1. Computing

PS3 to offer HDMI support on both sku's

Both versions of the PS3 to offer full HD support

By

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced a major change in the 20GB version of the upcoming PlayStation 3 (PS3). The cheaper of the two PS3 sku's (20GB version) will now come equipped with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface, Ver 1.3/supporting Deep Color) output as standard with the system.

Since Sony first announced the original product specifications of PS3 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May 2005, demand for enjoying full HD quality image and realistic digital sound through HDMI has grown tremendously. That in addition to the sharp increase in availability of flat HDTV displays with HDMI in the market, Sony has decided to equip HDMI as standard on all PS3 systems. This represents a major shift in the strategy behind PS3 marketing. The differences between the lower and higher priced versions of the PS3, unlike the Xbox 360, is less about performance, and more about options.

While Microsoft claimed that the 360 would usher in HD gaming, it seems like only the PS3 will truly support it.

  1. About.com
  2. Computing
  3. PlayStation Games
  4. PS3 News
  5. Sony raises the bar on HD gaming

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.