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PlayStation 3
Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
First available November 11, 2006

Flag of United States Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Republic of China November 17, 2006[1][2]
March 7, 2007
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CPU 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE and 7 SPEs
GPU NVIDIA-SCEI "RSX"
Media BD-ROM
DVD-ROM
CD-ROM
Super Audio CD
System storage 20 or 60 GB hard drive
Online service PlayStation Network
Units sold Worldwide: 1.65 million+ (see below)
Flag of United States 931,300+[4]
(as of January 28, 2007)
720,283+[5]
(as of March 4, 2007)
NA & JP 2 million shipped[6]
(as of January 7, 2007)
Predecessor PlayStation 2
v  d  e
Selected home game consoles
First generation
Magnavox OdysseyPONGColeco Telstar
Early second generation
Atari 2600Interton VC 4000Odyssey²Intellivision
Later second generation
Atari 5200ColecoVisionEmerson Arcadia 2001Vectrex
Third generation
NESMaster SystemAtari 7800
Fourth generation
TurboGrafx-16Mega DriveNeo GeoSNES
Fifth generation
3DOAmiga CD32JaguarSaturnPlayStationNintendo 64
Sixth generation
DreamcastPlayStation 2GameCubeXbox
Seventh generation
Xbox 360PlayStation 3Wii

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The console was released on November 11, 2006, in Japan; November 17, 2006, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and Taiwan; and on March 7, 2007 in Singapore. It will be released on March 22, 2007 in the Middle East, and March 23, 2007[3] in Europe and Australia. It is available in two initial configurations, the 20 GB Basic model and the 60 GB Premium model. November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[7] commonly abbreviated PS3) is Sony Computer Entertainments third video game console. ...

Contents

Overview

History

Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the public on May 16, 2005, during the 2005 E3 conference. A functional version of the console was not present at E3 2005 nor the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005, although at both events demonstrations were held on devkits (e.g. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots) and comparable PC hardware, and video footage based on the predicted PlayStation 3 specifications was also shown (e.g. Mobile Suit Gundam).[8] It was not until E3 2006 that games were shown on actual PlayStation 3 systems. At E3 2005, Sony said the PlayStation 3 would have two HDMI and three Ethernet ports. This was later reduced to one of each, presumably to cut costs. The PS3 is capable of HD video output at resolutions of up to 1080p (1920 by 1080 progressive). The PS3 is the only console with a built-in "high-definition" optical drive — both models come with a Blu-ray drive that runs at 2x speed.[9] In preparation for launch, Sony demonstrated 27 playable PS3 titles during the Tokyo Game Show in September 2006 on final hardware.[10] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004 The Tokyo Game Show , or simply TGS) is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. ... A software development kit (SDK or devkit) is typically a set of development tools that allows a software engineer to create applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system or similar. ... Apple Macintoshes like the iMac Core Duo are personal computers. ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and made up of 43 episodes aired in 1979. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs). ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ...


