Tuesday, January 22nd 2008

Ceramic PS3 Coming to the US

It now looks almost certain that Sony is planning to release the Ceramic White PS3 in the US sometime soon following a recent filing with the FCC. The model number differs to that of the console being sold in the Asian market, so it looks like it will be a slightly different version, and the controller number suggests a standard SIXAXIS controller rather than the DualShock 3 being sold with the Ceramic model in Asia. No official pricing or launch dates have been revealed, although an announcement is expected on 28th January which could potentially lead to the console going on sale as early as next month.

Source: DailyTech
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32 Comments on Ceramic PS3 Coming to the US

#1
hacker111
Slightly different version? Its not all that better than the black ones unless you like the color...:laugh:
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#2
cjoyce1980
buy the time dualshock 3 hits the stores, must would of forgotten about it and got use to the standard ps3 pad. nevermind sony, just aonther screw up that i'm sure will cost to millions
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#3
ktr
A guess white color is reduces the amount of visible finger print marks.
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#4
Triprift
Nothing wrong with abit of variety insted of bog standard black.
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#5
Jizzler
Will match my Wii :D
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#6
Ravenas
Reminds me of those white oreo cookies. Lol, on a lighter the dual shocks are coming to the US in the spring and I think this is coming before spring. Nothing wrong with a variety in colors. :toast: I'm just wondering why this isn't going to the UK first, since Sony reported sales of 1.3 million consoles over the christmas holiday.
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#7
ktr
At least sony is giving a white controller. Not like apple, who sells a nice black macbook, but then gives white accessories.
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#8
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
That thing looks gay. Hah, maybe Sony are hoping people will pick it up mistaking it for a 360 :roll:
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#9
ShadowFold
by: Ketxxx
That thing looks gay. Hah, maybe Sony are hoping people will pick it up mistaking it for a 360 :roll:
I never thought of it like that :roll: thats probly the market plan too
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Its a 2-sided attack, the PS3 now look like a Wii too :p
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#11
ShadowFold
Yea cause motion sensing and a PS button in the middle of the controller is so original :rolleyes:
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#12
Ravenas
by: Ketxxx
That thing looks gay. Hah, maybe Sony are hoping people will pick it up mistaking it for a 360 :roll:
Lol... If you want to think of it that way then you could turn around and say MS came out with the elite just too tap into the PS3 market.

If thats so, MS did it first and Sony retaliated. Even though I think you're just thinking about it too hard. No one is going to think the PS3 is an Xbox or a Wii when it is placed in a separate isle and says PLAYSTATION 3 on the front (unless maybe you're retarded). :toast:

EDIT: Sony's going to be very hard to compete with in 2008 with the increasing Blu-ray sales and the increased PS3 sales. The production price of the PS3 has lowered, and news is saying the 40gb PS3 will soon be 299$:

http://www.dbtechno.com/gaming/2008/01/22/ps3-price-drop-on-the-way-again-299/
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#13
ShadowFold
by: Ravenas
Lol... If you want to think of it that way then you could turn around and say MS came out with the elite just too tap into the PS3 market.

If thats so, MS did it first and Sony retaliated. Even though I think you're just thinking about it too hard. No one is going to think the PS3 is an Xbox or a Wii when it is placed in a separate isle and says PLAYSTATION 3 on the front (unless maybe your retarded). :toast:
I didnt know there was a 360 elite till I googled it... :shadedshu
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#14
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I will buy a PS3 in the end, but not until its a reasonable price. Here from somewhere like Game the PS3 that is backward compatible with PS2 games is like £300-£350. Even if the PS3 was actually a good console (still had the PS2 chip in the european model so PS2 games worked fine) I wouldnt spend that on it. £200 maybe, but £300+? Sony can suck my big fat knob.

Before anyone says "The european PS3 can play PS2 games" it cant, not properly. it relies on firmware to make PS2 games "compatible", and some nothing short of awsome PS2 games still wont work on PS3, such as MGS.
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#15
Ravenas
by: Ketxxx
I will buy a PS3 in the end, but not until its a reasonable price. Here from somewhere like Game the PS3 that is backward compatible with PS2 games is like £300-£350. Even if the PS3 was actually a good console (still had the PS2 chip in the european model so PS2 games worked fine) I wouldnt spend that on it. £200 maybe, but £300+? Sony can suck my big fat knob.

