Sony Launches Hard Drive and FFXI
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today a new internal Hard Disk Drive (40GB) for the PS2 and said the new hardware comes pre-installed with the FINAL FANTASY XI. Developed by Square Enix and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, FINAL FANTASY XI and the internal Hard Disk Drive are now being sold for a suggested retail price of $99.
FINAL FANTASY XI offers gamers a dynamic online adventure in a persistent world, breaking traditional gaming barriers and expanding the opportunities with online gaming by allowing cross-platform, cross-continent gameplay between a PlayStation 2 and a PC. Now for the first time gamers won't be bound by geographic region or platform obstacles, and can enter an ever evolving world of online gaming.
"True to its business philosophy of delivering technology when the market is ready and with full content support, the Hard Disk Drive delivers the features that consumers want most," said Andrew House, executive vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "With 2.6 million network ready PlayStation 2 consoles in more than 25 million homes throughout North America, the internal Hard Disk Drive paves the way for delivering countless forms of digital entertainment to this massive audience."
3/24/2004 Aaron Thomas