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Sony confirms 30 games for EU PS3 launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2007 9:08 User comments (44)

Sony confirms 30 games for EU PS3 launch Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has confirmed that a 30 game line-up will be available for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console on launch day in Europe. The company had denied suggestions that the 30 game list was aimed for "launch window" and not all particularly available from day one. The console will launch in Europe on March 23rd.
"It is our aspiration that all of the 30 titles mentioned in our announcement will be available at launch of PlayStation 3 on 23rd March." Sony's David Wilson told Eurogamer.net. Among the games listed are first party titles including Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm. Some titles such as Call of Duty 3 have been available for the Xbox 360 console for quite some time.

The 60GB version of the console will cost 599 (GBP425) when it is released. The cheaper version will not be available at launch.

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44 user comments

112.2.2007 9:18

Yay first one to leave a comments:D
anyways its a another good reason to buy a playstation 3 on launch day

212.2.2007 9:31
Craphe
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No it's not! Who cares about amount, its quality that counts.

312.2.2007 10:09

and honestly sony never game me the gamer comes first feel like the microsoft does with the xboxs360....also why wont the cheaper version be available at launch?? kinda messed up..

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412.2.2007 10:59

oh a little FYI for those interested, the first 500,000 europeans will get a copy of Casino Royale. im not exactly positive if it comes already in the box or if you have to register your account on the PSN and then you get a voucher or something. either or im sure many will be pleased with this release...

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The film will play back in 1080p resolution (the highest current definition available), which has been coded using MPEG 4 and AVC codec stored on a dual later Blu-ray disc, which will allow consumers to witness one of the consoles unique selling points, its high definition Blu-ray disc player.

512.2.2007 11:02
BobbyBlu
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That what i want to hear Sony your making good moves.But it wont hurt to jump start that PSN store a little more.



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also why wont the cheaper version be available at launch?? kinda messed up..
Not really because its just like the 360 cheap ver pay 100 dollars more & get more if not then pay a whole lot more later.60gig is the better buy no question and this is the unit everyone looking for.
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612.2.2007 11:18

Originally posted by Thoatih12:
and honestly sony never game me the gamer comes first feel like the microsoft does with the xboxs360....also why wont the cheaper version be available at launch?? kinda messed up..

i believe sony loses more money with the 20gig. also when the ps3 launched over here it seemed as if everyone was going after the 60gig. considering its limited supply, it seems easier if they only launch the one unit. people don't have to deal with stores running out of 60gigs and then stores trying to push the 20gigs on them. the stores around here (bb,cc,target,walmart,fye...) didn't know the exact allocation of units they were getting let alone the number for each type until just DAYS before it launched. it would seem on the logistics side of things, it is much easier to distribute one model for the time being.

712.2.2007 11:28
hughjars
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oh a little FYI for those interested, the first 500,000 europeans will get a copy of Casino Royale. im not exactly positive if it comes already in the box or if you have to register your account on the PSN and then you get a voucher or something.
- IIRC it comes when you register the PS, er, I mean PS3.

They did something similar in the USA, 7 x $10 off vouchers for BD movies.

Then they tried to say the resultant extra 'sales' shown on the (distorted) charts had meant Bu-ray had 'won' this so-called 'format war'.

Despite the fact the best seller (Crank) had sales of 7500.
Yeah, only 7500.

That's how they operate; pure FUD, spin and lies.

What's really funny is that if you look at The Departed HD-DVD & Blu-ray sales are neck and neck.......and both trail SD DVD by many many miles.

It'll be the same tale with Casino Royale.

.....and no doubt in a months time they'll be trying to declare themselves 'winners', yet again.

Cue the howls of derisive laughter.

It's actually rather pathetic......but indicative of how they try and exploit people's ignorance on the subject.

As for the PS3 games?
I honestly don't know of a single independent saying there's anything really great coming it any time soon.
The best games are still going to be PS2 games for some time yet.
Which is rather amusing considering.
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812.2.2007 11:33

Its all about the money!!! Thats why the cheaper one wont be available.

912.2.2007 11:40

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It's actually rather pathetic......but indicative of how they try and exploit people's ignorance on the subject.
actually the only thing pathetic is the fact that you had to come here and voice nearly the same thing you said in the other sony declares Blu-ray winner stop being ignorant yourself of the rules here and polluting the forums of your multiposts, and offtopic ramblings...no one really likes a broken record...

this is about the eu ps3 launch, not another Blu-ray agrument, i mean discussion thread...

