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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

New PS3 with 40GB HDD to become available at 39,980 Yen on November 11th, 2007
Along With DUALSHOCK®3 at 5,500 Yen

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Tokyo, October 9, 2007– Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would launch a new PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) model in Japan on November 11th at a recommended retail price of 39,980 yen (including tax). The new PS3 is equipped with a 40GB hard disk drive (HDD) and comes in two color variations of “Clear Black” and newly introduced “Ceramic White” to meet a variety of users’ lifestyle and preferences. Along with the introduction of the new model, the company also announced that effective October 17th, 20GB HDD and 60GB HDD models currently available in the market will have a recommended retail price of 44,980 yen and 54,980 yen (including tax) respectively.

Moreover, DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller which was revealed at Tokyo Game Show, will become available in the Japanese market on November 11th in two colors of “Black” and “Ceramic White” at a recommended retail price of 5,500 yen including tax.

While holding the state-of-the-art technologies which define PS3 as an advanced platform to enjoy next generation interactive entertainment contents on Blu-ray Disc as well as via broadband network at home, new PS3 comes in the market at a highly attractive price. Reflecting both the increased efforts to improve software development environment and the availability of a more extensive line-up of PS3 specific titles, the new PS3 will no longer play PlayStation®2 titles.

On the software front, more than 40 disc based software titles for PS3 as well as more than 30 of downloadable new PS3 games and demos via PLAYSTATION®Store in Japan have been released to date in the Japanese market since the system’s launch in November 2006 and more innovative and exciting new titles are expected to be released toward the holiday season, which include “Dynasty Warriors 6” (KOEI Co., Ltd.), “WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven 2008” (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.), and “TIME CRISIS 4 with GUNCON3” (NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.) as well as key upcoming first-party titles such as “GRAN TURISMO 5 Prologue”, “Ratchet and Clank FUTURE:Tools of Destruction” and “Heavenly Sword”.

Additionally, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment(Japan)Inc., SCEJ will give a complimentary copy of the original Blu-ray Disc movie, “Spider-Man™ 3”, to 200,000 purchasers of the 20GB HDD and 60GB HDD models that are currently available in the market from October 17th as well as new PS3 from November 11th as part of its marketing campaign.

SCEJ will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles and an enhanced line-up of PS3 systems.

PS3 (CECHH00 Series) Product Overview

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CECHH00(Clear Black)
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CECHH00 CW(Ceramic White)
Product Name PLAYSTATION®3
Product Code CECHH00(Clear Black)
CECHH00 CW(Ceramic White)
CPU Cell Broadband Engine™
Audio output Dolby Digital 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch, LPCM 7.1ch, AAC, others *1 *2
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM,
Hard disk 2.5” Serial ATA 40GB*3
Inputs/outputs *4 Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) 2
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) ×1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Controller Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
AV output Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
HDMI OUT connector *5 1
AV MULTI OUT connector 1
Digital out (optical) connector 1
BD/DVD/CD drive
(read only)
Maximum read rate BD x2 (BD-ROM)
CD x24 (CD-ROM)
Power AC 120V, 60Hz
Power consumption Approx280W
External dimensions
(excluding maximum projecting part)
Approx. 325×98×274 mm
(12.8 x 3.86 x 10.79 in)
(width x height x length)
Mass Approx. 4.4kg (9.7 lb)

*1 A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.

*2 This system does not support output from the DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. DTS-HD 7.1 Ch. audio is output from a 5.1 or lower channel.

*3 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and higher calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,842 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use. *4 Functionality of all storage media types is not guaranteed.

*4 Functionality of all storage media types is not guaranteed.

*5 "Deep Color" and "x.v.Color (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver1.3a are supported.

DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller Product Overview (Sold separately)

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CECHZC2J CW(Ceramic White)
Product Name DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller
Product Code CECHZC2J (Black)
CECHZC2J CW (Ceramic White)
Specification Adopts rumble feature
Adopts six-axis sensing system
Both wireless (BluetoothR) and wired (USB) connection
Lithium-ion battery

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.


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