Already there is some grumbling about the fact that the PAL-compliant consoles will cost more than their NTSC cousins. The 60 gigabyte version of the system -- the only one being released in March -- sells for US$599. Sony will charge 599 euros ($776), Pounds 425 ($837), AU$999.95 (US$777) or NZ$1,199.95 (US$839) for the PAL-ready units.
Will these launches be a repeat of November's U.S. launch? Sony had better hope not. I'm not buying in to Sony's market speak, though it is almost sad to see a console with so much potential be ruined by poor deployment.