Sony PlayStation 3

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Sony PlayStation 3 Full Specifications


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


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


Number of controllers included1
Motion DetectionAccelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection MethodBluetooth
Number of joysticksDual
Weight0.55 lb
Number of buttons8
Number of supported wireless controllers7


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


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


Depth10.79 in
Width12.80 in
Height3.86 in
Weight11.02 lb
Colour of productBlack, White


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


Online servicePlaystation Network
App StorePlayStation Store

Sony PlayStation 3 Online reviews

PlayStation 3 Launch Review -- An IGN Editorial - IGN
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

Sony PlayStation 3 (Fall 2006) Review & Rating |
By combining a great gaming platform with a high-definition Blu-ray player and a host of other features, the Sony PlayStation 3 makes a welcome addition to any living room.Read more

Sony PlayStation 3 Review | Trusted Reviews
The PlayStation 3 has finally arrived in the UK, but was it worth the wait?Read more