As reported last month on IT-Online, Sony has confirmed that its Playstation 3 will be available in the EMEA region – including South Africa – on 23 March.
Many South Africans, though, may be disappointed. Sony is only releasing a million of the units into the market and the majority of these are expected to be allocated to the UK and Europe. At the time of going to press, it was unclear what South Africa's allocation would be, but it is not expected to be huge.
Sony says that, initially, only the 60Gb model of the PS3 will be available. The launch of a 20Gb model will only be finalised once the company has gauged demand for this.
Local pricing is also unavailable, but those lucky enough to get their hands on a PS3 can probably expect to fork out in the region of R6 000. UK pricing is expected to be BP425 and 599 Euros for mainland Europe.