EETimes meldt dat Sony Computer Entertainment komende herfst met een plank op de markt komt waarmee ontwikkelaars van arcade machines customized systemen en games kunnen bouwen op basis van de Playstation 2 architectuur:
Arcade game manufacturers will be able to develop their own machines that combine the Playstation 2 board with their own boards, such as interface boards, according to SCE. The company said it intends to supply the board in volume in autumn when vendors are ready to produce machines based on the board in volume.
"SCE intends to actively expand this business," an SCE spokesman said. Use of the Playstation 2 architecture in the arcade market is expected to simplify the development and porting of game titles to and from arcade game machines and the Playstation 2 home console. SCE has already shipped about 300,000 boards of the popular first-generation Playstation to arcade game vendors.