Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by B3D News, Oct 5, 2007.
PR: New PLAYSTATION 3 Model to Take Holiday Season by Storm
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I guess they cut the graphics synthesizer out of the hardware.
Strange they reduced USB2 ports. Surely the hardware itself would support 4 just as easily as 2 without any tangible cost difference and how much can a port really cost?
USB2 hubs are almost free if you buy them separately these days. Or maybe they count on that..assuiming the PS3 firmware supprots hubs.
laystation Eye in one port and the joypad charging cable in the other.. Hw's a person going to be able to play guitar hero?
Oh well. At least they didn't kill the wifi. Or the gigabit port. Not that I use mine anyway.
Besides. People should be used to ports falling to the wayside with playstations. Original PS launch hardware had separate audio L+R ports and S-Video out, and I think composite also. All in additiont o the multi-out jack. Those got cut one by one leaving just the multi out.
PS2 lost firewire. And PCMCIA/expansion bay.
And now PS3 losing a bundle. Seems Sony hardware is leprous!
I thought that Guitar is wireless ?
Yeah, I didn't think they would drop the WiFi that easily. I allows many people to connect PS3 online in the living room (more potential upside !). Wife will b*tich if I run more cable or have an additional access point near the center piece.
USB2 is USB2. I've got a USB2 hub at the end of a 10 foot USB cable from my PS3, it works great.
Am i to understand that the 60gb model will be discontinued? Why the hell don't they keep it?
According to a BBC article, quoting Ray Maguire, they're actually losing less on the 40GB than previous models, despite the lower price. So that might be a reason why.
Exactly what does this mean?
Without BC will this new 40GB PS3 be able to play the PS1 games on PSN or will they be emulated by Cell?
PS1 games should be playable. That should be completely emulated on Cell, and certainly shouldn't be reliant on GS.
Probably they are preparing PS3 with 80GB or bigger HDD.
FWIW, from the BBC article Titanio mentioned...
Read: At least one of the chips is 65nm and I win my bet, kthxbye
Not after they pass these cost reductions to the more expensive unit also, but like one said they are probaly bringing the 80Gb model to replace the 60GB one.
Only that 7.1 sound is available as linear PCM and not DTS. It gets downmixed to 5.1 if it is.
Sony doesn't yet support output of DTS-HD MA sound tracks from Blu-Ray discs. It can decode Dolby True HD, and uncompressed 7.1 linear PCM.
Everyone's hoping that a future firmware rev will introduce DTS-HD MA decode on the PS3, but no one has seen it yet.
Are they going to stop producing Backwards compatible with PS2 games PS3s?
There is still the 80Gb
Not in Australia there isn't. No BC for us apparently.
Hmm... may be after the 40Gb announcement, 80Gb will be available there too.
That definitely could have been phrased more cleanly.
But I'm wondering the same thing. We'll see when we see I guess...
Well, they've probably got quite a bit of inventory to burn through while contemplating such a move, but some of their quotes [...]
[...] certainly give that impression. However, I kinda' think it would be premature for them to make the decision before assessing how the cheaper SKU is received in the marketplace. I'd venture to guess that if there's demand, they'll bring in something resembling the NA 80GB model in lieu of the European Starter Pack at €499, but that they're trying to avoid any such announcement to bolster the 60GB while stocks last.