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1. If I was going to buy an HDTV, would the PS3 play Blu-Ray discs on it to it's full effect, or will there be some kind of TV designed to play these discs?

 

2. Is there a set date for it's price and release in the UK?

 

3. I was just looking around a site, and I saw something called "Giga-bit Ethernet" - I haven't heard of this before, and the website didn't go into details. What is it all about?

 

4. There was a story a while back, about not being able to rent games. Is this true?

 

5. What are the differences going to be in the two versions, aside from harddrive size?

 

Thanks.

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1. HDTV will be what you need for best effect

 

2. March 2007, price unconfirmed

 

4. This could be true, its unconfirmed still. Its all to do with the liscencing and such when you buy the games for them to work on your PS3, means Pre-owned games would be a thing of the past also. Dont know how true it is

 

5. The 60gb version will have a Multimedia Disc drive for memroy sticks and the such. Plus its pretty much confirmed that the 20gb version wont be released in the UK

 

 

I usually get my info from IGN or PSW magazine, which yeah by the way, im going to be in next month :D

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1. You should get a 1080i as the PS3 doesn't support the 720 resolution and will play at a lower quality.

 

3. Ethernet is the network connection (the wire that would go from your router/pc to ps3). The 60gb version has wifi. Gigabit means it can transfer a gigbit of data in a second which is must more than your internet will be.

 

4. Is very very very unlikely.

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1. You should get a 1080i as the PS3 doesn't support the 720 resolution and will play at a lower quality.

 

 

Don't all HDTV's support 720 and 1080?

 

For the best visuals mind, you'll need a 1080p. Although, these aren't really sold much in Europe yet, and the ones that are cost thousands.

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Don't all HDTV's support 720 and 1080?

 

For the best visuals mind, you'll need a 1080p. Although, these aren't really sold much in Europe yet, and the ones that are cost thousands.

 

Some of the older HD TV's don't and since PS3 doesn't have an upscaler in it to make it up to 1080 it will give out a 480 picture where as X360 does have an upscaler in it. Shouldn't be an issue though if you have a newish HDTV

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Apologies if this isn't the right place to post this...

 

I had an interesting Marketing Management lecture today and the PS3 cropped up, talking about how it heavily relies on customers accepting the step up from DVD (HDDVD) to BluRay - something that is clearly the biggest difference from other next gen consoles

 

I've still got mine preordered on Play.com; but as a student with no HDTV i'm not to sure whether or not this will be a worthwhile purchase

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Apologies if this isn't the right place to post this...

 

I had an interesting Marketing Management lecture today and the PS3 cropped up, talking about how it heavily relies on customers accepting the step up from DVD (HDDVD) to BluRay - something that is clearly the biggest difference from other next gen consoles

 

I've still got mine preordered on Play.com; but as a student with no HDTV i'm not to sure whether or not this will be a worthwhile purchase

 

I've heard that from a few forums that playing a PS3 on a standard TV makes the games look about as good as a PS2 version, now that's on internet forums it could be a load of tosh but then again Sony have really pushed the HD part of the machine they could have neglected the standard TV outputs. Probably a load of rubish though.

 

The thing is though with the Blu Ray and how PS3 is set up I'm not sure if it will allow you to play Blu Ray Movies on a standard TV either, something to do with Hollywood and their copyright laws. I suppose though if you didn't have a HDTV there would be no point in getting HD Movies though...

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Apologies if this isn't the right place to post this...

 

I had an interesting Marketing Management lecture today and the PS3 cropped up, talking about how it heavily relies on customers accepting the step up from DVD (HDDVD) to BluRay - something that is clearly the biggest difference from other next gen consoles

 

I've still got mine preordered on Play.com; but as a student with no HDTV i'm not to sure whether or not this will be a worthwhile purchase

 

i suggest you wait for a year or two

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Guest Clarkey

Was considering starting a new thread, but it really wasn't worthwhile. At midnight tonight, Threespeech (a blog which is 'in the know' on Sony matters) is going to confirm the PS3 launch details. Of course the stories going round that it will be £425, and released on the 23rd March are most likely what will be confirmed, but theres always the chance of that inevitable delay. I'll have a gander at midnight anyways, I'm a geek like that and thought some others might be interested too:

 

Threespeech

 

Most likely just a ploy for extra views by Threespeech though, oh well, I won't be doing anything better.

