Sony outlines PlayStation 3 online services

by admin October 21, 2006 at 12:16 pm

Europe must wait but Japanese and US buyers can get networking

Sony Corporation has revealed details of the online services and launch titles for its forthcoming PlayStation 3 games console.

The PS3 is due to go on sale on 11 November in Japan and 17 November in the US. It will not launch in Europe until March 2007.

Access to PlayStation Network features will be via the Xross Media Bar interface, which is currently used on the PlayStation Portable. It offers gaming, networking and web connectivity allowing users to download movies and music.

Users can create secure IDs to communicate with other PlayStation gamers, and use an electronic wallet to purchase games, games content (such as maps and weapons) or media from the PlayStation Store.

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