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Kyodo releases PlayStation 3 details

Leading Japanese news agency quotes insider sources

Leading Japanese news agency Kyodo has uncovered details of PlayStation 3 from Sony insiders, Spong.com is reporting. The report claims that the new machine will be developed at a cost of $400 million, with significant input from IBM and Toshiba as previously reported. The console is pencilled in for a 2005 release when fibre-optic networking is expected to be commonplace, and the report claims that the console might be online only with games delivery handled through a central online service, negating the inclusion of a DVD drive. PlayStation 3 is also said to be 200 times faster than PlayStation 2, which obviously smacks of the sort of pre-launch hype the PS2 enjoyed. Sony has refused to comment on the reports, which would unquestionably put them at odds with retail if confirmed. Related Feature - PS3 to use distributed computing

Source - Spong.com

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