Current PS3 launch titles not even using half the PS3’s processing capacity

Sony Computer Entertainment’s Exec VP Phil Harrison made some impressively bold statements this week about the capacity of the PS3, stating that the current PS3 launch titles are not using even half of it’s processing capacity, and that ‚ÄúNobody will ever use 100 percent of its capability.‚Äù

That’s a strong statement to make. I expect as the manufacturer of a gaming console you’d expect developers to use it’s full capacity at some point, at least a couple of years after it’s launch anyway (which is typical for consoles – current releases of latest PS2 games are only just reaching the point where they are pushing the PS2 to it’s max).

PS3 European launch in March 2007 to come with ‘major firmware update’

The PS3 is due to launch in Europe and the rest of the world in March 2007, and according to the Sony Europe VP of Technology, Paul Holman, there will be a major firmware update released at the same time.

According to Holman there will be new major features and gaming capabilities added in the new firmware. Could it be that the ‘media center’ type functionality is coming? Remember the screen shots from Japan last year showing the PS3 displaying multiple HD outputs across the screen at the same time? Is the PS3 about to get Tivo like functionality?