he means Japan, but still, with that attitude I think many may be flocking to the Wii and/or 360.

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PS3 conference cut down to a minute


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Correction: from the Grand Tourismo post- I mentioned it's been all bad headlines for PS3, until I went to the detroit news web site this morning and read this, and it makes me hate PS3 even more!! LOL

Sony cuts price of PlayStation 3 in Japan as video game wars heat up

Hans Greimel / Associated Press

TOKYO -- Sony Corp. said Friday it will slash the price of its much-anticipated PlayStation 3 video game console in Japan by 20 percent, heating up the competition in the next-generation gaming war against rivals Microsoft and Nintendo.

The announcement comes just days after Microsoft Corp. announced that it would roll out an external high definition DVD player for its Xbox 360 in an effort to match the PlayStation 3, due to be released in November with its own Blu-ray DVD technology.

Sony Computer Entertainment President Ken Kutaragi, speaking at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, just east of Tokyo, said the move was in response to consumer complaints the upcoming console was too pricey.

Sony will cut the domestic price of its basic PlayStation 3 model to 47,600 yen, or about $410, from an originally planned 59,800 yen, or $515. That puts the PlayStation 3 in the same range as the combined basic Xbox 360 and HD DVD player in Japan, where the duo will sell for 49,600 yen, or $427.

There are no plans to lower prices in the U.S. or other markets, Sony spokeswoman Nanako Kato said. In Japan, the game will hit stores on Nov. 11.

In the U.S., it will go on sale Nov. 17 at $499 for a 20 gigabyte hard drive version and at $599 for the 60 gigabyte version.

The decision could give Sony a badly needed boost at a time of embarrassing delays for the highly anticipated upgrade. Rival Nintendo Co. is also scheduled to release its next-generation Wii gaming system by year's end, while Xbox 360 has been selling in Japan since December 2005.

PlayStation 3, initially planned for earlier this year, has been postponed twice. Sony now expects to ship only 2 million units by year's end instead of an original projection of 4 million.

The price cut affects the basic PlayStation 3 model, which comes with a 20 gigabyte hard drive. Another upscale version of the PlayStation 3 will have a 60 gigabyte hard drive, but Sony is leaving its pricing to retailers.

Xbox 360 was rushed to market last year to get a headstart on its rivals, but it has seen sluggish sales in Japan, which is one of the world's biggest video game markets but one in which players have a deep loyalty to homegrown Sony.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft's decision to launch an HD DVD peripheral in Japan on Nov. 22, based on a rival format to Sony's Blu-ray, is seen as one attempt to eat into that base. The basic Xbox 360 doesn't come with any high-definition DVD capability.

Nintendo said last week its new Wii game console will arrive on schedule in the final quarter of the year, priced below both rivals, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation



They won't drop the price in the U.S. ?!?!? assholes......
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So I gather no one waited in line at EB/GameStop this morning to put their $100 down on a PS3?

I went down there at lunch but my loan wasn't approved. HAR HAR HAR

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I asked them yesterday when they are going to start taking deposits for the Wii and the PS3?? they said they didnt know yet, but you mean to tell me they are now taking deposits for the PS3?? <not like I really care about the PS3> but want some clarity!
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DJ Cheddar wrote:I asked them yesterday when they are going to start taking deposits for the Wii and the PS3?? they said they didnt know yet, but you mean to tell me they are now taking deposits for the PS3?? <not like I really care about the PS3> but want some clarity!


Yeah, at least they did. Preorders soldout within 30 mins of store opening at most places.

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PS3 Wireless controller batteries non-replaceable?

Those wondering about battery life will be happy to note the controller is expected to get about 30 hours of playtime out of one 2.5 hour charge. As the battery isn't replaceable, when it's no longer recharging the controller needs to be replaced or sent for repairs.


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This no longer needs to be a sticky since ps3 has been released.
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It has? wow, I hardly noticed...
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