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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
by Shaddap May 19, 2005
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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
by desktopp March 28, 2009
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A much cheaper alternative to the Xbox 360 due to the fact that you don't have to buy a $20 dollar charging kit, a $50 a year online membership, a $200 dollar obsolete HDDVD drive, and it takes standard HDD's compared to the Xbox 360's Microsoft drives. You save a lot of money buying a PS3.
Person 1: I just bought a PS3 and it's got all the features you spend hundreds on for your 360, but standard!
Person 2: Well, my Xbox 360 has the RROD! Your PS3 doesn't have that!
Person 1: Ya, but my PS3 isn't a Microsoft product so it wouldn't.
by Justingraziano July 18, 2008
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PS3 ~ Pros. ~ Awesome graphics, free online, no RROD, made my Sony, backwards compatible, sleek model.

PS3 ~ Cons. ~ Slightly unstable online.

PS3 ~ Exclusives(Good ones only) ~ Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance, Resistance 2, SOCOM: Confrontation, Killzone 2, Little Big Planet.


Xbox360 ~ Pros. ~ Stable online, large online community.

Xbox360 ~ Cons. ~ RROD, pay for online (in the long run, you end up paying more for 360 than PS3), made by Microsoft.

Xbox360 ~ Exclusives(Good ones only) ~ Halo 3, Gears of War, Gears of War 2.

You decide which one is better.

*Tommy and Timmy are both PS3 owners.*

Tommy: Hey Timmy, wanna hear a joke?
Timmy: Sure.
Tommy: Xbox360.
*Timmy dies of laughter*
by crypto494 February 15, 2009
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A game console that was created by Sony. It's pricy and is still in competition with the xbox360. The uniqueness of it, however, is that such a hated console contains a Blu-ray drive.
Dude, did you just buy a PS3 yet? Mine rocks!
by DarkKnight110 July 30, 2008
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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...
by Nanda'tebayo? November 13, 2005
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A reasonably priced console (considering it's hardware and features) that people only bash because they're too poor to buy one for themselves. Said poor people may also try to use the now irrelevant argument that the 'PS tripple' has no games, which is funny considering that the PS3 has more exclusive releases this year than the 360.
Guy 1: man i wish i had a PS3
Guy 2: me too, but my family can only afford a shitty 360 arcade bundle
Guy 1: same here, mine already broke and i had to send it to MS. I've got nothing to do!
Guy 2: Wanna go on the internet and try to bash it??
by Frederick marcellis December 26, 2008
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