PS3 has HDMI

After stating that they had overstepped their bounds and had withdrew the latest HDTV connection standard, HDMI from the system because it was too expensive and complex to implement, Sony has issued a press release this morning –PS3 has HDMIFor more, read ahead…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLAYSTATION 3 HDD 20GB EQUIPPED WITH HDMI AS STANDARD Recommended Retail Price of 49,980 Yen (Tax Included) in JapanTokyo, September 22, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) with 20GB hard disk drive (HDD) will come equipped with HDMI(*) (Ver 1.3/supporting Deep Color) output as standard with the system. PS3 with 20GB HDD will become available in Japan at a new recommended retail price of 49,980 yen (tax included). Since SCEI first announced product specifications of PS3 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May 2005, demand for enjoying full HD quality image and realistic digital sound through HDMI has grown tremendously. Given the sharp increase in availability of flat displays supporting HDMI in the market, SCEI has decided to equip HDMI as standard on all PS3 systems. SCEI, with strong support from software developers and publishers, will offer a broad lineup of exciting and innovative titles and vigorously promote the PS3 platform. (*) High-Definition Multimedia Interface About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine theentertainment lifestyle with its PS oneT game console, PlayStation 2computer entertainment system, PSPR (PlayStation Portable) system and theupcoming, much-anticipated PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer EntertainmentAmerica Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops,publishes, markets and distributes software for PS one game console,PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP system for the NorthAmerican market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer EntertainmentAmerica Inc. serves as regional headquarters for all North Americanoperations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer EntertainmentInc. More information can be found online at http://www.us.playstation.com

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