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UK gets 220,000 PS3 consoles for launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2007 3:57 User comments (13)

UK gets 220,000 PS3 consoles for launch When the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console launches in Europe on March 23rd, the UK will have about 22% of the available stock, or about 220,000 units. All the units available will be the 60GB model, priced at 425 in the UK, with the cheaper 20GB model coming later on. The console is expected to sell out in the UK fast and at least one retailer is already using the PS3 in a bundle to eat from its demand.
"My overall number is a bit lower than it would be if I had a less well-established product. So were round about the 22 per cent mark which, if you divided that into the million would give you 220,000 units." Sony Computer Entertainment's UK managing director, Ray Maguire said.

The high price of the PS3 in the UK has already received a negative response from gamers. 425 is roughly US$838, while the same PS3 model sells in the United States for $599 (304) and in Japan for 59,980 (253). Ireland also has a higher price for the console, at about 629.99, which about US$816.

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13 user comments

14.2.2007 5:10
deesy32
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Get a life sony.

24.2.2007 8:11
chris0101
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price is stupid.. but you know we are all going to get ony anyway :-)

34.2.2007 13:06

$838!!!???? Are they insane???!! My first CAR was $550!!! Got me where i needed for almost 4 years!!!

44.2.2007 13:48
hughjars
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There'll be a short fanboy rush. Then sales will stall just like they have everywhere else. Then they'll cut the price.....probably from 425 to 399 in time for x-mas. .....and it won't make the slightest bit of difference. If they can't sell them in Japan for 1/2 that price what makes them imagine they'll sell here?

54.2.2007 17:22
deesy32
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if the BR drive was a add on like with the 360 they could have made it at a better price point.and sold more units but you know sony all or nothing.that is why they will lose this time around.better luck next sony.

64.2.2007 17:23
deesy32
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if the BR drive was a add on like with the 360 they could have made it at a better price point.and sold more units but you know sony all or nothing.that is why they will lose this time around.better luck next time sony.

74.2.2007 17:23
deesy32
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if the BR drive was a add on like with the 360 they could have made it at a better price point.and sold more units but you know sony all or nothing.that is why they will lose this time around.better luck next time sony.

85.2.2007 8:06

fanboy rush and then nothing....sorry Sony your getting to greedy.

95.2.2007 11:49
humzaiq
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i got hit by lightning for spamming this fine site!!! edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Feb 2007 @ 13:05

106.2.2007 9:02

I can't understand the constant whining about the price. Look at the prices of stand-alone Blu-ray players and HD-DVD players. PS3 prolly the cheapest Blu-ray player, and as an extra you are getting the finest console on the market.

People are just so cheap. Quality is not valued these days. I like Sony's High-End product strategy. It is a brave move and hope they make it. "Get a life Sony"? Get a job so you don't have to whine about every hundred bucks/euros/pounds spent.

119.2.2007 21:33
carlit0
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Originally posted by cd-rw.org:
I can't understand the constant whining about the price. Look at the prices of stand-alone Blu-ray players and HD-DVD players. PS3 prolly the cheapest Blu-ray player, and as an extra you are getting the finest console on the market.

People are just so cheap. Quality is not valued these days. I like Sony's High-End product strategy. It is a brave move and hope they make it. "Get a life Sony"? Get a job so you don't have to whine about every hundred bucks/euros/pounds spent.
well said mate

1210.2.2007 6:40
deesy32
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u both can kiss my ass i said sony get a life and i mean just that.i have a job and i make more money than your broke ass.

1310.2.2007 8:08
hughjars
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Originally posted by cd-rw.org:
I can't understand the constant whining about the price.
- It might be one thing if they were more or less the same price everywhere but if you look Japan is getting them a half the price they are going to expect in the UK.

That kind of wildly outrageous discrepancy always going to get people's backs well and truly up.

The truth is it's a least a year late and it isn't particularly impressive when it comes to the specs either.

Lots of people have decided that it really isn't all that and it really isn't worth it.
As stalled sales numbers show only too clearly.

Quote:
Get a job so you don't have to whine about every hundred bucks/euros/pounds spent.
- Er, it's got nothing to do with a job, people (even people with jobs) just don't like getting so well and truly Royally stiffed on the price.

Do you never find any price a rip-off, is this your response to all high prices?
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