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Sony PS3 Playstation 3 Console Information

SONY Playstation 3


The Sony PlayStation 3 is a console officially unveiled at the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo, the PlayStation 3 is Sony's third home console. The console makes use of the much-touted Cell processor, Blu-Ray disc technology, a new graphics card from nVidia, and seven wireless controllers. It will support a new Eyetoy, carry a multitude of USB and memory card ports, and may include a hard drive. 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.


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



Type Console

Release Date November 11, 2006 (JP)

November 17, 2006 (NA)

March 23, 2007 (EU)

March 23, 2007 (AUS)

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

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Competitor(s) Microsoft Xbox 360



Predecessor Sony PlayStation 2

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