PlayStation 3 kommt erst Anfang November

Jan-Frederik Timm
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Mit der soeben ins Postfach geflatterten Pressemitteilung aus dem Hause Sony finden alle Spekulationen um den Veröffentlichungstermin der PlayStation 3, Sonys Next-Generation-Konsole und Xbox-360-Konkurrenten, schlussendlich doch noch ein Ende.

Die Konsole soll Anfang November gleichzeitig in den USA, Japan und Europa auf dem Markt erscheinen. Zum Start rechnet Sony mit einer Produktionskapazität von einer Millionen Geräten pro Monat.

PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3

Damit kommt die PlayStation 3 knapp ein Jahr nach Microsofts Xbox 360 (Test), aber noch in diesem Jahr und somit früher, als die letzten Gerüchte vermuten ließen, auf den Markt.

Tokyo, March 15, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that it would launch PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) in early November 2006 in Japan, North America and Europe simultaneously. With a monthly production capacity of one million units, SCEI will push forward a powerful product launch to spread the platform rapidly throughout the world, together with a strong and attractive lineup of PS3 game titles.

PS3 incorporates the final specifications of BD (Blu-ray Disc), and with the overwhelming computing power of PS3, it enables to playback BD software at a high bit rate. With a maximum storage capacity of 50 GB (dual layer) and robust security, BD is a highly anticipated storage medium that delivers digital entertainment content such as games and movies at an unparalleled level of image quality.

PS3 is compatible with a vast lineup of television sets currently out in the market, from standard-definition TV to full high-definition TV. Users can also connect PS3 to high-speed broadband network through Gigabit Ethernet and comfortably enjoy a wide-range of rich and exciting content and services over the network.

SCEI, together with the support and cooperation of game content creators around the world, will strongly promote the creation of a new world of computer entertainment available on PS3.