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 Jul 11, 2005 - 02:41 PM - by Michael
* PS3: The downgrades begin

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Playstation2/Sony
How much of the PS3 hype will be left by launch?

One item is already gone. The PS3 will NOT function as a router for your home network.

Speaking with Japanese publication Nikkei Electronics, Kutaragi said that the original specification for the PS3 would have allowed the system's three Gigabit Ethernet ports to be used as a home router.

However, this functionality has now been dropped since it would have made the console cost too much to manufacture, he admitted - and Sony now expects that users will continue to use their existing router hardware, which is becoming more commonplace in households with broadband internet connections.
Place your bets - what functionality will be next to go?
 

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