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post #121 of 32084
PS3 Screenshots. Look pretty good.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/03/25/mo...ys-gdc-keynot/
post #122 of 32084
i will wait till you can have a controller in your hand before i make an informed decision on what the PS3 can do. hopefully, it will do better than some of those shots and Rachet and Clank looks to renderd video for my liking (no health bars etc could be a giveaway).

What happened to it being able to do the famous killzone 2 level of imagery?

Hopefully E3 will be more informative.
post #123 of 32084
post #124 of 32084
I wonder what will happen in Ballymena when PS3 arrives and somebody steals one from somebody else

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/str...n-2-165719.php
post #125 of 32084
Can someone confirm? if Toysrus USA taking pre orders?
post #126 of 32084
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Can someone confirm? if Toysrus USA taking pre orders?

ATM Negative. I'm expecting lots of pre-orders to be available in 1 month after the price is announced at E3.
post #127 of 32084
I asked ToysRUs about pre-orders and was told, after E3, they either will take begin to accept pre-orders immediately or will take pre-orders 1 month before the PS 3 is slated to be released.
post #128 of 32084
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Originally Posted by Kid Red View Post

I asked ToysRUs about pre-orders and was told, after E3, they either will take begin to accept pre-orders immediately or will take pre-orders 1 month before the PS 3 is slated to be released.

Well, that's pretty open ended.

Sony is really shooting itself in the foot on so many levels.
post #129 of 32084
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Originally Posted by PhdWho View Post

Well, that's pretty open ended.

Sony is really shooting itself in the foot on so many levels.

How so? By not releasing the pricing info before E3? Seems like a somewhat reasonable thing if you ask me, E3 is going to generate lots of media attention.
post #130 of 32084
E3: Sony and Nintendo to face off once more in Los Angeles
post #131 of 32084
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

Can someone confirm? if Toysrus USA taking pre orders?

I have a pre order in with Toys R Us in Canada. Was $50.
post #132 of 32084
Me too, but you have to use Canadian address?
post #133 of 32084
Fun with numbers:

Microsoft ramps up Xbox 360 shipments

Some points:

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The world's largest software maker raised the bottom line of its Xbox 360 sales target range for the year ending June 30 to 5 million to 5.5 million units from an earlier range of 4.5 million to 5.5 million.

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Sony said it plans to ship 6 million PS3 units by March, 2007.

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Earlier on Thursday, Sony forecast its game division to register a 100 billion yen ($875 million) loss in the current business year ending March 31.

From the current profitability of the Sony gaming division, their projected loss due to the PS/3 AND that being based on 6 million units through March 2007, it should be possible to calculate an fairly accurate loss per PS/3.

TVs and video games help Sony avoid loss

This year:

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Profit at the games division, which includes both hardware and software for the PlayStation video game series, rose 52 percent to ¥67.8 billion. [$588 million]

So, $588 million profit (FY2006) to $875 million loss (FY2007) clearly all due to the PS/3.

Assuming 50% PS/2 profit canibalization and a 4 PS/3 titles sold per unit ($10 profit per), the direct losses on the PS/3:

$875 (loss)
+ $588/2 (PS/2 profits)
+ 6 million * 4 * $10 (PS/3 game profits)
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$1.4 billion / 6 million = $234 gross sales loss per PS/3 ($194 net with the $40 in game profits) for FY2007

So, $400-$500 retail, depending on (ahem) the cost of building a PS/3.

Gary
post #134 of 32084
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Originally Posted by Paul Clancy View Post

I have a pre order in with Toys R Us in Canada. Was $50.

Canada will be lucky to get 50,000 units.
post #135 of 32084
http://theinquirer.net/?article=31443

PS3 cell porcessor having some issues.

SOURCES CLAIM that yields of the Cell microprocessor for the Playstation 3 are not good. A process mole tells us that the Cell yields are far enough below par that the amounts of good dies off the test wafers are "horrible".
post #136 of 32084
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Originally Posted by PhdWho View Post

http://theinquirer.net/?article=31443

PS3 cell porcessor having some issues.

SOURCES CLAIM that yields of the Cell microprocessor for the Playstation 3 are not good. A process mole tells us that the Cell yields are far enough below par that the amounts of good dies off the test wafers are "horrible".

Would be more reliable if this weren't coming from the Inquirer!
post #137 of 32084
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Originally Posted by PhdWho View Post

http://theinquirer.net/?article=31443

PS3 cell porcessor having some issues.

