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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Will Blu-Ray Sink the PlayStation 3?

Blu-RayOnly five months after Sony's announcement of a final PlayStation 3 release date was met with widespread acclaim and anticipation, the mood has changed somewhat. Some experts are second-guessing Sony's decision to bundle a Blu-ray player into the PS3 package, contributing to its $599 price tag. Some...though not all.

Los Angeles (CA) - Back in March, when Sony Computer Entertainment President Ken Kutaragi made a brave decision to postpone the release of one of the most critically important and highly anticipated entertainment devices in his company's history in order to give it time to get one key component - specifically, Blu-ray Disc - ramped up and working properly, his plea for patience met with largely positive response. As the 17 November release date draws nearer, many of the technical issues regarding Blu-ray have been ironed out, though some still remain even as Blu-ray players are made publicly available. The curtain has risen, if partly, on the stage of high-definition video; and if you peek under the curtains, it seems the PlayStation 3 is ready for its debut.

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