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.