Sony unveils its smaller, cheaper PS3

Sony unveils its smaller, cheaper PS3

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 20 August 2009, 03:00 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Sony unveils its smaller, cheaper PS3
Bangalore: Sony has unveiled its smaller and cheaper PlaySation3 80 GB with a price tag of 19,990 in India, and PlayStation3 120 GB with a price tag of $299 (around 14,000) in the U.S. It looks like Indian consumers are paying more for less. To make the purchase even more attractive, the PS3 80 GB will be offered with two free games, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' and 'GT5 Prologue'.

The new model has been launched specially to cater the people, who are looking at entering into the new habit called gaming. All the current playstation models will have attractive freebies and affordable price tags attached to them.

On the occasion, Atindriya Bose, Country Manager of Sony Computer Entertainment said, "We stand committed to develop gaming as a coveted interactive entertainment avenue for the Indians. The high adoption of playstation by the Indian consumers will be further fuelled by the new prices and offerings before the Indian festive seasons. The new sub - 20K price on PS3 not only positions it as an attractive gaming console but makes it perhaps the best value for money Blu-Ray entertainment device for the family."

Since its introduction in India in 2007, PlayStation3 has been the coveted gaming console for all gamers. The latest price drop would make High Definition entertainment more affordable and accessible to all. Designed to meet the entertainment needs of the whole family, PS3 includes all the features central to the High Definition entertainment experience; true next generation gameplay, stunning High Definition blu-ray movies, wireless controller and wireless internet, all powered by the cell broadband engine. Since the launch of Playstation3 in November 2006, over 23.7 million units have been sold globally.

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Reader's comments(4)
1: I bought a PS 2 in Dubai for Rs 14,000 when it was costing Rs 21,000 in India in 2005. They should offer trade ins if they want their PS3 to be popular .
Posted by:Sanjay doshi - 20 Aug, 2009
2: why the 80GB is more coster than 120GB?
Posted by:karthik - 20 Aug, 2009
3: Why the 80 GB device is sold at a higher price (Rs. 19,990) in India, while the 120 GB is about Rs. 14000 in the U.S. ? Why such differentiation ?
Posted by:Anya - 19 Aug, 2009
4: It might attract large section of gaming community in this festive season.
Posted by:nimesh - 19 Aug, 2009