That's what a few French websites
are reporting, apparently stated by Sony Europe boss George Fornay in a radio interview. That would convert to
roughly $613 American dollars and make the PS3 the most expensive videogame
console out by quite a bit. He apparently confirmed that the Playstation was delayed to work out Blu-ray copy protection issues (that we still haven't seen a final design
for the controller, system or a finished game does not appear to have been a contributing factor), and that it should
launch in the range of 499 to 599 euros. He justified the high price by saying it was cheap for a platform capable of
reading Blu-ray discs.
With no confirmation or official announcement from Sony U.S. or Japan this is still in rumor territory, but its a little late for an April Fools. Their main competitor, the Xbox 360 Premium system, launched at 399 euros. Well, I guess we'll ask you again, is around $600 your price for PS3 Blu-ray? Personally, I'm not buying one until they announce a Bob Ross videogame.
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