Marketing

In what could be its first big advertising campaign, the PlayStation 3 was featured in the advertising boards of 16 stadiums across Europe, during Matchday 1 of the UEFA Champions League 2006–2007 Group Stage, on September 12, 2006 and September 13, 2006. However, on the other group stage matchdays, the advertising was replaced by PSP, perhaps as a result of the system's launch delay. The PS3 advertising returned for the First Knockout Stage Matchday (Matchday 7), on February 20, 2007 and February 21, 2007, as the console nears its new European launch date. Television advertisements also began airing in the United States, carrying the slogan "PLAY B3YOND - l l l 7." The 3 that replaces the E in "BEYOND" (an example of leet) hearkens back to the launch slogan of the PlayStation: "u r not e". // All times CET All times CET All times CET All times CET All times CET All times CET All times CET All times CET Category: ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 is the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A television advertisement or commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Originally, three ads aired for the console, none showcasing actual games. One simply featured a baby doll staring at the PS3 and making gestures and sounds — some of which is eerie laughter — as tears stream from its eyes. Another had the PS3, in the same white-walled setting, sitting across from a Rubik's cube, which suddenly levitated, solved itself, and exploded into colors on the four walls. The third ad used the same white backdrop and, unlike the other two ads, portrayed the motion-sensing controller by showing eggs rolling across the floor. There were also two ads between one and two minutes long, which used the same backdrop as the others, focusing on the capabilities of the Cell microprocessor and the Blu-ray Disc. Another advertisement starts off in the same setting before a wall bursts open and we are shown gameplay of Resistance: Fall of Man. In a similar trend, a PS3 commercial features Motor Storm, with a racing truck covered in mud. The trucks doors start caving in and the truck begins to slide on the white floor leaving muddy skid marks. Game play footage is shown and then cuts back to the white room with the PS3 and truck. The PS3 then starts to levitate igniting a trail of gasoline leading to the truck and a reflection of the explosion can be seen on the Playstation 3. Variations of Rubiks Cubes (from left to right: Rubiks Revenge, Rubiks Cube, Professors Cube, & Pocket Cube) Rubiks Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnÅ‘ Rubik. ... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. ...


In the U.K. the main slogan used is 'This Is Living' branded across many marketing campaigns. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union. ...


System configuration

Feature Basic Premium
Upgradeable hard drive Yes, 20 GB Yes, 60 GB
Blu-ray drive Yes Yes
HDMI port Yes[11] Yes
Bluetooth controller Yes Yes
Ethernet Cable Yes Yes
Chrome trim No Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi No Yes
Flash card readers No Yes

The basic configuration of the console has a 20 GB internal hard drive. The "premium" version of the PlayStation 3 comes with an internal 60 GB 2.5" Serial ATA hard drive, IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, multiple flash memory card readers (SD/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick) and features a chrome-colored trim.[12] Both consoles now feature a silver-colored text logo on the top face of the system. The hard drive is upgradeable, using the standard Serial ATA interface. No official Wi-Fi or flash memory card adapters have yet been released by Sony, although plans for such add-ons are in place.[13] Nevertheless, as both models feature four USB 2.0 ports, wireless networking and flash memory card support can already be obtained through the use of widely available external USB adapters. No high-definition video cables are included; instead, a composite video/stereo audio cable ships with the system. While Sony has released an official PS3 component cable, their official PS2 component cables are compatible with the PS3, as both consoles use the same AV Multi Out jack.
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Release data and pricing

Main article: PlayStation 3 launch
Suggested retail price by region*
Note: Pre-sale VAT was removed from US$ conversions
Region Expected pricing at release
20 GB 60 GB
Local US$ Local US$
Japan JP¥49,980[11]

$428 It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with PlayStation 3. ... The (manufacturers) suggested retail price (MSRP or SRP), list price or recommended retail price (RRP) of a product is the price the manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell it for. ... vat can be a type of barrel used for storage. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ...

JP¥59,980

$514 ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ...

Flag of United States United States[1] US$499 US$599
Canada[1] C$599

$509 Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ...

C$699

$594 ISO 4217 Code CAD User(s) Canada Inflation 2. ...

Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong[14] HKD$3,180

$407 Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... The Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD) is the currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China, and has been the currency of Hong Kong since 1937. ...

HKD$3,780

$484

Flag of Republic of China Taiwan[15] NT$14,980

$453 Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... ISO 4217 Code TWD User(s) Republic of China Inflation 0. ...

NT$17,980

$544 ISO 4217 Code TWD User(s) Republic of China Inflation 0. ...

Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom[16] TBC GB£425

$825 Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom Inflation 2. ...

Flag of European Union Eurozone[17]
(excluding Greece, Ireland and Finland)
499

$664 Image File history File links European_flag. ... The Eurozone (also called Euro Area, Eurosystem or Euroland) is the subset of European Union member states which have adopted the euro, creating a currency union. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

599

$797 For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

Flag of Denmark Denmark[18] 4295 DKK

$768 Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands (coins only in the latter case) Inflation rate 1. ...

