Blu-ray For Nothin’ and your Gigs for Free

As picked up by, Sony Computer Entertainment President Phil Harrison has made some interesting comments in an interview with GamePro Magazine:

We put our Blu-ray disc functionality in the console purely from a game design point of view…Once we had that storage capacity on Blu-ray disc, adding the movie playback functionality was extremely cost-effective, [the cost] is actually non-existent

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This lends one to wonder: is the PS3 worth $500 or $600 without the Blu-ray drive?


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