Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sony unveils new Playstation 3 pricing plans

SONY has announced a range of new features for its Playstation 3 console at this year's E3 video game industry trade show, including a new cut-price 80GB model.

At a news conference at E3, Sony unveiled its plans for an online movie and TV show distribution service through its Playstation Network.

Playstation 3 users will be able to rent or buy movies or TV shows and download them to watch on the console, or transfer them to Sony's handheld Playstation Portable.

"One of the coolest parts of this new service and a huge differentiator from other services is that this content is portable," said Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton.

"You can have it in your home, you can take it with you on the road, or both. It can be put on multiple devices at the same time."

On the hardware side, Sony said it planned to launch a Playstation 3 console with an 80GB hard drive in September for $US399, the same price as the current model with a 40GB hard drive.

1 comment:

bovine said...

Why not get a free PS3?