Buyers of the upcoming Sony PlayStation 3 won't be getting an important cable. According to the official US Sony Playstation 3 website, the new console will not include an HDMI cable. An HDMI cable will be required for those who want to watch Blu-ray discs at 1080p resolution and for others who want the best quality picture on their digital television sets.
The reason for not including the cable could be as simple as the high cost. A quick look at a major retailer shows the prices for HDMI cables in 4 to 16 foot lengths range from $60 to a whopping $200. In addition, buyers of the PlayStation 3 might already own an HDMI cable from a previous DVD player or television set purchase.