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Sony PLAYSTATION 3 gets rave reviews from gamers

Crammed in the corner of a hotel's banquet hall, they stood and stared silently, mesmerized by what they were seeing. They were watching a soldier gunning down a giant monster on one TV and Miami Heat's Dwayne Wade taking over an NBA game on the other screen.

What they were really experiencing was the new Sony PlayStation 3.

The much-awaited video game console comes out Nov. 17 in the U.S., although getting one will be as challenging as finding parking at the mall after Thanksgiving.

Thousands of lucky gamers tested the PS3 over the weekend at the 2007 Sony Expo in Honolulu, two weeks before the debut.

Almost all were males -- from boys with braces and baggy jeans to gray-haired baby boomers. They crowded around two gaming booths with the sleek, lean, black machine behind a plastic case.

"The graphics are crazy, way better than the second one," said Doug Morrison, a 20-year-old University of Hawaii student. "It's more realistic. It's smoother. It doesn't have any glitches.

"I'm going to get one no matter what."

Forget Elmo, the third-generation PlayStation will top many wish lists to Santa this holiday season. And hopefully Santa saved because the PS3 isn't cheap.

The system starts at $500 for a 20 GB version. The price tag on the 60 GB model is $600.

People looking to cash in on the high demand and limited supply are already selling their pre-reserved PS3 consoles on eBay for well over $2,000. Rights to one PS3 recently sold for $3,250, plus $50 for shipping.

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Maddens Raiders3915d ago

Sony really screwed up by not having enough Stations available at launch. They should've been looking into "blue-diode peddlers" from the first time the first jet from Tokyo landed in Austin. This would've been a much more interesting launch if they were on par with the numbers of Ninty and the 360. Gamers are hungry.

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Geohound3915d ago

that really doesn't sound like ' rave reviews '. i kinda expected this to have some you know, actual reviews.

Weapon X3915d ago (Edited 3915d ago )

This kinda talk:

-- "The graphics are crazy, way better than the second one," said Doug Morrison, a 20-year-old University of Hawaii student. "It's more realistic. It's smoother. It doesn't have any glitches.

"I'm going to get one no matter what." --

This is what's called a spot - on review. Some might even say that the young man was raving:
-- rave1  /reɪv/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[reyv] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, raved, rav‧ing, noun, adjective

–verb (used without object) 1. to talk wildly, as in delirium.
2. to talk or write with extravagant enthusiasm: She raved about her trip to Europe.

Sounds like rave reviews, bub. Don't be mad - just buy a PS3 & join the legions of gamers that are lovers of the console. Get used to it.

UrbanJabroni3915d ago

Your debating the word "rave", when he was really debating the word "review."

The term "review" implies a substantive analysis.

"I'm going to get one no matter what." means JACK. Can you please imagine the following "review" of Gears of War at IGN:

"Some dude who played Gears of War said it was the best game ever. The end."

This article is not a REVIEW.

Geohound3915d ago

I really gotta stop hating on the PS3. I am so sorry that my comments were my opinion and not yours. My deepest aplogies.

Anyway...

1. to talk wildly, as in delirium.

I think that says it all. I don't think this is a rave review. I think it's more of a rave 10 mintue session with something he will have extreme issues with purchasing.

S A G A T3915d ago

Can't wait to hit the hit the touch sensitive power button. Woo-hoo!!!

Silver Bull3t3915d ago

... pardon my ignorance, but what is a "touch sensitive" power button?... Aren't all power buttons "touch sensitive"...

S A G A T3914d ago (Edited 3914d ago )

LOL - I meant heat-sensitive....

THAMMER13915d ago

It will be fun no matter what. It is a game console. Will it be popular? This is the real question.

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