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Sony Announces PlayStation 3 (PS3) Release as 17 November 2006

Posted on 9-May-2006 14:55 by H Willan | Filed under: News


Sony Announces PlayStation 3 (PS3) Release as 17 November 2006
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be released simultaneously worldwide on 17 November (18 November in New Zealand), 2006.

The device comes with Gigabit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk that will allow users to access on-line games and services through their Internet connection.

The company has released some specific details about their North America release which are:
  • US model to be in "Clear Black"
  • US model will be equipped with Blu-ray and pre-installed HDD.

    The 20GB model will be priced at US$499 (CAN$549) and the 60GB model will cost US$599 (CAN$659).

    The PS3 also supports:
  • NTSC/PAL TVs
  • HD 1080i/1080p flat panel displays
  • Noise output similar to the PS2 slim-line
  • A new wireless (Bluetooth) controller with a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis sensing system that is capable of processing all parameters within the controller itself
  • IBM Cell processor architecture
  • RSX GPU
  • Dolby 5.1, DTS and LPCM sound support and digital signal processing done by a Cell processor
  • 256MB XDR Ram for main system memory
  • 256MB GDDR3 VRAM for high performance video memory
  • 2.5" SATA HDD (20/60GB)
  • USB2.0 support
  • Memory stick, Secure Digital (SD) and Compact Flash support
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) device support
  • Video output for 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p
  • HDMI output
  • AV Multi out (Video composite and audio left/right)
  • Digital optical out (TOS link) for digital signal processing by external amplifier
  • Blu-ray drive support (BD 2x read)
  • DVD 8x read
  • CD 2x read
  • SACD 2x read

    The unit will weigh approximately 5kg.