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Playstation Portable ships in 2004, PS3 doesn't

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 07 Jul 2003 11:15 User comments (2)

Playstation Portable ships in 2004, PS3 doesn't A bit of information regarding the new gaming products of the home electronics giant.
The Playstation Portable, which will challenge old-timer Nintendo GBA and newcomer Nokia N-Gage, will ship to retailers late 2004. This sounds a bit late indeed, as Nokia NGage seems to get a good head start as it is in beta series production and quite close to launch. On the other hand, Sony gives hints about a consumer friendly price tag.
Our portable console PSP will ship to European retailers late next year. Aside from games, it will be able to play back music and movies. As for pricing, it will certainly be less than portable DVD players and likely more comparable to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.

In the same article a Sony spokesman tells us that the tuned up PS2 version, the PSX, will hit the stores in late 2003. However, it seems that the luxury product will get a luxury price. Nothing new about the added features.
It will be equipped with a variety of components including a hard-drive, DVD writing capability, TV tuner and more. It will go on sale in Japan later this year, but we expect it to appeal only to technophiles.

There has been all kinds of rumors about the Playstation 3 as well as Microsoft Xbox 2. It has been rumoured that the next generation consoles would roll out rather soon, leaving the life-span of PS2 and the Xbox rather short. According to this statement the PS3 will not be launched during the next year.
All I can really say [about the PlayStation 3] is that it definitely won't launch in 2004.

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2 user comments

17.7.2003 12:23

Late 2004 !!! Damn sony, if their developing it now and it wont come out for nearly 2 years it will be seriously outdated! All I can say is it better have a decent 3D processor! None of this PS1 quality on a 2.5 inch screen crap !

28.7.2003 7:57

well, there is only so many pixels you can get from the original source material.

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