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30 August 2006 @ 03:34 pm
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Today in EB I saw two posters side-by-side that told a very interesting story about the upcoming consoles.

One said "trade in your PS2 and 25 games and get a PS3 for $699".
The other said "trade in your PS2 and 25 games and get $300 off the price of a Wii".

Confirmation that a PS3 is going to cost you the tidy sum of 1000 of your Australian dollars?
Current Music: Monty Python - Money Song
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Jacobyak_boy on August 30th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
It's a lot, but video games (and consoles) depreciate in value pretty quickly.
sjlsjl on August 30th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
That's (relatively) old news -- EB have been saying "$1000 for the PS3" for a couple of months now. Not sure if that's for the super-deluxe version, or the bare-bones version.

If I buy a console this time around (and that's a very big if), it'll be a Wii. No question about it. Meanwhile, I have a DS to pay off (yay for lay-by. yay for credit card vouchers that'll pay most of the cost ...)
Jacobyak_boy on August 31st, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
I've never asked anyone at EB and this is the first they've had any prices published, as far as I've seen. But, $1000 is the price I extrapolated from the US price of $599, so as I say, this is just a confirmation of my suspicion.

This should be the price for the deluxe version.

$599 USD is (by today's exchange rate) $786 AUD, so Aussie consumers will be getting ripped off royally on the import, but what's new?
sjlsjl on August 31st, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
*nods* At that price, I see it as way too expensive - especially since I have "only" a standard definition TV, and hence can't take "advantage" of the higher resolution of the PS3 or Xbox 360. No way in hell am I forking out for an HDTV just to play games. It's not worth it to me.

As for the ripoff, that's par for the course, as you say. There's a very good reason why I bought my high-end telephoto zoom lens for my camera from a parallel importer rather than from a local dealer - I saved about a quarter of the cost that way!
Robet Éivaayvah on September 2nd, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
Well, not just games. DVDs, HD TV... Even the Wii.

All the technology is going in the direction of higher quality.

But another option is to set up a computer monitor to watch that stuff on. 1024x768 is a good deal better than a regular TV.
Chrisfireburner on August 31st, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
ps2 & even 25 shitty games would get more elsewhere.
eb are pricey.. but $1000 for ps3..fark