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30 August 2006 @ 03:34 pm
Pre-order now!  
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.
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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?
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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