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Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes

Sony Management Team Greatest Quotes
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. – Ken Kutaragi, regarding the delayed European PS3 launch I wish that they would come up with some strategies of their own, but they seem to be going down the path of everything we do. – Kaz Hirai, regarding Microsoft “copying” their strategies We do not care. – Ken Kutaragi, regarding competition from Microsoft and Nintendo The name of the game is not market share, it’s how fast we can grow the industry – Ken Kutaragi, regarding competition from Microsoft and Nintendo There

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week

PS3 Stupid Quote of the Week
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. Ken Kutaragi has decided to take a break from boring us to death with how the PS3 and Cell processors’ technical specs will save console gaming from its demise.
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Sony E-Book Reader Pricing and Launch Date Announced

Sony E-Book Reader Pricing and Launch Date Announced
Sony has officially announced that their long-awaited e-book reader will be hitting the streets this October for about $350 USD. The Sony Reader features an innovative high contrast E-ink display, capable of allowing up to 7,500 pages to be displayed without a battery recharge.

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)
It must be the season of giving. First Apple and Creative dropped their prices on their media players, then Microsoft cut the price on their Zune, now Sony has announced that their Playstation 3 (the low-end model,) will drop its price too. Both Reuters and Associated press have reported that the Playstation 3 20GB model will be reduced by 20% from its previously announced price in Japan.

Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan

Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan
Everyone’s getting into the digital camera accessory business, what with add-ons available for the Playstation 2, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS, the PSP was starting to feel left out. That said, Sony’s entry into the fray seems a little anemic at first glance.

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface
From the “glimmer of hope” file, photos have surfaced on the web today from what appears to be the Sony Playstation 3’s assembly line: Check out the massive box. And I thought my Xbox 360 box was big!

Universal Done With Blu-ray

Universal Done With Blu-ray
In another blow to Sony’s floundering Blu-Ray format, Universal Pictures has announced that it will be dropping support for the disc format. For the forseaable future, the will solely release high definition discs in HD-DVD format. With all of the problems with Blu-Ray laser supplies affecting the PS3 launch, I’m beginning to think Sony’s got another Betamax on their hands.

1080p Games Coming to Playstation 3 After All

1080p Games Coming to Playstation 3 After All
After earlier rumors that Sony’s Playstation 3 might not have any 1080p gaming titles, it’s been confirmed that at least two upcoming titles will support the holy grail of high definition resolutions, with a full non-interlaced 1920×1080 picture.

Sony “Pearl” Sxrd Projector Officially Announced

Sony “Pearl” Sxrd Projector Officially Announced
Sony has finally rolled out details of their latest SXRD front projector, the VPL-VW50 (originally codenamed “pearl.“) The new model features an array of three 0.61-inch SXRD chips at a full 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, capable of outputting all currently available high definition signals at full resolution.

Sony Playstation 3 Delayed Til March 2007 in Europe

Sony Playstation 3 Delayed Til March 2007 in Europe
The headline says it all. According to Sony’s European website the PS3 has been delayed until March 2007 in the PAL territories of Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia. Launch date remains November 17, 2006 for North America and Japan, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that date slip given Sony’s recent track record.

Rumor: Psp “Lite” Due in 2007?

Rumor: Psp “Lite” Due in 2007?
PlayStation Magazine has published an unconfirmed report from unnamed sources that state that Sony is working on a new model of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) for release in 2007. PSM’s Editors believe that the upgrade will be a revision of the existing hardware at the same retail price as the current model. Some of the revisions, according to PSM, include “a large amount of 8GB flash memory chips, which are to be built into the new PSP.”

New Sony Vaio Combines Tv and Pc

New Sony Vaio Combines Tv and Pc
Sony’s latest attempt to combine a flat panel LCD with a PC has resulted in the svelte new VAIO LS1 TV/PC. The new system combines a reasonably powerful computer into the back of a flat-panel 19-inch WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) LCD display. The computer features an Intel Core Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB Hard Drive.

Playstation 3 Menu System Direct Video Feed

Playstation 3 Menu System Direct Video Feed
IGN has posted this video showing a direct feed of the Sony Playstation 3’s “dashboard” user interface. At this point, it looks strikingly similar to the PSP’s interface: No real surprises here… The ability to pull up system menus while playing a game is really the only “new” thing for Sony, and this has already been done on the Xbox 360.

Playstation Magazine Editor Slams on Playstation 3, Buying Xbox 360

Playstation Magazine Editor Slams on Playstation 3, Buying Xbox 360
Dana Jongewaard, Managing Editor of the Official Playstation Magazine has posted a fascinating story on her blog which sums up the public (negative) sentiment surrounding the forthcoming Sony Playstation 3. She even went so far as titling the article “Why I am buying a 360 this November.”

And You Thought the Xbox was Large…

And You Thought the Xbox was Large…
Gamesradar has done a side-by-side comparison of the Sony Playstation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360, using an accurately sized display prop provided by Sony. I’m not sure what the Japanese market will think about this beast, given the past failure of larger consoles in that market.

Sega Genesis Compilation Due on PS2 and Psp

Sega Genesis Compilation Due on PS2 and Psp
SEGA has announce a Fall 2006 release date for their new compilation, the SEGA Genesis Collection. The title will be released for Sony’s Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable systems. The disc will include 30 titles from the Genesis system including classics such as Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star and Golden Axe.
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