Sony PlayStation 3: Pricing and availability

Sony PS3 controller

After the months of rumours, Sony Computer Entertainment finally revealed PlayStation 3 pricing and availability information at the E3 trade show. The PlayStation 3 will be available in 2 configurations: One with a 60GB hard drive for $599 USD and one with a 40GB hard drive for $499 USD.

The PlayStation 3 will hit stores in the United States on November 17. The console will debut about a week earlier in Japan. Sony expects to ship 4 million PS3s by the end of 2006.

Sony also unveiled its redesigned controller. Reminiscent of the PS2 controller, it comes with a technology that will mimic the player’s hands in six directions and will be wireless.

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