Man, this just in. Seems like the PS3 is really pushing to be way more than just a games console. Already a formidable media centre, it has just been announced that Sony is going to be introducing a new external device that will allow the PS3 to act as a digital TV tuner and recorder. Sony says the device, called the PlayTV, will allow users to watch high-definition TV broadcasts and record them to the game unit’s hard drive.

It will also allow transfer of recorded content to Sony’s handheld PlayStation Portable for viewing.

It is slated for release in Europe from early 2008, but I’m pretty sure it wont take to long after that for it to make it to our shores be it along official or unofficial lines of course :)

So come on Microsoft – what next are you going to make the XBOX 360 do?

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