 

Heres some funny facts to entertain you too:

 

PS3 EURO LAUNCH: THE FACTS

Hot off the brainwaves of the average European gamer:

 

FACT 1: No one really cares

 

FACT 2: It's too much money

 

FACT 3: Shifting all the machines from unsold piles in American and Japanese warehouses to an unsold pile in a European warehouse isn't going to help Sony's 'bottom line' in the short to medium term

 

FACT 4: The best game is a free demo

 

FACT 5: 'Best' in the context of PS3 means '6/10 at a push'

 

FACT 6: The 'Average Joe' already thinks PS3 is an over-priced flop, thanks to low-level guerilla marketing by the New York Times and all of The Internet.

 

FACT 7: Virtua Tennis 3 will have online play on Xbox 360, so don't go throwing that one back in our faces

 

FACT 8: Tell pikey Britain that it needs to replace its Only Fools and Horses DVDs with new Blu-ray editions and it will stub a cigarette out in your face.

 

FACT 9: 599 dollars actually translates to 303 pounds, NOT 425

 

FACT 10: 60,000 yen actually translates to 250 pounds, NOT 425

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It really is surprising about all the stock piles of PS3's in America and Japan that they just can't ship. I read an article last week which had reports from stores across America with loads of stock on the shelves but them just not shifting. They (Sony) really need to get themselves into gear and think of a way to get those machines selling because they're already loosing alot on each machine sold and from the looks of it they might have to lower the price tag even more to get them to sell.

 

Good for the consumer, bad for Sony.

 

I'm not getting one yet but I am very interested in seeing what the launch details are. I'm predicting more of an April lauch and probably at a slightly lower price of £399. I guess we'll see.

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PS3 to Launch in UK on 23rd March 2007

Over 30 Titles for Launch Period

1 Million units forecast for Initial European Launch Period

 

London, 24 January 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that PLAYSTATION®3 will be launched in the PAL territories including the United Kingdom on 23rd March 2007 at a price of £425.

 

Responding to retail and consumer demand, SCEE confirmed that initially only the 60GB model would be available, with the 20GB model to follow later in the year dependent on demand.

 

An expected one million PS3 units will be made available during the initial launch period to all SCEE territories.

 

SCEE also announced a stellar launch line-up of over 30 game titles for PS3, including eagerly awaited titles published by SCEE such as Resistance: Fall of Man™, MotorStorm™, Genji™: Days of the Blade, FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION and Ridge Racer™ 7. An exceptional range of titles in every genre will also be available at launch from the world’s leading third party publishers, including Electronic Arts, Activision, Namco Bandai, Sega, Take 2, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal, and Sony Online Entertainment.

 

In addition to games on disc, an exciting range of fully-featured downloadable games

will debut on the PLAYSTATION®Network. These will include gaming icons such as Tekken®: Dark Resurrection and Gran Turismo® HD Concept; the fully-featured PS3 debut of the best-selling franchise Gran Turismo, realised with full HD (1080p) visual quality. Created by Polyphony Digital Inc and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, Gran Turismo® HD Concept has been downloaded by more than 350,000 users since it was released in December 2006 in North America and Japan.

 

Also available on the PLAYSTATION®Network will be brainteasers such as Go! Sudoku and Go! Puzzle, and innovative games such as Blast Factor™ and flOw™, designed exclusively for PLAYSTATION 3 and delivering on the promise to provide original content created by non-traditional developers and publishers.

 

Concurrent with the European launch, a new System Update to further enhance the entertainment potential of PS3 will be issued.

 

Announcing the launch details, Ray Maguire, SVP and MD of SCEUK said, “Following the hugely successful launches of PS3 in Japan and North America, we are absolutely delighted to be able to bring significant numbers of PS3 to the UK. To be able to launch with over 30 titles including retail versions and great downloadable gaming experiences across every genre shows that this is our strongest launch line-up in the history of PlayStation, and is what PlayStation fans in the UK have been crying out for.”

