Australian Price (Official)

vorian

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Equipped with Blu-ray and Pre-Installed HDDAvailable at €499 (AU$829 20GB HDD) and €599 (AU$999 60GB HDD)

Los Angeles, May 8, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that it would launch PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) in “Clear Black” throughout mainland Europe and Australasia on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch.

PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realized through the combination of Cell and RSX™ processors, in addition to the playability of a vast catalog of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 software titles.

Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the network.

Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world. For use in living rooms, maximum heat and noise reduction has been achieved with a noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2.

With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PS3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards.

The new controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the world’s most popular PlayStation controller which has shipped more than several hundred million units worldwide. The controller for PS3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that is capable of processing all parameters within the controller itself, thereby eliminating the need for any additional settings on the display system. By applying this technology, it will become possible to freely control the PS3 system over the network.

While further enhancing the joy of entertainment on PlayStation 2 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), SCEE will vigorously promote PS3 as the next generation computer entertainment platform.

PLAYSTATION®3

Product name: PLAYSTATION®3

CPU: Cell Processor

GPU: RSX™

Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)

Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

HDD: 2.5” Serial ATA ○ (20GB) ○ (60GB)

I/O: USB 2.0 ○ (x4)

MemoryStick /SD/CompactFlash - ○

Communication: Ethernet ○ (x1 / 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 b/g - ○

Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) ○

Wireless controller (Bluetooth) ○

AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

HDMI OUT - ○ (x1 / HDMI NextGen)

AV MULTI OUT ○ (x1)

DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) ○ (x1)

BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)

DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)

CD 24x (CD-ROM)

SACD 2x

Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)

Weight: Approximately 5 kg
from - http://www.scee.presscentre.com/

I don't know if I can even muster an ouch :(

1K man??? ummm thats just not gonna fly and then to put the $649.00 Premium 360 up against the $829.00 PS3-20GB - man, I don't know what to say :roll:
 
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OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

$999 Australian Dollars for the PS3 Premium ???????? :shock::shock:

Thats easily over $1000 New Zealand Dollars for next gen gaming goodness . Holy Crap !!!!!!!!!

The PS3 costs more than my old 1986 Honda Integra :shock:

I need a time-out cause this shocked me to the very core :shock:
 
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Basicall $1000 to get off my arse and go buy this, and the fact its missing a bunch of features I wanted, Plus games will be atleast $110AU cause of blu-ray. Us Aussie are f***'d.
 

vorian

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OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked

$999 Australian Dollars for the PS3 Premium ???????? ShockedShocked

Thats easily over $1000 New Zealand Dollars for next gen gaming goodness . Holy Crap !!!!!!!!!

The PS3 costs more than my old 1986 Honda Integra Shocked

I need a time-out cause this shocked me to the very core Shocked
I know mate - you a Kiwi? Thats probably going to be $1249.00 for a 60 GB for you guys. Man that sucks :cry:

I'm more intersted to see if they can pull off a console at 1K or above in our two markets. It's gonna be a long slog for Sony in regards to us ANZACS :?
 
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You Aussies ?? What about us New Zealanders ???

The damn thing costs more than my freakin' car . :lol: Ok , ok so my car is a Piece Of ____ but still , daaaaamn .

That means if i want games with my PS3 i'm gonna have to fork out over $1300 (thats with 3 games) for my PS3 .

Oh Dear God :shock:
 
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=( i will have sell my legs to get a ps3 now........1k...........for a student like me thats hard money to find...... :cry:
 

vorian

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Hang on
I know mate - you a Kiwi?
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What about us New Zealanders ???
Now thats cleared up - kudos for the 'trophy-grab' - good work :wink: too bad you guys lost :lol:

Back on topic - do you think consumers will go 360/Wii moreso than PS3 in our markets? Just such a wide gap at retail - will be very bizarre to walk into EB/JB etc to see 1K price tags on PS3's that aren't even bundles....
 

Venger

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Import one, when I visited Australia your dollar was only 6 cents less than the Canadian one, it'd save you about $400aud. Since games will be region free you'd be fine there. You might get stuck having to import movies, but considering the insanity of Australian prices it might be worth it, I remember paper backs costing like $15aud when they cost $7.99cdn at home.
 
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Ok , that sounded weird ^^^ :lol: But i feel you man , this is gonna hit New Zealand wallets hard .

