Thursday, October 18th 2007

America to Get 40GB PS3 and PS3 Price-Cuts November 2nd

On November 2nd, $399 will get you a lovely PlayStation3 with a 40GB hard drive, no backwards compatibility whatsoever, and 2 USB ports. This is $50 more than the Xbox360 Premium edition, and $150 more than the Nintendo Wii. On November 2nd, the 80GB PS3 price will be reduced to a mere $500USD. Sony has no comment as to why it took so long to determine when America would get this console.Source: EnGadget
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32 Comments on America to Get 40GB PS3 and PS3 Price-Cuts November 2nd

#1
Wile E
Power User
effmaster said:
Yeah in actuality if you were to emulATE THE Games to work on the PS3 like Microsoft is doing with the 360 then you would get the option to upscale it NATIVELY in High Definition, so that is one benefit to having your PS1 and PS2 games be emulated versus just having the EE inside of them.
What do you mean by natively? The 60GB upscales. If anything, the 60GB would upscale better, because the EE decodes the games, and saves the cpu/gpu power for upscaling.

But, I can't comment on the 80GB's upscaling, as I haven't seen it in person. I can comment on the 60GB, tho, and it upscales the PS1/2 games every bit as good as it upscales DVDs.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Wile E said:
What do you mean by natively? The 60GB upscales. If anything, the 60GB would upscale better, because the EE decodes the games, and saves the cpu/gpu power for upscaling.

But, I can't comment on the 80GB's upscaling, as I haven't seen it in person. I can comment on the 60GB, tho, and it upscales the PS1/2 games every bit as good as it upscales DVDs.
btw, how is the upscaling for dvds on the ps3?? i hate watching dvds on my hdtv because the quality just isnt there. even in progressive mode...
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#3
Jizzler
Wile E said:
What do you mean by natively? The 60GB upscales. If anything, the 60GB would upscale better, because the EE decodes the games, and saves the cpu/gpu power for upscaling.

But, I can't comment on the 80GB's upscaling, as I haven't seen it in person. I can comment on the 60GB, tho, and it upscales the PS1/2 games every bit as good as it upscales DVDs.
I believe he meant that the emulated games could be rendered at higher resolution, not just the output upscaled.

Kind of like playing the original Doom vs WinDoom at 1600x1200 :D

Though IIRC, in Sony's press release about the PS3's without EE, they state that they have no interest in improving the looks of older titles (besides upscaling).
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Wile E
Power User
Easy Rhino said:
btw, how is the upscaling for dvds on the ps3?? i hate watching dvds on my hdtv because the quality just isnt there. even in progressive mode...
It matches the quality of my old Samsung 1080p upscaling DVD player. Almost compares to a Comcast On-Demand HD movie, but not quite there.
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#5
ktr
If you want a 60gb, get it with-in this month. November coming, big on x-mas shopping, and i have a feeling that all 60gb are gonna be gone.
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#6
effmaster
ktr said:
If you want a 60gb, get it with-in this month. November coming, big on x-mas shopping, and i have a feeling that all 60gb are gonna be gone.
Most of them already are gone:slap::laugh::laugh:
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ktr
effmaster said:
Most of them already are gone:slap::laugh::laugh:
most but not all. Best buy is selling the last of them with a free controller.
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