Survey: PlayStation 3 to support Blu-ray, 1080p

As part of the marketing campaign for the upcoming PlayStation 3 game console, Sony surveyed some PlayStation users for their thoughts on the what they might like to see in the new machine, Kotaku reports. In the survey, one question reads, "The PlayStation 3 will include BluRay (sic), the high definition DVD technology, and support games in resolutions of up to 1080p." So it's pretty much official: The PS3 will be able to play those probably-really-sweet-looking-but-we-can't-say-for-sure since-they're-not-actually-out-yet Blu-ray movies. Blu-ray compatibility would give the PS3 an advantage over the Xbox 360, since the new Xbox doesn't play HD DVDs (which is the high-defintion disc format that Microsoft chose to support; the company is planning to release an external HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 later this year). If PlayStation gets its game on in September as predictedand the price stays reasonable — then you could potentially buy a Blu-ray player this fall for less than $500. Oh, yeah — it'll be a state-of-the-art game console, too. And if you have a newer HDTV, bask in the news that the PS3 will output 1080p-format HDTV signals. Very few high-def sets right now can actually accept this ulta-HD format, much less have the pixels to display it at full resolution, but it's good to see that the PS3 probably isn't the kind of device that'll become obsolete right away.

Sony Reveals 1080p is a Go with Upcoming Playstation 3, via Gizmodo