PS3 – Yawn

So then, Sony have announced the release date for the PS3 in Europe, that date is Friday the 23rd of March.

Oh well, Thanks Sony, it's nice to be remembered. Oh slight issue though.

The ONLY version available in Europe will be the 60GB version, and it's going to rip you off cost you £425 (599Eur in Ireland, so with current exchange rates pop to Dublin to pick one up, it'll save you 30 quid, and you can get a day out at the Guinness factory), however Sony (like Nintendo) have still decided to rape us! In the USA these go for $600(ish) the converted price for Europe? Yes you worked it out $840. That means it's cost Sony 25% more to ship them to Europe? Give me a break! Sony are shipping 300,000 units to the UK (1 million Europe wide), who are they kidding, do you seroiusly think you will sell that many? You only just managed to sell that many over Christmas in the USA! for £100 less than your going to rip us off. Seriously, it costs Sony £100 to turn the PAL output on, and ship it to Europe, per console? Give me a break. At least Nintendo only charges us £40 more, and I thought that was bad enough!

If I were you, I'd save your money, pop out and get an Xbox 360 and a Wii, and enjoy your games, there just as good (mostly better) than anything on the PS3, and you will be able to play Halo3, Gears of War, GTA4 and Zelda.

Let's face it, BlueRay is dead (the BlueRay consortium have all starting hedging their bets by making dual reader devices like LG's), the device you buy will have to go back to Sony at some point, like my Xbox, but at least MS have decent customer service, oh yeah, and it's just plain FUGLY.

Sony save your effort, Europe wont buy any more devices than anyone else, stop feeding your engineers crack laiden sushi and just give up on this generation, work on the PS4. Lets hope you can make a decent device next time.

Other Blogs Covering this story (as I'm a little one sided)

Joystiq / Bloggad / Kikizo / TVG