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    Default How am I gonna say this....

    ....delay thingy, well me and zargz went to Edinburgh "Game" shop and ask for when the PSP getting release? and they told me the rest, according to them well they might release at the latest on September coming just to be on the safe side due USA shortage of suppliers and they want more hand held consoles! 8O

    We could not believe it after they told us!

    Just to let you know I did not ask for Pure and I`ve not thought of that way.

    And lastly he did say to us, don`t worry hopefully things will come as quickly as we expected!.

    stevie

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    It's amazing how Europe is one of the largest buyers in the world of videogames and yet we're still treated like third rate citizens. Sony deliberately hold back supplies of their products of launch to create extra demand and hype. There was that PS2 launch waiting list fiasco in 2000 with the form filling, even though many of the shops had spare PS2's in the back. The PSP's sold quick time in Japan and there were still a ton of people turning up, hearing there were no PS2's left and going home, for then Sony to get an extra shipment out that very same day in the shops to sell on that very same day.

    It's just how Sony work. Hand out pitiful numbers out in Japan, then go to the US and do the same even though shops have mentioned them selling very slowly, and then when they can be arsed they then remember that Europe and the rest of the world want PSP's too and then get to us and the rest of the world by the end of the year. It's ridiculous.

    You could always import one.

    RANT OVER!

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    yep. imoprt. I never thought I would say this, but a import looks like a good thing. but it's not just the PSP, the games and the shipping that costs money. You also have to pay... nah... say me the english word... in german it's "zoll". the money you have to pay if you want to bring it into the country. And that isn't cheap :roll:

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    I would be leery of buying a PSP import. Although minimal, the PSP has a quality production problem. I live in Canada and bought one on launch date and the unit had a dead pixel. Easy to return to the store but a major pain if you want to return an import purchase. Oh and for shortages of units!? Thatís baloney, every major retail stores are well stocked as I write this. I even picked up a 2nd unit 5 days after launch day. It is truly unfair how Sony is treating Europe.

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    well, I might just have been lucky, but I got my PSP from lik-sang import and I don't have any dead pixels at all. It cost me 299 euros (that's a PSP standard pack, Pure, an Aero Case and a USB cable) plus 60 euro taxes makes for a total of 360 euro! Plus a game! My local gamestore (which I really trust very much as he has always been right) says, PSP will come to europe in late summer and will cost above 300 euros and that's just the PSP standard pack without a game or anything.

    I think the benefits of importing outweigh the disadvantages/dangers BY FAR. Even more so, now that we know there are no region codes encrypted in the games.

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    The problem are the taxes (that was the word I needed ) and the shipping. You think you get the PSP and the extras for a good price and then you've forgotten the rest

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    well, do you think 360 euros is too much for a PSP plus Pure?

    my educated guess is the PSP will cost 349 euros over here and the games will be at 49 euros, so importing is definitely cheaper! (and you can own one NOW, like I do _on )

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    perhaps you could get someone here in the US to buy and ship one for cheaper then an online retailer? i'm not sure about exchange rates and stuff, but at least if you got someone here to do it that you trusted you wouldn't get shafted, but then again you'd probably want a japanese one cause its region free.

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    They're all region free, US ones aren't any different, plus with a US one it's almost certain there'll be no dead pixels and the square button fix will have been implemented.

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    I personally dont think this massive supply shortage has much credit to it, i can go in most electronics stores here in california and find psps on the shelves. Importing is always a risk as far as warranty issues go but i think kaio has a great idea there, have someone in the us purchase the unit and check it out for any returnable defects ( sticky L, dead/lit pixels, etc ) and if defects exist return and get a new one, if they dont, stick it on a plane and away it goes ^_^

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