After spending the past year and a half farting about in third place in the console wars, Sony has made some big-balled announcements to close the gap on Nintendo and Microsoft, including a new 80gb model, a video delivery system, and a strong lineup of games.
Right now in the US, Sony are launching a video delivery service on Playstation Store for PS3 and PSP. Consumers now have the ability to download full-length movies, television shows, and original programming accessible through the Playstation Store.
What can you get? With nearly 300 movies and more than 1,200 TV episodes for rent and/or purchase (in standard and high-definition), the PS3 could be the centrepiece of a home entertainment system (instead of just being really good at collecting dust).
MOTD on your PSP: The coolest thing about this is the ability to transfer digital content onto the PSP from the PS3. Missed the footy highlights? Shove them on your PSP and watch them on the way to work.
80GB PS3: This will become the mainstay of Sony's hardware line-up. It will retail for just over £200, with no compromise on performance - it'll still have a Blu-ray player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, Cell Broadband Engine and a built-in 80GB hard-disk drive.
Games: In addition to the console updates, Sony has also announced some strong Playstation exclusive titles, including God of War 3, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for BootySOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation. Oh, and when LittleBigPlanet eventually comes out, they're going to have a big fucking party.