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.
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.
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.
At this week’s CEATEC show in Tokyo, Sony showed off their web browser for the Playstation 3 console.
The browser is navigated by moving two analog sticks (one for moving the cursor, the other for scrolling up and down the page).
The folks at Playstation Magazine (PSM) received an unexpected surprise on Friday when Sony dropped by with a shiny new Playstation 3 for them to play with.
Here’s what they had to say:
You can even see the reflection of Motorstorm in the shiny exterior….
With the impending release of the Sony Playstation 3, I thought I might take a moment to reflect on some of the finer points made by Sony’s management team regarding the PS3:
It’s probably too cheap…
– Ken Kutaragi, Regarding the $499 to 599 price point
(the PS3) is not a game machine…
– Ken Kutaragi, Regarding the machine’s beefy hardware architecture
If you asked me if Sony’s strength in hardware was in decline, right now I guess I would have to say that might be true.
With all of the terribly negative attention on Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 console, you’d think that they’d take that to heart and really think about what they say in the coming months. Well rather than take that approach, the higher-ups at Sony continue to plant their feet firmly in their mouths.