5495 DKK

$982 ISO 4217 Code DKK User(s) Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands (coins only in the latter case) Inflation rate 1. ...

Flag of Ireland Ireland[19] (Incl. VAT) 529.99

$705 Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

629.99

$839 For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

Finland[20] 550

$732 Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

650

$865 For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

Flag of Greece Greece[21] 559

$744 Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

659

$877 For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation) or EUR (disambiguation). ...

Flag of Norway Norway[22] TBC 5995 NOK

$981 Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... ISO 4217 Code NOK User(s) Norway Inflation rate 2. ...

Flag of Sweden Sweden[23] TBC 5999 SEK

$861 Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... ISO 4217 Code SEK User(s) Sweden Inflation 1. ...

Flag of Switzerland Switzerland[24]
CHF 749

$620 Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... ISO 4217 Code CHF User(s) Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Campione dItalia Inflation 1. ...

CHF 899

$744 ISO 4217 Code CHF User(s) Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Campione dItalia Inflation 1. ...

Flag of Australia Australia[25] TBC A$999.95

$795 Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 3. ...

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand[26][27] NZ$999†

$698 Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ...

NZ$1199.95

$838

Singapore[28]
S$499

$327 Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore_(bordered). ... ISO 4217 Code SGD User(s) Singapore, Brunei Inflation 0. ...

S$799

$523 ISO 4217 Code SGD User(s) Singapore, Brunei Inflation 0. ...

Flag of Mexico Mexico[29] MXN$8000

$717 Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... ISO 4217 Code MXN User(s) Mexico Inflation 3. ...

MXN$10000

$896 ISO 4217 Code MXN User(s) Mexico Inflation 3. ...

Flag of Philippines Philippines PHP31000

$637 Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... ISO 4217 Code PHP User(s) Philippines Inflation 7. ...

PHP42000

$864 ISO 4217 Code PHP User(s) Philippines Inflation 7. ...

* Prices and release dates subject to change.
† Price not confirmed as official suggested retail price

The PlayStation 3 was released in Japan on November 11, 2006, at 07:00. There were reports that many of the initial consoles were obtained by businessmen who paid mainly Chinese nationals to buy the console without any software[30] to resell on eBay. According to Media Create, 81,639 PS3 systems were sold within 24 hours of its introduction in Japan.[31] Sony has opted to go with an open pricing scheme for the 60 GB model, allowing retailers to set a price point themselves.[32] November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


The PlayStation 3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006. Reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3 include a customer shot,[33] campers robbed at gunpoint,[34] customers shot in a drive-by shooting with BB guns,[35] and 60 campers fighting over 10 systems.[36] In California, two GameStop employees fabricated a robbery to cover up their own theft of several PlayStation 3 and four Xbox 360 consoles. The highest actual selling price on eBay for Playstation 3 was just over US$3200 on November 17, when presales were being conducted. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Steel BBs BB guns are a type of air gun designed to fire spherical projectiles, called BBs, usually from a smoothbore barrel. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, USA, is the worlds largest video game and entertainment software retailer. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...


On January 25, 2007, Sony announced that the launch date for the Australian and European release of the PS3 will be March 23, 2007.[3] However, like the European launch, the Australian launch will only feature the 60 GB model for AU$999 (including GST). On March 5, 2007, Sony Gulf announced that the PS3 would launch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries on March 22 at S.R 2499/AED 2,499 or approximately 665$ US dollar [37]for the 60 GB model, the only one available as with the other PAL releases. January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This article is about the continent. ... The G.S.T. (Goods and Services Tax) is a value added tax of 10% on most goods and services sold in Australia. ...


The official Singaporean release was on the March 7, 2007,[28] with the price for the 60 GB version set at S$799, without any games. Sony Singapore opened pre-orders for a PS3 bundled with 2 games for S$963.[38] March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... ISO 4217 Code SGD User(s) Singapore, Brunei Inflation 0. ...


