Expect long lines this fall when Sony launches two versions of its new PlayStation 3 console.
Company officials say the PS3 will launch November eleventh in Japan and November 18th in both the U.S. and Europe.
One version will have a 20-gigabyte hard drive and sell for $499.
There also will be a 60-gigabyte drive that will cost $599.
The PS3's starting price is 100-dollars more than the current top-of-the-line Xbox 360.
But Sony officials say the PS3 has competitive advantages.
They cite a speedy "Cell" processor, the Blu-ray disk format for high-definition video and an online network that will include video chat and micropayments.
Nintendo and Microsoft plan news conferences today to discuss their competing systems.
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