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Sony to launch 60GB Playstation 3 in Europe, Mideast and Africa in March

Sony to launch 60GB Playstation 3 in Europe, Mideast and Africa in March

Sony Corp. will launch its 60 gigabyte PlayStation 3 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia in March, Kyodo News agency reported Friday, citing the company.
The much-anticipated debut of the high-end version of the PlayStation comes as Sony, locked in a tight race with Nintendo Co. and Microsoft Corp. for the market for next-generation video consoles, has been plagued with production problems.
Earlier this month, Sony said it shipped 2 million PS3 machines worldwide by mid-January, falling about two weeks behind its initial shipment targets in Japan. The machine's launch in Europe was delayed until later this year. Sony is also targeting shipping 6 million PS3 machines by March 31.
The 60 gigabyte model will sell for euro599 in Europe, Kyodo reported.
The PS3 comes in two versions, with the lower-end model retailing for $500 (euro385) while the 60 gigabyte model sells for $600 (euro462) in the United States. The consoles went on sale in the U.S. in November.


Updated : 2021-05-11 16:51 GMT+08:00