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    OFFICIAL Launch date For PS3 UK

    PlayStation 3 arrives 23 March 2007 [PS3]


    £425 for the 60GB model, with the lower priced 20GB model to follow later in the year “dependent on demand.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoo Games Review section
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has finally ended the speculation and set a date for PlayStation 3 in Europe: 23 March. A million units are being forecast for all of Europe to cover what’s sure to be a hectic launch period, it hasn’t been specified how many of these will reach the UK. For everyone who manages to secure one of these first machines, there will be 30 software titles to choose from within the “launch period” (this can mean several months).

    Sony claims that retail and consumer demand has influenced the decision to leave the 20GB version out of the equation to begin with. This leaves UK punters with no option but to go the whole hog and pay £425 for the 60GB system, but apparently we asked for this so no complaints right?

    The launch games seem identical to that of the US and Japanese line-up, with Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Genji: Days of the Blade, FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION and Ridge Racer 7 leading the charge through SCEE. Sony is also brandishing a wealth of third party support from the world’s foremost publishers – Electronic Arts, Activision, Namco Bandai, Sega, Take 2, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal, and Sony Online Entertainment.

    No false starts for the PlayStation Network; this will be up and running from day one with the much vaunted demo of “Gran Turismo HD Concept” to download alongside a demo of Tekken: Dark Resurrection. PlayStation Network will also be geared up to cater for more casual players with a ‘coffee-break’ roster that includes Go! Sudoku, Go! Puzzle, and arcade style action in the form of Blast Factor and flow. An extra treat, if you can call it that, will be a new System Update as soon as you join PlayStation Network for the first time.

    The full list of launch period PlayStation 3 games are as follows:

    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)

    The following PlayStation 3 peripherals are also available at launch (prices are RRP):

    SIXAXIS Wireless Controller, £34.99
    Blu-ray Disc Remote Control, £17.99
    HDMI Cable, £17.99
    AV cable, 12.99
    Component AV cable, £17.99
    S Video cable, £12.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZOCA
    PlayStation 3 arrives 23 March 2007 [PS3]


    £425 for the 60GB model, with the lower priced 20GB model to follow later in the year “dependent on demand.”
    Looks like I'll be going down game to pre-order one.

    You know, They're selling for around £180 for the 60gb model in Japan.

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    Already got 1 pre ordered. My brother works at tesco and he`s having 1 put aside for him. Plus we get a 10% discount

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    My freind is a manager at sony and he's not holding his breath as they cant keep up with the demand in the states and japan, so i doubt it will be on time
    The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    I might just order one to sell on on Ebay, everyone made a mint with XBOX360's! As for keeping it from all the reviews etc ive read its not as good as the 360!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_coupe
    I might just order one to sell on on Ebay...
    ...And thus robbing someone who actually wants one of the chance of getting one, or at least double the cost for the privilege... Nice one
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    I'll wait until Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy are released before I order mine

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    Wouldn't mind one especially for the hd dvd drive

    but they don't come cheap - £425 for the initial outlay is a lot for a console IMO. Especially when you can get a 360 for a lot less and a wii for less than half.
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    i'll be gettin a HD telly for me house then a PS3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyts1985
    ...And thus robbing someone who actually wants one of the chance of getting one, or at least double the cost for the privilege... Nice one

    Dont get high and mighty over it - lifes too short to worry about that
    .... these things will happen, law of supply and demand.
    You wont ever stop that kind of thing happening.


    Besides - it may backfire if Sony prepare enough consoles for the launch

    .....in which case I'm sure Dave would enjoy having it himself....

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