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PlayStation 3
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(Counter-clockwise from top) Original logo, new logo, original model, controller, newer slim model design.
Manufacturer Sony EMCS, Foxconn, Lanix, ASUSTeK for SCEI[1]
Product family PlayStation
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
Retail availability November 11, 2006
Units sold 33.5 million (as of December 31, 2009)[2]
Media
Operating system XrossMediaBar
system software version 3.15[3]
CPU 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE & 7 SPEs
Storage capacity 2.5" SATA hard drive
(20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, or 250 GB included) (upgradeable)
Memory 256 MB system and 256 MB video
Display
Graphics 550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX 'Reality Synthesizer'
Sound
Controller input Sixaxis, DualShock 3, Logitech Driving Force GT, Logitech Cordless Precision™ controller, standard USB controllers, GT Force, Rhythm game controllers, PlayStation Move, GunCon 3, PlayStation Portable, Keyboard and Mouse
Connectivity
Online services PlayStation Network
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation (all models)
PlayStation 2 (20 GB, 60 GB, and some (CECHExx) 80 GB models)
Predecessor PlayStation 2
.The PlayStation 3 (officially abbreviated as PS3[4]) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series.^ Sony PLAYSTATION 3 Console 40GB PS3 1 Controller .
  • Find (playstation 3, ps3) console -adapter*, -game*, -charger, -replacement, -skin, -fan*, -cable*, -decal*, -tool* on eBay International Market, with worldwide deals on items in all your top categories 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC global.ebay.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Connects a PS3 (Sony PlayStation 3) console to internet, or a PS3 to PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 Accessories - Shop for Video Games at BizRate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ A group for the video gaming console, from Sony, the PlayStation 3 (PS3).
  • PlayStation 3 Games - FriendFeed 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC friendfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.^ Microsoft saw there was money in Gaming consoles and produced Xbox.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Wii Microsoft Xbox 360 vs. Sony Playstation 3 vs. Nintendo Wii.
  • Playstation 3 Review - Associated Content - Topic 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See the top picks in Game Consoles » Nintendo Wii .
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

.A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network,[5] which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on video game developers for online play.^ A group for the video gaming console, from Sony, the PlayStation 3 (PS3).
  • PlayStation 3 Games - FriendFeed 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC friendfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arenas How Social Networking & Downloadable Content is Changing Video Games As the social internet continues to bring together people and game developers, the way video games are updated and critiqued are rapidly changing.
  • Playstation 3 Review - Associated Content - Topic 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3 Memory Card Adapter by Sony With the PLAYSTATION 3 memory card adaptor, game save information from PlayStation and PlayStation 2 Memory Cards can now be transferred onto the PLAYSTATION 3 hard-disk drive.
  • PlayStation 3 Accessories - Shop for Video Games at BizRate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

[6] .Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities,[7][8][9] connectivity with the PlayStation Portable,[10] and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium.^ While it gets the headlines, the benefits of the Blu-ray disc format are uncertain.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc .
  • PS3SACD.com PlayStation3 Super Audio CD FAQ 17 September 2009 16:35 UTC www.ps3sacd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Music and High Quality Music .
  • (Un-Official) PS3 Laser Replacement Manual & Video - Blu-ray Forum 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market.^ Blu-ray Games and PS3 - Blu-ray Forum .
  • Blu-ray Games and PS3 - Blu-ray Forum 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu player for the cost of a 1 PS3.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Games and PS3 .
  • Blu-ray Games and PS3 - Blu-ray Forum 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12]
.The PlayStation 3 was first released on November 11, 2006 in Japan,[13] November 17, 2006 in North America and South America,[14] and March 23, 2007 in Europe and Oceania.^ November 11, 2006 at 6:44 pm .

^ November 14, 2006 at 7:32 am .

^ Comment by SimpleSimon on 2007-11-14 04:17:50 .
  • Playstatic » Any Bluetooth headset compatible with PS3 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.playstatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15][16] .Two SKUs were available at launch: a basic model with a 20 GB hard drive (HDD), and a premium model with a 60 GB hard drive and several additional features[17] (the 20 GB model was not released in Europe or Oceania).^ From 30 to 60 GB choices to 40 and 80 GB, now 120 and 250 GB? It's generous HDD space.
  • PS398017 | PlayStation®3 120GB System | Sony | Sony Style USA 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the first version, model CECHA01 with 60 GB. It was purchased in December, 2006 and has been kept in a pet-free, smoke-free house between 65 to 75 degrees.
  • Playstation 3 60 GB - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Playstation 3 comes equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player, HDMI and component video outputs, built-in Wi-Fi functionality, and an internal, 60 GB hard drive.
  • Playstation 3 60 GB - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18] .Since then, several revisions have been made to the console's available models, most notably with the release of a new slim model in September 2009 to coincide with rebranding of the console and its logo.^ Today, it was announced that hit video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had made over $1 billion in worldwide sales since its release in Novemb...
  • N4G.com : All the latest PS3 news 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.n4g.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Japan Video Game Console Review: Sony Playstation 3, 40GB Model Sony Playstation 3 40GB, is by far one of the most beautiful consoles I have ever gotten.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ More 250GB PS3 Slim Evidence Emerges News 17 Sep 2009 by Gwynne Dixon .

[19][20]

Contents

History

.Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 3 (then marketed as PLAYSTATION 3[21]) to the public along with its original returning boomerang style controller [22] on May 16, 2005, during the E3 2005 conference.^ Sony to Unveil PlayStation 3 as Playable at E3 2005 PlayStation 3 planned for a playable debut at next year's E3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Kol Tregaskes to Kol's feed , PlayStation 3 Games , friendfeed Gamers , electronical games Sony Patents "Expandable Control Device" .
  • PlayStation 3 Games - FriendFeed 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC friendfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony confirms that the PlayStation 3's ambitious social networking app remains on track for a 'fully-functioning' release during the Fall...

[23] .A functional version of the system was not present there,[24] nor at the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005,[25] although demonstrations (such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots[24]) were held at both events on devkits and comparable PC hardware.^ GamePro sees first playable Metal Gear 4, MGS Online Konami unveiled several new Metal Gear Solid 4 details on Tuesday including the new online mode.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Most early PS (PSone) games are not protected, but later releases (like Metal Gear Solid Integral) have special marks that require special CD lens to read.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note that the PS2 game discs can be single or double layer, although there are very few dual-layer PS2 games (like Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24][25] .Video footage based on the predicted PlayStation 3 specifications was also shown (notably a Final Fantasy VII tech demo).^ Publishers Concerned About Unfinished PS3 Hardware Publishers like Sega and THQ are getting restless about Sony's apparent inability to finalize the PlayStation 3's hardware specifications.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Buy Takes PS3 Game Pre-orders for Final Fantasy VII BestBuy.com is now accepting preorders for nine PlayStation 3 launch titles.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ I totally enjoyed Final Fantasy VII. All the FF’s that followed, while interesting in their own right, didn’t hold a candle to it.
  • Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks 11 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26] .The initial prototype shown in May 2005 featured two HDMI ports, three Ethernet ports and six USB ports;[27] however, when the system was shown again a year later at E3 2006, these were reduced to one HDMI port, one Ethernet port and four USB ports, presumably to cut costs.^ The PS3 features IBM's "Cell" processor and a co-developed Nvidia graphics processor that makes the system able to perform two trillion calculations per second.
  • Playstation 3 PS3 Game Accessories 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Two additional USB 2.0 ports, flash memory readers, and SACD playback have all met an untimely fate over these last years, but none of them sting quite as much as the loss of PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility .
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony to Unveil PlayStation 3 as Playable at E3 2005 PlayStation 3 planned for a playable debut at next year's E3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[17][28] .Two hardware configurations were also announced for the console: a 20 GB model and a 60 GB model, priced at $499 (€499) and $599 (€599), respectively.^ Reply Some 60 gb models do not have ps2 hardware compatibility.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cons: 499 price tag although 20GB hard-drive and bluetooth motion sensing controller are included, 599 for 60 GB hard-drive version.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ No PS3 Price Cut for North America SCEA president Kaz Hirai announces that there will be no price cut for the PS3 in North America despite the lowered price of the 20GB model in Japan.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[17] .The 60 GB model would be the only configuration to feature an HDMI port, Wi-Fi internet, flash card readers and a chrome trim with the logo in silver.^ Playstation 3 comes equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player, HDMI and component video outputs, built-in Wi-Fi functionality, and an internal, 60 GB hard drive.
  • Playstation 3 60 GB - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is the first version, model CECHA01 with 60 GB. It was purchased in December, 2006 and has been kept in a pet-free, smoke-free house between 65 to 75 degrees.
  • Playstation 3 60 GB - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rounding out the front panel is a built-in memory card reader behind a door that supports not only memory cards from Sony's entire Memory Stick family, but Compact Flash and SD/MMC cards as well.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[17] .Both models were announced for a simultaneous worldwide release: November 11 for Japan, and November 17 for North America and Europe.^ November 17, 2006 at 11:45 am .

^ Before the consumer PS3 was released on November 11, 2006, earlier models existed.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Slated for simultaneous worldwide release in June 2008, Konami has released very few details about MGS4.

[29]
.On September 6, 2006, Sony announced that the PAL region (Europe and Oceania) PlayStation 3 launch would be delayed until March 2007, due to a shortage of materials used in the Blu-ray Disc drive.^ Normally, it is B for Blu-ray disc format.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has a Blu-ray drive and a 60gb drive.
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pros: Blu-Ray drive .
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[30]
.At the Tokyo Game Show on September 22, 2006, Sony announced that it would include an HDMI port on the 20 GB system, but a chrome trim, flash card readers, silver logo, and Wi-Fi would not be included.^ September 20, 2006 at 7:11 pm .

^ Wi-Fi, Blu-ray, memory card readers, HDMI, and of course the game playing.
  • Playstation 3 Review - Associated Content - Topic 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Playstation 3 comes equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player, HDMI and component video outputs, built-in Wi-Fi functionality, and an internal, 20 GB hard drive.
  • PlayStation 3 20 GB Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

[31] .Also, the launch price of the Japanese 20 GB model was reduced by over 20%,[32] and the 60 GB model was announced for an open pricing scheme in Japan.^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Months of intense hype were followed by a late launch (fully a year after the Xbox 360) and a staggering $600 price tag for the deluxe model.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Seagate supplies the SATA hard drive, costing Sony $43 for the 20 GB model and $54 for the 60 GB model.
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32] .During the event, Sony showed 27 playable PS3 games running on final hardware.^ PS3 Memory Card Adapter by Sony With the PLAYSTATION 3 memory card adaptor, game save information from PlayStation and PlayStation 2 Memory Cards can now be transferred onto the PLAYSTATION 3 hard-disk drive.
  • PlayStation 3 Accessories - Shop for Video Games at BizRate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

^ "In-game communication" coming to PS3 this summer, says Sony Perhaps PS3 owners can look forward to more chat-enabled games, that is if recent vague statements by Sony are to be believed.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Is sony so stupid to make a game you can play only on some ps3?
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33]

Launch

Silver PlayStation 3 consoles on showcase in 2006.
.The PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006 at 07:00.[13] According to Media Create, 81,639 PS3 systems were sold within 24 hours of its introduction in Japan.^ November 11, 2006 at 6:44 pm .

^ November 17, 2006 at 11:45 am .

^ November 11, 2006 at 7:33 pm .

[34]
.Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006.[14] Reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3 include a customer shot,[35] campers robbed at gunpoint,[36] customers shot in a drive-by shooting with BB guns,[37] and 60 campers fighting over 10 systems.^ November 17, 2006 at 5:23 am .

^ November 15, 2006 at 6:14 pm .

^ November 7, 2006 at 12:10 am .

[38]
.The console was originally planned for a global release through November, but the European and rest-of-the-world's release was delayed "until March" at the start of September.^ Please note: The PlayStation 3 launch has been delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of key components.

^ Update on November 18, 2008 Please note the European version of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe has not been released yet.
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 Popular Tags .

[39] .With it being a somewhat last-minute delay, some companies had taken deposit-based pre-orders, to which Sony informed customers that they were eligible for full refunds or could continue the pre-order.^ In Fall of 2007 Sony will be releasing Playstation Home which is a Second Life kind of virtual world where users have properties that they can customize and share with their friends.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Furthermore, in that 1 year time span, they lost all of their customer loyalty of 120+ million ps2 consoles sold last gen.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Low demand for the 20 GB PS3 has motivated some stores to discontinue orders for the product, and surprisingly, one such store is Sony's own retail chain.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[40] .On January 24, 2007, Sony announced that the PlayStation 3 would go on sale on March 23, 2007 in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and New Zealand.^ In Fall of 2007 Sony will be releasing Playstation Home which is a Second Life kind of virtual world where users have properties that they can customize and share with their friends.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Please note: The PlayStation 3 launch has been delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of key components.

^ Sony details 40GB PlayStation 3 without U.S. date Sony announced on Friday that it will begin selling a 40GB PS3 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia starting October 10 for 399 euros.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[15][16] .The system sold about 600,000 units in its first two days.^ When the PS3 first launched in 2006, iSuppli tore the system down and found that it cost Sony about $840 to build the version of the PS3 selling for $599 at the time, accounting for a loss of around $240 per PS3 sold.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ I think there are about 500,000 units floating around so that brings the numbers to 150 million.
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .On March 7, 2007, the 60 GB PlayStation 3 launched in Singapore with a price of S$799.[42] The console was launched in South Korea on June 16, 2007 in a single version equipped with an 80 GB hard drive and IPTV.^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Please note: The PlayStation 3 launch has been delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of key components.

