Next-gen prices announced..as well as some other things...
Matt Neuteboom (941), May 11, 2006
At E3 the official PS3 price was announced today. And the analysts were correct, it is will be a doosy. Prepare your wallets for the blow, the official and final price will between $500 and $600, depending on the hard drive size. It is also rumored that the price tag for the Wii will probably be around a much lower $249, though this info could be inaccurate.
As well, the final model has been released for the PS3. It does not look much different form the original. In fact, it has the exact same controller, with the exception of a motion sensor ala Wii. Good job ripping off the competition Sony, now try ripping off the price.
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More info: Joystiq Article
Erm...I sort of made this news post when I was ranting about Sony last night. Thats why I'm lashing out at Sony in the news post. Sorry for the fanboyism in it. :-P
Try to keep the fanboyism out of news posts in the future.
You can always attach a comment (like the one you just did) to your submitted news item (which appears on the front page and in RSS) and rant about specific stuff there. :)
(Edited by Indra was here (15465), May 12, 2006)Re: Next-gen prices announced
Indra was here (15465), May 12, 2006
Matt Neuteboom Wrote:
Actually in this case, its "industrial design", but never mind.
I actually didnt mean anything with that statement, I just thought it was a clever joke appropriate for the moment. ;-)
well the motion sensing is not the same as the Wii in reallity
the Wiimote is more interactive and acts more like an extension of you where as the PS3 one is sortof like how the tilt sensor works in the Game Boy for these games... http://www.mobygames.com/attribute/sheet/attributeId,624/
so sure they added it but it's not the same, I am sure it'll only work with relavent games and I hope there will be a feature to turn it off and calibrate it.
also note the the hard drive size is not the only difference between the different price points of the PS3
Corn Popper Wrote:
What kills me is that, unless I mis-heard, they dropped the rumble feature for the tilt'n'swivel feature. Rumble, even if it's very simple ala N64, is much more useful IMO. Many a time I've been alerted to danger or damage because of the rumble.
they can't use the "rumble" anymore because of the lawsuit with Logitech even though they won't admit it
I thought that only was about the specific rumble implementation in the dual shock 2 controller? Had they not added the tilt feature couldn't they have used some other variety of rumble implementation that didn't violate the Logitech patent?
What lawsuit with Logitech? I hadn't heard anything about that...
Hmm, looks like he meant Immersion and not Logitech; I believe this is the case being referred to: http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=6273
Either case I wasn't clear on whether this was the concept in general or the specific technology used to implement the concept. Looks like Microsoft settled, but no one seems to mention Nintendo so they either had already licensed or have a different enough rumble feature to not be covered by this patent I guess.
here is a new article about the situation... http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=12717