SOURCES CLAIM that yields of the Cell microprocessor for the Playstation 3 are not good. A process mole tells us that the Cell yields are far enough below par that the amounts of good dies off the test wafers are "horrible".

Without historical information on yields and dated info. upon when this pronouncement was made, this is difficult to assess. But, somewhat expected, given the logic count. However, they conveniently fail to mention is that there are actually 8 SPE's (processing elements), but only 7 are enabled for final product (assuming that 0 or 1 of them fail the final Q tests). The SPE's also occupy something like 70% of this large die, so yields obivously won't be like a NAND gate, but this should improve.

Improving yields on a standard nm die like this (and it isn't even considered state-of-the-art) is just a matter of time/volume.

Yawn
post #138 of 32084
Forbes sez Sony will announce a price this Tuesday.

http://www.forbes.com/business/2006/...ml?partner=rss
post #139 of 32084
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Originally Posted by Joe-Six-Pack View Post

Forbes sez Sony will announce a price this Tuesday.

http://www.forbes.com/business/2006/...ml?partner=rss

The E3 is finally just about upon us. I would certainly HOPE they finally announce some concrete information, like a true MSRP, so we can get the ball rolling on preorders and the rest of it.

It's high time.
post #140 of 32084
any news come out about the PS3 at E3 today?
post #141 of 32084
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Originally Posted by HDTV-NUT View Post

any news come out about the PS3 at E3 today?


4pm PDT is when the Sony conference begins. Keep a close eye on a site like Gamespot or whatever gamint site you prefer.
post #142 of 32084
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Originally Posted by Joe-Six-Pack View Post

Forbes sez Sony will announce a price this Tuesday.

http://www.forbes.com/business/2006/...ml?partner=rss

Didn't Sony already say they wouldn't announce a price for the PS3 at E3?

Plus the article says if it's above $600 it would be bad. However, IMO if it's above $500 it would already be bad for Sony in terms of adoption of the PS3 (and Blu-ray). Over $600 would be outrageously bad.

Anyways, why would they announce it Tuesday if their presentation is today?
post #143 of 32084
Presentation is today? What kind of announcements have been made?
post #144 of 32084
presentation is at 4pm PDT.....
post #145 of 32084
Any websites covering the presentation?
post #146 of 32084
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149508.html

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PS3 $499, $599, November 17 release
Dates and prices finally revealed for Sony's next-gen console. Two SKUs will be available, one with 20GB HD, one with 60GB HD.
By Tim Surette, GameSpot
Posted May 8, 2006 6:51 pm PT

At today's pre-E3 conference held at Sony Pictures Studios, two questions that have been on gamers minds were answered. Sony president Kaz Hirai revealed the PlayStation 3's price and launch date.

The PS3 will be released in Japan on November 11, and the United States on November 17, 2006. Like the Xbox 360, the PS3 will come in two configurations, one with a 20GB hard drive and one with a 60GB hard drive.

The 20GB will retail for $499 in the US (59800 yen in Japan, 499 euros in Europe), and the 60GB model will retail for $549 (open price in Japan, 599 euros in Europe).

Sony expects to ship two million units in its first month of launch, four million by the end of the year, and six million by the end of its fiscal year, which ends in March 31.
post #147 of 32084
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Originally Posted by Q of BanditZ View Post

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149508.html

Any word on whether these include a blu-ray player? all the talk had been that blu-ray equipped PS3's would cost about $1000.

if they put out a blu-ray equipped PS3 for $500, that will be a huge boost for that format.
post #148 of 32084
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Originally Posted by stephenj View Post

Any word on whether these include a blu-ray player? all the talk had been that blu-ray equipped PS3's would cost about $1000.

if they put out a blu-ray equipped PS3 for $500, that will be a huge boost for that format.

? All PS3s will have Blu-ray drives.

Note however that the $500 one does NOT include HDMI. That's reserved for the $600 model.
post #149 of 32084
20GB-$499

60GB-$599

DualShock3...minus the shock
post #150 of 32084
http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/rele...f/060509ae.pdf

499.99 version:

- No built-in Wi-fi
- No HDMI port
- No Memory Stick slot
- No SD card slot
- No Compact Flash slot
- 20GB hard drive

599.99 version:

- Includes everything including HDMI port, built-in Wi-Fi, 60GB hard drive, etc.


Im laughing so hard, I think Sony of Japan can actually hear me. I wonder how well Blu-Ray is going to work without that 1 (not two ) HDMI ports.
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