SCE President Ken Kutaragi has told the Japanese Microdevice publication that combining the PlayStation 2's Emotion Engine and graphics processor into a single microchip may now be possible. If Kutaragi-san is correct, the company's Nagasaki production facility may be able to triple its output, even reducing fail rates. Kutaragi-san didn't go into specifics about revised pricing but the implication is that this change may make an American price cut (already a fairly safe bet for E3 next month) an even more likely scenario. Although it probably stands to reason, these changes are unlikely to benefit developers in any way, as any architectural change would break all the existing software. Related Feature - PS3 to use distributed computing
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