Japanese PS3 Buyers Shorted on Cables

Well, if you're one of the lucky few Japanese gamers that can actually find a PlayStation 3 to buy this Christmas will need to also find a local electronics store if you want HD. Sony has decided only to include composite cables, and is omitting any sort of HD-ready cabling, HDMI or otherwise, from Japanese PS3s. This means that gamers will have to obtain these cables separately, or they'll have to buy one of Sony's PS3-branded HDMI cables with their consoles. PS2 owners can rest easy; if you already have one of Sony's Multi-Out composite cables, this will work on the PS3 as well. So after getting the console, a spare controller, a couple of games, AND now an HDMI or composite cable, you're looking at a very, very expensive gaming investment.

[via IGN]