1012.2.2007 11:43

Originally posted by solarf:
Its all about the money!!! Thats why the cheaper one wont be available.
finally someone who agrees with me!!:)


1112.2.2007 11:50
hughjars
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actually the only thing pathetic is the fact that you had to come here and voice nearly the same thing you said in the other sony declares Blu-ray winner
- What's up, how come you can't stand it when someone answers your own direct comment/question made here on this very thread?

(and points out the absurdity of how that will be used - as it was in the USA?)

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this is about the eu ps3 launch, not another Blu-ray agrument, i mean discussion thread...
- .....and my comments were directly related to the details of launch here.

Hmmm, I wonder how come you're so touchy about their blatant abuse of the info to date?

Damn! I also forgot to mention how they're charging us in the UK & EU Europe double what they're charging in Japan.

I wonder what size those games already out on other systems will be on the Blu-ray disc?
What great 'extra features' will they have
(how many bets on 'none' or 'none except for a load of pointless cheapo FMV'?)
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1212.2.2007 12:54
plutorash
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Rock on Sony! IMHO they shouldn't even make the twenty gig model.

1312.2.2007 13:31

How many of those games are only available on the PS3, and of the games which are exclusive to the PS3 how many are even worth buying. NONE

Now thats settled.

1412.2.2007 16:46

It seems that everyone is hating on Sony. I gotta stop reading these comments. I'm a Sony fan all the way and i don't give a damn about the rest of you. Just because u can't afford the PS3 doesn't mean that u have to criticize it in every way possible.....

1512.2.2007 17:47

Yeah I for one dont see why everyone here is either anti-sony and/or anti-bluray, the fact is they make bloody good/sucessful game consoles(not too good quality though on PS2). Hughjars give it a rest with it being double Japans price man its getting annoying, if you took a little time out of your life to stop bitching maybe you would realize its not JUST the PS3 that has such and increase. All consoles do even the WII, $250 in US/JAP $500 where I am, The Xbox 360 $400 in US $800 where I am. Guess what? the PS3 $600 US $1200 where I am, so stop bitching about it.

Also, when the PS2 was launched where I am it was $1300, thats right $100 more than what the PS3 will be. Granted the exchange rate was alot worse back then but still...

Another thing why the hell do you keep comparing SD-DVD sales to HD/BD sales, you cant compare something thats been out for like 10 years that is the current media standard, with something thats brand new tech thats only just being introduced and at such high prices, has small library of titles. And needs an HDTV to get anything more than SD-DVD from it.

The only real good game thats still being made for PS2 is going to be God Of War 2, which is released sometime this month.

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1612.2.2007 18:06

Originally posted by escalante:
Just because u can't afford the PS3 doesn't mean that u have to criticize it in every way possible.....
Whoa, did anyone mention they couldn't afford it? All I've seen is comparisons between the PS3 and 360 on price.

Andrew691
the fact is they make bloody good/sucessful game consoles(not too good quality though on PS2).

And with that comment will you learn your lesson or are ya going to buy another poorly made Sony product?

1712.2.2007 18:19
BobbyBlu
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PlayStation 3 enjoys record pre-orders

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/a4266...orders.html?rss

It look like the people in the UK are really looking forward to the PS3 launch.With 30 game on tap it does help to sale anything.


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And with that comment will you learn your lesson or are ya going to buy another poorly made Sony product?
Most of the people here would agree(PS2) with you & i would to.Not all Sony product are poorly made.Because someone have a issue with one product don't add up to everything a company make as poorly made.

1812.2.2007 18:22

Originally posted by chubbyInc:
How many of those games are only available on the PS3, and of the games which are exclusive to the PS3 how many are even worth buying. NONE
R:FoM and MS are pretty solid titles.

1912.2.2007 18:24

Japan make quality stuff, PS2 was (from what ive seen) largely made in China. But I will be waiting for disc read errors, after a year with no major problems i might start to consider getting one, but the fact that the blue laser diodes(?) only have a three year life anyway makes it worse.

EDIT: after seeing bobbyblu's post, I agree MOST of sony's other prodicts are of top quality, the ps2's fault was just one part.

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2012.2.2007 18:30

And tell me why the cheaper version is not available?? I will wait a long time before i go anywhere near ps3.

