Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
YouTube Now Defaults to HTML5
HP Led The Notebook Market In 2014
New PlexTurbo Supports More SSD Models
Google Expands Its Fiber Internet Network
Fujitsu Technology Streamlines Network Operations
Nintendo Cuts Operating Profit Forecast On Slack 3DS Sales
ZTE Unveils The Blade S6 4G LTE Smartphone
Windows 10 Spartan browser To Get Extensions, Surface 2 Is Dead
Active Discussions
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD
 Home > News > Optical Storage > SCEI gi...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
SCEI gives PlayStation 2 the first major update


Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) will put an upgraded version of its PlayStation 2 video game on sale in Japan in mid May, the company said Monday. The new machine will be the first major upgrade SCEI has made to its hit gaming platform since it first went on sale just over three years ago. The SCPH-50000 doesn't add much to the gaming experience but it does improve on the unit's ability to work as a DVD player. Whereas the current machine accepts only DVD-Video discs, at least officially, the new console adds support for the DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW recordable and rewritable formats. It doesn't support DVD-RAM.

"The current player can read some of those discs but it's not stable," said Yoshiko Furusawa, a spokeswoman for the Tokyo-based company. "We never officially supported them but now we do."

The new console can also output a progressive-scan video image, which should mean a better picture for users with a compatible television. The console is also quieter and the remote controller has been improved with the addition of a power on/off button and eject button -- functions that require a trip from the couch to the console on the current model.

It's not just new features that make the SCH-50000 different from its predecessor. Sony has removed the iLink (also called IEEE1394 or Firewire) connector from the console.

"We took if off," said Furusawa. "The broadband environment has become popular and we think the capabilities that we wanted to use iLink for can be realized for users through the network."

The console will retail for around ¥25,000 ($207) which is just a little more than the current PlayStation 2 sells for in Japan at present. Furusawa said the company would announce plans for overseas sales as soon as plans had been determined.

SCEI's move to add features to the PlayStation 2 comes at a time when Microsoft Corp., one of its two major competitors, is cutting the price of its Xbox console to better compete. Microsoft last week cut its European retail price for the Xbox console by 20 percent to €199 ($214).


Previous
Next
Japanese vendor to order DVD-R from Prodisc        All News        Japanese vendor to order DVD-R from Prodisc
Japanese vendor to order DVD-R from Prodisc     Optical Storage News      Japanese vendor to order DVD-R from Prodisc

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Mobile Reportedly Plans Massive Job Cuts
Sony is Offering Old Games To Settle The 2011 PlayStation Network Breach
Sony Unveils New Line of Blu-ray Disc Players
Sony at 2015 International CES
'The Interview' Now Avaiable on iTunes
Vaio to Compete Against Sony
Sony Releases The Interview Online
Sony To Release The Interview Movie After All
North Korea Suggests Joint Inverstigation With U.S. Over Sony Hacking
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
North Korea Linked To Recent Sony Hacking
Sony Global Education Established

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .