Pssst...More on PS3

Kenji Hall

Can Sony's next-generation video game machine really be twice the price of Microsoft's? You better believe it. Sony announced yesterday ahead of the E3 conference in Los Angeles that its PlayStation 3 will come in two versions: one with a 60GB hard-disk drive that will go for $599, and another with a 20GB drive for $499. That makes PS3 the most expensive of Sony's game consoles so far, and puts it well above Microsoft's Xbox 360, which goes for $299 (without a hard drive, or $399 with a built-in drive). There's no telling how much Nintendo's Wii console will go for but the company has typically kept prices low.

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