Sony Reveals Wireless Plans for PS3 And PSP

Wireless networking is set to form a key part of Sony’s grand plan for its next generation hardware, has learned, with the company’s vision of the future banking heavily on the proliferation of high-speed wireless hotspots in the home and in public places.

It’s already well known that the PlayStation Portable will feature hardware supporting the 802.11 wireless networking system, but new details of Sony’s future vision reveal that this will not only be used for multiplayer between PSP devices – and explain why the company opted for the more expensive and power-hungry 802.11 standard rather than the seemingly more logical Bluetooth wireless system.

Well-placed sources have informed us that Sony plans to use wireless networking not only for multiplayer between PSP devices, but also to link the PSP with the next-generation home console, PS3, and with wireless internet “hot spots” to enable online multiplayer and internet communication functionality.


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