toggle

AAPL Stock: 112.78 ( -0.14 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Sony exposes more details on PS3, Playstation Network

updated 11:35 am EDT, Fri October 20, 2006

Sony Playstation Network

At a press event yesterday, Sony demonstrated some facets of online support for its upcoming Playstation 3 console, Reuters reports. The Playstation Network will be a free service with an interface similar to Sony's PSP handheld, only now with expanded functionality such as chat, storing photos and video, greater multiplayer capabilites, and a download area called the Playstation Store. Gamers will be able to buy music, videos, extra game content and more. Some complete games (mainly older Playstation titles) will be downloadable for $15 or less. A new revelation was that to showcase the PS3's Blu-Ray movie support, Sony will be bundling the first 500,000 PS3s with copies of "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." A $499 model will come with a 20GB hard drive, whereas the $599 model will include a 60GB drive, WiFi, and slots for Memory Sticks, SD cards, and CompactFlash cards.

[Updated for games and accessories] According to Pocket-lint, an extra Sixaxis gamepad (the wireless controller included with the PS3) will cost $50, and a TV-style remote for movies will cost $25. An official HDMI cable will also be priced at $50. There should be 21 game titles at the November 17th launch, with an average price point of $60.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented