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Sony PSX

In case you haven't heard about this, Sony are releasing a new convergence product called the PSX. No, it's not a reissue of the venerable Playstation (often called the PSX, erroneously). The PSX combines video gaming, DVD and PVR into one unit. It can write to recordable DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW & DVD+RW) in addition to its internal hard disk. U.S. pricing has not been set yet, but in Japan it starts at around $700.

The set is very intriguing. Hopefully, Sony will make a wireless controller for it. Corded controllers are less desireable, especially given that the PSX is supposed to function as a set-top box and not just a video game console. Personally, I don't like corded controllers any longer, having used the excellent Nintendo Wavebird for many months now.

Gamespy have a short blurb on the unit here including a picture.


How did the nickname come about, then?

Posted by: Whitney Clark at January 20, 2004 12:04 PM

I have no idea. All I know is that Sony calls the original Playstation console the PS1. PSX may have been the code name for the original Playstation, and it entered the gaming vernacular as such.

Posted by: deinonych at February 21, 2004 11:52 PM

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