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Old 10-18-2007, 04:12 AM
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Default Sony Announces $399 40GB PS3

As widely expected, Sony has announced it will unleash a new $399 40GB PlayStation 3 for the the US, setting a new low price record for a Blu-ray playback device.

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You forgot to mention it won't be able to play any PS2 games.

I would send you a link, but since I have not made enough posts it won't let me.
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You forgot to mention it won't be able to play any PS2 games.

I would send you a link, but since I have not made enough posts it won't let me.
don't think it matters

clearly sony is worried about losing not only the format war, but also the console war.
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At $399, the PS3 is now within $50 of Microsoft's entry-level Xbox 360, and $100 of Nintendo's Wii.
Might want to check that math again.

XBOX 360 Core (MS's entry-level system) = $279.99
Nintendo Wii = $249.99
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Might want to check that math again.

XBOX 360 Core (MS's entry-level system) = $279.99
Nintendo Wii = $249.99
I'm a big PS3/Blu-ray supporter, and I was about to post the same.

How did the Wall Street Journal, of all papers, screw the numbers up that bad? They got them right in the reuters article though.
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I agree with everyone's statements but I believe Sony will try to market this as a Blu-ray movie player versus an entertainment/game console system. Granted everyone thinks of the PS3 as a game console but for people like myself that was a good reliable Blu-ray player for a decent price, its in obvious choice. Just my $.02.
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Should help Sony with sales. It is long overdue,imho.
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removing the backwards compatiblity is a bad move, the best games you can play on ps3 are ps2 games
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Their total marketing ideal is pushing blu ray. It is not even about the games or the fact that it plays games. Ps3 should be about the games not the fact that it plays Blu Ray movies. Anyone using the graymatter in their head would come to this conclusion.


It's very tempting, but I still want a player that is specifically just for movies, combo player still in the cards for me.
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Might want to check that math again.

XBOX 360 Core (MS's entry-level system) = $279.99
Nintendo Wii = $249.99
360 without a hard drive isnt entry level its bushleague
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