PlayStation 3 Debuts in Korea
PlayStation 3, the flagship video game console of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., made its debut in South Korea Saturday, the company's unit here said.
The South Korean version, which includes an 80 GB hard disk, has a price tag of 518,000 won ($556.85 including value-added tax), which is relatively lower than other regions, considering its inclusion of the hard disk.
Sony Computer Entertainment Korea held a launch ceremony at 10 a.m. at the I-Park Mall in downtown Seoul, where around 50 fans had waited in line since Friday to get their hands on the high-end gaming machine as soon as possible, Yonhap News Agency said.
Tetsuhiko Yasuda, managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, attended the launch event, conveying his hope that "PlayStation 3's power and South Korea's Internet infrastructures" will converge to work in synergy, Yonhap said.