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Sony announces an up-tuned PS2: The PSX

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 28 May 2003 13:57 User comments (4)

Sony has released information about their upcoming game console, which is build on the existing PS2 technology. The words "game console" perhaps don’t do this device justice, as it seems to be a real digital entertainment center, rather than just a gaming device.
The PSX adds a lot of technology on top of the old PS2. It comes with a nifty 120gb hard drive, USB 2.0, memory stick slot and a DVD+/-RW drive. The PSX will have DVR features built in and it can be connected to the also upcoming PSP (Playstation Portable) hand held console. According to the pictures released by Sony, the PSX also has a classy new look that should fit nicely into any living room interior.

A very interesting marketing move, which naturally applies even more pressure towards Microsoft’s Xbox. Also in the budding portable gaming console market, connectivity with the PSP can be a significant decicion making factor for the consumers. In the portable market Sony is challenged by the mobile phone giant Nokia which about to release their cell phone game console hybrid N-Gage.

Sony.co.jp PDF presentation

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4 user comments

229.5.2003 22:11
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psx's are just playstation 1s

32.6.2003 5:53

actually, "PSX" was what most people called PS1, but this seems like Sony took that popular phrase and turned it into an actual individual console. Pay attention.

45.6.2003 5:35

sweeeetttttt

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