PS3 launch: This was waiting

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

January 2007
After a year of living in a bad news mudslide, 2007 kicked off with a real pleaser - all the opportunist Ebay 'scalpers' were struggling to sell their collected consoles. Ha, ha, ha. And any worries that we would suffer yet another delay was again deflected by Sony, while the long-expected price of £425 was finally confirmed for good, along with all the other details.

Oddly, though, despite PlayStation 3 only having been out for less than three months, defeatist US magazine PSM were already scrabbling to call the next-gen war a draw. But then, as we found out, Sony's console was hardly selling like the proverbial warm buns over in the States.

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