Before anyone says "The european PS3 can play PS2 games" it cant, not properly. it relies on firmware to make PS2 games "compatible", and some nothing short of awsome PS2 games still wont work on PS3, such as MGS.
I believe the reason the price and the product is where it is because the PS2 is still selling good, so Sony doesn't want full integration yet. Many of the customers that Sony wants to buy the PS3 already own a PS2, and are just waiting for them to transfer over (similar to how the Everquest fan base was when Everquest 2 came out).
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Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Any console owner with half a brain just isnt buying a PS3 because its stupidly expensive. Hell, Sony are the ones that fucked up by insisting on developing their own in-house blue-ray, then they messed it p and had to start over, I'm not going to pay for their mistake. Sony should of bought blue-ray tech off a company that had already researched it, having one component that isnt your own in a product wont push prices up that much.
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#17
Ravenas
by: Ketxxx
Any console owner with half a brain just isnt buying a PS3 because its stupidly expensive. Hell, Sony are the ones that fucked up by insisting on developing their own in-house blue-ray, then they messed it p and had to start over, I'm not going to pay for their mistake. Sony should of bought blue-ray tech off a company that had already researched it, having one component that isnt your own in a product wont push prices up that much.
EH...I think Blu-ray is paying off for them. They own 75% of the publishers in the movie industry. 90% of the HD-players owned by the population of Japan is blu-ray. Blu-ray is taking UK quickly. The US has a very high percentage of Blu-ray owners, and the momentum is gaining and gaining across the globe. The problem was the former high competition of Toshiba. But now that that's coming to an end, the price of the Blu-ray player is drastically dropping.

You also have to understand that the PS3 has many more features than the Xbox, its a premium product fanboyism aside. The mistake I made was realizing this after I bought an xbox 360 (not starting anything here, but the PS3 has better games in my opinion *games that suit my play style*)
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#18
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I'll do what I did with DVD - wait until its a realistic price. By the time that happens (real world time) DVD will be showing its limits. Currently there are plenty of ways to make DVD last, just like there was a software method created that allowed a CD-R RW to hold 1GB of data.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Ketxxx
Any console owner with half a brain just isnt buying a PS3 because its stupidly expensive. Hell, Sony are the ones that fucked up by insisting on developing their own in-house blue-ray, then they messed it p and had to start over, I'm not going to pay for their mistake. Sony should of bought blue-ray tech off a company that had already researched it, having one component that isnt your own in a product wont push prices up that much.
i have atleast half a brain and i bought a ps3 a couple of months ago. the best purchase ive made in years.
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#20
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
You also live in the US, the console is just cheaper over there regardless of currency and, afaik, you dont get screwed out of the PS2 hardware.
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#21
Ravenas
What are you talking about? There isn't a PS3 sold in the US that comes with PS2 hardware. The 80gb comes with an emulator, the same as yours. It works just fine and the majority of games work on it.
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#22
ktr
by: Ravenas
What are you talking about? There isn't a PS3 sold in the US that comes with PS2 hardware. The 80gb comes with an emulator, the same as yours. It works just fine and the majority of games work on it.
Even their old 60gb came with a emulator. So they pay double, for less hardware.
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#23
acperience7
Maybe Sony could hold off on this for a while and lower the prices for both PS3's about $50 USD.
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#24
Ravenas
by: acperience7
Maybe Sony could hold off on this for a while and lower the prices for both PS3's about $50 USD.
They PS3 was 599$...They brought the price down significantly. The PS3 has excellent hardware and many things the Xbox 360 doesn't have at all.

First people complained about 599$, now you're complaining about 50$. I mean come on, I'm not trying to be an ass but it's almost like you want something for nothing. :ohwell:

I'm a broke college student and really don't have all that much money. I set out for a goal of getting 600$ into my budget a long time ago, and I finally got there and they dropped the price. I couldn't have been more happy now I hear people all the time complaining that it's still to much...
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#25
ktr
The funny thing is that the 360 cost more than the ps3 if you think about it.

The ps3 80gb cost $500 bucks, and the equivalent 360, the elite, cost $350 bucks.

Now the 360 does not have built in wireless ($100) nor high Def player ($180).

So the equivalent 360 will cost $630, and that is not including a XBL gold subscription.
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