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http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multime...229091844.html

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Despite having upset some users by forcing Blu-ray upon anyone who buys their latest console, now Sony are taking it a step further and planning an updated PS3 which is not primarily intended as a gaming machine, but for multimedia. The new version of their console will feature improved anti-vibration on the Blu-ray drive to make it quieter, 512MB XDR memory, an improved PSU and two HDMI connectors dividing the audio and video. The appearance of the console may be very different to the standard Playstation 3 but it should still play all PS3 games. The Playstation itself has always been made by Sony Computer Entertainment, however this may be direct from Sony and will probably be very expensive.
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Even the console at $600 is very expensive I think. So why would they say that the new version will be very expensive, again?

Either way, last time I bought a console game was a Sega Genesis....are the XBOX360 $199.99 yet? Maybe I'd consider one at that price.
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Bull****. Sony doesn't know what they are doing..Maybe going a little too far? Get a Wii and get a separate "entertainment system."
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sounds like it will probably cost way to much, its so amazing a new console cost more then a decent pc.
    
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Definitely costing too much. At the rate the PS3 is costing, I'm just really tempted to go the Wii60 route even though I'm a hardcore Final Fantasy fan.
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final fantasy is on the 360
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Even the console at $600 is very expensive I think. So why would they say that the new version will be very expensive, again?

Either way, last time I bought a console game was a Sega Genesis....are the XBOX360 $199.99 yet? Maybe I'd consider one at that price.
They were selling them for $199.99 after rebate at Microcenter, but no one listened to me...
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Even the console at $600 is very expensive I think. So why would they say that the new version will be very expensive, again?

Either way, last time I bought a console game was a Sega Genesis....are the XBOX360 $199.99 yet? Maybe I'd consider one at that price.
PS3 - $499
XBOX360 - $399

Not a huge difference.

Prices should go down in 2007.
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Well uh....

Who cares? *****! Just get a DVD Recorder...it's the same crap. I got one, and it's pretty slick. Pause live TV...record all your shows...put them on disc or on the HDD....copy DVDs to HDD....

WHy should I pay 2 bagillion dollars for a sony PS3 version with blu-ray?
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Well uh....

Who cares? *****! Just get a DVD Recorder...it's the same crap. I got one, and it's pretty slick. Pause live TV...record all your shows...put them on disc or on the HDD....copy DVDs to HDD....

WHy should I pay 2 bagillion dollars for a sony PS3 version with blu-ray?
Blu-ray is HD, DVDs are not. It's only for those picky about having the highest priced crap.
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