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of the three, I'm looking forward to the Wii the most.
http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/14/tech...ex.htm?cnn=yes

November....$250

I had heard everyone saying it would be $99....
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I was expecting $200, and slightly earlier. But oh well. Overall its a good setup. I would have prefered 2 controllers/numchucks in the box, and the new Game as well. But then we'd be talking closer to $400. This way they can hit you for lots of small amounts.
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I was expecting $200, and slightly earlier. But oh well. Overall its a good setup. I would have prefered 2 controllers/numchucks in the box, and the new Game as well. But then we'd be talking closer to $400. This way they can hit you for lots of small amounts.
I think the article said in the box was 1 controller and 1 numchuck....also it said something about a sport bundle being included to show what the system is capable of....

it sounds like the cheapest, most inclusive system

I'll want to see a demo in the store or something before I consider it.
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Personally I've always been a Playstation guy, and I intend to keep that going with the PS3; however, this Wii has some promise. The new Zelda title alone may entice me to buy one at some point, especially with the new style of gameplay. Other than that it'll be fun as a "party" system, instead of old drinking games, you could get people boxing each other or "drinking Wii tennis" where you drink if you whiff, etc...

Here's how I justify the exorbitant cost of the PS3 to myself, so that it in fact sounds like a bargain:

1: It will undoubtedly be a great video game system...worth $300 to me
2: It will play Blu-Ray and I have a 1080p tv already...worth $200-300 to me
3: It will replace my old, dying laptop* computer.........worth $800 to me

*Note: I only use my laptop for music and web stuff right now. Even my e-mail is through g-mail so no software would need to be installed. Plus, I can surf the web on my huge hi-def tv with digital surround sound.
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The article also stated that graphically the games will be on par with the GameCube. That is mildly upsetting. I was hoping for at least a medium upgrade.
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Personally I've always been a Playstation guy, and I intend to keep that going with the PS3; however, this Wii has some promise. The new Zelda title alone may entice me to buy one at some point, especially with the new style of gameplay. Other than that it'll be fun as a "party" system, instead of old drinking games, you could get people boxing each other or "drinking Wii tennis" where you drink if you whiff, etc...

Here's how I justify the exorbitant cost of the PS3 to myself, so that it in fact sounds like a bargain:

1: It will undoubtedly be a great video game system...worth $300 to me
2: It will play Blu-Ray and I have a 1080p tv already...worth $200-300 to me
3: It will replace my old, dying laptop* computer.........worth $800 to me

*Note: I only use my laptop for music and web stuff right now. Even my e-mail is through g-mail so no software would need to be installed. Plus, I can surf the web on my huge hi-def tv with digital surround sound.
you realize that I've posted links to articles where the sony execs say that they're not sure if the PS3 will be able to play blu-ray dvds or not now that the blu-ray discs had a second level of copyright protection added to them, right? (I'll look for the post with that link)

btw, I would put all my money on the blu-ray part being the hold up for the release

oh, and the two blu-ray players that bestbuy sells are 1,000 each...so I'm not too sure how Sony plans to sell a game system and blu-ray player for < the cost of a blu-ray player.
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found the link....

http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/11/tech..._kaz/index.htm

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"We felt that if you want to save something on your Memory Stick, most people have those readers on their PC, which is easily adaptable to the PlayStation 3 with a USB cord," said Hirai. "The only difference is HDMI – and at this point, I don't think many people's TV's have that. The ultimate result, to my eyes anyway, is there's not a discernable difference between what you get between HDMI and other forms of high definition."

The lack of an HDMI output could have future ramifications on the system, though.

Some observers have questioned whether Blu-Ray movies will be playable on the PS3 once motion picture companies enable copy protection on the discs.

Hirai said it was "too early to speculate at this point" about such problems.
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I thought the HDMI will only be dropped from the cheaper version. The more expensive version will still have it. That's my understanding from the wikipedia writeup anyway.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playstation_3

System Features Feature Basic Premium
Upgradable hard drive Yes, 20 GB Yes, 60 GB
Blu-ray drive Yes Yes
Bluetooth controllers[5] Yes Yes
Built-in flash card reader No Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity No Yes
HDMI port No Yes
AV Cables Composite video Composite video
Silver-colored logo and trim [2] No Yes
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I thought the HDMI will only be dropped from the cheaper version. The more expensive version will still have it. That's my understanding from the wikipedia writeup anyway.
you're correct...see post #49 in this thread...

my main point of the quote was the last two lines I quoted where they said blu-ray functionality is unknown and the sony executive dodged it like the plague
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