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Sony PS3, gaming in the next generation now.

So you want a PS3 but are not sure of what to get, do i get an XBOX 360, or Wii??? Well the answer is easy.

In my opinion when you purchase a gaming console you are buying it for today and for the next few years to come at least.

The XBOX 360 has been around now for a while and is a very good strong console with excellent games under its belt.

But is this the future. The PS3 is producing the same excellent graphics today when game developers are learning how to program the software for the PS3. Once the gaming developers have moved on and are more experienced, will there be any competition?

Well yes, I believe there will be a new XBOX 360.

The other argument is Blue Ray or HD DVD?

Who knows where this will lead to, a battle of the formats that seemed to be being backed by the largest company’s going with Blue Ray, but today they are now doing both formats.

So again it’s a split option.

I don’t think cost should be the decider in which console and if you buy an XBOX 360 with all the HD bits ,etc you have spent the same money as if you had brought a PS3.

So if i brought a PS3 today is this the gaming console for the future.

In my opinion yes it is. It will give you the thrills of HD graphics with the Media Center functionality and Blue Ray Player now with game developers learning more and more every day with regards to the programming to get the full potential of the PS3.

PS3 Technical Spec

CPU: Cell Processor


Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)

Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

HDD: 2.5” Serial ATA ○ (20GB) ○ (60GB)

I/O: USB 2.0 ○ (x4)

Memory Stick /SD/Compact Flash - ○

Communication: Ethernet ○ (x1 / 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 b/g - ○

Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) ○

Wireless controller (Bluetooth) ○

AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

HDMI OUT - ○ (x1 / HDMI NextGen)



BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)


CD 24x (CD-ROM)


Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)

Weight: Approximately 5 kg

PS3 Key Features

Sony tell us that the PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home.

It uses a combination of Cell and RSX processors

It will play PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 games

Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, you will be able to download a variety of contents from the Internet as well as access on-line games and services over the network.

Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays.

The noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2.

With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PS3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards.

The new controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the PlayStation 2. The controller for PS3 employs a high-precision, highly sensitive six-axis motion sensing system.

Playstation 3 Release Date

November 17th 2006 is the launch date for the PlayStation 3 game console in the following areas:


November 11th 2006 is the PS3 launch date in the following areas:


March 2007 is the launch date for the PlayStation3 game console in the following areas:


PS3 Availability

Sony have confirmed that there will be 500,000 PS3 consoles available at launch.

100 Thousand PS3 in Japan/Asia
400 Thousand PS3 in USA

Sony hope to have shipped a total of 2 million PlayStation3 consoles before Dec 31st 2006 and 6 million by 1st April 2007. They have warned not to expect this many actually available for sale, as they take time to get from the factory to the retailers.

Shortages in components that are needed to make the game console mean that these numbers are constantly changing and should therefore be used only as a guide.


So what do i get with my PS3?


With WLAN, 4 USB connections, card reader, Digital Optical Out and of course a true HDMI connection.


So what about the gameson the PS3:

PES2008 has to be the most addictive football game ever. Pro Evolution Soccr has got better.


Rainbox Six - Vegas



So you have decided you want to buy a PS3, where can you get one from:

Amazon, HMV, Currys, Dixons, Game, Argos, etc.

To check for stock:



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