Sony's current gen gaming console released in 2006. When released, the console was overpriced at $500 and $600 (although, this is nothing new). The console has built in wi-fi, blue ray player, and a removable hard drive. The console plays PlayStation 3 games, is able to play DVDs, CDs, BlueRay disks, and mp3s. It also features and internet browser. A PlayStation 3 owner can create a free account with the PlayStaion Network and will be able to download demos, buy certain games online (including certain PlayStation One classics), and game online. Currently, the price for the system is $300 and there is new "slim" model.
The system is in competition with Nintendo's Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360. Some argue that PS3 is the most powerful system of the three. Some developers have stated that the system is harder to program for. Just like the other systems, PS3 has a loyal fan base who feels that this system is best of the three and that the other two extremely inferior (these people are known as fanboys/girls and are extremely annoying).
Even though, the system has been on the market for a few years, it has suffered in sales, although, the sales have been climbing. Some argue, that the PS3 is a big disappointment and failure(like Sega Saturn). Due to recently dropped price, the system has seen a climb in sales.
Performance wise, the system has a low failure rate. On the other hand, there are constant firmware updates.
A note to fanboys and fangirls: Whatever system you support, you need to stop bashing the other systems. It is pointless and will not magically make the your system any better. All you do is try to justify your choice of a system. You are assuring yourselves that you made the right choice. All of the systems have their pros and cons. So, grow up and enjoy whatever system you have.
Some of the current exclusives for the system are: Uncharted:Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword, Metal Gear Solid 4, Infamous, Little Big Planet, Killzone 2, Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2, Ratchet and Clank: Future Tools of Destruction.
Some of the upcoming exclusives are: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Gran Turismo 5, The Last Guardian, The White Knight Chronicles.
Some of the current non-exclusives are: Grand Theft Auto 4, Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, Virtual Fighter 4, Fallout 3, Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, Dark Sector, Dirt, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Far Cry 2, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter 4
Some of the upcoming non-exclusives are: Final Fantasy 13, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Assassin's Creed 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Tekken 6, Fallout: New Vegas, Dark Void, Alpha Protocol.
"I bought my Playstation 3 so I could play Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2"
"The Playstation 3 was overpriced."
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The most expensive fucking console to grace the world yet.
Gamer 1 - "Did you get your playstation 3 yet?"
Gamer 2 - "yeah... had to sell some shit though."
Gamer 1 - "Like what?"
Gamer 2 - "Both my kidnies....." (Dies)
Sony's newest system.more...
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 ...
A ----ing exspensive but state of the art game console.
Dude #1:Look I got a Playstation 3!
Dude #2:Cool! Can I play?
Dude #1:No this thing costs more than you.
Dude #2:---- off.
Either a George Foreman grill rip-off or a fridge; could be both.
If I'm able to afford the PS3, I'd sell it's innards to someone who needs them, and slap in a fridge motor and store my food in there when I'm in college. After, I'd replace the "Playstation 3" label with the word "Fridge" and that will still retain the SpiderMan font.
Man, I'll be all set after that.
An orgasm in a box for gamers
OMFG it's the playstation 3, i'm having an orgasm!
The predecessor to the playstation 4.
"Hey Bobby, I just got my playstation 3."
"Man that junk is so Atari. My buddy just got a prototype of the playstation 4 he bootlegged in from Japan off a fishing boat. You should see the graphics!"
The best current generation console available. People complain about it because they couldn't wait for it to come out and wasted their money on an Xbox 360 or a Wii. They bitch about blu-ray, but it actually means that games with better playability and graphics will become available. Current software is pretty poor as its only just been released, but within a years time there will be some kick-ass games out.
Person 1 "The playstation 3 sucks ass, its far too expensive cos they put blu-ray on it."
Person 2 "Wait 'til Gran Turismo HD comes out, then you'll shut your mouth. If it didn't have blu-ray you'd have to have 50 different DVDs for each decent game. You only hate cos you can't afford it- you should have worked harder at school!"