At the ongoing 'Gamer's Day' conference, Sony released a plethora of information regarding the PS3.
First the cost : Dollar conv. not sure whether they would be the actual applicable price in IND.
- 20GB HDD PS3 - $499 (Rs 22,615)
- 60GB HDD PS3 - $599 (Rs 27,137)
- SIXAXIS (Wireless Controller) - $49.99 (Rs 2,264)
- Memory Card adapter for PS1/PS2 memory cards - $14.99 (Rs 679)
- Blu Ray Remote – $24.99 (Rs 1,132)
- HDMI cable – $49.99 (Rs 2,264)
If you're lucky (or rich) enough to get your hands on one of the first 500,000 units, you'll be entitled to a free copy of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (whoopdifreakinggdoo)
The entry way into PLAYSTATION Network is XMB (Xross Media Bar), which is the navigation system that enables a complete suite of entertainment experiences in three key areas: gaming; network and web connectivity; and other entertainment contents such as movies and music. The XMB interface allows PS3 users to experience multiplayer games across the network; communicate with other players via chat, voice or video; browse the web; download gaming content; store/view pictures and video; download and listen to music; and shop online.
Once users create a unique, secure PlayStation profile, not only can they communicate with other PS3 users, they can also utilize an electronic wallet to purchase content in the PLAYSTATION Store. Downloadable first party games will cost less than $15 at launch. More content will be added on a regular basis.
Titles being released simultaneously are
- Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA)
- Genji: Days of the Blade (SCEA)
- Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII (Ubisoft)
- Call of Duty 3 (Activision)
- Fight Night Round 3 (Electronic Arts)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)
- F.E.A.R. (Vivendi Universal Games)
- Full Auto 2: Battlelines (Sega)
- Madden NFL 07 (Electronic Arts)
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Activision)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: CROSSFIRE (Namco Bandai Games)
- NBA 2K7 (2K Sports)
- Need For Speed Carbon (Electronic Arts)
- NHL 2K7 (2K Sports)
- Ridge Racer 7 (Namco Bandai Games)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (Electronic Arts)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
- Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Activision)
- Untold Legends Dark Kingdom (SOE)
Start saving people, start saving.