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Sony Giving Away Freebies to PS3 Buyers

02-23-2007, 11:17 AM
Well at the price of PS3 in australia, the are actually paying for the movie ;) At least aussies are getting a better movie ;)

"TOKYO (AP) - Sony is giving away freebies to woo buyers to the new PlayStation 3 video game machine whose hefty price appears to be scaring away shoppers.

The latest giveaway from the Japanese electronics and entertainment company is being promised for the Australia launch for the PlayStation 3 set for March 23 - a Blu-ray Disc version of the Sony Pictures James Bond movie "Casino Royale," for the first 20,000 Australian PS3 buyers.

The PlayStation 3 costs a hefty 999.95 Australian dollars, ($790), for the 60 gigabyte hard drive version.

The console, the successor to industry leader PlayStation 2 that went on sale in November last year in the U.S. and Japan, costs $600 in the U.S.

Tokyo-based Sony Corp. (SNE) has long had a proprietary reputation, and the flurry of free entertainment content doled out with the PlayStation 3 seems a bit out of character, perhaps designed to counter the perception of an overpriced product."

02-23-2007, 01:01 PM
Damn...atleast theyre gonna get a Bond flick

02-23-2007, 01:10 PM
Damn...atleast theyre gonna get a Bond flick

Yeah but they've gotta pay an additional $190 for the system to get a Bond flick :eek:

02-23-2007, 01:26 PM

02-23-2007, 02:26 PM
Yeah but they've gotta pay an additional $190 for the system to get a Bond flick :eek:

Must be "James Bond gone Wild" plus "Snoop's 007 PS3 Bash"!:D

02-23-2007, 03:04 PM
HOLY CRAP! .. i didnt know the PS3 60GB was going to cost that much over down under. jeeess

02-23-2007, 07:50 PM
That's simply crazy, but at least they get Casino Royale while us Americans got stuck with Talladega Nights. What's causing the PS3 to cost so much money down there? I know that it's do to the taxing structure in the EU, but in Australia?

02-23-2007, 07:51 PM
crap always cost more over there and in Europe.