2112.2.2007 18:41

My PS2 started giving me disk read errors a couple of years ago, I just recently cleaned the laser lens by hand as a last ditch effort and it's worked perfectly since then. This kind of gives me mixed feelings about the quality, on one hand the system crapped out and I had to fix it myself, but on the other the console's been around for a good while and still has quality games coming out on it. The one good thing about it is that I'm able to buy games like GOW and Shadow of the Colossus pretty cheap now!!

2212.2.2007 18:47

i could afford a ps3 and so can most other people here..but whats the point 600$ or more is alot of dam money..i can buy a new dam computer
or even a new HDTV at least 27 inch for what there selling the ps3 at..and even if a price drop came i will prolly not buy it..i've been a sony fan my whole life until i said F*^$ sony and bought the xboxs360 and im happy with my xboxs360 the company gives me the sense that they care about there costumors more and gamers come first kinda things..like i said earylier in this disscusion..im just sick of sony...why could'nt they just use HD-DVD? noooo they have to try to make money and make blue-ray...sony does this EVERY time a new tech. or format comes out...vhs..sony had to make a dam beta max...didnt they even make a dvd competing product?...sorry but im dont with sony!
i know all the sony fanboys are gunna flame me..im not a xboxs fanboy..and im not here to bash the console itself..its a good on but sony just did it wrong this time..for me at least...i bet most people wont agree with me :(



2312.2.2007 21:20

You cant say "why could'nt they just use HD-DVD? noooo they have to try to make money and make blue-ray" Sony has been one of many companies developing Blu-ray for like 10 years(longer than HD-DVD), it wasnt just an overnight decision to add it to the PS3 its been planned for a long time.


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2413.2.2007 2:49
hughjars
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Originally posted by Andrew691:
Hughjars give it a rest with it being double Japans price man its getting annoying, if you took a little time out of your life to stop bitching maybe you would realize its not JUST the PS3 that has such and increase.
- Ah OK, so that makes it perfectly acceptable and alright then does it?

Funny how some folks moan about people going off topic but the instant the cost of the PS3 is raised that's the first thing they want to do....."don't talk about that talk about this!".
Yeah, real strange one that is, not.

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so stop bitching about it.
- Er, no.

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Another thing why the hell do you keep comparing SD-DVD sales to HD/BD sales
- Because it proves how tales of the high def 'format war' being won are just manipulative and outright lies.

When both formats are being outsold by the dead UMD format it's laughable to try and exploit people's ignorance on the subject and attempt to declare yourself 'winner'.

Sales are far too tiny to declare 'winners' - which is how come those idiots love to play ratio and percentage games (and avoid giving out the real numbers at every turn)

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you cant compare something thats been out for like 10 years that is the current media standard
- It's not about a straight comparison, it's about pointing out just how far away both formats are from being a mass-market product.

It's about demonstrating how tiny the sales of each are, so tiny in fact that claims of one or other to be the 'winner' right now are just laughable......and as I said wholly reliant on people not knowing the truth of what is going on.

The sales numbers (when the propagandists can tear themselves away from playing with ratios or percentages) show each format selling in the few thousands
(recent best selling Blu-ray title 'Crank', 7500 copies sold. Ludicrous.)

The mass-market still buys in multi-millions as we see from SD DVD sales.

.....I hate to see manipulative liars getting away with their manipulative lies.

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The only real good game thats still being made for PS2 is going to be God Of War 2, which is released sometime this month.
- I take it you've made a mistake there.......or are you really intending to say the best game for the PS3 is going to be a forthcoming PS2 one?

S'funny but it wouldn't surprise me.

Once the short fanboy rush has been and gone and the PS3s are sitting bolted to the store shelves then you can come and sound off about how 'popular' you imagine it is here.

2513.2.2007 3:18

the Euro PS3 can still play USA/JP games right?
I know its movie side is regioned..

So the Lowered PS3 is the money loser I thought as much it was stupid for them to do it like that it would have been better for all if they didn't do the low end and just sold the high end for 450.

450 is a good price for what the PS3 offers and keeps it low enough to be what it is a game machine.

2613.2.2007 3:53
BobbyBlu
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When both formats are being outsold by the dead UMD format it's laughable to try and exploit people's ignorance on the subject and attempt to declare yourself 'winner'.
This tread is not about format war please get on topic.


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the Euro PS3 can still play USA/JP games right?
I know its movie side is regioned..
Yes you are correct.I see the EU & UK pre-order are going really well.Better that some retailer thought.But it do help to have 30 game on a console launch.
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2713.2.2007 4:21
hughjars
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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
it was stupid for them to do it like that it would have been better for all if they didn't do the low end and just sold the high end for 450.

