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trident42
05-09-2006, 12:41 PM
You can read all about it here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4752895.stm) in this BBC document.

Looks cool, especially with that new motion sensitive controller, but with the top model retailing at around 425 in UK and 599 Euros in europe i think that it is a little too steep for my wallet.

But who knows i may have a lot more spare cash then.

trident42
05-09-2006, 12:41 PM
You can read all about it here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4752895.stm) in this BBC document.

Looks cool, especially with that new motion sensitive controller, but with the top model retailing at around 425 in UK and 599 Euros in europe i think that it is a little too steep for my wallet.

But who knows i may have a lot more spare cash then.

Celeon999
05-09-2006, 12:46 PM
599 " ??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Have they gone completely insane now ??

I bet one game for it will cost about 60 " or something. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Goose_Green
05-09-2006, 12:47 PM
Is it really worth the 425? When you can pick up a PC for less and still play the same games.

I'm afraid I will never change from my PC. I did buy the PSP - used it for a month or two and now it sits in a drawer gathering dust maybe I should chuck it on ebay.

Also, they mentioned 4 million units will be available at the launch - My guess it will be another saga like the XBox 360 where demand will be far greater than supply which in turn will fuel the media frenzy over buyers going without.

Smells like another PR stunt to me.

trident42
05-09-2006, 12:52 PM
Xbox 360 games are currently recommended to retail at 50 in the UK( compared to PC games at 30), don't know what the price in Euros is. Console games have always traditionally been more expensive than PC games, many believe that it is due to them making a loss on the consoles to get people to buy them and then hiking the game price up to make back the money. But who knows what the truth is.

Edit : Also lets not forget the people who will buy the console and then sell it on Ebay for a fortune to someone with more money then sense.

MMMM maybe i'll put in an order for a couple.

Kaleun1961
05-09-2006, 01:46 PM
I agree with Goose on this one. Never did get into console gaming; but that's probably because it's more a kid type of thing, with the arcade action. I'd venture the guess that most people here are sim fans.

azreal01
05-09-2006, 02:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
I agree with Goose on this one. Never did get into console gaming; but that's probably because it's more a kid type of thing, with the arcade action. I'd venture the guess that most people here are sim fans. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, I think they are dooming themselves for failure. Too many things in one box to hit the low price point you need to sell a ton of these. Bluetooth, blue-ray, high end processor and video? WTF... The price is ridiculous, and it still loses a ton of money per unit for them. S T O O P I D ! ! !

Goose_Green
05-09-2006, 02:30 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

And people will still get sucked into the media hype and get ripped off with both console and games - I bet haf of those wanting the PS3 already have the Xbox 360 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

HeibgesU999
05-09-2006, 02:39 PM
The pricepoint does seem ridiculously high.

One reason console games are so much more expensive, is the developer has to pay a kickback to the console maker for the right to make and market the game on that console.

Plus you have to wait about a year for a console to get all the bugs worked out.

Stuntcow
05-09-2006, 03:41 PM
Won a Xbox over a year and a half ago. It has not been hooked to a TV yet. I have two computers that I play on abd built one for each of my kids. The consoles never get touched. Between SH3 and BF2, I dont need no sinking console...

HeibgesU999
05-09-2006, 04:18 PM
The only games I play on console are, Madden, MVP Baseball, and socom.