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The PS3 launches successfully in Korea

It finally happened! Sony has launched their 80GB, video-on-demand ready, super cool edition PlayStation 3 in Korea. While we weren't there to celebrate the event, a few people over at the PS3Forums caught the action with their trusty internet-surfing abilities. We can already tell which picture the anti-Sony crowd will use as their "no one came" picture, but these pictures are actually of the countdown before the launch. People came as the launch grew closer, left their seats, and crowded the stage. It's hard to tell, but from what we can surmise, it seemed like a pretty big success. In any case, welcome to PS3-world, Korea. Check out the pictures and leave your thoughts!

[via PS3Forums]

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1. Korean people really didn't miss much in the first couple of months of the PS3. They are coming in at a pretty good time. (they also get the 80GB PS3)

I am just suprised it took Sony this long. I mean Korea is right near Japan.

Posted at 3:28PM on Jun 16th 2007 by massive_98

2. man ps3 ftw! w00ttttttttt

Posted at 3:37PM on Jun 16th 2007 by m1k3y

3. well I wish the best to Sony on their recent launch. Looking at those pics makes it obvious that it was a succes.. It pisses me off when anti-PS3 sites post stupid sh!+ about PS3 launches, already I've read reports that it was a total failure in Korea, saying that no one attended the event. I look at these pics and it makes me want to shove them up their a$$.

Posted at 4:20PM on Jun 16th 2007 by cell

4. How can you call it a total failure? I'll wait for the sales figures before I call it a total failure.

Posted at 4:39PM on Jun 16th 2007 by massive_98

5. the guy buying the first PS3 also got 5 games with it. Killer attach rate for him atleast

Posted at 4:50PM on Jun 16th 2007 by Kxpuc

6. #4 - Do you lack the ability to scroll down? Do you not see the picture PS3fanboy used IN THIS VERY BLOG POST?

Posted at 5:03PM on Jun 16th 2007 by Khash

7. 80 GB Vod PS3, sweet. Those lucky s.o.b.s. Can't wait for the firmware Vod update here in NA.

Posted at 6:54PM on Jun 16th 2007 by oldest gamer

8. At that time, only 261 gammers bought PS3

(Added Photo is good angle.)

Therefore PS3 launch show was faild in Korea

Posted at 8:25PM on Jun 16th 2007 by likeblue

9. There was more than one place to buy a PS3 on launch day. I bought a PS3 and I didn't go to a launch event.
So it is more like 26100 gamers bought a PS3 on Korean launch day.

Posted at 8:37PM on Jun 16th 2007 by massive_98

10. Looking around the web, it's definitely the first pictures that are being passed off by the majority of sites.
So... how long do you think it will take for the ps3 to overtake the 360 there? Probably about as long as it did in Japan. Wonder how that story will be spun?

Posted at 9:48PM on Jun 16th 2007 by mccomber

11. >At that time, only 261 gammers bought PS3

any other number you want to pull off your behind? :)

Posted at 9:52PM on Jun 16th 2007 by kingofwale

12. Aren’t these pictures much better than the boring one above? ^_^

http://ruliwebimg.empas.com/data/news8/06m/16/ps3/ruliweb_psss3_05.jpg
http://ruliwebimg.empas.com/data/news8/06m/16/ps3/ruliweb_psss3_11.jpg

~Grauw

Posted at 10:47PM on Jun 16th 2007 by Laurens Holst

13. What's wrong with that girl's belly button?

Posted at 3:26AM on Jun 17th 2007 by Bababooey

14. Good news.

Posted at 8:30AM on Jun 17th 2007 by quiddd

15. Lol.. or the pictures of no one showing up are from after everyone left. I know, it's when they all realized they weren't at the Wii launch party.

Whatever.

Posted at 10:29AM on Jun 17th 2007 by Urza

16. >Wonder how long it will take for the sales to drop to 8000 a month,

first of all, I think you meant "a week". and secondly, if you were talking about xbox. yes, then you were right about 8000 a month. ;)

Posted at 10:36AM on Jun 17th 2007 by kingofwale

17. why are there so many PS3 haters? Imo, it was the worst thing gaming cooperations could have done... - make games appeal to a new generation who know nothing about the history of gaming and who just hate and attack consoles when they know so little about them. The PS3 is the most powerful and Sega have said they believe it will prevail in the end, as do i. It's the most powerful console out of the 3 and just judging by the PS1 and PS2 sales, when the price drops, the PS3 will be a complete sell-out. The inferior Wii and 360 are only selling because they're cheaper than the PS3..

Posted at 2:14PM on Jun 17th 2007 by insane257

18. Did they serve any dog kabobs?

Posted at 4:15PM on Jun 17th 2007 by Bababooey

19. "What's this i hear about Koreans actually buying Japanese products???"

They can choose between Japanese products (Wii,PS3) or american products (Xbox 360) for a gaming console

Tought choice...not. Go with the PS3

Posted at 5:12PM on Jun 17th 2007 by massive_98

20. That is right Poser...I mean poster. They didn't sell that in 8 months though. They did sell only 24M before abandonment.

I don't think Sony would do that. What do you play those Xbox games on now?

Posted at 11:16PM on Jun 17th 2007 by Matt B

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