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Offline SmileyMan

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Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« on: May 21, 2007, 06:04:14 am »
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A Sony spokesperson has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that an 80GB PlayStation 3 is to go on sale in Korea - but said there are currently no plans to launch the model in Europe.

News of the 80GB version emerged via a statement on the Sony Korea website, which said the 80GB version will launch there on June 16 priced at KWR 518,000 (EUR 412).

A spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed that the information is correct, stating that the 80GB model will be the only one available in South Korea as there are no plans to launch the 20GB or 60GB versions there.

Nor are there any current proposals to make the larger hard drive-enabled model available here, according to the spokesperson, who told GI.biz, "At this moment in time, there are no plans to introduce the 80GB version of PlayStation 3 in Europe."

Rumours of an 80GB PlayStation 3 began to emerge in March after it was referred to in a filing issued by Sony to the US Federal Communications Commission for a class II permissive change.

The filing also included details of proposed changes to the console's Bluetooth feature. But according to the SCEE spokesperson, "The chassis of the 80GB Korean PlayStation 3 is identical to the chassis of the European version. The only exception is the larger hard drive."

Oh, hi there. My name is Sony ^_^. Want some rice?



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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 06:24:06 am »
lol. racism.



Anyhoo, I can't say I'm at all effected by this news since I wasn't going to get a PS3 anyway. As for other people I think its a case in point that of the group comprising me and my immediate friends almost all of them would like to own or already do own a wii, compared to only one who wants a PS3.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 06:28:22 am »
lol. racism.


Nah, it isn't racism, I'm just sort of.. Using an alternative way to show that Sony favours asian gamers over Western/European.
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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 09:09:21 am »
Given how the PS3 wasnt recieved so well out here, it makes sense.
Honestly, people whinge when the PS3 is released, people whinge even when they arent going to buy one, people whinge when they dont want one, people whinge when they dont want one AND they wont release a new model out here.

Not to be nasty to anyone, but to be honest, if everyone dislikes the PS3/Sony with such a passion, why cant people just move on? Its been on-par with bashing the Spore forum for a while now, and its moving down towards being almost on-level with Chuck Norris jokes. Yeah, the PS3 is the whipping-boy when it comes to this stuff, but the pointless triple-underlining of everything that can be taken negatively is getting to an equivilent point of "Naruto is lame, I know this, because I watch quality anime like Sailor Moon". I mean, dont you guys already have the collosally successful thread on 101 reasons why you shouldnt buy a PS3?

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 11:00:21 am »
You can probably remove the hard drive and put in a bigger one. I'm going to put a 160gb drive in my PS2 soon.

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 05:06:30 pm »
And we all know that if Sony decided to release an 80GB PS3 in Europe, you'd be whining about that too.

It's not just Europe. Sony doesn't have any plans to sell the 80GB system in North America or even Japan either, although I'm sure they will eventually. This deal is exclusive to Korea; it isn't just Europeans getting jipped on it.


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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 05:49:44 pm »
Oh, hi there. My name is Sony ^_^. Want some rice?

HAHAHA IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE CHINAMEN EAT RICE.

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 06:07:08 pm »

Oh, hi there. My name is Sony ^_^. Want some rice?

Me no rikey.

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 02:35:52 am »
Welcome aboard Smiley Airlines flight 467-A. You can find the puke-bags under your seat, and the explanation as to why I wrote what I did, in post #3 from the top. Smoking isn't allowed, and burkas are not allowed to be worn as long as the "Terrorist" sign is lit. Enjoy your flight.

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 07:39:43 am »
You people should know Smiley better than this by now. Don't eat the bait - it might be delicious but it's laced with toxic stimulants.

Aaaand this honestly baffles me. I mean wasn't Europe a good area for Sony sales back in the PS1/2 eras?

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Re: Sony ****s on Europeans.. again.
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 07:44:10 am »
You people should know Smiley better than this by now. Don't eat the bait - it might be delicious but it's laced with toxic stimulants.


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