Posted by John on November 19, 2011

PS3 (Playstation 3) celebrates 5th birthday

A game changer in the Blu-ray gaming era.


On the 17th of November 2006, the PlayStation 3 gave PS console fans the shock of their lives when they first found out that the successor to the PS2 will cost them $500 to own one, because of the relatively high price tag, it was flooded with criticisms and complaints from numerous tech reviewers and buyers stating that the price was unjust and completely ridiculous, but look at how successful it is today.

We were awe-struck when Sony gave never-ending presentations regarding how much potential the Cell Broadband Engine had and that it could become a game-changer in the world of console gaming courtesy of the 7 SPEs (Synergistic Processing Elements) or cores, of course, there was also the fact that the PlayStation 3 was able to play Blu-ray discs, supported HDMI output (High Definition Multimedia Interface) and even had built-in WiFi support right out of the box–features that the first-gen Xbox 360 didn’t have on the day of its launch, in fact, the Xbox 360 console even required a special external HD-DVD rom for it to be able to play HD-DVD media discs–which, also required a separate purchase. Still, the Xbox 360, in no doubt wins in the online services war.

Also, despite lacking popularity and support from game developers, the SIXAXIS feature of the PS3?s wireless controllers (including the Dual Shock 3) paved the way for further development of consoles that are focused mostly on motion-sensing. There’s the highly popular Nintendo Wii and the impressive Kinect–Microsoft’s answer to the Wii and Sony’s SIXAXIS.

Having owned the latest models of both consoles, I can say that the argument between the Xbox 360 and PS3 can now end and that everything eventually boils down to preference and game titles. Microsoft has completely addressed the overheating issue regarding the Xbox 360s with the help of the completely redesigned 360 ‘S’ or Slim and Sony’s very slowly starting to focus their attention into making the PlayStation store a bit more useful for PS fans.

If you think that the Uncharted 3 is a pretty cool game and you own an Xbox, then you pretty much know what to do, if you’re a PS3 owner and would like to experience the BEST online service… Xbox is the answer.

Now, I can’t help but wonder how much RAM and processor cores the upcoming PlayStation 4 will have?


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