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post #91 of 32090 Old 03-08-2006, 05:43 PM
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The PCB orders is starting to show some signs that PS3 may indeed at least make a fall 06 launch time frame.

The upcoming Game Developers Conference is supposed to have more info soon accd to this interview:

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BIZ: What can you tell us about Phil Harrison's keynote? Will we finally get some new information on the PlayStation 3?

JM: The answer is yes.

In general, platform providers have a unique opportunity at the GDC to share knowledge with and inspire the people who will make or break their consoles, namely the game developers themselves. With that in mind, this GDC keynote, along with the Nintendo keynote by Satoru Iwata, have both been in development for several months, and contain significant editorial value and developer takeaway. I strongly encourage you to attend both platform keynotes.


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Other chips may be causing problems, however, specifically the much-hyped Cell. The custom, PPC-based processor is large (235mm2) and difficult to manufacture. In fact, the specification for the processor calls for one PPE core and eight SPE vector acceleration units, with one SPE disabled. This is thought to be a way of increasing yields on the Cell, since chips that have one broken SPE can still be used in production units.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060308-6345.html
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The first 1080p PS3 game has been shown.....sadly, it looks like crap:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=654854
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The first 1080p PS3 game has been shown.....sadly, it looks like crap:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=654854

Not even close to a final product.

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More problem for sony and the ps3

Chalk this up as another issue for Sony, alongside Cell processor issues, Blu-ray issues, delay rumors, and more than a few ad campaigns that have backfired.

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/03/13/so...ock-uncertain/

Here's the funny part.
a federal judge rejected Sony's appeal and upheld the earlier decision (which also includes a $90.7 million payment by Sony to Immersion).

Microsoft settled out of court (buying a share of Immersion in the process)
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http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20060314PB204.html

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Asustek reported to kick off mass shipments for Sony's PS3 and PSP game consoles

EDN, March 14; Jessie Shen, DigiTimes.com [Tuesday 14 March 2006]


The Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reported today that Asustek Computer has secured orders for Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStation Portable) game consoles, with mass shipments slated for this Christmas season.

Asustek, however, denied the rumor and claimed that it has no knowledge of the report, the paper cited a company spokesperson as saying.

Market sources expect Asustek's revenues in the latter half of this year to exceed NT$300 billion (US$9.2 billion), accounting for about 60% of its full-year revenue forecast for 2006.

Cue cries of 'Asus makes crappy hardware anyway'.

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I find this statement curious from the Square Enix team of Final Fantasy Fame:

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The developers also responded to inquiries on the PS3 version of FFXI: "Right now, we still don't know what type of machine the PS3 is, so we are waiting on Sony to finalize the hardware before we can make that decision." An end of the year launch for Sony's next console is looking more and more likely.

What is meant by not knowing what type of machine the PS3 is? Are the fundamental specs most assume not "final" afterall?

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Here ya go boys.........
Apologies if this has been posted on another PS3 thread.............

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1937565,00.asp
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Relevant information from the recent press conference:

Hard Drive
The PlayStation 3 will require the hard drive peripheral and the unit will ship with the system right out of the box. In total, it will be 60GB big, be completely upgradeable, and support Linux OS. Additionally, the peripheral will act as a home server and allow users to store various forms of media to be pulled up elsewhere.

Blu-ray
All PlayStation 3 games will ship on Blu-ray to help prevent piracy. In other words, no "cheap" DVD releases; Blu-ray only. Of course, it'll still play PS2 and movies on DVD, but all PS3 releases will be on Blu-ray. The company expects initial BD-ROM production to reach 2.5 million in Japan and Europe and 5 million in the US.

Worldwide launch
The PlayStation 3 will be launching in early November worldwide for the North American, Asian, and European territories. Once released, Sony will unleash one million units per month with a total of six million units in 2006 alone. Production numbers are higher for PS1 and PS2 in their initial years.

HDMI
The PlayStation 3 will include a "next-generation" HDMI port. (possibly meaning HDMI 1.3??)

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HDMI
The PlayStation 3 will include a "next-generation" HDMI port. (possibly meaning HDMI 1.3??)


http://www.psxextreme.com/scripts/ps....asp?newID=138

According to this source:

"The PS3 will utilize a new form of HDMI called HDMI 1.3"
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http://www.psxextreme.com/scripts/ps....asp?newID=138

According to this source:

"The PS3 will utilize a new form of HDMI called HDMI 1.3"

Thanks.

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Mar 15, 5:47 AM EST


Sony to Delay Release of PlayStation 3

By YURI KAGEYAMA
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TOKYO (AP) -- Sony will put off the release of its much awaited PlayStation 3 console until November from its planned spring debut because of delays in finalizing its next-generation optical disc technology, the company said Wednesday.