^ Sony: 80 GB PS3 has been confirmed -- in Korea In a surprise move today, Sony has confirmed its development of a PlayStation 3 model with an 80 GB hard drive, but it will be sold exclusively to the South Korean market for their product launch on June 16th.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[43]

PS3 Slim and console rebranding

.Following speculation that a 'slim' model was in the pipeline Sony officially announced the PS3 CECH-2000 on August 18, 2009 at the Sony Gamescom press conference.^ The PS3 Slim (CECH-20xx) models don't have this feature.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony officially announces the PS3 Slim at its GamesCom keynote address in Germany...

^ Sony dropped the price of the PS3 yesterday to US$299 (effective immediately) which lops off $100 from the 80GB model that's been the dominant seller.
  • Playstation 3 120 GB Slim System [USA] 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

[20][44] Among its features are a slimmer form factor and quieter noise when powered on. .It was released in major territories by September 2009. As part of the release for the slim model, the logo was changed from the "Spider-Man font" and capitalised PLAYSTATION 3 to a more traditional PlayStation and PlayStation 2 like 'PlayStation 3' logo with "PS3" imprinted on the console.^ By Addy Smithson   |  Published 6/2/2009 More topics: Playstation 3 Review Dead Space - PlayStation 3 Review Dead Space - PlayStation 3 review By Gabriel Chau   |  Published 10/17/2008 More topics: Dead Space .
  • Playstation 3 Review - Associated Content - Topic 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony to launch Wii-like news, weather for PS3 Sony is preparing a non-game service for its PlayStation 3 console that at first glance is similar to one available on Nintendo's Wii.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Batteries, PS3 Costs Push Sony to Q2 Operating Loss The global recall and replacement of millions of laptop batteries, and start-up costs for the PlayStation 3 console, pushed Sony's operations into the red for the July to September quarter.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[45] .Along with the console and logo redesign, the boot screen of all consoles changed from saying "Sony Computer Entertainment" to "PS3 PlayStation 3", with a new chime and the game start splashscreen being dropped.^ "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family Logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ A group for the video gaming console, from Sony, the PlayStation 3 (PS3).
  • PlayStation 3 Games - FriendFeed 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC friendfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Sony Computer Entertainment logo is a registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[46] .The packaging of games has also been changed to reflect the new consoles logos and image.^ Sony will build on the success of its big-name franchises, but has also wisely shown a commitment to introducing new games for the upcoming console.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Sony: PS3 becoming lead console for developers PlayStation boss Jack Tretton says developers are increasingly using the PS3 over Xbox 360 as the lead development platform for new games.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ We will like to tell you all that we have the brand new Sony PS3 video game console available in stock and we are offering them at a good cheap affordable price.

Hardware

System unit

.The PlayStation 3 is convex on its left side, with the PlayStation logo upright, when vertical (the top side is convex when horizontal), and has a glossy black finish.^ Just above the disc drive on the front, the PlayStation logo can no longer twist to stay upright when the console stands vertically.
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Design Like the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 3 can stand vertically or lie horizontally in an AV rack, though because of its curved top, it's not meant to have any other components resting on top of it.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[47] PlayStation designer Teiyu Goto stated that the Spider-Man font-inspired logo "was one of the first elements SCEI president Ken Kutaragi decided on and the logo may have been the motivating force behind the shape of PS3".[48]
.The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs, and other optical media.^ The BD-ROM found in the PlayStation 3 has a maximum read speed of 2x for Blu-Ray Discs, 8x for DVDs and 24x for CDs.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray PCs, Drives, Media and Software .
  • (Un-Official) PS3 Laser Replacement Manual & Video - Blu-ray Forum 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Color is not supported in DVD discs, and is currently not supported in Blu-ray discs either.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] .It was originally available with hard drives of 20 and 60 GB (only the 60 GB model was available in PAL regions).^ Playstation 3 comes equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD player, HDMI and component video outputs, built-in Wi-Fi functionality, and an internal, 20 GB hard drive.
  • PlayStation 3 20 GB Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

^ Seagate, who already supplies Microsoft with 20GB hard drives for the Xbox 360, scores another win by supplying Sony with 20 and 60GB drives for the PlayStation 3.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[18][50] .An 80 GB model has since been introduced in NTSC regions,[51] and a 40 GB model has been introduced in all regions.^ So since it's already being done with firmware updates for the 60 GB in the UK, why not for the 40 GB anyways?
  • UK PS3 drops price, 40GB finally official - News at GameSpot 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony's 40GB PlayStation 3 SKU is to be phased out in Europe to make way for a new 80 GB model...

[52][53] .All PS3 models have user-upgradeable 2.5" SATA hard drives.^ Note that all the PS3 models come with 5400RPM drives.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, in that respect, it could be said the PS3 is fairly priced for people that want the Bluray and hard disk drives anyway.
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GB PS3 rumors bubble to the surface According to a recent filing with the FCC, the PlayStation 3 might be receiving a hard drive upgrade sooner than we think.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[54]
.The PlayStation 3 uses the Sony, Toshiba, IBM-designed Cell microprocessor as its CPU, which is made up of one 3.2 GHz PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and eight Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs).^ It comprises of a 64-bit PowerPC-based Power Processing Element (PPE) and eight identical Synergistic Processor Elements (SPE) running at 3.2GHz.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 "Cell" CPU to Power World's Fastest Supercomputer IBM is designing what is likely to be the world's fastest supercomputer.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Cell CPU has one 3.2Ghz PPE (Power Processor Element) with two threads and eight 3.2Ghz SPE (Synergistic Processing Elements).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[55] The eighth SPE is disabled to improve chip yields.[56][57] .Only six of the seven SPEs are accessible to developers as the seventh SPE is reserved by the console's operating system.^ Improving graphics, performance, speed - such is the "rehash syndrome" technology trap that so many developers and system designers so easily fall into.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ And does the operating system really reserve 25% of the PS3's power?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Indeed the memory chips you see are rated for operation at 700MHz, but the console isn't running them at that speed.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[57] .Graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA RSX 'Reality Synthesizer', which can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD.^ The system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience.
  • Playstation 3 PS3 Game Accessories 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.ddrgame.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Composite, S-Video, Component and HDMI are all supported output types of the PS3 with a variety of resolutions available such as 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Just ahead of that is nVidia's Reality Synthesizer GPU at $129.
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] The PlayStation 3 has 256 MB of XDR DRAM main memory and 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory for the RSX.[58]
.The system has Bluetooth 2.0, gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 and HDMI 1.3a built in on all currently shipping models.^ Connecting to your LAN is accomplished through the integrated gigabit ethernet adapter, or an optional wireless adapter for the 20GB model, and the integrated B/G adapter on the 60GB model.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony: $600 PS3 Won't Come With HDMI Cable Sony's PlayStation 3 website confirms what some fans have feared all along -- that the $600 HDMI-capable PS3 model will not include an HDMI cable.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS make sure you get the ps3 system updates before trying to use a late 2007/2008 model of bluetooth headset.
  • Playstatic » Any Bluetooth headset compatible with PS3 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.playstatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] .Wi-Fi networking is also built-in on the 40, 60, 80 GB and slim models while a flash card reader (compatible with Memory Stick, SD/MMC, and CompactFlash/Microdrive media) is built-in on 60 GB and CECHExx 80 GB models.^ Reply Some 60 gb models do not have ps2 hardware compatibility.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Earlier PS3 models have a flash memory card module, allowing the useage of Memory Stick cards, SD cards, and Compact Flash cards.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And as for the memory card reader?
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[49][58] .The system supports up to 7 controllers that are connected via Bluetooth 2.0 technology.^ Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 + PS3 Wireless Bluetooth Headset The Bluetooth Headset leverages advances in voice technology to bring next generation features to the PlayStation®3 system.
  • PS3 - All Games | Gamehubs.com 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC gamehubs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New technology for consoles can never keep up with PC’s but I think the core stability of the systems makes up for this.
  • Diablo 3 on Playstation 3 | Diablo 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.maxfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 supports up to seven connected bluetooth devices which can be a mix of game controllers or other bluetooth devices such as compatible headsets and keyboards.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[59]
.The PS3's hardware has also been used to build supercomputers for high-performance computing.^ It really stupid if you think about it, to watch a single movie on PS3 using “PS3 media server”, you have to use a computer and a PS3.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3 models having the extra EE chip uses PS2 hardware emulation, while those without uses PS2 software emulation.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later versions of the PS3 in all territories are expected to use software emulation instead of hardware.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[60] .Fixstars Solutions sell a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3 (originally sold by Terra Soft Solutions).^ Have fun with your Yellow Dog Linux!!!
  • Run Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on PS3 Tutorial 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: General]

^ This OtherOS will be Yellow Dog Linux, but you need something called a bootloader installer, and the bootloader itself!
  • Run Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on PS3 Tutorial 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: General]

^ So if you need help, contact the fellows over at Yellow Dog Linux!
  • Run Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on PS3 Tutorial 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: General]

[61] RapidMind produced a stream programming package for the PS3,[62] but were acquired by Intel in 2009. Also, on January 3, 2007, Dr. Frank Mueller, Associate Professor of Computer science at NCSU, clustered 8 PS3s. .Mueller commented that the 256 MB of system RAM is a limitation for this particular application, and is considering attempting to retrofit more RAM. Software includes: Fedora Core 5 Linux ppc64, MPICH2, OpenMP v 2.5, GNU Compiler Collection and CellSDK 1.1.[63][64][65] As a more cost-effective alternative to conventional supercomputers, the U.S. military has purchased clusters of PS3 units for research purposes.^ Xbox has cost more than the PS3) .
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ This severely limits the useability of the PS3 for custom operating systems.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Linux is currently limited in user-friendliness, and this is why a new generation of 3D operating systems may open up the computing world for the next generation computer enthusiasts.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66] Retail PS3 Slim units cannot be used for supercomputing, because the PS3 Slim lacks the ability to boot into a third-party OS.
.On March 22, 2007, SCE and Stanford University released the Folding@home project for the PlayStation 3.[67] This program allows PS3 owners to lend the computing power of their consoles to help study the physical process of protein folding.^ In Fall of 2007 Sony will be releasing Playstation Home which is a Second Life kind of virtual world where users have properties that they can customize and share with their friends.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Please note: The PlayStation 3 launch has been delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of key components.

^ PS3 doubles Folding@Home's processing power According to new statistics from Stanford, PS3 users are greatly contributing to the progress of the the Folding@Home project, instantaneously dwarfing the power of all other participating operating systems.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.In December 2008, a group of hackers used a cluster of 200 PlayStation 3's to hack the security protocol SSL.^ Update on December 5, 2008 Backorders and new orders for the European version of MK vs DCU for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will ship today.
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

^ The PlayStation 2 was one of the most difficult consoles to disassemble and hack, yet we're not even out the door yet and things seem to bode well for the brave hacker and the PlayStation 3.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Hacker uses PlayStation 3 to crack passwords Nick Breese, a senior security consultant at Auckland-based Security-assessment.com, has come up with a way to drastically increase the processing capability of cracking passwords, using a PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[68]

Original model

.There are five original PlayStation 3 hardware models, which are commonly referred to by the size of their included hard disk drive: "20", "40", "60", "80" and "160" GB.[17][69] The only difference in the appearance of the first five models was the color of the trim, number of USB ports, the preasence or absence of a door (which covers the flash card readers on equipped models), and some minor changes to the air vents.^ GB ($299) - 80GB hard drive, all the options including integrated WiFi, 4 USB ports, and the memory card readers.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Some 60 gb models do not have ps2 hardware compatibility.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hard disk size .
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.All retail packages include one or two Sixaxis controllers and/or a DualShock 3 controller (beginning June 12, 2008[70][71]), one miniUSB to USB cable (for connecting the controller and PlayStation Portable to the system), one composite video/stereo audio output cable, one Ethernet cable (20, 60, and CECHExx 80 GB only) and one power cable.^ The wireless controller recharges by connecting via the included USB cable.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ When a PAL game is played on a USA or Japanese PS3 console that is connected to a standard television via composite or S-Video cable, you will receive an error message.
  • Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

