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PS3 router functionality dropped

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jul 2005 17:52 User comments (18)

PS3 router functionality dropped A change has been made to the original specs that were unveiled for the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3). Due to the costs of manufacturing, Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi told publication Nikkei Electronic, that the PS3 will no longer be able to act as a home network router. He admitted that it would simply cost too much to leave the functionality in the console which is expected to be released in spring next year.
Originally the PS3 would have allowed the system's three Gigabit Ethernet ports to be used as a home router. Sony suspects now that users will simply continue to use their existing router hardware, which is becoming more used in homes now for such tasks as sharing Internet broadband connections. It's not yet clear how exactly this will change the look of the PS3.

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18 user comments

111.7.2005 19:36

I think its better without it anyways...the end result is a cheaper product. besides, most people that have a home network have a router anyways

212.7.2005 4:32

well, it's not a shocker...i'm sure more functions will be lost soon.

312.7.2005 7:02

after this change, will the ps3 have the wifi connection built in in your opinion?

412.7.2005 10:05

Can I just add that HD-DVD so called 45GB size is with three layers of data meaning that it will cost a bomb. single layer is 15gb 2 layer 30 and 3 layer 45 as you can imagine more layers equals higher cost. blue ray however is 25Gb per layer. so 50gb discs are 2 layer and they have developed a 100gb 4 layer blue ray disc so in terms of holding data HD-DVD doesnt stand a chance. am not a fan of blue ray just pointing out the facts

512.7.2005 11:13

solargame, i'm willing to bet the ps3 will lose the wifi on the stock stuff, but might have an aftermarket kit.

612.7.2005 11:26

auslander, if thats the case im nnow starting to lean towards the 360.

712.7.2005 13:46

i don't like either one...it's going to be PC-only for me, it looks like.



812.7.2005 14:11

Well it's step 1 in reducing the cost of making the Ps3 no big shock.

912.7.2005 21:09
lajr1980
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I wonder how much the PS3 will cost now?

1012.7.2005 21:28

I wouldn't use a router built into my PS3. I would want a, dedicated, standalone device. Besides, Sony has no face in the networking industry, the have not ever made a router/switch product before.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2007 @ 20:57

1112.7.2005 23:57
mikey_ray
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i for one wanted the router cause my ps3 would be in my room so my one dsl wire couldt go to the ps3 then to my computer but i guess im still gonna have to take the wire out and then plug it in to my ps3 back and forth back and forth

1213.7.2005 11:02

or just get a cheap router.

1313.7.2005 18:53
mikey_ray
Inactive

i have dsl and i bought a router but you need to set all these numbers and iq-things i dont know plus they said i have to call to get something pinged--etc why cant u just plug it in and it would just split the signal --ooh by the way its cause i have a password sensative dsl crap

1413.7.2005 19:08

that bites. no one can get it straightened out for you?

1513.7.2005 19:15

You can't plug your DSL line straight to your PS3/PS2, you need it to go to a modem, them you plug that to your Playstation via ethernet, or from your modem to a computer via usb or ethernet, then from the computer to Playstation via ethernet.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2007 @ 20:56

1616.7.2005 18:34

<quote>Can I just add that HD-DVD so called 45GB size is with three layers of data meaning that it will cost a bomb. single layer is 15gb 2 layer 30 and 3 layer 45 as you can imagine more layers equals higher cost. blue ray however is 25Gb per layer. so 50gb discs are 2 layer and they have developed a 100gb 4 layer blue ray disc so in terms of holding data HD-DVD doesnt stand a chance. am not a fan of blue ray just pointing out the facts </quote> HD-DVD possibly might be regular DVD's (DVD5 & DVD9) with video containing a high compression video such as MPEG4 (DivX/XVID.) If not I still think the Blue Laser Disks have a chance but I also am not fan of them.

178.1.2006 22:29
xhardc0re
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What's the chance PS3 will debut at $299.99? I think that will be their price point, especially if they drop the Router/WiFi/HDD & maybe something else.

1811.8.2007 16:51

fuck this shit

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