Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3

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Sony PlayStation 3 Timeline

2006
PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3 Full Specifications

Hardware

CPU cores8
GPU Clock Speed550 MHz
CPU speed3.2 GHz
CPU model8 Core 3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs
GPU NameRSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70
Ram memory512MB

Screen

3D Support
Resolutions Supported1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 576p

Controller

Number of controllers included1
Motion DetectionAccelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection MethodBluetooth
Number of joysticksDual
Triggers4
Weight1 g
Number of buttons8
Number of supported wireless controllers7

Audio

Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 5.1, DTS 96/24, DTS ES

Features

Accessories includedGame, Additional gamepad
Type of media supportedBlu-ray
Remote control support
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)

Dimensions

Depth274 mm
Width325 mm
Height98 mm
Weight5000 g
Colour of productBlack, White

Connectivity

Ethernet connection speed
10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Wireless networking standard802.11b, 802.11g
Number of USB Inputs4
Number of USB 2.0 ports4
Number of HDMI outputs1
HDMI version1.3a
Number of connection ports4

Network

Online servicePlaystation Network
App StorePlayStation Store

Sony PlayStation 3 Online reviews

PlayStation 3 Launch Review -- An IGN Editorial - IGNArtboard 6Artboard 6 CopyArtboard 6 Copy 4Artboard 6 Copy 6Artboard 6 Copy 8
We've been through two E3s filled with promises, a summer powered by anticipation, and an autumn fueled by hype, doubts, claims, and revelations. But now that Sony's PlayStation 3 has launched in North America and Japan, how did the console really turn out? Was the wait truly worth it? Does the PlayStation 3 take gaming to a level not attainable by the Wii or the Xbox 360? Obviously, it's far too early to answer those questions responsibly. How valuable any one of these systems ultimately becomes can't and won't be answered for years. But what we can comment on is the PlayStation 3 launch itself. We can evaluate the system's potential, its current software library, its online capabilities, and the overall marketing behind the machine. In other words, we can tell you what we think.Read more