^ Pros: Raw power, Blu-ray, Slick design, operates quitely, Playstation only games .
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[69][72][73] .All models support software emulation of the original PlayStation,[74][75] but support for PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility has continually diminished with later models, and the last model to advertise integrated backwards compatibility was the 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle.^ If it has 4, it has software backwards compatibility.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All PS3 models have PS1 compatibility via software emulation.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks .
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] .Compatibility issues with games for both systems are detailed in a public database hosted by the manufacturer.^ To be honest, most of the elite current crop of games are available on both systems.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ And if we're just seeing the same games on both systems, it will be safety and pricepoint that wins out - so the most efficient manufacturer (and the company prepared to bear the greatest losses) will win.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ However, in reality you really can?t tell the difference between the games that exist on both systems.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[77] .All models, excluding the 20GB model, include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi.^ The PlayStation 3 has a Gigabit Ethernet port (all models except one include Wi-Fi to connect wirelessly via an Access Point), allowing connection to the internet for websurfing and downloading games off of the PlayStation Store.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony: $600 PS3 Won't Come With HDMI Cable Sony's PlayStation 3 website confirms what some fans have feared all along -- that the $600 HDMI-capable PS3 model will not include an HDMI cable.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The PS3 contains two wireless technologies, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition to all of the features of the 20 GB model, the 60 GB model has internal IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, multiple flash card readers (SD/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash Type I/Type II, Microdrive,[78] Memory Stick/PRO/Duo), and a chrome colored trim.^ CompactFlash, SD Memory Card and Memory Stick Duo card slots .
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Connectivity Features Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 Input Device .
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Earlier PS3 models have a flash memory card module, allowing the useage of Memory Stick cards, SD cards, and Compact Flash cards.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[79] .In terms of hardware, the 80 GB model released in South Korea is identical to the 60 GB model released in the PAL regions, except for the difference in hard drive size.^ Reply Some 60 gb models do not have ps2 hardware compatibility.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle is a CECHE01 console bundled with a DualShock 3 controller 2 CECHGxx is the first 40GB model, which was released in Europe in 10/2007 with PAL/NTSC hardware.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Besides the hard drive size, the 40GB model lacks flash card readers, 2 USB ports, SACD playback, and Playstation 2 compatibility (the 80GB will play PS2 games, but its software emulation is not even close to 100%).
  • Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks 11 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[80]
.Like the South Korean and European models, the North American 80 GB (2007) model also excludes the PlayStation 2 "Emotion Engine" CPU chip.^ Early North American and Japanese consoles have PS2 compatibility built into the hardware with all European versions using software emulation.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony: 80 GB PS3 has been confirmed -- in Korea In a surprise move today, Sony has confirmed its development of a PlayStation 3 model with an 80 GB hard drive, but it will be sold exclusively to the South Korean market for their product launch on June 16th.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 Launch: Analysts Say 80% Will be 60 GB Sony is on track for launching 1.2 million PlayStation 3 units by year's end, but the launch breakdown will heavily favor the more expensive $599 60 GB models.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[76] .However, it still keeps the "Graphics Synthesizer" GPU.[81] Due to the elimination of the "Emotion Engine", the level of compatibility was reduced.^ Later PS3 models that don't even have the Graphics Synthesizer chip meant no PS2 compatibility at all (hardware or software).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The RSX is a 550MHz graphics engine based on the G70 architecture, the same architecture family responsible for the GeForce 7800 series GPU. However, several reports indicate that the RSX is actually running at 500MHz core.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ We’ve hinted at it in the past, that removing the Emotion Engine chip from the 80GB (and future) Playstation 3 consoles would ruin backwards compatibility with many Playstation 2 games.
  • Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks 11 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[76] .The 40 GB, 80 GB (2008), and 160 GB models have two USB ports instead of the four USB ports on other models, and do not include multiple flash card readers, SACD support,[82] or any backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2 games.^ And that’s it – both consoles suffer from having no PS2 backwards compatibility at all, no flash card reader, no SACD support, and only 2 USB ports.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition to backward compatibility with many PS2 games, the $500 PS3s include more USB ports and a built-in flash media reader.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ The BC 80GB has 4 USB ports and card readers.
  • Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks 11 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19][76] .This was due to the removal of "Graphics Synthesizer" GPU, which stripped the units of all PlayStation 2 based hardware.^ Playstation 3 first crippled PS2 backwards compatibility by partially emulating games before removing compatibility all together.
  • Playstation 3 80GB’s PS2 backwards compatibility sucks 11 September 2009 9:25 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later PS3 models that don't even have the Graphics Synthesizer chip meant no PS2 compatibility at all (hardware or software).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Curious if your unit is backwards compatible with Playstation 2 games in hardware mode, or if it’s emulated, or if it will play them at all?
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[83][84]
.No official Wi-Fi or flash memory card readers were ever released by Sony for the 20 GB system, although Sony had plans to do so.^ And as for the memory card reader?
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ It has memory card readers.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Wi-Fi, Blu-ray, memory card readers, HDMI, and of course the game playing.
  • Playstation 3 Review - Associated Content - Topic 18 September 2009 12:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[85] .As of September 2009 Sony have placed no further emphasis on these proposed add-ons.^ Sony: E3 2009 will be 'biggest E3 in 11 years' E3 2009: Sony declares that this year's E3 will be packed with huge game announcements, making it one of the best E3s we've seen yet.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ However, the one difference is that with the 360 you have the *option* of these add ons, they are not something you get with the product, and have to pay for, whether you need it or not.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Mozilla: No, Firefox XUL add-ons are not an endangered species .
  • PlayStation 3 Loses as Much as $307 Per Unit Sold | Betanews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Nevertheless, as the model features four USB 2.0 ports, wireless networking and flash memory card support can already be obtained through the use of widely available external USB adapters and third-party PS3-specific media hubs.^ So yes, 4 usb ports is quite useful.
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The adapter itself connects to the PS3's USB port.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four USB ports on the 80G box.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[76]
.It was rumored that the Cell processors in the third-generation PS3s (40 GB, 2008 80 GB, and 160 GB) would move from a 90 nm process to the newer 65 nm process,[86] which SCEI CEO Kaz Hirai later confirmed,[87] and later to 45 nm.^ Kaz Hirai would rather die than get Xbox 360 exclusives on the PS3 Sony's gaming head, Kaz Hirai, said in an interview Thursday that he would rather "take a bullet in the head" than have Xbox 360 exclusives on the PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ For the work in which Cell would assist RSX, Cell will either generate in XDR and RSX will pull it from there, Cell will write to GDDR3, or RSX will push to XDR, Cell will operate, and RSX will grab it back (or Cell will push).
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony: 80 GB PS3 has been confirmed -- in Korea In a surprise move today, Sony has confirmed its development of a PlayStation 3 model with an 80 GB hard drive, but it will be sold exclusively to the South Korean market for their product launch on June 16th.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.This change lowers the power consumption of the console and makes it less expensive to produce.^ The CPU and GPU dies have shrunk from 90nm to 65nm (with the CPU finally hitting 45nm on the Slim) which saves Sony a significant amount of money on each console made (and should also lower power consumption significantly.
  • PS3 Comparison Chart 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And so on… Funny how they talk about how they lowered the price but the newest console does less than the original one did.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[88]

Slim model

PlayStation 3 slimline
250GB Slim PS3.jpg
The PlayStation 3 slimline.
Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
Retail availability September 2009
.The PS3 slim (officially called the PS3 CECH-2000) is the redesigned model of the console, and currently the only model in production.^ The PS3 Slim (CECH-20xx) models don't have this feature.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3/Next-Generation Delays to Blame for Poor Console Sales Analysts predict a weak shift from current to next-generation systems.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Wild and slim PS3 redesign caught on camera?
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It features an upgradeable 120GB or 250GB hard drive and is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% less power than previous models.^ GB PS3 rumors bubble to the surface According to a recent filing with the FCC, the PlayStation 3 might be receiving a hard drive upgrade sooner than we think.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm still wondering if it uses less power than the Xbox360 to play a DVD? .
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3 Slim ($299) - exact same features as the 80GB model, except no backwards compatibility with an extra 40GB for a total of 120GB hard drive.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

[20][89][90] .The cooling system has been redesigned and Cell processor has moved to a 45nm manufacturing process.^ The Cell consists of 234 million transistors and is manufactured on a 90nm silicon-on-insulator process.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The Cell CPU has one 3.2Ghz PPE (Power Processor Element) with two threads and eight 3.2Ghz SPE (Synergistic Processing Elements).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The console has also moved to smaller nanometer scale build processes for the GPU and the Cell processor.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[91] .It sold in excess of a million units in its first 3 weeks on sale.^ He obviously didn't know that the Wii sold over 2 million units during the same period or else he wouldn't have posted that.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Especially when the play the xxx number of units only available for first wave of sales game.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Sony misses Japan PS3 shipment goal by 2 weeks Shipments of SCEA's PlayStation 3 console hit one million units in Japan on Tuesday, the company said.
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[92]
.The PS3 slim also includes support for CEC (more commonly referred to by its manufacturer brandings of BraviaSync, VIERA Link, EasyLink and others) which allows control of the console over HDMI by using the remote control to use as a controller.^ Repair site: PS3 Slim 'a bit more tricky' to reassemble In an interview with Patrick Shaw, console repair site Rapid Repair stated while the PS3 Slim is just about as easy to fix, certain things make the process a little more tricky.
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^ I have 2 PS3 console (20g) and 1 extra wireless controller for sale.

^ Criterion Collection uses PS3 as reference Blu-ray player 20 hours ago .
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The PS3 slim also runs quieter and cooler than previous models due to its 45 nm Cell.^ Volumetrically, the 120GB PS3 Slim takes up approximately 33 percent less space than its counterpart, and at 7.05 pounds it's about 36 percent lighter, too.
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Report: 40GB PS3 runs quieter than current models A new report published on Monday says there's more than just a $100 price drop in store for gamers planning to buy the upcoming 40GB PS3.
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^ PS3 Slim ($299) - exact same features as the 80GB model, except no backwards compatibility with an extra 40GB for a total of 120GB hard drive.
  • Sony Playstation 3 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

.The PS3 Slim no longer has the "main power" switch (similar to PlayStation 2 slim), like the previous PS3 models, which was located at the back of the console.^ The following requires the power switch in the back to be on...
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^ No I don't mean modding the ps3 but like you know when you download a PSX game to the PS3, doesn't it download the ISO image to the PS3?
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^ Just above the disc drive on the front, the PlayStation logo can no longer twist to stay upright when the console stands vertically.
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[20][89] .The PS3 slim was officially released on September 1, 2009 in North America and Europe and on September 3, 2009 in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.^ PS3 September '07 delay in Europe?
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^ PC World calls PS3 a top tech mistake of 2006 PC World's Dan Tynan has released a new article titled "The 21 biggest technology mistakes of 2006."
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^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
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[20][89][93][94] .However, some retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, and GameStop started to sell the PS3 slim on August 25, 2009.[95][96] A 250GB Final Fantasy XIII-themed PS3 Slim which was white in color with pink designs, was officially announced on September 24, 2009 at the Tokyo Game Show as part of a bundle in Japan for Final Fantasy XIII, it was initially revealed in U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings as the PS3 CECH-2000B.[97][98] Sony Computer Entertainment Australia also announced later that day that it would be bringing the 250GB PS3 slim to Australia which would be bundled with other games and will not feature the Final Fantasy XIII theme.^ The PS3 Slim (CECH-20xx) models don't have this feature.
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^ In Japan, that means more PS3 bundles and colors.
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^ PS3 Slim finally here?
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.Although no American bundles have been announced for the 250GB PS3 slim, it will be sold as a stand-alone console (exclusively) in North America.^ Just above the disc drive on the front, the PlayStation logo can no longer twist to stay upright when the console stands vertically.
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
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^ Nyko Launching Intercooler for PS3 Today, Nyko announced it was bringing its hit line of aftermarket cooling peripherals to the PlayStation 3 console, which has been dogged by concerns of overheating.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[99]

Removal of "Other OS" support

.Among the changes made to the 'slim' model was the removal of the ability to install another operating system alongside the main system software.^ Software, operating systems and more .
  • Run Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on PS3 Tutorial 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC forums.afterdawn.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 software update 1.81 fixes bugs, little else Sony has revealed the release of another system software update for the PS3, but trust us -- it's nothing to get worked up about.
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^ Note that the main purpose of x.v.Color is not complete coverage of CIE-LAB, but complete coverage of another standard called Munsell Color System (which was first used for describing paint colors).
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.This was claimed to have been removed to focus on games and other content (new drivers etc would have had to be written for the new hardware for use in the alternative OS), although it is possible that Sony discovered a vulnerability in the feature that would enable hacking of the console.^ It is optimized for computational intensive workloads and media applications, such as games, movies and other forms of digital content.
  • DailyTech - The Sony PlayStation 3 Dissected 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Capcom decided to hold the game back, claiming time time would be used to further polish the game and let Dark Void launch in a less crowded market.
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^ New Les Paul customizable wireless guitar controller Thrash and burn through new venues and varying levels of difficulty New playlist with awesome new songs and unlockable content Multiplayer action mode Grueling boss battles Online multiplayer mode lets you battle other rockers worldwide For use on the Sony Playstation 3 Game System .

.Such a vulnerability was later found on the original (non-slim) versions by George Hotz, who created a hack that uses the Other OS feature to take control of the hypervisor.^ Later, PS3 model numbers starting with CECHG uses the 65nm version, while the PS3 Slim (CECH-20xx) used the 45nm version.
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^ I've also found that you can use PlayOn to copy MKVs over to the PS3 (or just play them from your pc), using the My Media feature.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such use may also lead to injury to you or others or cause performance issues or damage to your Wii Console or the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[100]

Accessories

.Numerous accessories for the console have been developed including the wireless Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers, the Logitech Driving Force GT, the Logitech Cordless Precision™ Controller, the BD Remote, the PlayStation Eye camera and the PlayTV DVB-T tuner/digital video recorder accessory.^ Wireless DualShock 3 controller .
  • PlayStation 3 Slim review -- Engadget 28 January 2010 0:40 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My sixaxis, my BD remote, AND my headsets.
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^ Logitech Driving Force Wireless (33155830) Thrustmaster T-Flight Stick X - joystick (32763935) dreamGEAR PS3 WARBEAST WIRELESS GUITAR - guitar controller (33541776) Thrustmaster Ferrari Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel - wheel and pedals set (32796750) Sony DualShock 3 - black (PS3) (32913551) See more Shopper.com strives to provide the best price, review, user opinion, and product information on the Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB).
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[101][102]
.At its press conference at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced the DualShock 3 (trademarked DUALSHOCK 3), a PlayStation 3 controller with the same function and design as the Sixaxis, but with vibration capability included.^ Sony details its biggest games at PlayStation Day Sony on Tuesday opened the lid on plenty of PS3 games, including Resistance 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and SOCOM: Confrontation at the annual PlayStation Day in London, England.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Haze Sony Dual Shock 3 for the Playstation 3: The Return of Rumble Vibration Motion sensing was okay with the Sixaxis but then when gamers notice the lack of rumble, the complains began and now it looks like Sony and Immersion had finally reconsidered...
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ As for the controller's design, Sony has made a few tweaks.
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[103] .Hands-on accounts describe the controller as being noticeably heavier than the standard Sixaxis controller, and capable of vibration forces comparable to the DualShock 2.[104] It was released in Japan on November 11, 2007,[105] in North America on April 5, 2008,[106] in Australia on April 24, 2008, in New Zealand on May 9, 2008, in Europe on July 2, 2008,[107] the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 4, 2008 and Seychelles on March 2010.^ May 9, 2008 Two guys in a camper van driving around Europe watching local bands.
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^ May 9, 2008 Vertical integration has enabled Sony to produce not only a successful disc standard, but also the movies and players themselves.
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^ Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening’ to take fans to the land of Amaranthine with new party members, spells, abilities and more in March 2010.
  • PS3 Home, The Home of Playstation 3 in the UK 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.ps3home.co.uk [Source type: General]

During E3 2009, Sony unveiled plans to release the PlayStation Move in 2010.

Model comparison

.
Generation Model Available colors First available In production Other features/information
1st
4 USB ports,
Hardware-based PS2 emulation,
SACD playback,
Third-party OS install
20 GB
CECHBxx
NTSC[79]
Piano Black with black trim
2006-11-01November 2006 No [108]
60 GB
CECHAxx
NTSC[79]
Piano Black with chrome trim No
2nd
802.11b/g Wi-Fi,
Flash memory readers,
4 USB ports,
Partially software-based PS2 emulation,[109]
SACD playback,
Third-party OS install
60 GB
CECHCxx
PAL[79]
2007-03-01March 2007 No
80 GB
CECHExx
NTSC[79]
2007-08-01August 2007 No
  • Some models came bundled with MGS4 or MotorStorm
  • DualShock 3 controller (MGS4 bundles only)
3rd
802.11b/g Wi-Fi,
2 USB ports,
No PS2 emulation,
No SACD support,
Third-party OS install
40 GB
CECHGxx, CECHHxx, CECHJxx
PAL, NTSC[83]
(all have satin silver trim)
2007-10-01October 2007 EU AU
November 2007 NA JP
No [112]
  • Gun-Metal Gray model bundled with MGS4.
80 GB
CECHKxx, CECHLxx, CECHMxx
PAL, NTSC[84][112]
  • Piano Black
  • Ceramic White
  • Satin Silver [c]
(all have satin silver trim)
2008-08-01August 2008 NA EU AU
October 2008 JP
No
  • Some models were bundled with Greatest Hits versions of MGS4 and Killzone 2
160 GB
CECHPxx, CECHQxx
PAL, NTSC[113][114]
Piano Black with satin silver trim
2008-10-01October 2008 EU
November 2008 NA
No
  • NTSC models bundled with Uncharted
4th
802.11b/g Wi-Fi,
2 USB ports,
No PS2 emulation,
No SACD support,
Bravia Sync XMB control,
No third party OS install,
Slim form factor
120 GB slim
CECH-20xxA
PAL, NTSC
Charcoal Black
2008-08-011 September 2009 NA EU
3 September 2009 AU NZ JP [93][115]
Yes
  • Some NTSC models bundled with LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
250 GB slim
CECH-20xxB
PAL,[116] NTSC
  • Charcoal Black
  • White and Pink[e]
October 2009EU[116]
2009-10-1515 October 2009 AU NZ[99]
2009-11-033 November 2009 NA[117]
2009-12-1717 December 2009 JP
Yes
Bundled with:
All Piano Black and Ceramic White models have a glossy finish[122]
All models include: Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive, HDMI 1.3a,[123] Bluetooth 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) and PlayStation One backward compatibility through software emulation.^ All PS3 models have PS1 compatibility via software emulation.
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^ Blu Ray player will be backwards compatible with all DVD's and CD's.
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^ Pros: Blu-Ray drive .
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[74][75]
.^ a Model numbers differ by region.^ The following chart describes the basic differences between various PS3 model numbers.
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^ Note that similar to the PS3 model numbers, the peripherals also have a suffix that you add to indicate what region the peripheral was made for.
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^ Note that the PS3 model number prefix from above needs a two digit number appended at the end to designate a region.
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.See PlayStation 3 hardware – model numbers for details.^ The similarly priced 80GB PS3 eliminates the Emotion Engine hardware found in this model and the original 20GB PlayStation 3 .
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^ Note that an S prefix can be attached to end of the PS3 Test model number, which designates that the unit is made specifically for trade "S"hows, so the TEST logo is not next to the PlayStation 3 logo.
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^ PS3 Model Differences PS3 Audio PS3 Video PlayStation 3 Hardware PS3 Peripherals PS3 Security PS3 Networking Linux on PS3 Programming on the PS3 The Future Super Secrets Feedback and Donation .
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.^ b Ceramic white model available in Asia and Japan only.^ White PS3 coming to America, say FCC filings Approval documents reveal that the ceramic white PS3, first released in Japan last October, is coming stateside.
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^ Early prototypes were shown in white and silver, but the PS3 is currently available only in black.
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.^ c Satin silver model available in Asia and Japan only.^ Sony announces budget PS3 games, silver PS3 Sony of Japan on Tuesday announced PS3 greatest hit titles at reduced prices in addition to future availability of a silver PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Early prototypes were shown in white and silver, but the PS3 is currently available only in black.
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.^ d Gun-Metal Gray model is only available as part of the MGS4 bundle.^ Sony says 80GB PS3 now availabile in stores Sony announced on Monday that 80GB PS3 models bundled with MotorStorm are now available at online and brick-and-mortar retailers for $599.
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^ e White and Pink model is only available as part of the Final Fantasy XIII bundle in Japan and come with a pink design of Final Fantasy XIII character, "Lightning", on its cover in Japan

PlayStation Portable connectivity

Playing a PlayStation 3 game through the PSP
.The PlayStation Portable can connect with the PlayStation 3 in many ways, including in-game connectivity.^ IMPORTANT NOTICE : To use this code, you need a PlayStation Portable connected to broadband Internet.
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^ Enter your code through the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, or PC and start downloading your game.
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^ The PlayStation Network While the PlayStation Network did not launch simultaneously with the PlayStation 3, it has since opened up to the public and with it, many games and services are now available.
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.For example, Formula One Championship Edition, a racing game, was shown at E3 2006 using a PSP as a real-time rear-view mirror.^ Posted by: Awesome Wells at August 23, 2006 03:26 PM Personally I think the race will be won by the console that hackers can get to play pirated games on.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Take the wheel and drive your way to the championship in the most realistic NASCAR racing game yet.

^ You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time.

[124] .In addition, users are able to download original PlayStation format games from the PlayStation Store, transfer and play them on the PSP as well as the PS3 itself.^ Any PS3 game from any region will play in any PS3.
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^ The PS3 has major issues with resolutions on older HDTV?s when playing PS3 games developed in 720p.
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^ Posted by: Awesome Wells at August 23, 2006 03:26 PM Personally I think the race will be won by the console that hackers can get to play pirated games on.
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[125][126] .It is also possible to use the Remote Play feature to play these, and some PlayStation Network games, remotely on the PSP over a network or internet connection.^ These Demonstration units can have their Demonstration firmware updated to newer versions by connecting to the internet.
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^ From the begining when Sony introduced Playstation - we were able to play cds as well as play games on their console.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Such updates may be required for you to play new Wii games or continue to access the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Sony has also demonstrated the PSP playing back video content from the PlayStation 3 hard disk across an ad-hoc wireless network.^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Toughest Job in Video Games: Sony PR The PlayStation 3 has come under fire recently for its steep price.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ This may be a bug in firmware because what this means is that the only way to get BTB or SW content when playing back video from disc or AVCHD is to use YCbCr with Super White on.
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.This feature is referred to as Remote Play located under the browser icon on both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable.^ Unfortunately, unlike the Sony PlayStation Portable, you are unable to program on the PS3 unless you are an official developer, or you do it under Linux.
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^ Users now have the ability to control their PS3 anywhere in the world using a Wi-Fi connection, thanks to the Remote Play feature.
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^ Licensed for distribution in North America and Mexico for the PlayStation®3 system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system or both systems, depending on the item.
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.Remote play has since expanded to allow remote access to the PS3 via PSP from any wireless access point in the world.^ PS3 can have up to 7 wireless controllers + up to 3 PSPs all playing at once...
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^ PSOne games now available for the PSP, via the PS3 Have a PSP, and a PS3?
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^ Unfortunately, you won't be able to program a standard universal remote to control your PS3--it lacks an infrared port, so it needs to receive commands via Bluetooth.
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[127]

Reliability

The PlayStation 3 illuminating the yellow light, indicating a non-specific failure.
.According to Ars Technica, the number of PlayStation 3 consoles that have experienced failure is well within the normal failure rates in the consumer electronics industry.^ The PlayStation 2 era appears to finally be coming to a close, but more than 300,000 sales for a console receiving little support from the industry is nothing to sneeze at.
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^ From the begining when Sony introduced Playstation - we were able to play cds as well as play games on their console.
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^ It's also strange given there is almost widespread agreement among game developers and industry analysts that PlayStation 3 is the most powerful and flexible of the three next-generation consoles.
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[128]
.However, the BBC television programme Watchdog aired a report investigating the purported "yellow light of death" issue, which affects about 0.5%[129] of PlayStation 3s.^ Analyst Concerned about PS3 Overheating Reports of overheating PlayStation 3 consoles have caused Sony's stock price to dip, says an Associated Press report released today.
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The yellow light indicates a non-specific hardware failure.
.The program also noted that the PlayStation 3 has a one-year warranty (typical of most consumer electronics products).^ Japan Video Game Console Review: Sony Playstation 3, 40GB Model Sony Playstation 3 40GB, is by far one of the most beautiful consoles I have ever gotten.
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^ Note that one SPE is reserved for the hypervisor, so PS3 programs can take advantage of 8 threads.
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^ Leveling In Aion is one of the most time consuming things in the game.

.Out-of-warranty PlayStation 3 owners can pay Sony a set fee for a refurbished console.^ Find out in this review of Sony Playstation 3.
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^ Sony PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Disc Remote 4.2 out of 5 stars ( 495 ) $19.82 .
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Japan Video Game Console Review: Sony Playstation 3, 40GB Model Sony Playstation 3 40GB, is by far one of the most beautiful consoles I have ever gotten.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[130]
.In response to the tone of the program, senior vice president and managing director, Ray Maguire issued a document criticizing the program and citing potential attempt to harm Sony and PlayStation brand, and stating that the numbers of faulty PlayStation 3 systems the program mentioned are not evidence of a manufacturing defect.^ Virtua 4 of the Best New Playstation 3 System Features The brand new gaming system is now on the market, the Playstation 3 system.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft Sony had decided to enter the competition and reveal the latest system, the Playstation.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Virtual World The Good And The Bad Of PS3 Sony PS3 (playstation 3) just became available to an extremely small number of fans recently.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[131]

Leap year bug

.On March 1, 2010 (UTC), many of the original (non-Slim) Playstation 3 models worldwide were experiencing errors related to their internal system clock.^ Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening’ to take fans to the land of Amaranthine with new party members, spells, abilities and more in March 2010.
  • PS3 Home, The Home of Playstation 3 in the UK 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.ps3home.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Sony reveals 2008-2009 PlayStation software list Sony has released a list of original and franchise titles that will arrive on each of its three systems for the second half of 2008 and early 2009.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Owners of PS2 games may prefer the 60GB model because of its greater compatibility with that system's games due to its internal hardware emulation instead of the 80GB's software emulation.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

The error had a multitude of symptoms. .Initially, the main problem seemed to be the inability to connect to the Playstation Network.^ Connecting to the PlayStation Network is free, as is multiplayer gaming, although downloadable games and other content come at a cost.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If your network connection is strong it shouldn't be a problem whatsoever.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the root cause of the problem was unrelated to the Playstation Network, since even users who had never been online also had problems playing installed offline games (which queried the system timer as part of startup) and using system themes.^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ From the begining when Sony introduced Playstation - we were able to play cds as well as play games on their console.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Such updates may be required for you to play new Wii games or continue to access the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.At the same time many users noted that the console's clock had gone back to December 31, 1999. The event was nicknamed the ApocalyPS3, a play on the word Apocalypse.^ Families can commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars by playing through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever.

^ Expanded Online Play-Prove yourself as the top NASCAR driver by challenging up to 15 other online racers at the same time.

^ The one thing that has bought me back to Sony's consoles every time is Gran Tursimo.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[132]
.The error code displayed was typically 8001050F, and affected users were unable to sign in, play games, use dynamic themes and view/sync trophies.^ If I take a typical game and break it down into TEXTURE DATA, GAME CODE, and VIDEO you usually get a 20/5/75 mix.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ LA Times: Sony May Want to Stop Used Games A technology patent may allow Sony to block the play of used, rented or borrowed games, according to a recent article in the LA Times.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The PS3 has many display options when playing back a game or video via the two video output ports: HDMI and AV Multi.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[133] .The problem only resided within the 1st through to the 3rd generation original PS3 units while the newer "Slim" models appeared to be completely unaffected.^ The PS3 provides so many more features, but the problem is this is only worth it if you will use those features.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In this case the second generation PS3 (Slim) is CECH-20xx.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The PS3 Slim (CECH-20xx) models don't have this feature.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sony confirmed there was an issue, and stated “We are narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all.”[134].^ There is a perception that Sony accomadates all people, kids, women, men and the typical gamers.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ UK PS3 downloadable games and prices announced Sony confirms download prices for PS3 download service.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony's cleverly continues to market the profitable PS2 making it work as leverage augmenting the slumping PS3 sales.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.By March 2 (UTC), owners of the original PS3 could connect to PSN successfully and the clock no longer showed December 31, 1999.[135] Sony stated that the affected models incorrectly identified 2010 as a leap year.^ Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening’ to take fans to the land of Amaranthine with new party members, spells, abilities and more in March 2010.
  • PS3 Home, The Home of Playstation 3 in the UK 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.ps3home.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ "In-game communication" coming to PS3 this summer, says Sony Perhaps PS3 owners can look forward to more chat-enabled games, that is if recent vague statements by Sony are to be believed.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony says PS3 manufacturing issues have been resolved "We do remain focused on having one million PS3s in the pipeline by December 31, 2006."
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[136][137]

