Sony Corp. this week said a new model of the Playstation 3 will require an HDMI cable in order to view Blu-ray disc titles.

The company this week told consumer website Ars Technica that the new CECH-3000 series will require HDMI for Blu-ray movie output in high-definition in compliance with AACS standards. It will continue to support component cables for HD gaming and streaming content.

Advance Access Content System, or AACS, is a new DRM standard that requires HD video content to be limited to HDMI and DVI cables.

Each PS3 sold includes Blu-ray disc functionality.

The PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle, to be sold May 31, will include the PS3 160GB hardware, a copy of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Pack, and a Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

Sony in May began sale of the Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack, which includes the PSP-3000 handheld, 2GB Memory Stick Pro, Gran Turismo, and MLB 11 The Show at $199.99.

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