Wednesday, March 21st 2007

UK PS3 Launch Spoilt by Mugging Fears

Despite intentions for a large number of stores to open their doors at midnight in order to begin selling Sony’s new console to die-hard Playstation fans, this has been forced to change after local authorities feared that police won’t be able to cope with the crowds. Because of this, the only shop in London set to open at midnight to sell the PS3 will be Virgin’s Megastore on Oxford Street – not a single HMV store in London will be opening at midnight. Throughout the rest of the UK there are still plans for 50 stores to open their doors at midnight, but this number is gradually shrinking as other areas follow the example set by London. GAME is advising that customers who have pre-ordered a PS3 contact their local branch to check whether it will be open or not. The main problem that police fear is that young gamers may find themselves being mugged of their new £425 console.Source: Reg Hardware
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6 Comments on UK PS3 Launch Spoilt by Mugging Fears

#1
Fusion
LOL nevermind, its an overpriced piece of plastic anyway. i have had every playstation type made, from the orginal to ps one, ps2, ps2 slimline, psp etc. but refuse to buy an overpriced piece of plastic because it has some fancy blue lazer. I hope they get mugged (just j/k)
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
lol PS3 is a POS anyway. I wont be buying one until its about £200. Methinks by christmas it'll be close to that.
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kakazza
by: Ketxxx
lol PS3 is a POS anyway. I wont be buying one until its about £200. Methinks by christmas it'll be close to that.
Just like the 360 dramatically dropped in price before Christmas? Oh wait, it didn't...
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Jimmy 2004
by: Ketxxx
lol PS3 is a POS anyway. I wont be buying one until its about £200. Methinks by christmas it'll be close to that.
A £225 price drop in 9 months :wtf:

I doubt it.
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ktr
by: Jimmy 2004
A £225 price drop in 9 months :wtf:

I doubt it.
that all depends on the prices of blue ray, which might start droping to match hd-dvd prices.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I have a ps3, and I love it. I wont go into detail about how I Feel it was a tad overpriced but I wont go into detail about how I think its the most awesomest gaming machine right now (next to the PC that is). Anywho, I have two questions. What is G.A.M.E? And what is HMV?
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