European launch details confirmed


Seemingly hours early too!

Threespeech has put up the press release and all seems in order for my eye, so quickly, here are the ‘highlights’. All Euro prices are estimated approximate conversions by myself, but are as yet unconfirmed.

  • PS3 Launches on Friday 23 March 2007, priced at £425 (€599).
  • 1 million machines are intended to be shipped for the launch period.
  • 30 plus launch games.
  • 20GB version may follow based on “consumer demand”.
  • System Update to be readied for European launch (no details divulged though).
  • Peripheral prices:

    SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller – £34.99 (€49.99)
    Blu-ray Disc Remote Control – £17.99 (€24.99)
    HDMI Cable – £17.99 (€24.99)
    AV cable – £17.99 (€24.99)
    Component AV cable – £17.99 (€24.99)
    S Video cable – £12.99 (€17.99)

    Read on to find out what the current launch line-up looks like.

    Resistance: Fall of Man™ – SCEE – Disc
    MotorStorm™ – SCEE – Disc
    Genji™: Days of the Blade – SCEE – Disc
    FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION – SCEE – Disc
    Ridge Racer™ 7 – SCEE – Disc
    Tekken®: Dark Resurrection – SCEE – Network
    Lemmings™ – SCEE – Network
    Go! Sudoku – SCEE – Network
    Go! Puzzle – SCEE – Network
    Blast Factor™ – SCEE – Network
    flOw™ – SCEE – Network
    Super Rub’a’Dub – SCEE – Network
    Call of Duty 3 – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
    Tony Hawk’s Project 8 – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
    Gundam – Target in Sight – Namco Bandai Games – Disc
    Full Auto™ 2: Battle Lines – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
    Sonic the Hedgehog™ – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
    Virtua Fighter™ 5 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
    Virtua Tennis™ 3 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
    World Snooker Championship 2007 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
    NBA 2K7 – Take 2 International SA – Disc
    NHL 2K7 – Take 2 International SA – Disc
    Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWll – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
    Enchanted Arms – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
    Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
    The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
    Def Jam: Icon – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    Fight Night Round 3 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    NBA Street 4 Homecourt 2007 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    Need for Speed Carbon – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    The Godfather: The Don’s Edition – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
    F.E.A.R. Vivendi – Universal Games Intl SA – Disc
    Gripshift – Sony Online Entertainment – Network

    Quick observations: No Heavenly Sword and no “bonus” (eg. Talladega Nights on Blu-ray) as yet. Yay for the system update though!

    Threespeech


    Written by: Tom - News Contributor


    1. #1 by Segitz on January 24th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

      O man, this will get expensive…

      60GB PS3 600€
      Sixaxis 50€
      HDMI Cable (need a HDMI -> Adapter too) +-25€
      Motorstorm 70€ (just guessing game prices here)

      hm… no other “nice” games here for me…

      HS and whatnot (Lair) were delayed :(

      So this goes for 745€ (incl. taxes and maybe shipping).

      Ouch, this WILL hurt my wallet ^^

      But it is a good time. This is term break in Germany (as many as about 50% of all Germanys Universities have holidays till +-20th of April ^^)

    2. #2 by Pc on January 24th, 2007

      The Europeans are going to have the best system launch ever, that’s for sure !!!

    3. #3 by bobeotm on January 24th, 2007

      The euro launch is looking to be awesome. The thought of getting resistance, virtua fighter 5, virtua tennis 3, and motorstom all at launch is really nice. Not to mention the firmware update, good things seem to be coming to those who wait.

    4. #4 by Sporty on January 24th, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

      Yea you guys seems to be getting a good launch with 3x the systems on day one. Meanwhile on this side of the pond we still have to wait for march for something new to play :D

    5. #5 by Thomas on January 25th, 2007

      I have a question, which one of those games are PS3 exclusive ?

    6. #6 by Henning on January 25th, 2007 [ 0 Points ]

      The top 4 definitely are. And so are the SCEE Network ones. Untold Legends. Uh… what else?

    7. #7 by Henning on January 25th, 2007 [ 0 Points ]

      The real question is: what’s in this March update?


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