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Sony Firm On PS3 Pricing 84

Posted by Zonk
from the going-to-have-to-bite-the-bullet dept.
Reuters has some last minute discussion on the high price of the PS3, as well as their plans for shipping 2 million units by December. From the article: "'We are very comfortable with the pricing we have announced and have gotten tremendous support from retailers for that price point,' Hirai said on the sidelines of the Dow Jones VentureWire Consumer Technology Conference. 'So it is full steam ahead with the pricing of $499 and $599.'"
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Sony Firm On PS3 Pricing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 09, 2006 @04:09PM (#16788369)
    Reply to 16788287 [slashdot.org]:

    I haven't made up my mind yet on the basic vs. premium issue, but the benefits to my mind are an extra 40 gigs of storage and built-in wireless. As the apartment I'm living in right now is served only by whole-building wireless, the latter feature is pretty useful.
  • Differences (Score:3, Informative)

    by BJH (11355) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @04:23PM (#16788449)
    Re: Price / Console differences [slashdot.org]

    The extra money gets you:
    - 60GB hard drive
    - Memory Stick/SD/CF card reader
    - 802.11b/g wireless
  • by Thansal (999464) on Thursday November 09, 2006 @04:26PM (#16788473)
    #16788287 [slashdot.org]

    the 3 differences are:
    1) HDD space
    2) Integrated Wirelless NIC
    3) Sony Mem Stick reader

    that is it.
    Does this add up to $200 to any one else?

    Heh, of course the Wii has 2 out of those 3. A $250 system INCLUDES 2 out of 3 items that covers the difference between the $400 and a $600 verssions of another system, with the 3rd item rolling in around $20-40.

    yah, somethign just aint right.

    When the $400 version didn't have HDMI it sorta made sense to drop the extra $200, now it really just does not.

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