**Edit** . Bundled PS3's in New Zealand / Australia ???? $1500 , $2000....

Sweet Mother - **Faints**
 

vorian

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Import one, when I visited Australia your dollar was only 6 cents less than the Canadian one, it'd save you about $400aud. Since games will be region free you'd be fine there. You might get stuck having to import movies, but considering the insanity of Australian prices it might be worth it, I remember paper backs costing like $15aud when they cost $7.99cdn at home.
Don't worry - the Sony hardcore and hardcore gamers in general will be doing just this. Good step down converters(for voltage transfer) aren't too cheap though. Importing has been a very good way to buy games in this country though. Usually about $30-$40 cheaper from online vendors than at retail :wink:
 

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Before you commit your self too much to this, make sure that both regions use the same type of electricity. Everything that I took from Europe to USA didn't work. It kind of annoyed me.
 

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Steroyd said:
Boogie Woogie said:
Ok , that sounded weird ^^^ :lol: But i feel you man , this is gonna hit New Zealand wallets hard .
*whisper*

Region Free

*walks away*

;)
:lol: Nice, but anyword on the GBP price yet? We may get a straight conversion from the USD. :x
 

vorian

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*whisper*

Region Free

*walks away*
Yeah we know that more than any market but thats not the point. I'm not trying to be a hairy-arse but don't be wishy-washy on this Steroyd. It's a fairly big issue for us in Aus/NZ :roll:

If it was something like -

60GB = $849.00 and
20GB = $749.00 then it would be just ok. Just. But 1K man, thats pushing it I'm afraid :evil:
 

Steroyd

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i'm ready to bite the bullet know the official UK price tag?

I know i'm going to cry when i see this :cry:
 
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Bro , start thinking Playstation 3 bundles here in New Zealand and in Australia .

Go ahead , try it cause it gives me one helluva headache .

Don't even try to think about a PS3 "Ultimate" bundle . The "Ultimate" XBox 360 Bundle (12 games + 4 wireless controllers + 2 faceplates + Gold LIVE blah blah blah) here in New Zealand already pushes $2000 .
 

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Smily0012 said:
Euro is more or less the same as a dollar. I however might expect the UK system to be more expensive.
Well since you drive on the wrong side of the road I guess 20% isnt a big difference between EUR and USD. :lol: Not that anyone from UK is aware that you can buy stuff from EU tax free.
 

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Smily0012 said:
Euro is more or less the same as a dollar. I however might expect the UK system to be more expensive.
Well if they went by exchange rates from the USD it would £322 for the 60gb... but some how I think it will be higher than that *nervous laugh*

I'm think straight conversions of £499 and £599 are a real possability.... especially after last nights Sony conference.

PS: Sorry for hyjacking your thread Aussies 8)
 

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keshin said:
Smily0012 said:
Euro is more or less the same as a dollar. I however might expect the UK system to be more expensive.
Well if they went by exchange rates from the USD it would £322 for the 60gb... but some how I think it will be higher than that *nervous laugh*

I'm think straight conversions of £499 and £599 are a real possability.... especially after last nights Sony conference.
The PSP didn't have a straight conversion.
 

keshin

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Steroyd said:
keshin said:
Smily0012 said:
Euro is more or less the same as a dollar. I however might expect the UK system to be more expensive.
Well if they went by exchange rates from the USD it would £322 for the 60gb... but some how I think it will be higher than that *nervous laugh*

I'm think straight conversions of £499 and £599 are a real possability.... especially after last nights Sony conference.
The PSP didn't have a straight conversion.
PSP aint the PS3 :wink: *cries*

Hope you are right though
 
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and i thought sony actually cared about australia when they announced that it will launch here before christmas... pffft
 

Smily0012

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Freak people you write too fast. I click out of this thread only to see that something new was written. Crap I cant keep up with you guys write slower. :pissed: OR I'm going :gta: on your behinds.
 
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I really don't know if i should get a PS3 now . I don't even have a HDTV and i wanted one too plus a PS3 and games .

I guess i'm gonna have to play Lottery alot more now :lol:
 

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If the UK price is for the 60gb over £350 I will walk out the very next day and pick up a 360 with Oblivion. I will then get the PS3 at a later date when the price drops.
 

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G_H_G said:
If the UK price is for the 60gb over £350 I will walk out the very next day and pick up a 360 with Oblivion. I will then get the PS3 at a later date when the price drops.
Best guess is £410 for higher end, and £340 for the lower end.