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PS3 Supports DivX Video Format

Sony has announced the immediate availability of the latest system software update for PlayStation 3. Version 2.10 will enable the PS3 to expand its value as a home entertainment hub by allowing it to play the very latest interactive Blu-ray Disc movies, as well as broadening the number of video formats supported to make PS3 even more versatile than before.

With the introduction of Blu-ray Profile 1.1 (known as Bonus View) PS3 will be able to fully exploit the potential of the new Blu-ray movies coming to market in 2008. With features such as Picture in Picture (PiP), the exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray is further enhanced with richer features and interactive content, limited only by the imagination of the studio.

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Sony claims that their sales for PS3 are on track to have reached a cumulative global sales total of over 16 million by the end of March 2008. The first Blu-ray movies to take advantage of Bonus View are scheduled for release in January 2008, making PS3 owners amongst the first consumers able to enjoy the enhanced movie-watching experience that Blu-ray technology makes possible.

The provision of support for DivX and VC-1 video playback codecs in system software Version 2.10 will also significantly expand the multimedia capabilities of PS3 by enabling users to enjoy access to the broad library of video content available in both the the DivX and VC-1 digital media formats.