Operating system

System Software

.Sony has included the ability for the operating system, referred to as System Software, to be updated.^ PS3 software update 1.81 fixes bugs, little else Sony has revealed the release of another system software update for the PS3, but trust us -- it's nothing to get worked up about.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 Adopts Linux, Moves Closer to Home PC Sony's PlayStation 3 set to move in on personal computers with the release of the Linux operating system for the device.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony reveals 2008-2009 PlayStation software list Sony has released a list of original and franchise titles that will arrive on each of its three systems for the second half of 2008 and early 2009.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[138] The updates can be acquired in several ways:
.
  • If the PlayStation 3 has an active Internet connection, updates may be downloaded directly from the PlayStation Network to the PS3 and subsequently installed.^ Download and install PS3 Media Server.
    • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The firmware updates for consumer PS3 units are located in a file named PS3UPDAT.PUP. The firmware data can be downloaded manually from the internet (location: http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps3/update/ ), or automatically by the PS3 if an internet connection is enabled.
    • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These Demonstration units can have their Demonstration firmware updated to newer versions by connecting to the internet.
    • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Systems with active Internet will automatically check online for software updates each time the console is started.
  • Using an external PC, a user may download the update from the official PlayStation website, transfer it to portable storage media, and install it on the System.
  • Some game discs come with system software updates on the disc.^ Download and install PS3 Media Server.
    • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Enter your code through the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, or PC and start downloading your game.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Enter your code through the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation Portable or PC and start downloading your game.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .This may be due to the game requiring the update in order to run.^ Such updates may be required for you to play new Wii games or continue to access the Wii Network Service.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A European site is already taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 3, even though the gaming system isn't due to be released until November.
    • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox LIVE® System Requirements with Xbox 360® system: In available games, LIVE Gold subscription required for online multiplayer; some LIVE services and downloads may require additional hardware and/or fees.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .If so, the software may be installed from the disc.^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You may install and use the Software and Content on only one computer device at any time and in combination with only one navigation system.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    [138]
.The PlayStation 3 also includes the ability to install other operating systems,[139] such as Linux.^ Linux is currently limited in user-friendliness, and this is why a new generation of 3D operating systems may open up the computing world for the next generation computer enthusiasts.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or even better, replace Linux with a better operating system.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the most interesting things about the PS3 is that it allows you to install a separate operating system on the internal harddrive.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[140] .This ability has been removed with the introduction of the new slim model and will not be available in any future hardware revisions.^ For the CECHG and later models, PS2 hardware were completely removed, so hardware allowing even PS2 software emulation was taken out.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PS3 Model Differences PS3 Audio PS3 Video PlayStation 3 Hardware PS3 Peripherals PS3 Security PS3 Networking Linux on PS3 Programming on the PS3 The Future Super Secrets Feedback and Donation .
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Graphical user interface

.The standard PlayStation 3 version of the XrossMediaBar (pronounced Cross Media Bar, or abbreviated XMB) includes nine categories of options.^ Source: PS3 getting in-game XMB in 2008 A Sony official has reportedly confirmed Cross Media Bar access during PS3 gameplay to be announced later this year.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 getting in-game XMB, Trophies on Wednesday Sony on Monday dated and detailed PS3 firmware update 2.40, a gameplay upgrade that includes in-game Cross Media Bar access and Trophy achievements to facilitate nerd cred.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ In-game Cross Media Bar, Trophies coming to PS3 Sony on Tuesday announced firmware update (v2.40) that will include in-game access to the PS3 menu and the introduction of Xbox-like Achievements called "Trophies."
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.These are: Users, Settings, Photo, Music, Video, Game, Network, PlayStation Network, and Friends (similar to the PlayStation Portable media bar).^ Japan Video Game Console Review: Sony Playstation 3, 40GB Model Sony Playstation 3 40GB, is by far one of the most beautiful consoles I have ever gotten.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Conan is an action adventure video game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat within an expansive fantasy setting.

^ Prnewswire Playstation 3 vs. Nintendo Wii: Reviews and Comparison The war is on for video game dominance this holiday season.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.A tenth TV category is displayed between Music and Video if PlayTV or trone is installed or if the console meets certain criteria to access select catch-up television services.^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Hey people this software is fantastic - www.moovida.comIt arranges all your music,videos,Tv shows ect that are on your computer.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Features like video, music and game downloads will be accessed via a PSP-style media bar.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.By default, the What's New section of PlayStation Network is displayed when the system starts up.^ Some don't even come up with a new system, and many acts of violence have occured in these lines.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Virtua 4 of the Best New Playstation 3 System Features The brand new gaming system is now on the market, the Playstation 3 system.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.The PS3 includes the ability to store various master and secondary user profiles, manage and explore photos with or without a musical slide show, play music and copy audio CD tracks to an attached data storage device, play movies and video files from the hard disk drive, an optional USB mass storage or Flash card, or an optical disc (Blu-ray Disc or DVD-Video), compatibility for a USB keyboard and mouse, and the web browser supporting in/compatible file download function.^ Color is not supported in DVD discs, and is currently not supported in Blu-ray discs either.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Normally, it is B for Blu-ray disc format.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Buy a PS3, and get five free Blu-ray movies.
  • Sony PS3 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[141] .Additionally, UPnP media will appear in the respective audio/video/photo categories if a compatible media server or DLNA server is detected on the local network.^ It also shows up as a Media Server on my PS3 through my home network without having to use the PS3 web browser so it streams all your media on the local network instead of through the web.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Digital media, including photos, music, and video can be streamed to the PSP, as well.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If you install Ubuntu or PSUBUNTU then they come with Mplayer and VLC media player, where you should be able to play any audio/video formats.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Friends menu allows mail with emoticon and attached picture features and video chat which requires an optional PlayStation Eye or EyeToy webcam.^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sending these pictures 60 times a second allows you to have video or games with 60 frames per second.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony Surprise: PS3 to Use Advanced HDMI 1.3 Video Sony fans just got a nice surprise -- the PlayStation 3 will fully support the newly announced HDMI version 1.3 upgrade, which boasts new enhancements that will allow for better picture quality, audio fidelity, and other advanced features.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[142] .The Network menu allows online shopping through the PlayStation Store and connectivity to the PlayStation Portable via Remote Play.^ Your an idiot, this is an explanation on how to get the playstation 3 to play a VOB file through convertion of an MKV file.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have an Arcade, connected via HDMI to a 32" LCD 1080P Television with a games collection of 22 games and play on Xbox live!
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ So what you're saying is that I can convert a movie on my pc to MKV file format and then connect my harddrive (with that file on it) to my PS3 via USB and play it?
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[142]

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery main menu
.Photo Gallery is an optional application to view, create and group photos from the PS3, which is installed separately from the system software at 105MB. It was introduced in system software version 2.60 and provides a range of tools for sorting through and displaying the system's pictures.^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 software update 1.81 fixes bugs, little else Sony has revealed the release of another system software update for the PS3, but trust us -- it's nothing to get worked up about.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the most interesting things about the PS3 is that it allows you to install a separate operating system on the internal harddrive.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The key feature of this application is that it can organize photos into groups according to various criteria. Notable categorizations are colors, ages, or facial expressions of the people in the photos. Slideshows can be viewed with the application, along with music and playlists.

VidZone

.VidZone is an online music video download service, accessible from the Music category on the XMB, which allows for free streaming of music videos.^ UPDATE: Sony Online Gaming Service to be Called "PlayStation HUB" If early reports are true, new Sony service could offer online gameplay, music and movie downloads .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Features like video, music and game downloads will be accessed via a PSP-style media bar.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Reports: Sony to start video download service Sony Corp.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.The VidZone catalogue encompasses over 1.5 million tracks, 25,000 music videos and 15,000 realtones,[143] including full access to catalogues from Sony BMG[144] and EMI.^ Features like video, music and game downloads will be accessed via a PSP-style media bar.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Digital media, including photos, music, and video can be streamed to the PSP, as well.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ So you should not calibrate your HDTVs darkness for video (and miss out on 0-15 and 236-255), but calibrate your HDTVs darkness for PS3 games and XMB (and get full 0-255).
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[145]
.On June 11, 2009, VidZone’s service was extended to the PlayStation 3 video game system in Europe and Australia, allowing users to watch music videos for on their PS3 or streamed to their PSP via Remote Play.^ PSOne games now available for the PSP, via the PS3 Have a PSP, and a PS3?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ This program will allow you to play any kind of video without converting a single file on your ps3.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From the begining when Sony introduced Playstation - we were able to play cds as well as play games on their console.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[146]

PlayStation Network

.PlayStation Network is the unified online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service provided by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, announced during the 2006 PlayStation Business Briefing meeting in Tokyo.^ PlayStation Network users top 1.3 million Sony Computer Entertainment America has offered the first usage statistics pertinent to the PlayStation network, claiming that over 1.3 million people have signed up for the PS3's online service.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ GamePro Q&A: 5 Questions for Phil Harrison GamePro editor Vicious Sid got an opportunity to speak with Sony executive Phil Harrison during Sony Computer Entertainment's Tokyo Game Show first-party PlayStation 3 preview.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony Announces Online Community Details for PS3 Including Free Online Multiplayer Xbox Live-like features announced for the PlayStation 3 online network .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

The service is always connected,[147] free,[148] and includes multiplayer support.[5] .The network enables online gaming, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and other services.^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Such updates may be required for you to play new Wii games or continue to access the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ New PSN game blends Boom Blox and Breakout The quirky PSN game Magic Ball hits the Playstation Store today for $9.99.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.PlayStation Network uses real currency and PlayStation Network Cards as seen with the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home.^ I'm gonna attemp to see if there is anf "free" downloads from the Playstation store, but if someone already knows what format the games download in, I would really appreciate the info.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony can use a USB stick to store data, the Xbox, a game card....
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

What's New

The What's New screen.
.What's New was announced at Gamescom 2009 and was released on September 1, 2009, with PlayStation 3 system software 3.0. The feature was to replace the existing [Information Board], which displayed news from the PlayStation website associated with the user's region.^ Hands on with PS3's firmware 2.5 update The PlayStation 3 will get a host of new features and improvements later this month with the new firmware 2.5 update.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 software update 1.81 fixes bugs, little else Sony has revealed the release of another system software update for the PS3, but trust us -- it's nothing to get worked up about.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.The concept was developed further into a major PlayStation Network feature, which interacts with the [Status Indicator] to display a ticker of all content, excluding recently played content (currently in North America and Japan only).^ So video content (like DVDs) and displays (like TVs) would treat all values lower than 16 as 16, and higher than 235 as 235.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Sony, Kutaragi looks to the network Ken Kutaragi, the man who brought the world the PlayStation, will look to harness the power of the network to tie together content in his next endeavor.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony Confident PS3 Online Will Strengthen Platform Despite recent news that many key PlayStation 3 launch titles will not feature an online component, SCEE's VP has reaffirmed consumers that the PS3 will be "network ready" out of the box and that Sony's new online space will strengthen its partnerships with development studios.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.The system displays the What's New screen by default instead of the [Games] menu (or [Video] menu, if a movie was inserted) when starting up.^ Linux is currently limited in user-friendliness, and this is why a new generation of 3D operating systems may open up the computing world for the next generation computer enthusiasts.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The PS3 has many display options when playing back a game or video via the two video output ports: HDMI and AV Multi.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I read it supports 2 screens does this mean instead of split-screen multiplayer its now two Tv outputs to a system and if so my mind is made up on the ps3 on that basis alone.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.What's New has four sections: "Our Pick", "Recently Played", latest information, and new content available in PlayStation Store.^ New PSN game blends Boom Blox and Breakout The quirky PSN game Magic Ball hits the Playstation Store today for $9.99.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation Store, shiny and new, now live The redesigned PlayStation Store is now live and ready to serve up previews, games and screenshots.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ It is updated as new information is uncovered in the public, so visit often if you wish to keep up to date on the latest secrets.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are four kinds of content the What's New screen displays and links to, on the sections.^ Clicking on a link in the Table of Contents takes you to the selected topic, and while there, if you click on the topic title, it will take you back to this Table of Contents.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."Recently Played" displays the user's recently played games and online services only, whereas, the other sections can contain website links, links to play videos, and access to selected sections of the PlayStation Store.^ Other Playstation 3 links that prove the point!

^ Gamers in Europe and Australia already have access to PS3-enabled DVR through Sony's Play TV service, but here in the United States, we're currently without a DVR feature for our PlayStations.
  • PlayStation 3 Blog - G4tv.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • PlayStation 3 Blog - G4tv.com 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Retailers can obtain a PS3 Demonstration Unit for shop display that puts the machine in a special mode that allows playing PS3 games for only a limited time before rebooting.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The PlayStation Store icons in the [Game] and [Video] section act similarly to the What's New screen, except that they only display and link to games and videos in the PlayStation Store, respectively.^ FREE MMORPG browser games Video Conferencing Solutions Cheat California singles Nutrisystem Coupons trade show displays Rachael West Designs .
  • 9-Year-Old Murdered in New York over Playstation 3 Game 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]

^ This is why they were bundled with games and extra controllers in many retail stores.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

PlayStation Home

.PlayStation Home is a virtual community-based service for the PlayStation Network, announced during the 2007 Game Developers Conference.^ Ask virtually any game developer...
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ We may take steps to disable or delete any unauthorized software, services or device installed in your Wii Console, for example, by detecting and disabling them through the Wii Network Service and/or game software.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Such updates may be required for you to play new Wii games or continue to access the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Playstation 3: Video Games 28 January 2010 0:42 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[149] Home allows users to create a custom avatar, which can be made to suit the user's liking.[150][151] Users can decorate their avatar's personal apartment ("HomeSpace") with default, bought, or won items.[150] .Users can shop for new items to express themselves more through their avatars or HomeSpace.^ All-new defensive controls give users more control of their player than ever before!

