the PlayStation 3 was due to launch in Spring 2006, as announced at E3 2005. However, at a business briefing in February, Ken Kutaragi, the creator of PlayStation, confirmed the rumours of a delay and pushed the launch to fall. At E3 2006, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 3 would be released in Japan on 11th November, and in Europe and North America on 17th November.
NVIDIA is producing the graphics chip for the PlayStation 3, called RSX or 'Reality Synthesiser'. Rumours suggest the chip's design was finished months ago, but neither NVIDIA nor Sony have revealed its final specifications, something graphics card enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating.