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Monthly Archives: January 2007

New Poll: Should Sony Offer 20GB in Europe Right Away?

January 25, 2007 |

Easy enough. Now that you’ve heard that Sony is releasing the PS3 in PAL territories on March 23rd with 60GB PS3’s, what do you think? Is Sony making a mistake by not offering a 20GB SKU?

Last poll’s results:

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Has Sony Made a Mistake?

January 25, 2007 | | 16 Comments

I ask this because I’m a little surprised that there will be no option to buy the 20GB PS3 in Europe. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the whole point of having the two SKUs, being the choice to … Read More

SCEE European Launch Press Release

January 25, 2007 | | 5 Comments

It’s handy to be on Sony’s press release list, because you get things like this e-mailed directly to your inbox! Here’s Sony’s press release about the PS3’s European launch:

Over 30 Titles for Launch Period

1 Million units forecast for Initial Launch Period

London, 25 January 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that PLAYSTATION®3 will be launched in the PAL territories of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia on 23rd March 2007 at a price of EURO 599 (GBP 425, AUD 999.95, NZ 1199.95).

Responding to retail and consumer demand, SCEE confirmed that initially only the 60GB model would be available, with the 20GB model to follow later in the year dependent on demand.

An expected one million PS3 units will be made available during the initial launch period.

SCEE also announced a stellar launch line-up of over 30 game titles for PS3, including eagerly awaited titles published by SCEE such as Resistance: Fall of Man™, MotorStorm™, Genji™: Days of the Blade, FORMULA ONE ™ CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION and Ridge Racer™ 7. An exceptional range of titles in every genre will also be available at launch from the world’s leading third party publishers, including Electronic Arts, Activision, Namco Bandai, Sega, Take 2, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal, and Sony Online Entertainment.

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European launch details confirmed

January 24, 2007 | | 7 Comments

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.
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    [email protected] for PS3 Early Spring

    January 24, 2007 | | 4 Comments

    About 2 weeks ago I e-mailed Sony Computer Entertainment US Research & Development about when [email protected] will be available for download. This is their response.

    We’re working hard to finish off the [email protected] client for PS3 and we’re hoping to … Read More

    Call of Duty 3 for PS3 Patch

    January 24, 2007 | | One Comment

    Last night I was playing some Call of Duty 3 for my PS3. Of course I had a blast and did rather well. 🙂

    But before I could play, I had to download a patch for the game that seemed … Read More

    PS3 Euro Launch Revealed Midnight?

    January 24, 2007 | | 3 Comments

    If you visit Three Speech at midnight tonight, they will reveal all info about the PS3’s EU launch:

    Quick one to say check back in on Three Speech at midnight, when we’ll be running all available info on the launch … Read More

    North America Firmware 1.5 is out

    January 24, 2007 | | 9 Comments

    The main problem that was fixed is the graphical problems when playing PS1 and PS2 games on your PLAYSTATION 3. I tested Final Fantasy 7 when I first got my system and it seemed fine to me. But I haven’t … Read More