The initial production cost is estimated to be US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model.[39] The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


On January 7, 2007, Sony confirmed they met their goal of shipping over 1 million units to North America. [6] Just over a week later, on January 16, 2007, Sony confirmed they had shipped 1 million units in Japan, bringing the worldwide total to 2 million shipped. [40] Sony has been producing consoles at a loss of about $300 per 60 gb console, and $240 per 20 gb console - because the cost of both types was above $800. January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


In 23 March 2007, the PS3 will be launched in Europe and New Zealand. This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


It is not yet easy to draw meaningful conclusions from early sales data. Some journalists have judged the relative ease with which it is possible to buy a PlayStation 3 in stores in America and Japan, compared with the scarcity of the Nintendo Wii, as evidence of lukewarm consumer demand for the console.[41] There have also been reports that some Japanese retailers are already discounting the console to stimulate demand.[42] Sony, however, has countered that comfortable levels of stock in store are evidence of its efficient supply chain.


Games

The PlayStation 3 launched in North America and Japan with 15 titles by November 17, 2006. Resistance: Fall of Man had sold the most units after 5 days, and was heavily praised by many gaming websites, including GameSpot and IGN, who awarded it their PlayStation 3 Game of the Year award. Several planned launch titles were delayed, such as F.E.A.R. and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The European release of the PlayStation 3 will launch with a further 22 titles, including Virtua Fighter 5, Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Enchanted Arms. This is a list of games that have been confirmed to be in development for the Sony PlayStation 3 video game console, organized alphabetically by name. ... This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... This is a list of PlayStation Network[1] games for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable video game systems, downloaded via the PS3. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... GameSpot is a computer and video gaming website that was launched in May 1996 by Pete Deemer, Vince Broady, and Jon Epstein. ... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... This article is about the computer and video game. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ... Virtua Fighter 5 is the latest game in Segas Virtua Fighter series. ... Enchanted Arms (also known as [eM] -eNCHANT arM-) is a science fiction-based role-playing game for the Xbox 360. ...


Major first party titles include MotorStorm, an off-road racing game; Heavenly Sword, an action-adventure game that won several awards at E3 2006; Killzone (working title), the sequel to the popular first-person shooter for the PlayStation 2; Eight Days, a third-person shooter and driving game; Lair, a fantasy adventure game that sees you take the role of a dragon rider; and Warhawk, a third-person flying shooter that makes extensive use of the PlayStation 3's SIXAXIS controller’s motion-sensing capabilities. Afrika, which will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment, has a TBA release date. Not even the plot for the game is known. MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and being published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. ... Heavenly Sword (to be released) is a video game in development by Ninja Theory for the PlayStation 3 console. ... The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eight Days is a new action game from Sonys London Studio. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Warhawk is an upcoming remake of the original Warhawk video game originally released on the PlayStation entertainment system. ... // The nearly final PlayStation 3 controller. ... // Etymology World map showing Africa (geographically) The name Africa came into Western use through the Romans, who used the name Africa terra — land of the Afri (plural, or Afer singular) — for the northern part of the continent, as the province of Africa with its capital Carthage, corresponding to modern-day...


There is also an array of third party titles that are scheduled for release exclusive to the PlayStation 3, such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, reportedly the final chapter of Hideo Kojima's tactical espionage epic; Devil May Cry 4, the fourth installment in Capcom’s fast-paced gun-slinging/sword-fighting series; Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a dual installment of the hugely popular Square Enix role-playing franchise; Tekken 6, the continuation of the popular fighting series; and Heavy Rain, an innovative yet unorthodox adventure title from Quantic Dream. Hideo Kojima , born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer at Konami. ... Devil May Cry 4 ) is the second sequel (Devil May Cry 3 being a prequel) to the Capcom horror-action game Devil May Cry, scheduled for release exclusively on the PlayStation 3. ... For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator. ... Final Fantasy XIII ) is an upcoming console role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix Co. ... Final Fantasy Versus XIII ) is an action role-playing game video game developed and produced by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 video game console. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Tekken 6 is the upcoming installment of Namcos Tekken series, which will be released in 2007. ... Heavy Rain is a tech demo presented by Quantic Dream for the PlayStation 3. ... David Cage created Quantic Dream in 1997. ...


