PS3 launch before E3?

By Derek Sooman on February 9, 2005, 11:20 AM
The PlayStation 3 console should be unveiled by Sony before the start of the E3 games show, it has been revealed. The E3 show will take place in Los Angeles on 17 May, so its good money that the PS3 will be with us before then.

That the event might come much sooner than just ahead of E3 was signalled by Sony itself at its annual analysts' day. Its roadmap, which accurately listed the Japanese and US PlayStation Portable release timeframes, points to an announcement well ahead of E3, in Q1 2005, the last quarter of Sony's FY2004, when ends on 31 March.

Schedules change, of course - look what appears to have happened with the PSP's European launch. But with the formal unveiling of the PS3's processor, 'Cell', this week - not to mention the anticipated launch of Xbox 2, and possibly Nintendo's 'Revolution' too, at E3 - Sony may well want to kick-start public interest in PS3 as soon as it can.

Go here for some good information on the PS3, including (hopefully) the answers to such questions as how much will the PS3 cost, how powerful will it be and if will it play PS1 and PS2 games.

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jstillion said:
I think the PS3land (2nd link) information is a bit outdated, no mention of Xbox and the PS2 Hard drive still only available in Japan. I do hope all they hype about the cell cpu turns out to be true, and not for the reason's of just powering the PS3.
nemesis_256 said:
ok I'm slightly confused here. I just read a bunch of articles about the cell processor, and it being in the PS3. BUT it said it was going to be released in 2006. Now this is telling us before 17 May of this year...huh?
Julio said:
Launch (official announcement/specs release, etc.) != shipping product.
Mikael said:
The Sony booth (technically considered many booths), should be really interesting this year. :)
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