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Sony Playstation 3

The Playstation 3 flagship: $600 will buy a console with a 60 GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, an HDMI interface and ...

The Playstation 3 flagship : $600 will buy a console with a 60 GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive, an HDMI interface and ...

... a fancy silver front plate. Note the four USB ports, which will allow gamers to connect devices such as a printer or keyboard.

... a fancy silver front plate. Note the four USB ports, which will allow gamers to connect devices such as a printer or keyboard.

The back of the PS3: HDMI and Ethernet included.

The back of the PS3 : HDMI and Ethernet included.

The bottom of the console integrates air vents.

The bottom of the console integrates air vents.

As does the nicely shaped side of the PS3.

As does the nicely shaped side of the PS3.

Sony will also include a wireless, motion sensitive controller that relies on the general design of previous PS controllers.

Sony will also include a wireless, motion sensitive controller that relies on the general design of previous PS controllers.

The $500 version of the PS3 integrates 20 GB hard disk space and the Blu-ray drive.

The $500 version of the PS3 integrates 20 GB hard disk space and the Blu-ray drive.

With Sony's announcement to include HDMI in the 20 GB base model, the differences between the two models are limited to the shiny front plate and hard drive space.

With Sony’s announcement to include HDMI in the 20 GB base model, the differences between the two models are limited to the shiny front plate and hard drive space.

An illustration of the "old" entry-level PS3 without HDMI interface.

An illustration of the "old" entry-level PS3 without HDMI interface.

The 20 GB model will also come with a wireless, motion sensitive controller.

The 20 GB model will also come with a wireless, motion sensitive controller.

Unfortunately, we will not be seeing the PS3 concepts on store shelves. Besides the silver concept, Sony demonstrated a ...

Unfortunately, we will not be seeing the PS3 concepts on store shelves. Besides the silver concept, Sony demonstrated a ...