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Sony PSX gets a good start in Japan

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 08 Jan 2004 9:28 User comments (7)

Sony PSX gets a good start in Japan Sony is happy about the reception that the PSX received on the Japanese market. The high-end product has sold 100.000 units on the first week, with a price tag around $941. The product was released on December 13.
Sony PSX is an up-tuned version of the PS2 console. Its key features are a digital receiver, digital video recorder and a recordable DVD-R drive.
Sony is banking on 2004 being a better year than 2003, which was marred by the "Sony shock" -- a $1 billion quarterly loss announced in April -- and restructuring announced in October that calls for a 13 percent cut in its global work force in the next three years.
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It hopes to improve its fortunes by rolling out cutting-edge products, such as PSX, an entertainment system that includes a hard disk drive (HDD) and DVD recorder plus a PS2 game machine.
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"We sold 100,000 PSXs in the first week. It sells for almost 100,000 yen ($941) and it still sold out. There are no products out there that can say that," said Kutaragi.
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The machine, powered by the same microprocessor at the heart of the PS2 console, went on sale on December 13 in Japan amid a flurry of media attention.
Source: Reuters

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7 user comments

18.1.2004 12:31

the whole thing sounds like a waste of money if you ask me.

29.1.2004 6:06

Could buy 2 PS2s and a better receiver and speakers for that. A whole Ent. Sys. plus a PS2 for that price.

39.1.2004 8:36

i have ultimate tv, a dvd burner, and a hard drive, price about $500.00 :)

49.1.2004 8:44

oops that also inculded a xbox in the above post

510.1.2004 16:54

does anybody know how much the psx is? I dont think that the psx is that much better than the ps2 I mean i like it but if it is alot it is not wort it. I think I will wait for the price to drop or for the ps4 to come out

610.1.2004 16:56

$941.00 us

711.1.2004 8:37

I think that the PSX is a lot better than the tivo unit that is 999.99 that has all those same thing but you cant play PS2 game so I think it is beter but the price needs to go down!

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