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Tag: Playstation

Ps3s to Lose Up to $306 Each at Launch

Ps3s to Lose Up to $306 Each at Launch
Market intelligence firm iSuppli has completed their preliminary analysis of the costs to manufacture Sony’s Playstation 3 consoles. It looks like the two PS3 models (20/60GB) will lose between $241 and $306 each, not including the cost of accessories such as cables, controllers, packaging or shipping.

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space
While using a small amount of hard disk space to cache a portion of game content is a trick long used by the Xbox 360 and pretty much all PC games, it’s been revealed that some PS3 games would be using a very significant portion of the console’s hard drive to speed performance.
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Playstation 3 Model Comparison

Playstation 3 Model Comparison
Pictures of the 20GB and 60GB models of Sony’s Playstation 3 console have surfaced and we can finally see the differences between the two models. While the 20GB model features a completely black case, the 60GB model features some (IMHO, tacky) chrome accents.

Linux on the Playstation 3

Linux on the Playstation 3
For some time there have been rumors circulating around the web about Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 and possible support for Linux. According to this press release from Terra Soft Solutions, the rumors appear to be true.

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3
According to this post over at Kotaku, the Sony Playstation 3 will only include a crappy composite video cable when it’s released in Japan. Apparently, even though the Playstation 3 is all about high definition gameplay and movies, you’re expected to go spend even more money to get it to output onto anything other than a crummy old TV.

Sony PS3 Incompatible With Universal Remotes

Sony PS3 Incompatible With Universal Remotes
Boy, the reasons to NOT get a PS3 keep piling up. The folks over at Opposable Thumbs have made the astute observation that since the PS3 has no IR receiver port and only a Bluetooth remote control.

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive
A couple of weeks back, I reported on dumb quotes by Sony execs and I thought for sure that I had heard every ludicrous comment possible about their upcoming Playstation 3 release. I guess Sony Australia’s boss, Michael Ephraim, wanted to make sure we didn’t run out of choice sound bites.

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish
When Sony prepared their PS3 mockup at their Ginza showroom in Japan, it appears that the translators had the day off. The picture speaks for itself. [via kotaku]
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