[151] .Users interact and connect with friends and customise content in a virtual world.^ Users now have the ability to control their PS3 anywhere in the world using a Wi-Fi connection, thanks to the Remote Play feature.
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Home is an online virtual world, somewhat in the vein of Second Life , where gamers can have their avatars interact with one another in addition to the ability to virtually create your own "home."
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

[152] .Home also acts as a meeting place for users that want to play multiplayer games with others.^ Does fine, I don't see the point in spending twice as much when I only bought the machine for exactly what I wanted it for and that was to "Play games" and not "Take over the world".
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The problem is I don't want to buy a PS3 and play graphically updated (but mostly rehashed) games that bring nothing new to the table but the graphics.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Apart from oblivion every other game looks and plays as if it was on the original xbox.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[152]
.A closed beta began in Europe from May 2007 and expanded to other territories soon after.^ Sony begins applications for PlayStation Home Beta Sony Computer Entertainment began accepting applications on Thursday for a closed beta test of its PlayStation Home virtual environment.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that for some third party games, Sony may take it and repackage with appropriate material for other territories, thus the game become first party as well.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[153] .Home was delayed and expanded[154] several times before initially releasing.^ Also, the PS2 was released more than a year before its rivals, so the price had naturally dropped by the time it had any real competitors.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Sony delays PlayStation Home again The already delayed PlayStation Home for PS3 will be delayed a second time to fall 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment said on Tuesday.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[155][156] .The Open Beta test was started on December 11, 2008. Home is available directly from the PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar.^ Tokyo Report: Early Start on Saturday for PlayStation 3 Some major Japanese electronics store chains are planning to open at 7 a.m.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony begins applications for PlayStation Home Beta Sony Computer Entertainment began accepting applications on Thursday for a closed beta test of its PlayStation Home virtual environment.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ No games this week, but the PS3 offers trailers-a-plenty Sony has announced a number of movie and game trailers that will be available on the PlayStation Store starting today.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

Membership is free, and only requires a PSN account.[151][152]
Home is the host to avatars, a virtual economy, personal spaces and clubs. .It features places to meet and interact, dedicated game spaces, developer spaces, company spaces, and events.^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The RSX is dedicated to 3D graphics, and developers are able to use different API libraries to access its features.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sony unveils interactive sitcom game for PS3 Like Office Space or The Office?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

The service undergoes a weekly maintenance and frequent updates. .Xi, a once notable feature in Home, is the world's first console-based Alternate Reality Game.^ Ever since Sony revealed PlayStation 3's price at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo , cynics around the world have pronounced it's "Game Over" for Sony's domination of the home console market.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ PS3 patch to make console first Blu-ray Profile 2.0 player A PS3 firmware update scheduled for late March will enable a host of new Blu-Ray features for the game console, including BD-LIVE support -- a first for Blu-ray players.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ DSP heavy processor, the nvidia GPU thrown in as an afterthought, it is clearly designed as a bluray player first, and a games console second.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

Adventures, puzzles and spaces were set up to continuously puzzle those who participated in finding clues. The meaning of Xi and the mysterious character "Jess" were the objects of study in this game. At TGS 2009, Kazuo Hirai announced that Home has been downloaded by 8 million users.[157]

Life with PlayStation

.
The Life with PlayStation application showing weather forecasts and news headlines for New York.
^ Sony May Be Redesigning PlayStation 3 Controller At GDC lunch, Phil Harrison drops hints that Sony might be showing a new PS3 controller at E3 .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Life with PlayStation' arrives on PS3 Sony today launched a free news and weather channel for PlayStation 3, much like the one Nintendo previously released on Wii in 2006.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

Screenshot taken at approximately 8pm PST.
.On 18 September 2008[158] the PlayStation 3's Folding@home application became Life with PlayStation.^ Sony begins applications for PlayStation Home Beta Sony Computer Entertainment began accepting applications on Thursday for a closed beta test of its PlayStation Home virtual environment.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony delays PlayStation Home again The already delayed PlayStation Home for PS3 will be delayed a second time to fall 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment said on Tuesday.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.Life with PlayStation shows Earth's light at night in locations where it is night time and shows cloud patterns to reflect recent weather patterns (if zoomed out far enough).^ I've just got the .vob file from Planet Earth and played on the PS3 but it only showed 11 minutes out of 51.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bloomberg: PS3 misses sales targets, "loses to Wii" Financial reporting powerhouse Bloomberg reported last night that Sony has missed its sales targets for the recently released PlayStation 3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ To the casual gamer, I can't see the point in a number of these and probably won't spend enough time with it to even find out how to use them.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.Along with the existing Folding@home functionality, the application also provides the user with access to three other information "channels", the first of which being the Live Channel which offers news headlines and weather through a 3D globe.^ News: By the way, the MAG Beta is live Start taking on 255 other players today.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 doubles Folding@Home's processing power According to new statistics from Stanford, PS3 users are greatly contributing to the progress of the the Folding@Home project, instantaneously dwarfing the power of all other participating operating systems.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ New Folding@home update emerges this Thursday Sony plans to celebrate the immense success of Folding@home by releasing a new version of the program this week.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.The user can rotate and zoom in to any part of the world to access information provided by Google News, The Weather Channel, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center, among other sources.^ It also provides other information like the name of the directory that is created inside the /game directory of the harddrive for the rest of the .pkg files to be dumped into.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[159] The second channel is the World Heritage channel which offers historical information about historical sites. The third channel is the United Village channel. United Village is a project designed to share information about communities and cultures worldwide.[160]

Games

.The PlayStation 3 launched in North America with 14 titles, with another three being released before the end of 2006.^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sources Claim PlayStation 3 Launch Scheduled for September 2006 Unnamed sources say Sony is shooting for September 2006 PS3 release .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony: We shipped 1 mil PS3s to America in 2006 It's official -- Sony shipped one million PlayStation 3 consoles to the North American market by the end of 2006, a key milestone for the game system.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[161] .After the first week of sales it was confirmed that Resistance: Fall of Man from Insomniac Games was the top-selling launch game in North America.^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Developer confirms PS3 rumble in 2-3 months Game developer blog Inner Bits asserts that rumble-enabled PS3 controllers are "quietly replacing original controllers launched with the console."
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Second week PS3 sales fall 82% in UK Chart Track reports a heavy fall in sales during the PlayStation 3's second week on sale in the UK. .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[162][163] .The game was heavily praised by numerous video game websites, including GameSpot and IGN, both of whom awarded it their PlayStation 3 Game of the Year award for 2006.[164][165] Some titles missed the launch window and were delayed until early 2007, such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, F.E.A.R. and Sonic the Hedgehog.^ Please note: The PlayStation 3 launch has been delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of key components.

^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Toughest Job in Video Games: Sony PR The PlayStation 3 has come under fire recently for its steep price.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.During the Japanese launch, Ridge Racer 7 was the top-selling game, while Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire also fared well in sales,[166] both of which were offerings from Namco Bandai.^ However, the Playstation brand is very strong, so the PS3 will sell well, but it is not a given that it will come out on top.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ PS3 to Launch in Japan for Under $400 Reliable Japanese gaming source points to a 2006 PS3 launch for less than $400.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PS3 Spring Launch 'Impossible' According to Namco Bandai President Namco Bandai president says the PlayStation 3 will not meet the projected spring release date .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe with 24 titles, including ones that were not offered in the North American and Japanese launches, such as Formula One Championship Edition, MotorStorm and Virtua Fighter 5.^ Sony: We shipped 1 mil PS3s to America in 2006 It's official -- Sony shipped one million PlayStation 3 consoles to the North American market by the end of 2006, a key milestone for the game system.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony Japan Reveals PS3 Launch Game Pricing In Japan, first-party PlayStation 3 launch titles will retail for 5980 yen, or approximately $50 US. .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony to sell special Devil May Cry PS3 Sony plans to put on sale a special edition of its PlayStation 3 console in Japan in January to mark the launch of Devil May Cry 4.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm were the most successful titles of 2007,[167][168] and both games subsequently received sequels in the form of Resistance 2 and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.^ Sony details its biggest games at PlayStation Day Sony on Tuesday opened the lid on plenty of PS3 games, including Resistance 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and SOCOM: Confrontation at the annual PlayStation Day in London, England.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ To be honest, most of the elite current crop of games are available on both systems.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: Darren at August 24, 2006 12:24 PM Insomniac are saying their launch title, Resistance Fall of Man will consume about 22 Gigabytes of the Blu-ray disc.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[169][170]
.At E3 2007, Sony was able to show a number of their upcoming video games for the PlayStation 3, including Heavenly Sword, Lair, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Warhawk and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune; all of which were released in the third and fourth quarters of 2007. They also showed off a number of titles that were set for release in 2008 and 2009; most notably Killzone 2, Infamous, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, LittleBigPlanet and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation.^ Sony details its biggest games at PlayStation Day Sony on Tuesday opened the lid on plenty of PS3 games, including Resistance 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, and SOCOM: Confrontation at the annual PlayStation Day in London, England.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Devil May Cry 4, Tekken 6, Killzone 2, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Resistance: Fall of man, Singstar, Gran Turismo, Genji, Eye of Judgement, and theres probably plenty more im forgetting.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: seriph at August 23, 2006 04:54 PM Sure, the PS3 is expensive but all the extras, blu-ray, cell, HDMI and the high resolution is pretty good plus the games only playstation has like ratchet and clank, gran turismo, singstar, eyetoy microsoft and nintendo havent even bothered to clone thwese games.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[171] .A number of third-party exclusives were also shown, including the highly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots,[172] alongside other high-profile third-party titles such as Grand Theft Auto 4, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5.^ Sony's third-party developer support remains the envy of its competitors, including system-sellers like Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto, and PS3 also enjoys the best support from gaming behemoth Electronic Arts.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ It will require the release of many giants like Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassins Creed, Resident Evil 5, Final Fantasy XIII, Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid 4 before significant PS3 sales are garnered.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ GamePro sees first playable Metal Gear 4, MGS Online Konami unveiled several new Metal Gear Solid 4 details on Tuesday including the new online mode.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.Two other important titles for the PlayStation 3, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, were shown at TGS 2007 in order to appease the Japanese market.^ Sony Removes PS3 Titles from Japanese Website, Triggering Speculation SCEI removes first-party PlayStation 3 titles from PlayStation.jp .
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Buy Takes PS3 Game Pre-orders for Final Fantasy VII BestBuy.com is now accepting preorders for nine PlayStation 3 launch titles.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Final Fantasy Designer: The PS3 is "Too Expensive" In an interview with Japanese mag Ge-Maga (translated by IGN), Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Square Enix character designer Tetsuya Nomura both support Sony's PlayStation 3 as the preferred home for their next-generation titles.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[173][174]
.Sony have since launched their budget range of PlayStation 3 titles, known as the Greatest Hits range in North America,[175] the Platinum range in Europe[176] and The Best range in Japan.^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ TGS09: PS3 motion controller due in spring Sony's mysterious new motion controller is coming next spring, with a handful of launch titles announced.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[177] .Among the titles available in the budget range include Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Call Of Duty 3, Assassin's Creed and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 .

^ Resistance Fall of Man .

^ Ninja Gaiden Sigma .

.As of October 2009 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Devil May Cry 4, Army of Two, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Midnight Club: Los Angeles have also joined the list.^ GamePro sees first playable Metal Gear 4, MGS Online Konami unveiled several new Metal Gear Solid 4 details on Tuesday including the new online mode.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Metal Gear Solid anthology ships for PS2; MGS1 coming to PS3 and PSP Konami on Tuesday announced it had shipped Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection for PlayStation 2.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Metal Gear Solid?....
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.When they are put on the "Greatest Hits" list the new unused copies retail for $30 USD and are re-shipped in a new red case.^ Hidden) RE: Or They're Just Incompetent By adiposity on 12/30/08 , Rating: 2 By adiposity on 12/30/2008 3:04:22 PM , Rating: 2 It's just an estimate.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

As of March 31, 2009, there have been 174.9 million games sold for the PlayStation 3.[178]

Stereoscopic 3D

.In December 2008 the CTO of Blitz Games announced that they would bring stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie viewing to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with their own technology.^ I don't OWN any Playstation or Xbox console.
  • DailyTech - Report: Sony Loses $50 for Each PS3 Sold Today 12 January 2010 7:49 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Kaz Hirai would rather die than get Xbox 360 exclusives on the PS3 Sony's gaming head, Kaz Hirai, said in an interview Thursday that he would rather "take a bullet in the head" than have Xbox 360 exclusives on the PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Nyko Launching Intercooler for PS3 Today, Nyko announced it was bringing its hit line of aftermarket cooling peripherals to the PlayStation 3 console, which has been dogged by concerns of overheating.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

[179] .According to Blitz Games, SCE confirmed that they intend to support stereoscopic 3D games and Blu-ray movies and that the functionality will be introduced to the PlayStation 3 via a firmware update in 2009.[180] This technology was first demonstrated publicly on the PS3 in January 2009 at the Consumer Electronics Show.^ Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2009 .
  • 9-Year-Old Murdered in New York over Playstation 3 Game 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]

^ Regular protection for Blu-ray games .
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The PS3 firmware is updated frequently.
  • PlayStation 3 Secrets 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.edepot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Journalists were shown Wipeout HD and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue in 3D as a demonstration of how the technology might work if it is implemented in the future.^ I can't see myself buying a PS3 initially but when the price comes down and GTAIV and Gran Turismo come out I might reconsider.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

[181]

Sales and production costs

Region Units sold First available
Canada 520,000 as of August 1, 2008[182] November 17, 2006
Europe 10 million+ as of August 18, 2009[183] March 23, 2007
Japan 4.39 million as of December 28, 2009[184] November 11, 2006
United Kingdom 3 million as of January 26, 2010[185] March 23, 2007
United States 9 million+ as of August 18, 2009[186] November 17, 2006
Worldwide 33.5 million as of December 31, 2009[2] November 11, 2006
.The PlayStation 3's initial production cost is estimated to have been US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model.^ PSM: PlayStation 3 for $399, with 60 GB Hard Drive Is Sony preparing to launch the PlayStation 3 in the US for $399?
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^ Low demand for the 20 GB PS3 has motivated some stores to discontinue orders for the product, and surprisingly, one such store is Sony's own retail chain.
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^ The PS3 Production Cost Breakdown; $300 More than Xbox 360 Analysts estimate the high production costs of PlayStation 3 hardware, including Blu-ray and Cell specs .
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[187] .However, they were priced at US$499 and US$599 respectively,[188] meaning that every unit was sold at an estimated loss of $250,[187] contributing to Sony's games division posting an operating loss of ¥232.3 billion (US$1.97 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2007.[189] In April 2007, soon after these results were published, Ken Kutaragi, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced plans to retire.^ They are selling st US$599.