450 is a good price for what the PS3 offers and keeps it low enough to be what it is a game machine.
- The problem here is that 450 is what it costs here in the UK (it's actually 425 ($816) here but with the remote it's around the 450 level).

That's $864 US.

But I know you mean US $ zippy, which would be $450 = 234.

2813.2.2007 4:52

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Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
it was stupid for them to do it like that it would have been better for all if they didn't do the low end and just sold the high end for 450.

450 is a good price for what the PS3 offers and keeps it low enough to be what it is a game machine.
- The problem here is that 450 is what it costs here in the UK (it's actually 425 ($816) here but with the remote it's around the 450 level).

That's $864 US.

But I know you mean US $ zippy, which would be $450 = 234.

odd its 345 when I add it up...mmmmm

Ya I know they rise it a bit for the UK but they are padding it almost 8%,but the low end high end with little diffrance in them they were foolish to it do like that since they are losing money on it no matter what they do they should focus on making the high end more price effective and get rid of the low end altogether.

Back to the US/UK pricing is 600/460 with vat 703/540
the UK price is close to 600 Eu why when the vat only makes it 550 at the most they are double dipping and it angers me....

the site I use to calc currency's is
http://www.xe.com/ucc/
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2913.2.2007 5:44
hughjars
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odd its 345 when I add it up...mmmmm
425 (x 1 = $1.92 US) = $816.

450 (x 1 = $1.92 US) = $864

$450 ( $1 = 1.92 UK) = 234

(think about it Zippy, it's not so far off of 1 = $2)

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Back to the US/UK pricing is 600/460 with vat
Yes, the 425 price (and the 25/20 or so for the remote, depending on outlet) is inclusive of VAT.
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3013.2.2007 6:23

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- 425 (x 1 = $1.92 US) = $816.

450 (x 1 = $1.92 US) = $864

$450 ( $1 = 1.92 US) = 234

(think about it Zippy, it's not so far off of 1 = $2)

Back to the US/UK pricing is 600/460 with vat


- Yes, the 425 price (and the 25/20 or so for the remote, depending on outlet) is inclusive of VAT.
are you sure ?



www.xe.com/
425.00 EUR
Euro = 553.194 USD
United States Dollars
1 EUR = 1.30163 USD 1 USD = 0.768265 EUR


let me check another site I use
yup same
http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html

even yahoo says the same
http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/conver...&submit=Convert

what currency are you using? US is 1.30 to 1.00 EU

the 703/540 is the UK price in EU and USD with the 17% vat.

BTW with the conversion rates I am using 820$US is 629 Eu...I smell padding of price.
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Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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3113.2.2007 6:57
hughjars
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are you sure ?
- Zippy my old mate the is for UK pounds sterling.

The is the sign for EU Euros.

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I smell padding of price.
- I spot someone being a little visually challenged! :P

3213.2.2007 7:08

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[quote]are you sure ?
- Zippy my old mate the is for UK pounds sterling.

The is the sign for EU Euros.

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I smell padding of price.
- I spot someone being a little visually challenged! :P[/quote]
Sort of site yes I need new eyes to go with the new brain :P

I forget england clings to the pound.

still was not the EU price for the UK nearly 600 EU?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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3313.2.2007 8:24
hughjars
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Sort of site yes I need new eyes to go with the new brain :P
- You're ok zippy, I knew there had to be a rational explaination!

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I forget england clings to the pound.
- Sadly (IMO) we do, our 'single market' isn't quite complete just yet.

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still was not the EU price for the UK nearly 600 EU?
- Yeah it's 629.99 in the Republic of Ireland - but the price is still set at 599 for the rest of Europe.

Basically the differences are so small it's not really worth going to the effort of importing one from anywhere in Europe (the post & packing charges would possibly swallow what little you saved).

Todays rates -
1 = 1.49
1 = $1.94

UK price = 425 = 633/$824 US
Irish price = 647 = 434/$841 US
EU Europe price = 599 = 402/$799 US

3413.2.2007 9:43

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[quote]Sort of site yes I need new eyes to go with the new brain :P
- You're ok zippy, I knew there had to be a rational explaination!

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I forget england clings to the pound.
- Sadly (IMO) we do, our 'single market' isn't quite complete just yet.

