Sony PlayStation 3 router funtionality dropped

Posted on Wednesday, July 13 2005 @ 3:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Ken Kutaragi, Sony's Computer Entertainment head, said the PlayStation 3 was originally intented to act as a home network router, but this functionality has been dropped because it would have been to expensive.

Originally the PS3 would be able to use its three Gigabit Ethernet ports to act as a router, but Sony now admits this feature would cost too much to manufacture.
The bank of network ports on the back of the box can be used as a switch or hub, however, and the company has previously hinted that it has other plans in mind for the multiple network ports.
More info at Gamesindustry

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