Sony's newest system.
The PlayStation 3, will use Blu-Ray discs as its media format. The discs can hold up to six times as much data as current-generation DVDs. It will also support CR-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. It also confirmed the machine would be backward-compatible all the way to the original PlayStation. It will also have slots for Memory Stick Duo, a SD slot, and a compact flash memory slot. It will also sport a slot for a detachable 2.5 inch HDD somewhat similar the Xbox 360's.
Out of the box, the PS3 will have the capability to support seven Bluetooth controllers. It will also have six USB slots for peripherals--four up front and two in the back.
Sony also laid out the technical specs of the device. The PlayStation 3 will feature the much-vaunted Cell processor, which will run at 3.2 Ghz, giving the whole system 2.18 teraflops of overall performance. It will sport 256mb XDR main RAM at 3.2 Ghz, and have 256MB of GDDR VRAM at 700mhz.
Sony also unveiled the PS3's graphics chip, the RSX "Reality Synthesizer based on Nvidia technology. The GPU will be capable of 128bit pixel precision, 1080p resolution, some of the highest HD resolution around. The RSX also has 512mb of graphics render memory and is capable of 100 billion shader operations and 51 billion dot products per second. It also has over 300 million transistors, larger than any processor available commercially today. It will be manufactured using the 90nm process with 8 layers of metal. The RSX is more powerful than two GeForce 6800 Ultra video cards, which would cost roughly $1000 total if bought today.
To show off the PlayStation 3's graphical brawn, Sony showed several game demos, including an Unreal 3 tech demo of what appeared to be Unreal Tournament 2007. In what must come as a relief to developers, Epic Games' Tim Sweeney was on hand to vouch for the PS3, saying it was "easy to program for" and that Epic had received its first PS3 hardware two months ago. He proved the tech demo was real time by showing it again and manipulating the camera and zooming in.
The PlayStation 3 will also sport some hefty multimedia features, such as video chat, internet access, digital photo viewing, digital audio and video
I'm going to get a PS3
Maybe the most powerful next-generation videogames console also the MOST EXPENSIVE. I won't pay $600 for a videogame console...
Mike: Dude!!, I've wasted $600
Bob: Oh really?, a new car >: D
Mike: No, in a PS3
Bob: God takes pity of you...
One of the three current-gen or next-gen consoles as you may call it(them).More sturdy,reliable,ect. than the xBox 360.Some(PS3) gamers use this as a downfall to the xBox 360. XBOX 360 users do have more choices for games(that is until' the XBOX 360 scratches the disc).I like the PS3 better though considering a long history of gaming on the PS family. I do have a 360 but i really like free online play for PS3. I don't hate the 360,take note of that
helghast(killzone):I got a PS3
ODST trooper(halo):I got a 360
helghast:how bout saturday i'll go to ur dimension and try out ur 360
ODST troop: k,on sunday i'll go to ur dimension and try out ur PS3.
morale: we all be happy
The PS3 is a fairly decent multi-media console which tries to do too much and causes the games to take far too much time and money to make, but no console is perfect, yet somehow it has become a good excuse for fanboys to argue constantly with Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii (two rival games consoles) owners because it seems that people don't have enough things to complain and argue about, and have found out that entertainment systems are a great way to start arguments. An interesting example being that Sony quite wisely changed the original controller shape from "shiny double-penetrator" to "exactly the same as the PS2 controller" but some people refuse to accept this, because their denying of the truth is a clever trick to win arguments somehow.
"hey, i got a PS3, are you getting one as well?"
"fuck you, it's one of the ugliest consoles ever made offering wireless dildos for controllers and the console looks like the next George Foreman grill and it's made by a company (Sony) that puts spyware in their music CD's that makes peoples computers vulnerable to..."
"what the smeg?, I just want to play some damn games, not choose an allegiance in some never-ending fanboy war"
v. To make an item too expensive by loading it with unnecessary features.
1. That six-blade, 10 setting, nuclear-powered, laser-guided, solid gold razor is too ps3ed for me to waste my money buying.
2. "Hey, Joe, I just fit my Mitsubishi with 12 plasma screens! Now isn't that pimpin'?"
"No, it's just plain ps3ed."
a new console from sony,fanboys say that its twice as poweful as the 360 but the fact is that it only has 50 more MHZ in the processor....
the pricing for the PS3 has been announced (its official)
$499- PS3 with 40 GB HDD
$599- PS3 with 60 GB HDD
$699- PS3 Bundle with 2 games and 60 GB HDD
i worked for 6 weeks and had 300 dollas saved for the PS3....Sony ruined my dreams
A video game console that doesn't have any games.
Watch the ps3 fanboys rage!!! They know it's true but they can't accept it!!!