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    The price of the PS3, in beer

    From Spong.com:

    Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, former Sony Europe boss, Chris Deering made the kind of price comparison we can all identify with (if we're of age of course).

    Deering who is now consultant to various publishers including Codemasters, as well as being chairman of both Jalipo (an Internet TV company) and the EIF itself, said:

    "In terms of the number of pints of beer you have to forego to get a PS3 it's really just the same as the number of pints of beer you had to forego to get a PS1 back in 1995".


    According to the UK's National Statistics Online site, the price of a pint of lager in 1996 (it doesn't actually show 1995, was 1.73. However, according to the Treasury Archive, the price of beer was frozen in the 1995 budget and only raised in November 1996. Okay? Right, so beer was 1.73 per pint. Our own research tells us that a pint of Stella in Wakefield costs around 2.50.

    The PSOne launch price was 299. The current retail price for a PS3 is 425... so, as far as we can see, Deering's not too far off the mark with this one. Back in 1995 299 divided by 1.73 would have added up to a mighty 172.8 (Beers on the Deering scale). A PS3 at today's prices will cost you B170.

    Therefore on the DBS, a PS3 is less expensive than a PSOne at a similar stage in their respective histories.
    Kind of puts it in the proper perspective, doesn't it.

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    Finally! Marketing that makes sense!

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    I'll take half of the beers and a Wii.

    *chortle*

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    *HE HE HE* I don't drink beer, so that all went over my head
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    I wonder what the reaction would be if I turned up at the gamestore with a couple dozen crates of beer instead of cash?

    Then again, I think I'd rather keep the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    I'll take half of the beers and a Wii.
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    ... that all went over my head


    Will I ever tire of piss jokes? Probably not

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    I'll take half of the beers and a Wii.
    Quote Originally Posted by v85rawdeal View Post
    ... that all went over my head


    Will I ever tire of piss jokes? Probably not
    Actually, that could've been better handled. I think I missed a golden opportunity there.

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    I'm sure we're all relieved.

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    In Portugal a beer in a regular coffe/shoop cost +/- 0,80 euros +/- 0.54 pounds....
    In a more fancy bar i will be around 2 euros (no more then that, more only in discos)

    The PS3 costs here around 590 euros +/- 399 Pounds....
    so, prices from a normal cafe/bar

    it's about 738 beers.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Wow! Sounds like Portugal is a great place for beer!

    In the UK prices vary greatly from place to place. You would pay just over 2 for a pint in many pubs, but in others it can be over 4.

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