Sony PlayStation 3 Demonstrated for Hollywood Heavies
By CIO Staff
Sony, the Japanese electronics firm, on Wednesday celebrated the upcoming launch of its PlayStation 3 gaming console in Beverly Hills, Calif., with the likes of such stars as David Arquette, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Nicky Hilton and Diddy, according to a Nov. 9 press release on Yahoo Finance.
PlayStation 3 will launch in Japan on Saturday, and its nationwide release is set for Nov. 17.
Sony PlayStation 3
At the Beverly Hills invitation-only shindig, David Arquette demonstrated such PlayStation 3 titles as Resistance: Fall of Man, Genji: Days of the Blade and NBA ’07.
Sigler, of The Sopranos fame, got to test drive the system’s built-in Blu-ray next-generation DVD player by watching Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, featuring Will Ferrell. In October, Sony said the first half-million U.S. gamers to purchase PlayStation 3 would receive a free copy of the film on Blu-ray.
Hilton watched the PlayStation 3 console surf the Web, rip MP3 files and upload digital videos at the event.
Diddy also put on a performance for the crowd that included such additional celebs as Lindsay Lohan, Chris Rock and Paris Hilton, among others.
When Sony releases PlayStation 3 in the United States, it will be available in a $499 low-end version with a 20GB hard drive, as well as a $599 model with 60GB of storage space and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, according to the release.