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    <DIV>Sony confirms Irish launch date for PS3

    25.01.2007 - Sony has confirmed the European launch date and pricing for its long awaited PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console – just under two months from now. </DIV>
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    <DIV>The PS3, which made its bow in the US and Japan last November, will go on sale in Ireland on Friday 23 March and will cost €629.99. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said it only plans to launch the premium 60GB hard drive model to begin with. The 20GB PS3 will be released later in the year depending on demand, Sony said. </DIV>
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    <DIV>A million PS3 units will be made available during the initial launch period, backed by more than 30 games for the console, which is backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles. </DIV>
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    <DIV>As well as disc-based games Sony will debut downloadable titles on its online service, PlayStationNetwork. These include Tekken: Dark Resurrection and Gran Turismo HD Concept, which is presented in high-definition format. The latter has been downloaded more than 350,000 times since it was launched last month in North America and Japan. </DIV>
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    <DIV>At the same time as the European launch, Sony will issue a new system update that it said would “further enhance the entertainment potential of PS3”. </DIV>
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    <DIV>The PlayStation is historically a very strong seller – particularly in Ireland – but the PS3 is playing catch-up in the console stakes, having ceded almost a year’s worth of sales to its closest rival, the Xbox 360. Microsoft’s console also has a significant price advantage over the PS3, with a basic version retailing for half the price of Sony’s offering. </DIV>
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    <DIV>Sony is betting that the inclusion of high-definition technology – it ships with a disc reader in the Blu-Ray format – and the cell processor will justify the extra outlay for punters. </DIV>
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    <DIV>By Gordon Smith</DIV>
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    630 lids, I don't think so [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]

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      #3
      i'm buying an xbox360 today with a new game, 2nd wireless controller and 100 euro of vouchers for €460. i'll wait at least a year before i even think about buying a PS3, although i can't wait for Metal Gear Solid 4.
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        #4
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        //->i am going to wait till Oct till GTA4 is out then might get one

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          #5
          GTA4 will also be available on x360. sony lost exclusivity rights.
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            #6




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            not a great fan of the 360, didn't like the original xbox either, thought the selection of games poor, (as in games i'd be interested in)





            not sure if the PS3 will be any better
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              #7
              Bit insane when you consider the price of its competitors but, somehow, I'm sure it'll still sell well.

              You might as well buy a PC for that price.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Cathal
                You might as well buy a PC for that price.
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                not for gaming though
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                  #9
                  I dunno, PC World or one of them were doing good offers last summer on just the tower unit and at that price and the specs were good enough for some semi-serious gaming.
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                    #10


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                    really? my pc needs upgrading and my laptopneeds replacing
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                      #11
                      Get a MacBook.[img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]
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                        #12


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                        tis a crazy price but i soooooooooooooooo want one!!!!


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                          #13
                          €629.99
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                          Sony are dead in the water with that joke of a price... </font>
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                            #14


                            Originally posted by Ozoyo
                            €629.99
                            [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

                            Sony are dead in the water with that joke of a price...

                            SMARTEST THING YET!! IT IS LUNACY 2 PAY DAT MUCH 4 A PLAYSTATION!! U CN GT AN XBOX 4 €200 LESS
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                              #15


                              Originally posted by Ozoyo
                              €629.99
                              [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

                              Sony are dead in the water with that joke of a price...

                              Considering it's retailing in the US for a mear $599 ($499 for the 20 gb model)in the States, methinks they've taking the michael.
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