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Sony 20GB PS3 finally breaks cover

May 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony PS3

Sony will launch the PS3 in what it’s calling a Clear Black finish (aka boring black) throughout Europe on November 17, at a price of 499 Euros (for the 20GB HDD version) and 599 Euros (for the 60GB HDD).
In the US, the console will have a base-price of 499 US Dollars rising to 599 US Dollars for the larger drive. Interestingly, the cheaper PS3 lacks an HDMI output, which raises questions about its ability to function as a Blu-ray movie player.
At its E3 press conference, the games giant confirmed that the eagerly awaiting Next-Gen unit will have Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive as standard; users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over a network.
The Blu-ray games machine will also output video resolutions up to 1080p. And to answer fears about running noise and heat, the Corporation says that the PS3 will be no more intrusive than the latest slim-line PS2.
The Big S hopes to ship six million PS3 consoles by the end of March 2007. Like Nintendo’s Wii, controllers will have a gyroscopic function, enabling them to tilt and control characters in a game.

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