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PlayStation 3 available in November from $499

Posted by: , 16:55 AEST, Tue May 9, 2006
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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be launched in November, coming in two different packages, one with a 20 GB hard-drive for $499 and a 60 GB hard-drive version for $499. A motion sensitive controller was also unvealed
PS3 Controller - Click to Enlarge In an effort to claim the catbird seat in the battle of next-generation video game consoles, Sony Corp. Monday said it plans to launch its PlayStation 3 (PS3) hardware in November with an extensive slate of games and a slew of online capacities, at a price considerably higher than any previous console.

Sony, Japan-based Sony said the PS3 would come in two varieties, one with a 20 gigabyte hard drive for $499, and another with a 60 gigabyte hard drive for $599. Microsoft sells a stripped-down version of its next-generation Xbox 360 console for $299, while one including a 20 gigabyte hard drive sells for $399.

Sony executives had foreshadowed that the PS3 would cost more that that of Microsoft, they also unveiled a new wireless, movement-sensitive controller that sets it apart from the 360 and the "Wii" free-hand controller from Nintendo. Microsoft and Nintendo Co. Ltd. hold press conferences Tuesday. More...

Credit: MarketWatch


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