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PS3 Launch Info, First Games Announced

Sony announced that its next-generation console would be named PlayStation 3, an unsurprising move. What wasn’t expected was the enormous amount of AAA titles that were announced. So far we are expecting the following games to launch alongside the PlayStation 3, or shortly after:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Devil May Cry 4
Tekken 6
Gran Turismo 5
Killzone 2
Wolfenstein
Killing Day
Gran Theft Auto PS3

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Sony reconfirmed that the PS3 would use Blu-Ray discs as its media format. It will also support DVD, among other formats. It will be backwards-compatible all the way back to the original PlayStation.

It will have slots for Memory Stick Duo, a SD slot, and a compact flash memory slot. It will also have a slot for a detachable hard drive. The PS3 will have the capability to support seven Bluetooth controllers. It will also have six USB slots: four up front and two in the back.

Later this evening, we’ll post a few transcript of the Sony news conference. Be sure to check back for more images, information, and complete coverage of the day’s events regarding the PS3.