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still was not the EU price for the UK nearly 600 EU?
- Yeah it's 629.99 in the Republic of Ireland - but the price is still set at 599 for the rest of Europe.

Basically the differences are so small it's not really worth going to the effort of importing one from anywhere in Europe (the post & packing charges would possibly swallow what little you saved).

Todays rates -
1 = 1.49
1 = $1.94

UK price = 425 = 633/$824 US
Irish price = 647 = 434/$841 US
EU Europe price = 599 = 402/$799 US[/quote]
I still see a mark up over the vat witch is pittafull.

3513.2.2007 19:48
diableria
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why are people crying? expensive or not thousands of people will buy a ps3 so why dont you stop your drama, if you dont wanna buy it then dont but shut up please

3613.2.2007 20:01

Originally posted by diableria:
why are people crying? expensive or not thousands of people will buy a ps3 so why dont you stop your drama, if you dont wanna buy it then dont but shut up please
Well its great you don't care just keep eating up the BS they slop out!

SIcne these are World wide corporations these price "adjustments" are unfounded most of the time,without bitching about it the price wuld be higher because no one would question the power of the corporation!

3714.2.2007 6:50
diableria
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actually my comment wasnt directed at u, im just sick of people arguing about how much they think microsoft/ sony / nintendo suck or how much money they make its not like your gonna get any of their money, instead all the want is your money. so just get whatever the hell you like the most and if you have anything positive to say just shut up

3814.2.2007 6:56

Originally posted by diableria:
actually my comment wasnt directed at u, im just sick of people arguing about how much they think microsoft/ sony / nintendo suck or how much money they make its not like your gonna get any of their money, instead all the want is your money. so just get whatever the hell you like the most and if you have anything positive to say just shut up
true true pick your poison and lap it up ^^

3917.2.2007 20:22
alex131
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In my opinion, the PS3 is not overpriced. If you want a 360 because it's cheaper, keep in mind that you're sacrificing High Def. video. The 360 or the Wii may be cheaper, but keep in mind that you're spending less because you're getting less.

4018.2.2007 10:36
hughjars
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Originally posted by alex131:
In my opinion, the PS3 is not overpriced.
- I'm sorry but no-one s going to convince me that the PS3 is 'worth' twice the price they are charging in Japan here in the UK.

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If you want a 360 because it's cheaper, keep in mind that you're sacrificing High Def. video.
- No, that's just not true.

Why did you have to introduce this erroneous nonsense into the discussion?

The XBox 360 may not come with a built-in high def DVD drive but that is hardly the be-all and end-all of high def and high def content.

The XBox 360's IPTV is all about high def video content and it's a facility every XBox 360 connected to the net can utilise.

XBox 360s can also be used to stream downloaded VC-1, WMV9 and some .ts high def content from a PC, very easily.

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The 360 or the Wii may be cheaper, but keep in mind that you're spending less because you're getting less.
- In the case of the XBox 360, contrary to the propaganda, you actually aren't really getting "less" of anything at all.

A high def drive is only part of the HD story and high def downloads are a part of the tale being over-looked by some (particularly - or should that be deliberately? - on the Blu-ray side because up to 50gb sizes make for a lot less easy a product for today's consumers to handle than up to 30gb).

4118.2.2007 10:50
diableria
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lol@ microsoft fanboys

4218.2.2007 11:29

Some might might not understnad what hughjars said
he said the 360 and PS3 offer the same Hdef content off their internet services,the 360 is not over price because the HDVD player is a OPTION,the 360 can run Hdef as well as the PS3 can.

to me
the main difference in the PS3 and 360 is the standardized HDCP,the 360 emulates it the PS3 has in in its hardware,beyond that the systems are so close together theres really lil diffrance in them.

4318.2.2007 13:53
hughjars
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Correct zippy.

Being accurate and telling the truth is not a matter of 'fanboy'ing' for anybody.

I think it's cheapening the debate when people can either state incorrect facts or outright lie without challenge.

If you're going to highlight and make a deal out of the differences there are between the 2 'systems' at least get it right and stop making inaccurate claims.

.....or at least acknowledge and correct your genuine mistakes if you are making them.

4418.2.2007 16:11
alex131
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Well, I own a PS3, but even with the 60GB drive, the space is limited. I rotate the content between it and my computer. So, for this reason I am in favor of Blu-ray, DVD's, and other external media.
However, my friend streams almost everything to his 360 and stores only music on his HDD. It's really a matter of application.

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