Much talk has surrounded Sony’s next-gen console which sounds awesome, but expensive. Reports have suggested that Sony will not be able to make up the money it loses from downselling the PS3 in it’s debut year (see our article for more info).
Apparently, the rumors have Sony worried too because they announced that the PS3 will no longer act as a home network router. Ken Kutaragi has announced that the expense of making the PS3 has forced the company to decrease the functionality.
But no worries, PlayStation fans, the PS3 is still looking to be a pretty awesome machine. The loss of the router isn’t a big one. Router hardware is becoming more common in households than broadband connections, and existing hardware will still be usable with the PS3.