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Sony Takes Off The Gloves, Compares 80gb To Xbox Arcade And Wii Consoles

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Sony is just beginning it’s hard push for Q4 2009. To start, they compare the 80gb PS3 to the Xbox Live Arcade and Wii consoles. They go straight up, bit for bit and compare the value of a Playstation 3 in comparison to the competition. It’s an interesting read.

PlayStation: Your Entertainment HubPlayStation: Your Entertainment Hub

PlayStation continues to set the standard for entertainment at home and on the go.
With three successful platforms that deliver a decade’s worth of entertainment
in every box, an unparalleled line-up of 350 first and third-party games hitting
across its multi-platforms this fiscal year, and a rich offering of games, movies
and entertainment content, the company is staged yet again for a tremendous holiday
season and year.

PlayStation 3 (PS3) is Just Getting Warmed Up

We know our consumers demand a premium entertainment experience. When you compare
all the features against other industry offerings, there is no doubt that the
PlayStation 3 provides the most complete entertainment system on the market today
– right out of the box. Not only are consumers provided a best-in-class
Blu-ray player that comes with 80 GB of storage for photos and music, built-in Wi
Fi, and thousands of innovative games that appeal to hardcore gamers and families
alike, the PS3 offers future-proof technology and free access to rich and
ever-evolving PlayStation Network content and services.

Functionality

PS3 80GB

Xbox 360 Arcade

Wii

Blu-ray gaming/movies

YES

Not Available

Not Available

Interoperability with PSP

YES

Not Available

Not Available

Online Gaming and Entertainment Service

FREE

$50 per person/per year

Limited

Ability to stream digital content (music, photos, video) from computer

YES

YES

Not Available

Wi-Fi

YES

$100 add-on

YES

Hard Drive

YES (80 GB)

$100-$150 add-on (60GB-120GB)

Not Available

HDMI Output

YES

YES

Not Available

In only its third year of its lifecycle, the PS3 system has sold 24 million hardware
units and nearly 190 million software units worldwide. In the first half of 2009
alone, PS3 exclusives Killzone 2, MLB 09 The Show,and inFAMOUS received critical
acclaim and success with continued sales expected throughout the year. The PS3
software library also features a higher percentage of titles scoring 80 or above
than any other console of its generation according to Metacritic data.

SCEA will continue to raise the bar this fiscal year with more than 25 exclusive
titles to hit the platform. The highly-anticipated titles include UNCHARTED 2: Among
Thieves, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, God of War III, MAG, ModNation
Racers, Heavy Rain and many more. In addition, SCEA will expand its “Greatest
Hits” library with two new best-selling titles. Starting August 16, stand
alone version of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation and Uncharted: Drake’s
Fortune will be available for $29.99 MSRP.

PlayStation Network Feeds the Living Room with Compelling Digital Content

With more than 26 million user accounts and more than 540 million pieces of content
downloaded worldwide to date, there is no denying the tremendous user appetite for
digital content. In July 2009, paid downloads on PlayStation Network increased 114%
over the past year.

There are more than 200 downloadable games and 1500 pieces of add-on game content
for the PS3 and PSP systems available via the PlayStation Store, including
innovative exclusive smash hits such as Flower, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake and
PixelJunk Eden and dozens of PS one Classics, such as Final Fantasy VII. Leading
into the launch of PSPgo this fall and into the holidays, the PlayStation Store will
expand significantly with downloadable content for the PSP platform, including
highly anticipated titles such as Gran Turismo and PSone classics. In addition, the
PlayStation Network’s video delivery service provides PSP and PS3 owners
access to over 13,000 hours of video content. Today the service features more than
2,000 movies and 12,000 TV shows for all tastes and interests.

PSP (PlayStation Portable) Sets the Bar for Best-in-Class Entertainment on the Go

With nearly 53 million hardware units sold to date around the world, PSP is the only
mobile entertainment device to offer console-quality gaming, music, movies, photos,
wireless Internet, Skype, and on-the-go access to your living room’s
entertainment content through PS3 interconnectivity. PSP is on pace for a truly
break-out year, now with direct access to the PlayStation Network’s video
delivery service, new digital content services such as Media Go!, and nearly 100
titles launching this fiscal year, including LittleBigPlanet PSP, Gran Turismo
PSP,SOCOM: U.S Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Final
Fantasy Dissidia, Madden NFL 10 and more. PlayStation is also offering many new
hardware options to meet consumers’ varying needs and preferences, including
the PSP-3000, the brand new Limited Edition Hannah Montana PSP (PlayStation
Portable) Entertainment Pack with a lilac PSP, and PlayStation’s first
digital-only portable device, the PSPgo system, coming this October.

PlayStation 2 Continues To Prove It Still Has Game

Now in its ninth year, more than 139 million PlayStation 2 entertainment systems and
an unprecedented 1.4 billion PlayStation 2 software units have been sold
life-to-date around the globe. With a $99 purchase price, a library of over 10,240
titles, plus more than 100 additional titles slated this fiscal year — including
SingStar: Queen, MotorStorm: Artic Edge and more — PlayStation 2 continues to offer
a great value for budget-conscience families and gamers.

No other company can offer the strength of three healthy platforms and is better
positioned to deliver the most complete entertainment experience to consumers for
many, many years to come.

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