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Aussie retailer pretends Xbox 360 is a PS3

Bit short down under
Fri Feb 16 2007, 15:39
WITH THE PS3 not on sale in Australia yet, a Bondi store owner decided to fake the Sony experience using an Xbox 360 and a lump of cardboard.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a bloke who goes by the moniker of Kain was browsing through the Harvey Norman Bondi Junction store last night, when he spotted a stand soliciting pre-orders for the games console, which goes on sale on March 23.

Kain took a snap of the display which he uploaded to his Flickr account. He sent the link to gaming magazine before going to sleep. When he woke up his picture had been snapped up by several games sites and his bog was being pummelled into a coma.

The red-faced proprietor of the Bondi Junction store, Lindsay King, is not answering the phone today, but his boss said that it was likely the result of a sales person making "an innocent mistake".

Apparently Harvey Norman could have had a real display but the PS3 was too expensive to have as a display model.

Sony Australia's Adrian Christie described the Harvey Norman display as "alarming news" and was greatly comforted with the news that it had been taken down. µ



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