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    Thumbs Up PS 3 Launch

    Here is an exert from an email from my friend who
    works for Sony i am not sure if this is old news
    but it might enlighten some people, sorry for the spelling


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    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 €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.

    In addition to games on disc, an exciting range of fully-featured downloadable games will debut on the PLAYSTATION®Network. These will include gaming icons such as Tekken®: Dark Resurrection and Gran Turismo® HD Concept; the fully-featured PS3 debut of the best-selling franchise Gran Turismo, realised with full HD (1080p) visual quality. Created by Polyphony Digital Inc and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, Gran Turismo® HD Concept has been downloaded by more than 350,000 users since it was released in December 2006 in North America and Japan .

    Also available on the PLAYSTATION®Network will be brainteasers such as Go! Sudoku and Go! Puzzle, and innovative games such as Blast Factor™ and flOw™, designed exclusively for PLAYSTATION 3 and delivering on the promise to provide original content created by non-traditional developers and publishers.

    Concurrent with the European launch, a new System Update to further enhance the entertainment potential of PS3 will be issued.

    Announcing the launch details, David Reeves, President of SCEE said, "Following the hugely successful launches of PS3 in Japan and North America , we are absolutely delighted to be able to bring significant numbers of PS3 to the SCEE territories. To be able to launch with over 30 titles across every genre shows that this is our strongest launch line-up in the history of PlayStation, and is what PlayStation fans in Europe have been crying out for."

    PLAYSTATION 3 LAUNCH TITLE LINE-UP
    PS3 Launch Title - Publisher - Network or Disc based

    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 Hawks 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


    Source: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
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    This has been posted before, though it wasnt as detailed as that.

    Nice to see a pricedrop from the assumed Ł600 price tag.
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    Apparently if you buy it in the US is about Ł200 cheaper-roll on holiday in florida in April !!
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    Ł425 is a bargain. I dont think you could build a PC that would play games like the PS3 will for that money, certainly wouldnt get the blu-ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkjuicee69
    Apparently if you buy it in the US is about Ł200 cheaper-roll on holiday in florida in April !!
    I have just come back from New York and that Jap Spec ones were $880 dollars after quite a bit of haggling, and then you need a transformer to sort out the voltage and the games and the movies are region coded i think not sure on that one.

    My friend has pre ordered 4 from Sony HQ for friends so roll on march
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