PS3 arriving Nov. 17 in $499, $599 packages05/9/06 at 11:50 am | Posted in Gaming, INQUIRER.net | 3 Comments
The good news is that the PlayStation 3 will be launched worldwide on Nov. 17.
The bad news, however, is that we'll have to shell out at least $499.
Oh, and the other bit of good news is that the boomerang/banana-shaped controller is no more, as Sony unveiled the new PS3 controller, which basically improves upon the current PS2 controller.
Here's an excerpt from the hackenslash GameBlog entry:
SONY has announced that its next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, will be available in the Clear Black version in North America on Nov. 17 as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch.
Sony has also announced that it will launch the PS3 in Clear Black in Europe and Australasia on Nov. 17. The company has not yet confirmed what version will be released in Japan as of this writing, though Sony stated back in March that the PS3 would be launched simultaneously in Japan, North America and Europe in early November.
The PS3 will be equipped with the Blu-ray high-definition DVD technology and come pre-installed with a hard disk drive. One PS3 package will retail for $499 (20 GB HDD) while the other will cost $599 (60 GB HDD), according to a press statement from Sony Computer Entertainment America.
Sigh, time to start saving money.