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    PSP European Launch Announced!

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    Sony's PSP handheld console will go on sale in Europe on 1 September, nine months after it hit Japanese stores.

    The PSP is a games console which can also play movies and music, and will sell for 249 euros (£179).
    More here

    As I thought, we're being ripped off again, I know they mention the usual about sales tax etc, but how come we have to pay £180 for the BASIC CONSOLE when the Japanese get the VALUE PACK for only £122?

    Imports a-go-go..
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    Nine months after... a human baby can develop from a foetus to a complete baby in that time, seasons come and go in that time, the Earth, once cold and racked with storms, becomes warm and pleasant. Popes have died and been replaced in a few weeks, the government of our country, the 4th most powerful in the world, can be dissolved (sadly not literally in the case of New Labour) the entire country can vote, and a new government appointed in a few weeks; And that's how long its going to take for Sony to chuck a few PSPs in a box and get them on sale in Europe? (Complete with disgraceful price-hike of course)

    Sony - sort your life out and start making changes.
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    Makes me even more glad I imported back at the start of feb, some 7months before UK launch!!

    I will deffo be buying titles in the US instead of waiting for UK release!

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    Well i've just placed an order with my colleague's new wife, who's living in japan at the moment but comes back at the end of May. £120 for the Value pack, no import charges, no delivery fees. Bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    but how come we have to pay £180 for the BASIC CONSOLE when the Japanese get the VALUE PACK for only £122?

    Imports a-go-go..
    we are getting the value pack, like in the us they will not be doing a standard pack.
    just a value pack.

    but still £180 bit of a rip off

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    Or just get a DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john frink
    Or just get a DS.
    Why?

    If people were interested in that then they'd have bought one already..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mt50
    we are getting the value pack, like in the us they will not be doing a standard pack.
    just a value pack.

    but still £180 bit of a rip off
    Yeah, I just read that.

    Even if you take the excuse of the UK's higher VAT rate into account from the American price it should still only be £150 tops..

    I'm going to get one from Japan, seeing as one of my best mates is going over there in the summer
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    Double posting. Tsk.

    And why are people favouring a machine that is basically a system full of PS2 ports plus a lame Metal Gear and a FFVII movie?

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    Have you actually played one? The screen is to die for... it really IS superb...

    Sound, although desperately tinny through the built in speakers, is fantastic on the headphones and the wealth of features other than a gaming unit make it a worthy buy... dependent on the pack you get.

    ps. Stoo's just replying to two separate posts... nowt wrong with doing two posts for that.
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    Well, Im gunna import one, Lik-Sang the best? I want a jap one cause its region2
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    Forget Lik-Sang, even though their prices are cheap, the import taxes are ridiculous. I have one in my clammy hands right now. I bought mine from ukmp3player on ebay - a value pack plus uk power adaptor plus ridge racer for £190, no import tax because it was already in the uk.

    And yeah, get a JPN one to ensure full compatibility - REGION 2.

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    Im port tax would be how much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    Why?

    If people were interested in that then they'd have bought one already..
    Yeh who wants a jumped-up advance...
    Nintendo DS more like
    Last edited by Stewart; 04-05-2005 at 02:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWeevil
    And yeah, get a JPN one to ensure full compatibility - REGION 2.
    Im sure all PSP's are the same region...?
    Last edited by JASK; 04-05-2005 at 02:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASK
    Im sure all PSP's are the same region...?
    For games yes...UMD Movies however follow the same regions as DVD films etc.

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