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PS3 Price and Release Date

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It's a tad steep.

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E3 2006: PS3 Date and Price Announced

System to come in two configurations, will cost up to $599.

by Jeff Haynes

May 8, 2006 - In a last minute bombshell, Kaz Hirai announced the specific date and details of the PS3 launch. The PS3 will be arranged in two separate system configurations: a 20 and a 60 gigabyte hard drive system. What's more, Japan will see the PS3 first on November 11th, at a price for 59,800 yen for the 20 gigabyte system setup. The 60 gigabyte system will be open ended and set by retailers. North America, Europe and Australasia will see the system six days later on November 17th. The price? $499 dollars or 499 Euros for the 20 gig version, and $599 dollars or 599 Euros for the 60 gig version. In Canadian dollars, that will come to approximately $549 dollars for the 20 gig and $659 dollars for the 60 gig version.

Hirai also announced that Sony will try to get a grand total of six million units shipped by March 31, 2007, which is Sony's fiscal date: 2 million PS3s will be available during the initial launch window, another 2 million will be shipped before the end of 2006, and finally another 2 before March 31st.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/705/705838p1.html

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um... yeah anyone else realize a long time ago that videogames are just a huge waste of time?

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*pauses Gran turismo and Forza and madden* wha.

I feel i have no need for a new PS For i have PSP and Ps2 and a Xbox. Ill i play now is either Racing games, Sports, or GTA SA to relive stress.

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someone will have to send him some PONG then work his way up to NBA Live 06

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Guest YellowJacket894

^ Nah, I think in order to rehab him, we'll have to send a pinball machine first.

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bring him over i have a 1979 Williams Laser Ball or Lazer Ball. My manuals say either spelling. it all works except for a burnt out light that take 3 seconds to fix and a sound bored and speaker. But you can play with out sound its easier on him we dont need to rush him.

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no seriously... i actually used to play alot... like all the time... i would play for a solid 3-4 hours at a time... but i slowly lost interest as i got older an started getting alot more serious into gymnastics... not to mention the whole hanging out with friends thing... if i have free time i tend to go outside most of the time... video games arent worth it... as far as im concerned its a waste of time and money... there are no proven positive effects... an if its not even fun while your playing it then whats the point? id rather go outsie an play tackle football with some friends than sit at home an play madden all night... but thats just me...

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Now, c'mon. We all know how stupid it is to play video games for 6 hours straight can be, but what's wrong with maybe an hour or two on a slow day?

But, there was something in that post that made me realize something: I gotta get out more often.

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YJ: im not saying theres anything wrong with it... its just not something i personally find enjoyable... if you like to do it thats fine... as for me... i dont like it so i dont do it thats all

wmj: nice... i make that joke all the time when my brother tries to tell me hes actually benefiting physically from playing vieo games

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Its ben proven video game players can read and understand material faster and make quicker decisons.

But I only play late at night or with a group of buddys. When your old tho buying gmaes is a bit creepy.

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I'm going to hold out. When they remake Final Fantasy VII, I'm in trouble though--that's going to be a must-have for me.

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Its ben proven video game players can read and understand material faster and make quicker decisons.

But I only play late at night or with a group of buddys. When your old tho buying gmaes is a bit creepy.

Nah, I've seen 50 year old buying them....

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Its ben proven video game players can read and understand material faster and make quicker decisons.

and so can people who read books alot... an reading is much healthier for you because it allows you imagination to operate freely...

as far as the quicker decisions... thats really just dependant on how you think while making decisions... an indecisive person will still make slower decisions than a person who jumps the gun... no matter how much video games the former plays... and its not like you dont need to think fast while playing any sport ever... thats pretty much the whole point of plays...

thats not to say it doesnt do those things... im not going to argue that... but im just saying videogames is not yur exclusive source for speed reading an quick-decision skills... whereas physical activity is your sole source for exercise...

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whereas physical activity is your sole source for exercise...

Nuh uh... remember that electic belt that electrocuted people to work out their muscles? There ya go. LOL :lol:

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haha of course of course... how could i have forgotten... lol

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I can't believe just how much time in a day people waste in front of electronics. Can you imagine just sitting in one spot all day, clicking aimlessly while staring at a screen for hours on end? What pathetic shills of people these losers are.

*Continues updating C&G*

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Fly has a point.

I know 04monte Sports and reading is way better for you than playing games.

I heard this excuse and its true but how lame isnt it. Im into more of Xtreme sports they say. kayaking and mountain/road bikes and Dirt bike/ATV. more of an adrediline junky.

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$549 Canadian for the cheapest model?! :duh:

Sad thing is, they'll be lining up the blocks to get their hands on these :censored: things.

These console wars are getting worse each week. Nintendo just changed their system's perfectly good name "Revolution" to... "wii"... FYI, "wii" is pronounced 'wee'.

With a name like that, Nintendo may have alienated themselves from people aged 6 and up.

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What... the... f@#k? $499? Are you freaking serious? I thought the PS2 was expensive... Holy mother of all things that seriously f@#ked up. Damn.... No PS3 for me. Not worth it anymore.

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For those who don't thin any phyical activity can come from video games, I have 3 words for you: Dance Dance Revolution

For those who think there's no imagination in video games, play Final Fantasy

For those who think you can't be imaginiavtive, go play RPG Makeror a Tony Hawk game where you can build tracks.

Video games a great way to releave stress, and on top of that, they let you do things you can't phisically, or legally do in real life. GTA anyone?

Plus, most people I know wouldn't have a garage of 400+ cars, ie. Gran Turismo

Try pulling the driving stunts you can in Burnout in real life...well you won't live long enough to tell which is the smarter thing to do.

And for thos eof you who think video games are mindless, you obviously have never seen how sharp a gamer's reflexes can be...and no not just their hands.

I can't wait for the PS3, though I dunno if I'll be able to afford one for a while. Still, I'll get one eventually

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