My video-game-playing friends must be hoping this is a hoax or a tease. The new Sony PlayStation 3 will reportedly cost $499 or $599, depending on the size of the included hard drive. It certainly comes packed with features:
The PlayStation 3 is powered by the “Cell” processor, which Sony boasts makes the machine 35 times more powerful than the PlayStation 2. It will support Blu-Ray storage devices, which hold significantly more data than today’s DVDs, as well as seven wireless controllers, and has outputs for two high-definition televisions (HDTVs). The PS3 will also offer a free online network.
I’ll be skipping this one. I’d waste too much time playing video games. The last video game console I owned was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) which I received when I was 9 or 10 years old. About once a year I download a NES emulator, load up The Legend of Zelda, and play through several of the adventures.