Sony Confirms PS3 Euro Launch Details

Sony Confirms PS3 Euro Launch Details

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has officially announced that the PlayStation 3 will be launching with 1 million units in PAL territories on March 23 at 599 euros.

SCEE said that it would initially only ship the 60GB model "with the 20GB model to follow later in the year dependent on demand," according to a statement.

SCEE president David Reeves said, "Following the hugely successful launches of PS3 in Japan and North America, we are absolutely delighted to be able to bring significant numbers of PS3 to the SCEE territories. To be able to launch with over 30 titles across every genre shows that this is our strongest launch line-up in the history of PlayStation, and is what PlayStation fans in Europe have been crying out for."

PS3 peripherals that are also set to launch are the Sixaxis controller (49.99 euros), Blu-ray remote control (24.99 euros), HDMI cable (24.99 euros), AV cable (16.99 euros), component AV cable (24.99 euros) and S-video cable (16.99 euros).

The PS3 launched in North America on November 17 and had sold around 690,000 units through December in the region, according to the NPD. In Japan, the PS3 sold around 470,000 units from its November 11 launch through December.

Below are the PS3′s European launch titles as provided by SCEE:

PS3 Launch Title – Publisher – Network or Disc based

Resistance: Fall of Man™ – SCEE – Disc
MotorStorm™ – SCEE – Disc
Genji™: Days of the Blade – SCEE – Disc
Ridge Racer™ 7 – SCEE – Disc
Tekken®: Dark Resurrection – SCEE – Network
Lemmings™ – SCEE – Network
Go! Sudoku – SCEE – Network
Go! Puzzle – SCEE – Network
Blast Factor™ – SCEE – Network
flOw™ – SCEE – Network
Super Rub’a'Dub – SCEE – Network
Call of Duty 3 – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
Tony Hawks Project 8 – Activision UK Ltd – Disc
Gundam – Target in Sight – Namco Bandai Games – Disc
Full Auto™ 2: Battle Lines – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
Sonic the Hedgehog™ – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
Virtua Fighter™ 5 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
Virtua Tennis™ 3 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
World Snooker Championship 2007 – Sega®Europe Ltd – Disc
NBA 2K7 – Take 2 International SA – Disc
NHL 2K7 – Take 2 International SA – Disc
Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWll – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
Enchanted Arms – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion – Ubisoft Entertainment SA – Disc
Def Jam: Icon – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
Fight Night Round 3 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
NBA Street 4 Homecourt 2007 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
Need for Speed Carbon – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
The Godfather: The Don’s Edition – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom – Electronic Arts Ltd – Disc
F.E.A.R. – Vivendi Universal Games Intl SA – Disc
Gripshift – Sony Online Entertainment – Network