^ Analysts forecast major Sony losses for the previous fiscal year The official financial results haven't been published yet, but analysts from around the globe have been predicting that Sony's fiscal year losses for their ailing video games division could amount to US $2 billion, with fourth quarter losses being the worst in four years.
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^ Sony Shakeup: Kutaragi Out as SCEI President Ken Kutaragi will leave his position as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.,and hand day-to-day control of the division to Kaz Hirai, previously head of SCEI's U.S. unit.
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.Various news agencies, including The Times[190] and The Wall Street Journal[191] reported that this was due to poor sales, whilst SCEI maintains that Kutaragi had been planning his retirement for six months prior to the announcement.^ PS3 sells 1 mln in Japan, six months after Wii PlayStation 3 sales hit the one million mark in Japan some six months after Nintendo's popular Wii did the same.
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^ Report: Sony to unveil PS3 video service in July The Los Angeles Times on Monday reported that Sony could reveal a new video download service for PS3 as early as E3 2008.
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^ Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal newspapers.
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[191]
.In January 2008, Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, suggested that the console may start making a profit by early 2009, stating that, "the next fiscal year starts in April and if we can try to achieve that in the next fiscal year that would be a great thing" and that "[profitability] is not a definite commitment, but that is what I would like to try to shoot for".[192] However, market analysts Nikko Citigroup have predicted that the PlayStation 3 could be profitable by August 2008.[193] In a July 2008 interview, Hirai stated that his objective is for the PlayStation 3 to sell 150 million units by its ninth year, surpassing the PlayStation 2's sales of 140 million in its nine years on the market.^ Saturday to begin selling the PlayStation 3 console.
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^ PlayStation 3: 75 million units by 2010?
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^ Could the PlayStation 3 spell trouble for Sony?
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[194] In January 2009 Sony announced that their gaming division was profitable in Q3 2008.[195]
.Since the system's launch, production costs have been reduced significantly as a result of phasing out the Emotion Engine chip and falling hardware costs.^ For PS2 mode compatibility, PS3 models having the Graphics Synthesizer (GS) chip is required, and models having an extra Emotion Engine (EE) chip have even better compatibility with PS2 games.
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^ But microchip price increases may drive up production costs for the PlayStation 3 higher than ever as the company stocks up on chips for PS3 manufacturing.
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^ As we cannot control production and shipping issues by the manufacturer, a reservation deposit does not guarantee receipt of a system available to purchase at launch.

[196][197] .The cost of manufacturing Cell microprocessors has fallen dramatically as a result of moving to the 65 nm production process,[197][198] and Blu-ray Disc diodes have become cheaper to manufacture.^ Normally, it is B for Blu-ray disc format.
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^ We touched on several topics: Blu-ray disc speeds, internal power supplies, and that nagging question -- is the PS3 graphically inferior to the Xbox 360?
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^ Blu-ray games (PS3 games) do not use AACS. However, PS3 games do use the BD-ROM mark to store decryption keys on the Blu-ray disc.
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[196][199] .As of January 2008, each unit cost around $400 to manufacture;[200][201] by August 2009, Sony had reduced costs by a total of 70%, meaning it only costs Sony around $240 per unit.^ The US will see just 400,000 units this November; Japan, only 100,000.
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^ Sony reveals 2008-2009 PlayStation software list Sony has released a list of original and franchise titles that will arrive on each of its three systems for the second half of 2008 and early 2009.
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^ Sony Shock: Only 400,000 PS3s for US Launch Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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[202][203][204]

Reception

.Early PlayStation 3 reviews soon after launch were critical of its high price and lack of quality launch games, but commended the system's hardware capabilities and potential.^ Still, he said in a recent press conference, customers will pay a high price for the PS3's "potential."
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^ The original Playstation launched in early 1995 for $699.
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^ Posted by: kermit at August 23, 2006 10:52 AM The PS2 may have initially sold at a high price, but that price dropped within weeks of the launch.
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[205][206] .However, after a series of price revisions, Blu-ray's victory over HD DVD,[207] and the release of several well received titles, the system received better reviews.^ We touched on several topics: Blu-ray disc speeds, internal power supplies, and that nagging question -- is the PS3 graphically inferior to the Xbox 360?
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^ Blu-ray games (PS3 games) do not use AACS. However, PS3 games do use the BD-ROM mark to store decryption keys on the Blu-ray disc.
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^ HD DVD gets boost from porn industry Early support from the adult film industry may be helping HD DVD to take an early lead over Blu-ray Disc in the battle to become the next-generation DVD format.
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IGN judged the PlayStation 3 to have the best game line-up of 2008, based on their review scores in comparison to those of the Wii and Xbox 360.[208]
The PS3 was given the number-eight spot on PC World magazine’s list of "The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006," where it was criticized for being "Late, Expensive, and Incompatible".[209] GamesRadar ranked the PS3 as the top item in a feature on game-related PR disasters, asking how Sony managed to "take one of the most anticipated game systems of all time and — within the space of a year — turn it into a hate object reviled by the entire internet", but added that despite its problems the system has "untapped potential".[210] Business Week summed up the general opinion by stating that it was "more impressed with what [the PlayStation 3] could do than with what it currently does".[211]
Developers have also found the machine difficult to program for. .In 2007, Gabe Newell of Valve said "The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted". He continued "I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over.^ Still, he said in a recent press conference, customers will pay a high price for the PS3's "potential."
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^ It occurs to me that if they wanted to they could quite happily and succesfully just go into games development exclusively.
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^ JunglistDub: I buy blurays which I think are really good or where you don't want to make compromises on quality.
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.Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it'".[212] Doug Lombardi VP of Marketing for Valve has since stated that they are interested in developing for the console and are looking to hire talented PS3 programmers for future projects.^ If anyone is looking this up now, you just need to use the a program called ps3 mediaserver.
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^ I've just downloaded mkv2vob and trying to convert a movie but the process ends within 2 seconds, it does however say complete.
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^ I've tried re-scanning the database and they are showing in the list, but are not showing up on the PS3 when I browse the media folders.
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[213] However he stated, "Until we have the ability to get a PS3 team together, until we find the people who want to come to Valve or who are at Valve who want to work on that, I don't really see us moving to that platform".[214]
.Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has criticised the PS3’s high development costs and inferior attach rate and return to that of the Xbox 360 and Wii.^ Xbox has cost more than the PS3) .
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Report: Sony to release $399 PS3 (40GB) this holiday A new report published on Sunday alleges that Sony will release a new 40GB PS3 this holiday season for $399 in an effort to compete with stronger Wii and Xbox 360 sales.
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^ We touched on several topics: Blu-ray disc speeds, internal power supplies, and that nagging question -- is the PS3 graphically inferior to the Xbox 360?
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He believes these factors are pushing developers away from working on the console. In an interview with The Times Kotick stated "I'm getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform."[215] He continued, "It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation." Kotick also claimed that Activision Blizzard may stop supporting the system if the situation is not addressed. “[Sony has] to cut the [PS3’s retail] price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony.”[216] However, this has gotten Kotick some heavy criticism about the validity of the statement and whether such a statement, or such a move, would even be appropriate, with Bioware even calling the statement "silly."[217]
.However, even Kazuo Hirai, Chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that the PS3 was intentionally difficult to develop for.^ Sony claims PS3 failure rate of less than 1 percent PS3 failure rates are "around .02 percent" according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe founder, Chris Deering while speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival on Tuesday.
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^ But consumers shouldn't expect the console until 2010 at the soonest, said vice president of technology for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Paul Holman.
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^ Sony looking to add rumble to PS3 controller Sony said in an interview published on Thursday that the company is considering a rumble-enabled PS3 controller now that a related lawsuit with Immersion has been settled.
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[218]
Despite the initial negative press, several websites have given the system very good reviews. CNET United Kingdom praised the system saying, "the PS3 is a versatile and impressive piece of home-entertainment equipment that lives up to the hype [...] the PS3 is well worth its hefty price tag."[219] CNET awarded it a score of 8.8 out of 10 and voted it as its number one "must-have" gadget,[220] praising its robust graphical capabilities and stylish exterior design while criticizing its limited selection of available games.[221]
.In addition, both Home Theater Magazine and Ultimate AV have given the system's Blu-ray playback very favorable reviews, stating that the quality of playback exceeds that of many current standalone Blu-ray Disc players.^ In addition, the Blu-ray disc supports BD-ROM Mark and BD+ encryption systems.
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^ Color is not supported in DVD discs, and is currently not supported in Blu-ray discs either.
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^ Normally, it is B for Blu-ray disc format.
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[222][223]
.Hexus Gaming reviewed the PAL version and summed the review up by saying, "as the PlayStation 3 matures and developers start really pushing it, we’ll see the PlayStation 3 emerge as the console of choice for gaming."^ Ken Kutaragi: PlayStation 3 Will be "Pricey" While skimping on details, SCE head says the console will be expensive.
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^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
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^ PS3 having an identity crisis says Square Enix prez The PS3: Is it a media center, a game console, or both?
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[224] .At GDC 2007, Shiny Entertainment founder Dave Perry stated, "I think that Sony has made the best machine.^ So don't slag off Sony for working for a multi entertainment machine that delivers a win-win situation for gamers and the Playstation side of the business.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ If history can be any guide for whats to come, I think that we can expect an innovative, entertaining Wii, and the comparatively cheap Xbox 360 to dominate a smug Sony and its PS3.
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^ We posed these timely questions to Dave Karraker, director of Sony Computer Entertainment America's corporate communications.
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It's the best piece of hardware, without question".[225] A second review of the PS3 by Ars Technica in June 2008 gave the console an overall mark of 9/10, while the original launch review marked only 6/10.[226]

Slim model and rebrand

.The PlayStation 3 Slim has received extremely positive reviews as well as a boost in sales; less than 24 hours after its announcement the PS3 Slim took the number-one bestseller spot on Amazon.com in the video games section for fifteen consecutive days.^ Exclusive: First Images of PS3 Blu-ray Games The GamePro editors have just received our first retail copies of two PlayStation 3 Blu-ray games -- NFL Madden 07 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07.
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^ Sony introduces $399 PS3 in U.S. today The PlayStation 3 officially gets its second price cut in less than a year.
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^ PS3 Games Up for Preorder on GameStop 32 PlayStation 3 games listed as available for preorder on GameStop.com .
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.It regained the number-one position again one day later.^ Unfortuanatly I had the money spare and took a risk getting the psp day one and what a joke it has been, a year later it only just starting to get desent games.
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[227] .The PS3 Slim also received praise from PC World giving it a 90 out of 100 praising its new repackaging and the new value it brings at a lower price as well as praising its quietness and the reduction in its power consumption.^ Sony announces PS3-priced Blu-ray player Sony has announced a new Blu-ray player with a retail price matching the high-end PS3.
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^ PC World calls PS3 a top tech mistake of 2006 PC World's Dan Tynan has released a new article titled "The 21 biggest technology mistakes of 2006."
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^ Sony Pledges to Replace Dead PS3 Controllers With news that PS3's Sixaxis controller will not offer replaceable batteries, concern has arisen over what will happen when the controller's lithium-ion batteries invariably run out.
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.This is in stark contrast to the original PS3's launch in which it was given position number-eight on their "The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006" list.^ Forbes on Supposed Spring 2006 PS3 Launch: "Nobody Believes It" Forbes suggests that the PS3 won't launch in North America until late 2006.
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^ Bloomburg: Sony May Revise PS3 Shipment Numbers Less than a month away from launch, Sony has conceded that it may not be able to meet the two million PS3 units it had originally planned to have shipped by the end of the year.
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^ Sources Claim PlayStation 3 Launch Scheduled for September 2006 Unnamed sources say Sony is shooting for September 2006 PS3 release .
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[228]
.CNET awarded the PS3 Slim four out of five stars praising its Blu-ray capabilities, 120GB hard drive, free online gaming service and more affordable pricing point, but complained about the lack of backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games.^ Regular protection for Blu-ray games .
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^ The PS3 online service is free, 360 you have to pay.
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^ Blu Ray player will be backwards compatible with all DVD's and CD's.
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[229] .TechRadar gave the PS3 Slim four and a half stars out of five praising its new smaller size and summed up its review stating "Over all, the PS3 Slim is a phenomenal piece of kit.^ Sony Pledges to Replace Dead PS3 Controllers With news that PS3's Sixaxis controller will not offer replaceable batteries, concern has arisen over what will happen when the controller's lithium-ion batteries invariably run out.
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^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
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^ Pioneer Exec Claims Sony Could Ship Up to 7 Million PS3s in '06 Information concerning the PS3's launch is all over the map.
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It's amazing that something so small can do so much". They did however criticize the exterior design of the PS3 Slim, calling it "ugly" and cheap-looking compared to the design of the original PS3.[230]

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PlayStation 3
The console image for PlayStation 3.
Manufacturer Sony
Active 2006—present
Total Games 260 (131 present)
← PlayStation 2 (none) →
Popular guides
  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. The Godfather: The Game
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  5. Viking: Battle for Asgard
  6. Assassin's Creed
  7. Street Fighter IV
  8. Devil May Cry 4
  9. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
  10. Ninja Gaiden II
.The PlayStation 3 features online capabilities, such as a buddy list, messaging, voice chat, online multiplayer gaming, and an online store from which full games and game add-ons can be purchased, and game trailers, movie trailers, playable demos, and wallpapers for the XMB can be downloaded for free.^ I'm gonna attemp to see if there is anf "free" downloads from the Playstation store, but if someone already knows what format the games download in, I would really appreciate the info.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition to video games on Blu-ray Disc and games downloaded from the PlayStation Store, the PlayStation 3 can play Blu-ray Disc movies, and movies and music files both stored internally or from an external source such as CD, CD-R,CD-RW, DVD-R, or a USB device.^ How to play MKV files on Playstation 3 .
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^ Not how to get the playstation 3 to play MKV files.
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^ I wanna upload an 8 GB Blu-Ray file to my 250 gb hdd .
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SIXAXIS

Upon release, the PlayStation 3 used a controller named SIXAXIS. An evolution of the DualShock 2, the SIXAXIS controller added a central "Home" button and a tilt sensor to the design. The rumble function of the DualShock 2 was omitted from the SIXAXIS's design.
A year after the PlayStation 3's release in Japan, Sony introduced the DualShock 3 controller. This controller has an exterior design nearly identical to that of the SIXAXIS, but is noticeably heavier. The DualShock 3 retains all the functions of the SIXAXIS, but adds rumble feedback. Sony has stopped production of the SIXAXIS controller, which will no longer be available after supplies sell out.

