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									Be Careful When Placing Playstation 3 Pre Orders

Playstation fanatics will not have to wait much as Sony has announced the
release of Playstation 3. The PS3, successor of PS and PS2, is due for
release this November in United States, Japan, and Canada. However, the
release in Europe and Australia has been postponed reportedly because of
the limited production of Blu-ray disc diodes. These diodes are key
components of the PS3. The people in Europe and Australia would then have
to wait until March 2007.

In the initial release, Playstation 3 will be offered in two
configurations: 1) Basic, and 2) Premium. In the Basic, the PS3 will come
with a 20 GB hard drive, wireless controllers, Blu-ray drive, and HDMI
port. The premium version has a 60 GB hard drive and has additional
features that include built-in Wi-Fi and flash card readers. The hard
drives of both configurations are upgradeable. Flash card readers can be
installed in the Basic version by using extra adapters.

As to its physical features, the Playstation 3 weighs about 5 kg and
measures 9.8 cm x 32.5 cm x 27.4 cm. Moreover, the PS3 is designed with
heat pipes to control the heat output. The PS3, as Sony claims, is
developed to operate quietly.

Sony has also listed titles of PS3 games that are under development and
may be available upon release, or within a few months after the release
of the game console. The game list includes: Call of Duty 3, Fatal
Inertia, Genji: Days of the Blade, F.E.A.R., Madden NFL 07, Resistance:
Fall of Man, Need for Speed: Carbon, NBA 07, NBA 2K7, Marvel: Ultimate
Alliance, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom,
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Sonic the Hedgehog, Full Auto:
Battlelines, Call of Duty, and Blazing Angels: Squadron of WWII. Other
main titles consist of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Resident Evil 5,
Armored Core 4, Battlefield: Bad Company, Unreal Tournament 2007,
Killzone PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Final Fantasy
XIII, Final Fantasy XIII, White Knight Story, and many others.

In the United States, the 20 GB PS3 will be retailed for $499 while the
60 GB will be sold for $599 on the release date. In Japan, the 20 GB will
be set at US$420. Meanwhile, Sony has adopted an open pricing strategy
for the 60 GB version; that is, Japanese sellers are free to name their
price. In Canada, the 20 GB and 60 GB models will be sold for US$480 and
US$480, respectively. On the other hand, Australian retailers will sell
the PS3 units for US$570 (20 GB) and US$680 (60 GB).

Based on some statements by the President of Sony Computer Entertainment,
the cost of the PS3 games is suggested to set at US$60 up to US$100.

So what are you waiting for? Pre orders are now being offered by various
websites. Sign up now to have your own seventh generation era game

But practice caution. Sony Corporation has confirmed the issue of rampant
misleading offers. A lot of internet sites have been posting pre orders
on bulk or discounted deliveries of the game units without the
authorization from Sony.

Although Sony chose not to name the websites who are engaged in such
scams, the consumers are advised to buy the Playstation systems only from
legitimate retailers. This is to avoid scams and other unwanted

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