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PS3 & 360: Video Game Rivalry to Intensify

The main round of next-generation video game rivalry is to start this weekend when Sony releases its PlayStation3 console in Seoul to compete against Microsoft's Xbox 360 - a battle that may benefit both.

The company had been a bit cautious in setting the sales goal in Korea, as it was conscious of the machine's relatively high price (518,000 won) and the Korean market's preference for PC-based games. But the consumers' anticipation was beyond Sony's expectation.

On Tuesday night, the company put 200 units on advance sale on a cable TV shopping channel. They were sold out in less than three minutes, leaving officials of Sony Entertainment Korea excited and baffled at the same time.

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MoonDust3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

ohh yea. The Final Countdown! Someone is getting knocked the F$^$ out!

ITR3513d ago

So what happens when the Wii releases in Oct?

Hearing the PS3 being sold on a shopping channel reminds me of the old Atari Jaguar sale shows..coming on late night cable.

Thugbot1873513d ago

This is silly and really doesn't mean anything. The early adopters are always going to be the first to buy a system, but their actions aren't indicative of how a product will sale overall. Sony is just trying to gather hype. When the Wii, DS, Xbox360 came out they sold over 200 units in a short period of time.

Firewire3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

Listen all three systems won't sell that much there! Especially if people have a problem using pirated games. They are PC crazy in Korea! Most don't care about consoles at all.

What pisses me off is that they have internet connections that are 8 times faster than anything in N.A, and its cheaper!

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