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					PlayStation 3’s Retail Pricing


For the game lovers and Playstation fans, the waiting is over. The
Playstation 3 is set for release. In Japan and the United States, the
Playstation 3 will be launched on November 2006. On the other hand,
gamers in the Australian and European areas shall have to wait until
March 2007. Based on reports, the postponed release date is due to the
scarcity of diodes used in the Blu-ray drives.

The Blu-ray drive is a key component of the Playstation 3. With it, PS3
owners can play games and movies. In addition, it can hold up to 54 GB of
data. As such, the PS3 users would not have to look for extra media
space.

According to statements of Sony, the Playstation 3 will be launched in
two configurations: the Premium and the Basic. The Premium comes with a
60 GB upgradeable hard disk, Bluetooth SIXAXIS controllers, Silver-
colored logo, Silver-colored trim, built-in Wi-Fi feature, and multiple
memory card readers. Meanwhile, the Basic version has only a 20 GB
upgradeable hard drive, Blu-ray drive, and controllers. Wi-Fi support and
built-in memory card readers are not included. However, the user has the
option to purchase adapters to enjoy the memory card reader support.
Currently, the Wi-Fi cannot be added.

The retail price of the Playstation 3 is dependent on the region. In the
US, the 20 GB PS3 will be sold for US$ 499, while the 60 GB model for US$
599. In Japan, on the other hand, the Basic version will be retailed for
JP¥ 49,980 or US$ 420. Sony has set an open pricing strategy for the 60
GB version in Japan. Meanwhile, in Canada, resellers have set the price
of the 20 GB PS3 at C$ 549 or US$ 480, and C$ 659 or US$ 580 for the 60
GB models. In Australia, the PS3 will be available for A$ 829 or US$ 570
and A$ 999 or US$ 680 for the Basic and Premium units, respectively. In
Mexico, gamers can have a 20 GB PS3 for MXN$ 7,999 or US$ 640 or a 60 GB
one for MXN$ 9,499 or US$ 760. In the Eurozone, excluding Finland, the
PS3 are resold for € 499 or US$ 550 (20 GB), and € 599 or US$ 660 (60
GB). In Finland, the 20 GB PS3 can be purchased for NTD$ 14,980 or US$
451, and the 60 GB model for NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542. In Taiwan, the price
is fixed at NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451 (Basic), and NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542
(Premium). And in Hong Kong, the video game console will be retailed for
HKD$ 3,180 ($409 US) for the 20 GB, and HKD$ 3,780 ($486 US) for the 60
GB.

The launch price PlayStation 3’s Retail Pricing


For the game lovers and Playstation fans, the waiting is over. The
Playstation 3 is set for release. In Japan and the United States, the
Playstation 3 will be launched on November 2006. On the other hand,
gamers in the Australian and European areas shall have to wait until
March 2007. Based on reports, the postponed release date is due to the
scarcity of diodes used in the Blu-ray drives.
The Blu-ray drive is a key component of the Playstation 3. With it, PS3
owners can play games and movies. In addition, it can hold up to 54 GB of
data. As such, the PS3 users would not have to look for extra media
space.

According to statements of Sony, the Playstation 3 will be launched in
two configurations: the Premium and the Basic. The Premium comes with a
60 GB upgradeable hard disk, Bluetooth SIXAXIS controllers, Silver-
colored logo, Silver-colored trim, built-in Wi-Fi feature, and multiple
memory card readers. Meanwhile, the Basic version has only a 20 GB
upgradeable hard drive, Blu-ray drive, and controllers. Wi-Fi support and
built-in memory card readers are not included. However, the user has the
option to purchase adapters to enjoy the memory card reader support.
Currently, the Wi-Fi cannot be added.

The retail price of the Playstation 3 is dependent on the region. In the
US, the 20 GB PS3 will be sold for US$ 499, while the 60 GB model for US$
599. In Japan, on the other hand, the Basic version will be retailed for
JP¥ 49,980 or US$ 420. Sony has set an open pricing strategy for the 60
GB version in Japan. Meanwhile, in Canada, resellers have set the price
of the 20 GB PS3 at C$ 549 or US$ 480, and C$ 659 or US$ 580 for the 60
GB models. In Australia, the PS3 will be available for A$ 829 or US$ 570
and A$ 999 or US$ 680 for the Basic and Premium units, respectively. In
Mexico, gamers can have a 20 GB PS3 for MXN$ 7,999 or US$ 640 or a 60 GB
one for MXN$ 9,499 or US$ 760. In the Eurozone, excluding Finland, the
PS3 are resold for € 499 or US$ 550 (20 GB), and € 599 or US$ 660 (60
GB). In Finland, the 20 GB PS3 can be purchased for NTD$ 14,980 or US$
451, and the 60 GB model for NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542. In Taiwan, the price
is fixed at NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451 (Basic), and NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542
(Premium). And in Hong Kong, the video game console will be retailed for
HKD$ 3,180 ($409 US) for the 20 GB, and HKD$ 3,780 ($486 US) for the 60
GB.

The launch price of the PS3 is markedly expensive. Game analysts and
developers have made their criticisms and reviews on this issue. On the
other side, Sony explained that the high pricing of the Playstation 3 can
be charged to the Blu-ray feature. But analysts have speculated that the
pricing strategy of the PS3 can be due to Sony’s stock price fall during
its last quarter earning.

Do you want to feel the Playstation 3 experience? Log on to Sony’s
website or other sites that are accepting pre orders, and fill up your
form now.
f the PS3 is markedly expensive. Game analysts and developers have made
their criticisms and reviews on this issue. On the other side, Sony
explained that the high pricing of the Playstation 3 can be charged to
the Blu-ray feature. But analysts have speculated that the pricing
strategy of the PS3 can be due to Sony’s stock price fall during its last
quarter earning.

Do you want to feel the Playstation 3 experience? Log on to Sony’s
website or other sites that are accepting pre orders, and fill up your
form now.

				
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