In attendance at the annual CEATEC electronic show in Japan, Sony showed off the new PSX. The PSX is a very high end PS2 that also works as a DVD recorder, analog TV, a digital photo album and music player. The unveiling of such a system is an attempt to enter a bigger market that electronic manufacturers believe is the future of home digital entertainment. A set top box that basically does it all.
The PSX, which is about the size of a PS2, will go on sale in Japan later this year with two models being offered. The first model will sell with a 160 gigabyte hard drive that will enable a user to record approximately 200 hours of DVD and will retail for 79,800 yen ($720 USD). The second model will include a 250 gigabyte hardrive that will record approximately 325 hours of DVD. This model will retail for 99,800 yen ($900 USD).
Sony's chief executive was cautious about the PSX and even refused to give projected sales figures for the new electronic device. "We want to sell as much as possible," he said. "We want to create a new genre"
Many analysts believe that a system such as the PSX will not last in the market place based on the life cycle of the components that they are "boxing" together, such as a game machine and audio visual equipment. The main argument is that AV equipment tend to need upgrades sooner than a video game console, which normally last approximately 5-6 years.
"The markets don't match," said Kazumasa Kubota, analyst with Okasan Securities Co. in Tokyo. "The PSX may sell in numbers when it first goes on sale, but it'd be tough to keep the sales going."
The PSX is slated to go on sale in the US and Europe sometime next year.
They really expect people to buy this POS?
Die Psx Die!!!!
I'd rather have a phantom...
That is if I had broad band.
Damn dude it should be $500 if they want anyone to buy it.
Even though Playstion 2 is the cool thing to do right now, the mainstream market doesnt have the money to afford this kinda machine. If you want a hard drive and top quality DVD player get a Xbox or be patient for the new Next Gen consoles.
Damn you for this thread! I saw the price and shit my pants! That is nutz man!! Now excuse me while I change boxers!
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OMFG the dumbshits on my local news did a piece on this and they said "it has the most advanced graphics in the world" and i was like WTF
Uh, no one is really gonna buy this. Those people who like ps2, already have their ps2, and would have to realize that its way too much. The rich people with all their fancy expensive electronics, might not buy it either. Chances are they have a ps2 and all that other stuff in the psx, and better quality too. So, I think the psx will fail.
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i am seriously considering buy ONE. But if that breaks, never again. I mean, it is like my whole entertainment area in one thing! (minus the speakers, subs, tv, ect.)
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I totally agree man. Did you here them dog the GTA: Vice release. It was so annoying. They are way to damn ignorant.
I don't mind them dogging a game as much as I hate them getting facts and info all messed up.....isn't investigation part of their work?
Sony is trying to use the Playstation brand recognition to stir up some sales becasue they don't think it would sell at all if it had no branding than Sony on it. Probably true but I don't think that even the brand recognition will give it much of a boost.
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