There May Be Only A Single PS3 SKU For UK

Speaking to UK trade publication MCV, Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Ray Maguire has said that it’s likely that British gamers will only get access to the 60GB version of the PlayStation3 and that it would probably cost £425 (US$797).

In addition, Maguire stated that pre-pay online cards may also be left out on this side of the Atlantic, arguing that, “It’s not right for the UK – too difficult to launch or manage.” Up to two million units will be available worldwide at launch this November, and whilst SCE UK are yet to put a figure on the number of PlayStation3s available in Britain on day one, MCV estimates that it could be around 150,000 judging by the UK’s contribution to the PlayStation sector.

The news comes as Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton (also speaking to the UK trade publication) stated his opinions on the motion sensors in the Dual Shock 3 controller, arguing that once again Sony has copied technologies: “Historically we’re always developing new things. We know Sony have had a lot of issues with their rumble feature and they’ve had to withdraw it – because they didn’t innovate, they copied.

Source: MCV