PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3)Sony develops smaller & cheaper Blu-Ray laser
GamesIndustry - January 27, 2008
Submitted by deftangel (291)
at 7:08PM PST on January 26, 2008
Sony and Nichia have jointly developed a smaller, less costly Blu-ray reader/writer module.
The company expects the new laser unit, which is just 3mm thick, to appear in the company's 9.5mm laptop drives sometime this year.
A smaller, less costly Blu-ray laser unit could undoubtedly reduce production costs for the PlayStation 3, allowing Sony to drop the price even further should it choose to do so.