Ken Kutaragi, the head Sony's video games division, made the announcement at a hastily called news conference after reports of the delay surfaced in the business daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun and other papers.
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You didn't read the thread, did you.
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You didn't read the thread, did you.

NO i just pulled it off ap news. i know
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Worldwide launch
The PlayStation 3 will be launching in early November worldwide for the North American, Asian, and European territories. Once released, Sony will unleash one million units per month with a total of six million units in 2006 alone. Production numbers are higher for PS1 and PS2 in their initial years.

Fuzzy math
one million a month, 2 months nov. and dec. = 2 million in 2006
Their planning on 6 million between nov. and the end of march.
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The price being as cheap as it is kind of scares me as far as blu-ray goes. I really think its going to be a very crappy blu-ray player at that cost. I guess we'll c what happens.

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Fuzzy math
one million a month, 2 months nov. and dec. = 2 million in 2006
Their planning on 6 million between nov. and the end of march.

Since they are saying simultaneous release for three territories, the intent of the statement could easily mean one million units per continent. That would give 6 million...
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Since they are saying simultaneous release for three territories, the intent of the statement could easily mean one million units per continent. That would give 6 million...

No....no thats not it

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3148775

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbi...315_601738.htm

This time, Kutaragi is dealing with manufacturing new machines as well as new games. He said he plans to prepare 1 million PS3 consoles for the worldwide launch and have enough capacity to roll out another 5 million through the end of March, 2007.

Chap, where do you get the idea that it will be cheap.
Sony has said a few times that it will be expensive.
Don't believe any of these rumors you see floating around the internet regarding prices.

"This is not something I like to publicize, but the hardware is going to be costly," Kutaragi said.

Everyone likes to think..i'm going to get a blu-ray player/computer/cutting edge game console. All for 500 bucks or less. The "I want something for nothing crowd"

Not going to happen.
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Everyone likes to think..i'm going to get a blu-ray player/computer/cutting edge game console. All for 500 bucks or less. The "I want something for nothing crowd"

Not going to happen.

Wow! So categorical! ... well, there are others that don't agree with you:

http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/15/news....reut/?cnn=yes

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Analysts expect the PS3 to cost about $500 with an initial line-up of at least five to 10 games."
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$500 seems about right.. any less or more would hurt sony financially.
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"...Analysts expect the PS3 to cost about $500 with an initial line-up of at least five to 10 games."

You've got to be careful of unnamed sources, especially Analysts. They aren't as concerned with the bottom line profit that the company executives are. Not saying your necessarily wrong, I just wouldn't bank on that until Sony makes an official announcement later this year.

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Add-ons now availiable for the PS3

http://cgi.*********/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...tem=8268473741

edit...didn't work


try this, ebay item # 8268473741
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Add-ons now availiable for the PS3

http://cgi.*********/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...tem=8268473741

edit...didn't work


try this, ebay item # 8268473741


LOL, already?

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No....no thats not it

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3148775

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbi...315_601738.htm

This time, Kutaragi is dealing with manufacturing new machines as well as new games. He said he plans to prepare 1 million PS3 consoles for the worldwide launch and have enough capacity to roll out another 5 million through the end of March, 2007.

Dude, you can keep your rolling eyes. If you have information to the contrary of a post and even a link to support it, then use it the first time around. The way you wrote your response only called into question their ability to multiply, not that there was a factual error for which there was correct information elsewhere.
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PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Confirmed As Standard

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Sony has confirmed to Gamasutra that the PlayStation 3 will come with a 60GB hard drive as standard, removing the ambiguity on the issue, following potentially confusing statements from Sony's Ken Kutaragi at the developer's Tokyo conference last week.

The news was reported today by various news sites, and has been confirmed to Gamasutra by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe PR Manager Jonathan Fargher. The 60GB hard drive will be the default size, with other larger sizes available as separate peripherals. This follows Kutaragi's already acknowledged comments that all games will require a hard drive in order to run.

As previously reported on Friday, additional details on the PlayStation Network Platform, the PlayStation 3 equivalent of Xbox Live, have revealed that it will apparently provide a free basic service that includes online gameplay. According to these reports, only specific massively multiplayer online (MMO) titles and other premium services will require an additional fee.

Additional information on the hard drive and other technical aspects of the PlayStation 3 are expected during Phil Harrison's keynote speech at GDC this Wednesday.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/new...php?story=8579

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nothing really new; but confirmation from another source today on PS3 launch in November

http://news.com.com/Sony+unveils+pla...html?tag=st_lh

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GDC 2006 - PS3 will be region free (for games).

[b]March 22, 2006 - In a QA session following the platform keynote address at GDC 2006 this morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison confirmed what was heavily demanded for import gamers all over the world and yet previously thought unthinkable for a major corporation: the PS3 will be region-free for gaming.[b]

As a gamer, this is very good news. No more reason to buy a gray market import PS3 to play import games.

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