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Sony PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3 and controller as shown at E3 2005.
Manufacturer Sony
Type Console
Release Date Japan: November 11, 2006
Europe: March, 2007
Media Blu-Ray Disc
Save Format Archives on Hard Drive
Input Options SIXAXIS controller / Dual-Shock 3
Special Features DVD Player, Video Player, Internet Browser, Chat, Trophies System, PS2 and PS memory cards creator
Units Sold 21.40 million as of March 25, 2009
Top Selling Game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Variants {{{variants}}}
Competitor(s) Microsoft Xbox 360
Wii
Predecessor Sony PlayStation 2
Successor To Be Announced
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Officially unveiled at the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo, the PlayStation 3 is Sony's third home console.
^ Ever since Sony revealed PlayStation 3's price at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo , cynics around the world have pronounced it's "Game Over" for Sony's domination of the home console market.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ From the begining when Sony introduced Playstation - we were able to play cds as well as play games on their console.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ So don't slag off Sony for working for a multi entertainment machine that delivers a win-win situation for gamers and the Playstation side of the business.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.The console makes use of the much-touted Cell processor, Blu-Ray disc technology, a new graphics card from nVidia, and seven wireless controllers.^ In my view, the fact that the Cell processor is so hard to learn how to use makes Sony the worst for 3rd party support.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Most standalone Blu-ray disc players are likely to cost around $1000, so PS3 gives you a great games machine as a bonus.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

^ PS2 outsold Xbox by five to one because it had a much wider, diverse range of software appealing to all tastes, including new console owners.
  • The Age Blogs: Screen Play / PlayStation 3: Beyond tomorrow Archives 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC blogs.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

.It will support a new Eyetoy, carry a multitude of USB and memory card ports, and may include a hard drive.^ GB. Once youve done this either burn the files to DVD's, put them on a USB stick (in fat32 format) or copy them to a USB hard drive (also in fat32 format) .
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^ Problem seems to work fine, but whenever i try to copy/paste new .mt2s file to thumb drive or external hard drive I get the message 'file is too large for destination'.
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^ Hey man good job on your post, but you dont have to put the videos on my PS3 memory or any type of USB memory, flash card etc...
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The machine will be able to output high-definition resolutions up to 1080p. The PlayStation 3 was launched November 11, 2006.
During E3 2006, it was revealed that the controller would resemble the Dual shock controller, though with gyroscopes to sense movement, more trigger-like shoulder buttons, and a lack of force feedback/rumble feature. When released, like the Xbox 360, it will have two versions. .The complete, premiere version at $600 USD, and a basic version for $500 USD. The "basic" version has no memory card support and only a 20Gb Hard drive.^ PS3 Requires Adapter to Transfer PS2/PS1 Saves Thanks to the PlayStation 3's nearly complete backward compatibility with the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation, Sony has developed a system to transfer PS2/PS1 memory card saves onto the PS3's hard drive via an adapter.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ I changed the hard drive to NTFS but now find that ps3 doesnt read NTFS. How can i get this on to my ps3 cos when i do copy it to my hard drive i only get 4gb worth.
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^ HD version of transformers and it is flawless and very glad to have it saved on my ps3 hard drive .
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On January 24, 2007 Sony released a firmware update (version 1.5) for the PS3. This patch will automatically save the password when logging in, keytone in sound settings, and add a backup-data delete option. Due to complaints on forums and by gamers, Sony fixed the "jaggy" graphics problem on the PS3 by making it able to lower its resolution for PS2 games
.On April 19, 2007 Sony released 1.70 firmware for its PlayStation 3 the update allows downloadable PSX titles on the console to be played and improves backward compatibility with PS2 peripherals.^ PS3 could play PS2 games again as Sony patents new technology PS3 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY: A new report reveals that PlayStation 3 consoles might soon be able to fully run all PlayStation 2 games.
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^ Hands on with PS3's firmware 2.5 update The PlayStation 3 will get a host of new features and improvements later this month with the new firmware 2.5 update.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ PlayStation 3 firmware 2.70 doles out new features Firmware 2.70 allows for in-game text chat, external file storage to free up space, and more.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

The firmware also adds the ability for players to transfer PlayStation 1 save data from the PSP to PS3.

Contents

Features

2007:
  • 60GB HDD
  • Linux pre-loaded on the HDD
  • 4 USB ports
  • Free online play
2008:
  • 80GB / 40GB / 160GB HDD
  • Linux pre-loaded on the HDD
  • 2 USB ports
  • Free online play

Hardware

CPU
.The PS3 is the first commercial hardware to use the Cell processor which was designed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM. The processor has 234 million transistors which is more than Intel's Duo Core Extreme which just breaks the 200 million mark.^ Just used this program for the first time.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IBM, Sony and Toshiba Show More of PS3's Cell IBM, Toshiba and Sony have made available more details of their Cell processor.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

^ Sony, IBM and Toshiba Reveal More of PS3 Cell chip Early Cell chips to be built on existing 90nm technology--not the cutting edge as originally announced.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

.This means the PS3 is faster than the most powerful desktop computer processor since 2005. The PS3 also uses a 3.2-GHz PowerPC core equipped with 512 KB of L2 cache.^ Also, do you mean using Linux on the PS3?
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It supposed to be fast as the PS3 has a better GPU than most of the computers.
  • How To Play MKV Files On Playstation 3 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To date, the much cheaper Wii sells more than four times faster than Sony's PS3.
  • PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 3 PS3 Video Game News 16 January 2010 7:07 UTC www.gamepro.com [Source type: General]

The PowerPC core is a powerful processor which delegates tasks to eight processing units on the chip which increases efficiency.
Graphics Card
.The PS3 contains an RSX graphics card which was designed by Sony and Nvidia.^ Nvidia Says PS3 Graphics Hardware RSX Still in Development Those amazing Killzone screens may not reflect the graphics of the real PlayStation 3--the only question is, will it be worse?
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^ Vidia CEO on PS3; Evidence Points to Post-April PS3 Launch nVidia CEO divulges that graphics chip maker won't receive PS3 royalities by April .
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^ PlayStation 4 Watch: Chipmaker nVidia Lands New Sony Design Deals Is nVidia starting work on the PlayStation 4's graphic processor?
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The RSX graphics card is based on Nvidia's GeoForce techonogy. .The RSX graphics card contains 550-MHz, 300-million-transistor which is more transistors than the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2 combined.^ PS3 More Powerful than Xbox 360, says John Carmack Looks like the PS3 packs quite a punch.
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^ Study Points to PS3 Domination over 360, Wii According to a new study, consumers are far more interested in the PlayStation 3 than its next-gen competitors.
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^ Sony: PS3 Will Sell Faster Than Xbox 360 Sony expects PlayStation 3 to sell more, faster than Microsoft's Xbox 360, the company said today .
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Blu-ray optical disc drive
.The Blu-Ray optical disc drive is a front-loading drive on the PS3. The disc drive has backwards compatibility which supports PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games.^ Exclusive: First Images of PS3 Blu-ray Games The GamePro editors have just received our first retail copies of two PlayStation 3 Blu-ray games -- NFL Madden 07 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07.
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^ Yesterday, Game Trailers ran a teaser for an interview in which God of War creator David Jaffe appeared to recommend dropping Blu-ray from the PS3.
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^ PS3 version 2.20 firmware goes live, adds Blu-ray 2.0 The wait is over, PlayStation 3 owners.
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.Games will be distributed on Blu-Ray discs which can hold up to 50GB (Dual-Layered).^ Yesterday, Game Trailers ran a teaser for an interview in which God of War creator David Jaffe appeared to recommend dropping Blu-ray from the PS3.
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^ We touched on several topics: Blu-ray disc speeds, internal power supplies, and that nagging question -- is the PS3 graphically inferior to the Xbox 360?
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^ PlayStation 3 Features Blu-Ray Disc Technology Use of the technology enables discs to hold up to 27 GB on one layer, more than five times regular DVDs .
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The drive also supports CD-ROMs, CDR+W, DVD, DVD-ROMs, DVD+R, DVD-R, and SACDs.
The Controller
Playstation 3 SIXAXIS Controller
Dual Shock 3 Controller Later abandoned by Sony
.At E3 of 3005 the Dual Shock 3 controller, an crescent-shaped design controller was shown for the PlayStation 3. However, the model was changed to one similar to the Dual Shock 2 controller of the PS2 because of negative response from gamers.^ We were impressed by Sony's subtle changes to the Dual Shock's winning design.
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^ FCC says one more PS3 console coming An FCC filing submitted last Saturday confirms that Sony is cooking yet another PlayStation 3 model.
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^ Sony May Be Redesigning PlayStation 3 Controller At GDC lunch, Phil Harrison drops hints that Sony might be showing a new PS3 controller at E3 .
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.Sony later introduced the SIXAXIS controller which exhibits six degrees of freedom.^ Sony Pledges to Replace Dead PS3 Controllers With news that PS3's Sixaxis controller will not offer replaceable batteries, concern has arisen over what will happen when the controller's lithium-ion batteries invariably run out.
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^ Sony Unveils PS3 Controller Name: "SIXAXIS" Sony has officially decided to name its redesigned PlayStation 3 controller the "SIXAXIS," a reference to the controller's motion-sensing capabilities.
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^ Sony: PS3 Rumble Would Be "Huge Disservice" Kaz Hirai, president of SCEA, has clarified that the lack of rumble support in the PS3 Sixaxis controller was a "strategic decision."
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The controls are the same as the old Dual Shock controller but the vibrating features have been removed and replaced with a motion sensor. The controller also uses wireless bluetooth technology and can be wired and charged with an USB cable.

Pricing

On Monday July 1, 2007 Sony dropped the price of the PS3 from $599 to $499 for the 50GB model. This model was later discontinued.

Packages

Name Info Image
MotorStorm Bundle On Monday July 9, 2007 Sony announced that the 80GB PS3 will be dropped to $599 and bundled with MotorStorm in August 2007.
Australian Playstation 3 Starter Pack The Starter pack was sold for £425 and will be sold in Australia from August 2-31, 2007 and in New Zeland from August 1 - September 30 2007. It includes MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man, a 60GB PS3, and a extra wireless SIXAXIS controller
PAL Playstation 3 Starter Pack On September 4, 2007 Sony announced that a PAL starter pack would be sold in Europe which includes Heavenly Sword, Formula One Championship Edition, a 60GB PS3 and an extra SIXAXIS controller

Exclusive Titles

Exclusive games to Playstation 3 include:

Ads

PS3 Display Stand in Japan
  • PLAYSTATION 3 - "The Wait is Over" Ad

External Links

Criticism

  • PS3 song
  • Sony's E3 2006 Press Conference
  • Stringer says if PS3 fails, it'll be due to the high price

See Also


This article uses material from the "Sony PlayStation 3" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English


[[File:|thumb|right|225px|PlayStation 3]] PlayStation 3 is Sony's third video game console.[needs proof] It was released in Japan on November 11, 2006[needs proof]. It came out on November 17, 2006 in North America, and was released in Australia and Europe on 23 March 2007[needs proof]. It is going against the new Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii consoles[needs proof]. Sony's previous consoles were the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation (PSOne)[needs proof].

The console is sold in two models. One costs $399 and has a 40 gigabyte hard drive. This model cannot play PlayStation 2 games. The other costs $499 and has an 80 gigabyte hard drive. When the PlatStation 3 was released, there were two different models. One had a 20 gigabyte hard drive and cost $399. The other had a 60 gigabyte hard drive and cost $599. Sony stopped making the 20 gigabyte console in North America after the 60 gigabyte version "sold ten times as many"[1] as the 20 gigabyte version.

The PS3 is, according to Sony, the most powerful seventh generation console. However, many people that create computer games have recently stated that both the PS3 and Xbox 360 are about equal. It is more expensive than the Xbox 360 or Wii. An upside is that to access the online mode to play and interact with other people is free unlike the Xbox in which must be paid for.

It is the only seventh generation console that can use Blu-ray discs[needs proof].

In July 2007, Sony announced that they would cut the price of the PS3 in the United States.[2] Sony also replaced the 60 gigabyte version with an 80 gigabyte version.

In October, a new version of the Playstation 3 which is the 40 gigabyte model was introduced and the price of the 60 gigabyte model was further reduced. A white version of the 40 gigabyte model was also set to release in Japan in November[needs proof].

Currently, the PS3 is sold in a new, slimmer and more efficient model with a 160 GB or 320 GB HDD.

References

  1. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6168876.html 1
  2. BBC News article


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