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Old 05-09-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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Playstation 3

Alright, here's the skinny from E3 as I understand so far:

1 - Controller: No more boomerang. Dual Shock 2 is like the normal Dual Shock controller from the PS2 except it's wireless and has lateral motion sensing, pitch, yaw and roll. (THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR.) Also, the Dual Shock 2 will not include any rumble feedback feature.

2 - Release Date: November 11 in the Japan. November 17 in the US. I vaguely recall a mention of simultaneous world-wide release, but this is close enough.

3 - Pricing: There will be two versions. A $499 version no one will want and a $599 version no one will be able to afford. (I CAN'T PLACE MY FINGER ON WHERE I'VE SEEN THIS BEFORE.)

4 - Versions:

PS3Core - 20GB Hard Drive, USB 2.0 Ports, Ethernet card, Bluetooth 2.0, AV Multi Out, Digital Optical Out

PS3Platinum - 60GB Hard Drive, everything the core has, memory stick, SD, compact flash, 802.11 b/g wireless, HDMI Out
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:11 AM   #2
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what about availability...can i buy 20 and make ten grand on ebay...or am i better off just getting one?
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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I don't know if anyone would even want it for that price...

2million units slated for worldwide launch.
4million units before the end of calendar year 2006.

So, assume half that.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:40 AM   #4
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man, that's expensive... but when thinking about it, game consoles became more than just that. It's like a complete multimedia package.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:45 AM   #5
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Only if Blu-ray doesn't go the way of Beta-max. Unfortunately, the Playstation 2's DVD playback ability wasn't stellar. There is a good chance a standalone Blu-ray player will be much better than the Playstation 3's drive when it comes to movie playback. I have a PS2, but I own a DVD player too.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:54 AM   #6
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I detest these stupid format wars. You've got huge parties on each side so it'll never be settled.

From what I understand, we won't see dual format drives like with +/- R
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
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Yeah, the technology is quite different. I think Pioneer released a Blu-ray burner that will burn and read normal DVDs as well, but cannot read or burn CDs.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:01 AM   #8
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Lame, lame, and lame...now I am definitley only getting a Wii - $250 baby...oh yeah!

Stupid Sony and their overpriced crap. No HDMI, wifi, or card reader on the core model? and still $499? $100 more than my 360 Premium...Bwhahahahaha! And people thought Microsoft was crazy for its pricing structure...
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:01 AM   #9
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You'll buy it. Trust me.
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Yeah, I don't think so. I didn't even buy a PS2. I did buy an overpriced PSP and sold it a month later on eBay. I have my xbox 360 Premium / My NES and Gamecube (soon to be replaced by the Wii) / My Nintendo DS to get my videogame fix. I don't need no stinkin' PS3!

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ya this was a pretty stupid thing sony could of done. It has NO HDMI for the lower system. Which means the blu-ray is pretty useless. Once they release the DRM crap on blu-ray the system will degrade the quality of the picture if you have no HDMI. Bad bad!!

I was really hoping for a better system, no vibration instead you have a rip off of the WII controller (it's not even as functional either!) .. I'm glad I jumped on the MS bandwagon.. 360 is looking a lot better now


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U sure that the right release date i heard on cnn a couple month ago they were having major prblems and it will be delayed till after dec.
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This is straight from the announcements made at E3. Take it as you will.

For 1 PS3 Core, I could buy 2 Wiis... Oh the things I would do with two Wiis...
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U sure that the right release date i heard on cnn a couple month ago they were having major prblems and it will be delayed till after dec.
I think they'll meet the release date, but they'll suffer with huge shortages just like the 360.

I can almost guarentee the issue will be the Blu-Ray and the CELL. there is no way they can get over 4million units by december..
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Two Wiis are better than one.
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Any game titles mentioned?

Even if they came out with GT5 with damage I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't fork over that kind of money.
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oh ****!, so that means i have to get the 360 now?.....but sony has more games than xbox, like GTA san andreas, thats an A+ game right there...
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Ummmmmmmmmmm...San Andreas has been out on Xbox. And it is a backwards compatible Xbox 360 game. What are you smoking?
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I think San Andreas is the last GTA game that Sony had a contract for exclusive release. I'm fairly certain Rockstar will do concurrent releases from now on. Unless someone pays a ton of money for another contract.
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All I know is Ive had a reservation for PS3 since January... Im number two on the list, and I will be camping out in front of the Specs to get mine. As far as I know though, my friend and I (the manager of Specs) are the only people with reservations in Miami so far because of the delayed release.
Im putting Nov. 17 on the calander though, and Ill be saving my pennies!
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Im putting Nov. 17 on the calander though, and Ill be saving my pennies!
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i always assumed the PS3 would be the next console i bought, but the Wii is looking better and better. or maybe i'll just stick to PC...
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Pitch, yaw and roll. It's great to see Sony still works hard on originality.


Even if it is someone else's originality.

Kinda like the rumble feature that Nintendo first added. Now it's everywhere.

I'll get a Wii, especially since they are boasting the Sega and TG 16 games on them.
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i'll collect them all since i dont play into this console war nonsense. Im like switzerland...i play all sides.
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