Sparking one last round of rumors and excitement among gamers before a big convention in Los Angeles, an independent PlayStation magazine said it had the final word Wednesday on pricing for Sony’s PS3 console.
The machine will cost $399, contain a 60 gigabyte hard drive and will go on sale in the first half of November, according to PSM. The PS3 was originally scheduled for release in Spring 2006.
A Sony spokeswoman said earlier this month that no further details on pricing or launch would become available until May 8 at a press event ahead of the E3 game industry trade show.
Sony expects its upcoming PlayStation 3 console to be out of the starting gate more quickly than Microsoft’s Xbox 360, it said today.
The company, which recently pushed back the launch of its console to November, said it expects sales during the first four to five months after launch to be about 6 million units.
Microsoft, which launched the Xbox 360 in November last year, expects sales to hit between 4.5 million units and 5.5 million during about the first seven months.
Frankly, that doesn’t seem like a whole lot quicker uptake considering that the PS2 dominates today’s game console market.