News Net Japan - Products
Sony Computer Entertainment is gearing up for the PlayStation2's March 4, 2000, launch in Japan. Gone is the simple game console. Sony bills the PS2 as a "computer entertainment system"capable of playing PS2 and PS1 games, audio CDs and DVD videosthat will serve as a platform for Internet-based electronic distribution of digital content in 2001. Launch price in Japan will be 39,800 yen, the original launch price of the first Playstation. The U.S. Playstation2 launch is slated for fall 2000.