May 9, 2006
Sony Reveals PS3 Date and Price
Kaz Hirai announced yesterday that the PlayStation 3 will be released in Japan on November 11th, and in North America, Europe and Australasia on November 17th. There will be two consoles released, a 20 gigabyte system and a 60 gigabyte system. The 20 gigabyte system will cost $499, and the 60 gigabyte system will cost $599.
It was also announced that there will be six million units shipped by March 31, 2007, two million PlayStation 3’s will be available during the launch, another two million will be shipped before the end of the year, and then another two million before March 31st.