Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Playstation 3 Website Launched!

PLAYSTATION 3 Website Launched!
www.nz.playstation.com/ps3

Auckland, 31 July 2006 – In response to consumer demand, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) today announced the launch of the first official consumer communications channel to share information about the eagerly awaited PLAYSTATION®3.

The website (www.nz.playstation.com/ps3) provides console specifications, an overview of some of the launch software and gives some brief explanations of the technologies packed inside the PLAYSTATION 3. Visitors to the site are encouraged to register their interest for the opportunity to be sent exclusive updates on the console between now and the 17 November launch date.

“This website initiative was born from consumer hunger for information on the product,” stated Warwick Light, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand. “Since E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo – May 2006] the PlayStation consumer phone service has been experiencing a steady climb in traffic from people seeking basic product information. In response we decided to populate a website with the most frequently asked PLAYSTATION 3 questions.”

PLAYSTATION 3 is a highly advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realised through the combination of Cell and RSX™ processors, it will be a fully functional Blu-ray movie player [new standard of High-Definition movie playback], in addition the console provides backwards compatibility, that is, the playability of a vast catalogue of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 software titles.

Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PLAYSTATION 3, users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the network.

“The console will introduce completely new entertainment experiences and technologies, it is important that we continue to work hard to meet consumers thirst for knowledge on these features and applications between now and when consumers have the opportunity to try out the console for themselves.”

Traditionally, PlayStation products have launched in overseas markets before arriving in New Zealand. With PLAYSTATION 3, the console will launch in Japan on 11 November and then Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America on 17 November. “At launch, Kiwis will not have the piles of consumer feedback they seek from their global peers, it will therefore be important that we clearly communicate the console features ahead of time. This website is the first step of many that we will take to spread our exciting news and developments,” concluded Mr Light.

ENDS

For further information on PlayStation products, go to www.scee.presscentre.com
For more information on the Blu-ray format visit: www.blu-raydisc.com


Product name: PLAYSTATION®3
CPU: Cell Processor
GPU RSX™
Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD: 2.5” Serial ATA (20GB) (60GB)
I/O: USB 2.0 (x4)
MemoryStick /SD/CompactFlash
Communication: Ethernet (x1/ 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI OUT - (x1 / HDMI NextGen)
AV MULTI OUT (x1)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) (x1)
BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
SACD 2x
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 5 kg

About PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PSP® features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. The PSP® system’s storage medium – UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) – is a compact yet high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo™, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless (WLAN) functionality, PSP® is the new entertainment platform from Sony Computer Entertainment.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®2 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2006, over 38 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 103 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2006, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 17 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.

About Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand
SCE New Zealand, based in Auckland, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® Portable software and hardware in New Zealand. Over 330,000 consoles have been shipped in New Zealand as of February 2006. With both CD and DVD capabilities, PlayStation®2 offers consumers a diverse range of computer entertainment solutions and is supported with over 800 high quality software titles.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com and www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation, PSP and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. UMD (Universal Media Disc) is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news