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Άσχημα νέα για τους PS fansHoward Stringer has revealed that Sony now anticipates a launch of the PlayStation 3 just in time for Xmas. Whilst extremely disappointing for all of us who have been secretly hoping for a miraculous Spring launch, the PS3 might well benefit from a bit of extra time to tweak itself if it is to overcome the impressive Xbox 360.
We’re assuming that an Xmas launch is likely to mean Spring here in the UK but I suppose we can keep our fingers crossed for a simultaneous worldwide release. I guess everyone over at Microsoft are all very pleased with the prospect of a years worth of unchallenged next-generation sales too.
Sony's new PlayStation 3 was widely expected to be introduced this spring, but will be delayed as the company fine-tunes the chips that are crucial to the success of the console's Blu-ray function.
The PlayStation 3 --- which is being called "the poor man's Blue-ray" --- is vital to Sony's plans because it plays Blu-ray discs as well as videogames.
Sony will roll out the PS3 by year end, in time for the holidays. If PS3 "delivers what everyone thinks it will, the game is up," Stringer boasts.
Blu-ray is the system developed by Sony to view next-generation high-definition DVDs. Rival format HD DVD is championed by Toshiba. Microsoft recently joined the HD DVD camp, a move that came as its Xbox 360 videogame console is trying to grab market share from PlayStation, the industry leader.