Sony’s adorable and expensive Aibo puppy is now on sale in the US


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Who’s a good boy with a Wi-Fi connection? Sony’s new Aibo puppy is (yes he is), and the robot dog is now on sale in the US, the company announced Tuesday.

The super cute robopuppy will sell for the pedigree price of $2,900 through the Aibo website. (That’s $3,157.36 if you include New York sales tax, though shipping is free.) Fascinatingly, the website says Aibo is currently not available for sale or use in the state of Illinois.

Order the dog now and you’ll receive the limited First Litter Edition, which Sony says will be delivered in time for the holidays, around mid-December. Other bonuses for this edition include a three-year AI Cloud plan, a pink ball, the bone-shaped Aibone accessory, paw pads, the Aibo’s special charging station and an individually numbered dog tag.


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Aibo is packed with cameras, sensors and even plugs itself in by walking to its station. Other features include its ability to recognize up to 100 faces, remember interactions with people and develop a personality that Sony says will change over time.

You can see our earlier impressions of playing with Aibo here. The plastic pup has already sold over 20,000 units in Japan since January. It’s on display at Sony Square in Manhattan through Oct. 14 for anyone who’d like to play with Aibo before buying it.

  • Bridget Carey contributed to this story.

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