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Learnings from E3 2006

E3 has come and gone for yet another year, and just in case you had your attention on other less important things like trapped miners or Federal Budgets, here are a few of the highlights.

Booth babes and the N-Gage -- they're definitely still around. Click here for more photos from E3.

E3 has come and gone for yet another year, and just in case you had your attention on other less important things like trapped miners or Federal Budgets, here are a few of the highlights:

  • Sony has big plans for the PlayStation 3, starting off with a big price tag of AU$829 for the cheaper bundle and AU$999 for the premium package. Start saving those dollars for a 17 November Australian release.
  • The name Wii still makes people laugh, but it looks like Nintendo has convinced a few naysayers thanks to its strong pre-E3 press conference and an equally strong E3 exhibit. The Wii was by far the hottest product on the show floor, with attendees lining up for more than six hours just to have a play.
  • Microsoft has a strong games line-up for the Xbox 360, including a little-known game known as Halo 3.
  • Despite reports, booth babes were alive and well at E3.
  • The N-Gage is still kicking around, apparently.

For more, click on CNET.com.au's special E3 feature, or click here to see plenty of images from the show.