Sony's PlayStation 3 will be dressed in black when it arrives in U.S. and Canadian stores on Nov. 17. The 60GB version, shown here, carries a price tag of $599 and includes Wi-Fi capabilities and Memory Stick/SD/CompactFlash slots. The more basic $499 version, which lacks the silver trim, has a 20GB hard drive. Both feature a Blu-ray Disc drive for high-definition video, along with Bluetooth wireless functions.
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