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In pictures: PlayStation 3 unveiled
PlayStation 3 (Image: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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Sony has unveiled its next-generation games console at the E3 games conference in LA. Microsoft launched its Xbox 360 last week, and Nintendo's console plans will be revealed this week, too.
PlayStation 3 (Image: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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The console will come in three colours: black, silver and white. It is due for release early next year.
PlayStation 3 (Image: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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The PlayStation 3 is dubbed a "supercomputer for entertainment", with a powerful new processor called Cell, which Sony says is 35 times faster than the current PlayStation chip.
PlayStation 3 controller (Image: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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The machine is similar in size to the PS2 but has a more rounded look. Sony wants it to be the centrepiece in the digital living room.
PlayStation 3 game (Image: Sony Computer Entertainment)
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One of the games planned is Eyedentify which fits with the push for games that are more sociable and interactive


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