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    ps3 price and controler revealed

    here ya go..

    PS3 launches 11/17--$499 for 20GB, $599 for 60GB my god thats expensive..

    check out this controller too..

    http://www.gamersreports.com/grimage...1/gr.image.jpg

    the controller has some sort of tilt mechanism, abit similar to the nintendo revolution controler..

    well all im not impressed and quit frankly im looking forward in buying my 360 instead of this garbage

    o and i forgot to mention that the 499 version wont have hdmi and no wireless internet modem http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/rel...df/060509ae.pdf. hehe great job sony you just given me yet another reason to buy a 360

    edit by Stoo: removed that stupidly large image and turned it into a link..
    Last edited by Stoo; 09-05-2006 at 08:12 AM.

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    I like what they've done with the controller, it may look the same as a dualshock but with the 6 axis tilt system it should be fun playing games. I don't have a problem with the price either, for the money you are getting Blu-ray support, it may not be the best quality but its going to be cheaper than a stand alone unit.

    As for the loss of the capacity on Hdd,HDMI & Wi-Fi on the cheaper unit, so what. Its there to compete with the 360 and offers pretty good value when placed alongside the 360.

    How about reducing the picture size before posting, its way too big, and its not fair to be hot linking from another site.

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    analog shoulder buttons? bout fookin time
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    Why wouldnt it have the HDMI and wireless network, that means they would have higher production costs because of making 2 different machines. Surely the price difference is purely down to the different sized hdd.

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    hdmi and wifi probably resides on a single card that can be bunged in the cheaper console if needed. $100 is alot for 40gig of data..
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    $100 seems a lot but then this is Sony remember the price of the hdd for PS2, good point about hdmi and wireless on card, all remains to be confirmed we shall soon see. Will the UK price be based on the Dollar or Euro figure, if its based on Euros then ouch, but from current exchange rate the Dollar price sets the base system level with £280 X360.

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    hahahahahahahahahaha

    nice one sony

    "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and if it's already horribly broken? DON'T FIX IT ANYWAY 8D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    hdmi and wifi probably resides on a single card that can be bunged in the cheaper console if needed. $100 is alot for 40gig of data..
    I can't see it being on a add in card. They are probably only producing 1 PCB but running it through different production systems so one type will not have the HDMI/Wi-Fi components fitted.

    $100 difference does not have to equate to the value of the items that have been removed. If you take the HDMI/Wi-Fi/40G difference it is probably less than $50 in production costs, its the percieved value thats important. Take a 360 Add the cost of a HD-DVD drive, Wi-Fi adaptor bigger Hdd then you are actually getting a PS3 for a pretty good price.

    The biggest downside is the MS will drop the price of the 360 about the same time the PS3 is launched which could then harm the launch with the 360 percieved as being better value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    hahahahahahahahahaha

    nice one sony

    "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and if it's already horribly broken? DON'T FIX IT ANYWAY 8D
    Who replaced Hexxy with a vapid fanboy?

    I can't say I've had any problem with the dualshock controller (other than getting tangled up on the cable, but that doesn't really count), hell, the boomerang could have been the most comfortable controller ever, but we'll never know because all the idiots kicked up a fuss and dismissed it without ever giving it a chance, let alone picking one up...

    The biggest issues I can see with the 20GB version is the loss of HDMI and possibly Wi-Fi given how much it has been referenced, even throughout the conference.

    Not that I mind too much, I'll probably get both the PS3 and Revolution (I refuse to call it the Wii - It's just too dumb a name..) and have the best of both worlds

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    dual shock pads are fine in principle, but when games use both the analog sticks its horrible, and you cant use the shoulder buttons effectively. But then again, i might just be weird, my favourite console controller ever is the big xbox one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    Who replaced Hexxy with a vapid fanboy?
    i had a NES in 1989, so i was always on a slippery slope. but really, this isn't fanboyism more as anti-fanboyism. sony have really ballsed up IMHO.

    I can't say I've had any problem with the dualshock controller (other than getting tangled up on the cable, but that doesn't really count), hell, the boomerang could have been the most comfortable controller ever, but we'll never know because all the idiots kicked up a fuss and dismissed it without ever giving it a chance, let alone picking one up...
    i find the dual shock design to be really rather uncomfortable - especially when using the sticks & shoulder buttons at the same time. the n64, cube, xbox s and xbox 360 pads are FAR nicer to actually use, given the shape of actual humans' hands.

    sony had a chance to do something sensible. they could have started with a design that many people love for no good reason - and enhanced it by making the thing actually comfortable to use. I mean really, why the hell is the main analog stick so far down? swap the analog stick & d pad a s a bare minimum! instead, they take the tired old 1990s SNES-based design, and quickly patch on the tech from the old MS Sidewinder Freestyle Pro, to create their next-gen pad.

    i am TOTALLY unimpressed with this, and might be forced to break with my usual personal mantra & obtain some kind of 360-to-ps3 pad adapter contraption.

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    gamecube controller ftw just hope it works with the revolution (im not calling it Wii).

    Sony hopefully have a nasty shock coming ot them with the ps3...all i can hope is that it doesnt sell well and they finally realise they cant take consumers for a ride......

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    I've used all manner of joypads and the Dual Shock is by far the most comfortable.

    It just feels natural in my hands, it rests nicely with no real need to grip onto it, unlike the wierd X-box and Gamecube pads with the sticks at diagonal angles to each other, the gamecube one being the worst since the hole the left stick pokes out from isn't even round so that gets rid of smooth movement straight away.

    Call me a 'fanboy' if you want (although I did own a GC for quite a while), but I'm definitely getting me a PS3, but I do think it's a bit strange that the cheaper version doesn't feature HDMI/wireless modem, that's pointless in my opinion.

    I also don't like the lack of memory card slots for the cheaper version, how are you supposed to use your old saved games, it is supposed to be 'fully' backwards compatible afterall, so unless there is some way of moving your saves from your old PS1/PS2 memory cards to the HDD there's no point in buying the cheaper system if you want to use your old games. Or just keep the PS1/PS2 I suppose.

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    i dont htink the lack of hdmi or wireless does make the cheaper one pointless - most punters wont have hdmi on their telly, and likewise they wont have wireless.. for those people the cheaper option will be fine..
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