PS3 launch: This was waiting

We chart the PS3 story from E3 2005 to this week's Euro launch

June 2006
"You'll never need to use a PC again!" Sony blathered this month, expanding on the idea by promising the PS3 would be upgradeable. Marvelous, something else to spend £1000 a year on. Although, worryingly, Sony was apparently having trouble getting all PS3's bits in the same box, suggesting the console's specs might actually get downgraded.

Part of this technobesity was down to Sony bundling in the PS2's main chips, although this was only to be a temporary fix. Finally, as retailers depressed everyone by listing PS3 games as $10 more than 360's, Sony claimed that losing its traditional exclusivity on GTA actually didn't matter, and anyway, people really wouldn't mind paying a premium price for PlayStation 3.

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