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Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox the world's leading hub for household entertainment. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox...more

People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox the world's leading hub for household entertainment. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox the world's leading hub for household entertainment. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox...more

People are seated before the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox the world's leading hub for household entertainment. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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