Sony claims that PCs will be rendered useless by the PS3

The folks over at Sony are so confident in the power and capabilities of the new PlayStation 3 that they think the console will render PCs unnecessary. This is just the latest in the console trash talk that has been going on for months. Just yesterday we reported that Microsoft was going to the mattresses over the PS3's standard Blu-ray drive.

Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison feels that the PS3 is flexible enough to double as a gaming machine and a machine to handle all of your day-to-day PC-related chores. Sure, the PS3 has a powerful processing platform, storage capabilities, wired and wireless networking, USB ports, a media reader and a Linux based operating system -- but is that enough to displace a traditional PC? "We believe that the PS3 will be the place where our users play games, watch films, browse the Web, and use other [home] computer functions. The PlayStation 3 is a computer. We do not need the PC," said Harrison.

Sony also denied the notion that its decision to add motion-sensing technology to its PS3 controller was a knee-jerk reaction to Nintendo's Wii. Harrison remarked, "In a certain way, I understand why people would say [such things], but it is stupid, if you'll forgive me saying so."

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