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    ps3 PS3: 20Gb version will only support Wired Dual Shock Pads

    Source: Gamesradar
    20GB PS3 to require wired controllers

    [PS3] Lower-end model also lacks HDMI, memory card slot and, erm, chrome lettering

    Sony has today cleared up the confusion over the differences in specification between the two models of PlayStation 3 - and the cheaper version won't support wireless controllers.

    As announced by the company on Monday, two versions of PS3 will be available at launch - one with a 60GB hard drive, and a less pricy model that features a 20GB hard drive. However, what the company didn't mention at the time is that the 20GB machine also lacks a number of key features that are included as standard in the more expensive model.

    The 20GB console won't include an HDMI output, which means that it won't be able to deliver high definition pictures. But perhaps more disappointing is that wireless bluetooth controllers won't be supported; instead, gamers will have to make do with retro-style wired-up versions of the increasingly controversial PS3 pad.

    The 60GB version of PlayStation 3 is identifiable by its chrome lettering

    In addition, the lower-end model also lacks WiFi and the slot for Memory Stick Duo cards included in the full-spec PS3.

    A Sony representative on the show floor at E3 also emphasized that gamers won't be able to upgrade the memory of the 20GB version; if that's the PS3 incarnation you opt for, you're permanently stuck with a 20GB memory limit.

    Amazingly, Sony big boss man Phil Harrison, in a BBC interview earlier this week, insisted, "What we should be clear about is that the functionality is identical in both machines. There is no difference in what the machine does."

    Unfortunately, the actual facts seem to suggest otherwise.

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    Doubt it

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    Ya thats not gonna happen but its a good rumer so everyone will by the 600 pack lol.

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    i dont think ANYONE will get the 20 gb version if its that crippled....who wants a wired control in the next gen?

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    'Scuse me, but what the F%ck is Sony thinking?

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    Wireless controllers back in for 20Gb version?

    [PS3] Sony finally clears up details of dual PS3 configurations

    Source: Gamesradar
    http://www.gamesradar.com/gb/ps3/gam...sectionId=1006

    Words: Oliver Hurley

    Tuesday 16 May 2006
    Confusion continues to reign within Sony over what specifications the two different models of PlayStation 3 will feature.

    On the E3 show floor on Friday, we were told by a Sony staffer on the company's stand that the 20GB version of PS3 would not feature an upgradeable hard drive and that, unlike the more expensive version, it would require wired controllers - contrary to what the official PS3 spec sheet stated.

    However, a spokesperson for Sony UK has today confirmed that both models will indeed support wireless bluetooth controllers and that the 20GB hard drive will, in fact, be upgradeable.

    They also added that the 20GB incarnation will be able to achieve WiFi compatibility if you buy an adaptor and that it will also support the use of memory cards if you also buy another, separate, USB adaptor.

    Even staffers on Sony's own stand at last week's E3 weren't clear on the differences between the two PS3 models

    All this may well be academic for UK gamers though, since it currently seems as if the 20GB version of PS3 may never be released here anyway. Although, again, Sony itself isn't entirely clear on this, having told us yesterday that, "Following our announcements at E3, all sales teams are currently liaising with retailers/buyers to discuss projections and consumer demands for both the 20GB/60GB configurations of PlayStation 3."

    Further PS3 uncertainty was created last week when it emerged that third-party developers - including behemoths such as EA - didn't even know about the new PS3 tilt pad until Sony's pre-E3 conference last Monday (8 May). Even after that, some developers still didn't even realise that the new pad no longer included a vibrate function.

    With the new console's launch set for November, Sony's PS3 strategy still seems to be lacking conviction. It's going to be an interesting six months.



    Sony really need to clear this up, as its starting to impact on the perception of their launch plans making them appear disorganised......

    Mind you I can't believe how negative the press has been against them recently.

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    I doubt PS3 will sell much anyway.

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