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Published on November 13th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder


Want a Japanese PS3? $1,200 Please

Hot DAMN, those PS3s are expensive! Stores in Japan are reportedly selling their hard-to-obtain consoles at completely outrageous prices. Some are even selling their wares at 144,900 yen – which roughly converts to $1,232.77.

Guess I won’t be importing a PS3 anytime soon.

In the picture above, the used 60GB version is marked at 144,900 yen $1,237, and the 20GB one is at 94,290 yen $805. High store prices are popping up on Japanese blogs like Akiba Blog.

Talk about horrible sales practices! If they sell PS3s at that price, i’ll definitely be lined up somewhere to take part in the PS3 eBay-ification process – who wouldn’t want to double their investment? I could use $600!

“Used” PS3 Store Price Hits $1,200 In Japan [via Kotaku]

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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