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'New' Sony PS3 to become media center hub?

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Thu May 3, 2007

Sony PS3 Media Revision

A major change to the PlayStation 3 could come before the system is replaced, claims an anonymous contact within Sony. While the game console's Cell CPU and other core components remain intact, much of the device will change to fit the device into a home theater system. Its Blu-Ray drive's loading mechanism and output layout will change to integrate the PS3 with other components of a home theater; the adaptation could even include a change that puts the console at the heart of a home automation system, another Sony contact said. Regardless of exact hardware, the software is said to be changing to support output besides a TV alone.

The reworked Sony console should appear within the next 18 months. However, the contacts within the Japanese firm didn't specify whether or not the update would completely replace the existing PS3 or act as a supplement, much as the Japan-focused PSX served as a mature parallel to the PS2.



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