Hot-on-the-heels of Nintendo's announcement about Wii, Sony has disclosed that its PS3 console will sell in Japan for a slashed new price.
Hot-on-the-heels of Nintendo's announcement about its Wii gaming console, Sony has announced that its PlayStation3 (PS3) console with 20GB hard disk drive (HDD) will be available in Japan at a 'slashed' new price of 49,980 Yen (inclusive of taxes).
With the earlier price having been revealed as 62,790 Yen, the new price indicates a price cut of over 10,000 Yen. However, the catch is that the lowered price is applicable only in Japan.
And, if reports are to be believed, the price of the PS3 with 60GB HDD will also be lowered eventually.
Prior to Sony's announcement, Nintendo disclosed that its Wii console will hit the Japanese market in December, and will retail for a price of around 25,000 Yen. Another strong contender, Microsoft's Xbox 360, is already available in Japan, and just recently, the company announced a cut in the Xbox 360 pricing from 37,900 Yen to 29,800 Yen.
Sony s PS3 will come equipped with a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) (Ver 1.3/supporting Deep Color) output, as the standard interface in the system.
The PS3 is expected to be on the market of Japan, beginning November 11, 2006.