 

PLAYSTATION 3 LAUNCH TITLE LINE-UP

 

Resistance: Fall of Man™ - SCEE - Disc

MotorStorm™ - SCEE - Disc

Genji™: Days of the Blade - SCEE - Disc

FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION - SCEE - Disc

Ridge Racer™ 7 - SCEE - Disc

Tekken®: Dark Resurrection - SCEE - Network

Lemmings™ - SCEE - Network

Go! Sudoku - SCEE - Network

Go! Puzzle - SCEE - Network

Blast Factor™ - SCEE - Network

flOw™ - SCEE - Network

Super Rub’a'Dub - SCEE - Network

Call of Duty 3 - Activision UK Ltd - Disc

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - Activision UK Ltd - Disc

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 - Activision UK Ltd - Disc

Gundam – Target in Sight - Namco Bandai Games - Disc

Full Auto™ 2: Battle Lines - Sega®Europe Ltd - Disc

Sonic the Hedgehog™ - Sega®Europe Ltd - Disc

Virtua Fighter™ 5 - Sega®Europe Ltd - Disc

Virtua Tennis™ 3 - Sega®Europe Ltd - Disc

World Snooker Championship 2007 - Sega®Europe Ltd - Disc

NBA 2K7 - Take 2 International SA - Disc

NHL 2K7 - Take 2 International SA - Disc

Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWll - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc

Enchanted Arms - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc

The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc

Def Jam: Icon - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

Fight Night Round 3 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

NBA Street 4 Homecourt 2007 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

Need for Speed Carbon - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

The Godfather: The Don’s Edition - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc

F.E.A.R. Vivendi - Universal Games Intl SA - Disc

Gripshift - Sony Online Entertainment - Network

 

 

PLAYSTATION 3 Peripherals Available at Launch

 

Peripheral - RRP in £ Sterling

 

SIXAXIS™ Wireless Controller - £34.99

Blu-ray Disc Remote Control - £17.99

HDMI Cable - £17.99

AV cable - £17.99

Component AV cable - £17.99

S Video cable - £12.99

 

So much of what we already knew, but at least it is now set in stone.

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Woot! At a time where i may well have the money to get one too. The only thing bothering me is the sheer amount of EA rehashes. And if Def Jam icon is out for March, i'll eat my socks. I hope it is, it looks awesome, but i just cant see it somehow. Be great to have Virtua Fighter 5 available though, that game is class. That, Oblivion, Motorstorm and Resistance Fall of Man, are the standout titles for me.
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Yeah I was shocked to see Def Jam announced as well, most likely to build up the numbers knowing it won't make the deadline as is typical for console launch's. There's always something to pop up to fill in the gaps anyways. Just yesterday Ubisoft put all their titles as TBC, but that was most likely so they didn't ruin this press release from Sony.

 

I like how Sony have ducked an official announcement on how much the games will cost. So those wanting to buy one will have a nasty shock when they go to the store, buy the PS3 and go to buy some games for it. Of course they will have to no matter how much they cost, otherwise what was the point? Blu Ray? Sony aren't even giving us a Blu Ray movie with the console.

 

I hate to be so damning towards Sony, as the Console itself looks great from a technical point of view, and that can only bode greatly for future games. But Sony have totally misread the marketplace, and will suffer for it. Perhaps not to extent it should, but even a ickle hit might get across the point. Personally, I'm happy on that front. It couldn't have happened to a more arrogant company (I'm not saying that MS or Ninty, or even Sega are angels).

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Is anyone here buying a PS3

 

as tempting as Motorstorm, Formula1 and Grand Turismo HD are its not a good enough reason for me to pay 450quid and camp outside for one

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I'm the same in waiting for a decent price drop and even then I'm not too sure as 95% of the games available on PS3 (at the moment) are also available on XBOX360. They've lost alot of their old exclusives as well which makes it easier just to own the one console.
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