As might be expected for an industry that's all about virtual reality, the announcements that companies make at E3 are often less than they appear. The first case in point this year was Microsoft's ( MSFT - Get Report) announcement on Tuesday about its "exclusive" deal with Take-Two. As
But Microsoft wasn't the only company that left out a few niggling details from its vision of the future. In its own presentation on Monday, Sony announced that it will be offering two versions of its upcoming PlayStation 3 platform. At least according to the presentation, the only difference between the two versions will be the size of the hard drive included with them: the cheaper version will have a 20GB drive, the pricier one a 60GB drive. As you might expect, there are a few more differences. In addition to the bigger hard drive, the top-of-the-line PlayStation 3 will have a memory card reader into which owners will be able to plug memory sticks, SD cards and compact flash cards. It will also have a built-in wireless Ethernet antenna, allowing users to connect to the Internet and online services without having to run a cable from their routers. And it will have an HDMI connector -- a cable connector necessary to link the box with high-definition televisions. The cheaper PlayStation 3 will have none of those things. Meaning that while Sony is touting that it will be offering the only "true" high-definition game console, that's going to be the case only if you buy the more expensive version.