Sony’s Upcoming PS3: Media Features

Sony will launch its new PlayStation 3 video game console in the spring of 2006, with the promise of HD graphics and broadband connectivity…

With a built-in Ethernet port for high-speed Internet access, PlayStation 3 will allow gamers to surf the Web while simultaneously playing games. Its disc drive will use Blu-ray, a next-generation DVD format backed by Sony with vastly more capacity than current discs.

The third-generation PlayStation stands at the heart of Sony’s convergence strategy that aims to pull together its game console and electronics hardware business with its movie and music segments.