Game development

The PlayStation 3 is based on open and publicly available application programming interfaces. Sony has selected several technologies and arranged several sublicensing agreements to create an advanced software development kit for developers. In addition, in 2005 Sony purchased SN Systems, a former provider of Microsoft Windows-based development tools for a variety of console platforms; including PlayStation 2, GameCube, PSP and Nintendo DS to create additional GNU development tools.[citation needed] SN Systems is a provider of Windows development tools for games consoles, including the PlayStation 2, PSP, GameCube and Nintendo DS. Centre to the SN Systems product line is the ProDG suite, comprising a compiler and integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, together with a debugger and additional build tools. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... NDS redirects here. ... GNU (pronounced ) is a computer operating system - consisting of a kernel, libraries, system utilities, compilers, and end-user application software - composed entirely of free software. ...


Open standards for OpenGL, matrix algorithms, and scene data are specified by the Khronos Group, and are intended to work with nVidia's Cg programming language. Scene data are stored with COLLADA v1.4, an open, XML-based file format.[43] Rendering uses PSGL, a modified version of OpenGL ES 1.0 (OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant except for the use of Cg instead of GLSL), with extensions specifically aimed at the PS3.[44] Other specifications include OpenMAX, a collection of fast, cross-platform tools for general "media acceleration," such as matrix calculations, and OpenVG, for hardware-accelerated 2D vector graphics. These specifications have GPL, free for any use, and/or commercial implementations by third parties. The Khronos Group is an industry consortium founded in 2002 and dedicated to creating APIs to enable the authoring and playback of rich media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. ... Cg or C for Graphics is a high-level shading language created by NVIDIA for programming vertex and pixel shaders. ... COLLADA is a COLLAborative Design Activity for establishing an interchange file format for interactive 3D applications. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language that supports a wide variety of applications. ... PSGL is a 3D computer graphics API based on OpenGL ES for the Sony PlayStation 3. ... OpenGL ES (OpenGL for Embedded Systems) is a subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, and video game consoles. ... OpenGL ES (OpenGL for Embedded Systems) is a subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, and video game consoles. ... GLSL - OpenGL Shading Language also known as GLslang is a high level shading language based on the C programming language. ... OpenMAX logo The Khronos Groups new API OpenMAX is an API that provides hardware accelerated routines especially useful for computer graphics, video, and sound, and in devices that process large amounts of data in predictable ways. ... OpenVG logo OpenVG is a standard API designed by a working group of the Khronos Group. ... Example showing effect of vector graphics versus raster graphics. ... The GNU logo For other uses of GPL, see GPL (disambiguation). ...


Sublicensed technology includes complete game engines, physics libraries, and special libraries. Engines include Epic's Unreal engine 3.0. Physics libraries include AGEIA's PhysX SDK, NovodeX,[45] and Havok's physics and animation engines.[46] Other tools include Nvidia's Cg 1.5 (a C-like shading language, which HLSL was based upon), SpeedTree RT by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (high-quality virtual foliage in real time), and Kynogon's Kynapse 4.0 "large scale A.I.".[47] In computing, a game engine is the core software component of a video game. ... Epic Games, also known as Epic and formerly as Epic MegaGames, is a computer game development company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The Unreal Engine is a widely-used game engine developed by Epic Games. ... Ageia, founded in 2002, is a fabless semiconductor company. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Physics processing unit. ... The PhysX PPU (see below) is a chip and SDK that is designed to perform complex physics calculations. ... The Havok Game Dynamics SDK, better known as simply Havok, is a middleware physics engine (in this case Dynamical simulation) designed for computer and video games by allowing interaction between objects or other characters in real-time. ... C is a general-purpose, procedural, imperative computer programming language developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie at the Bell Telephone Laboratories for use with the Unix operating system. ... A shading language, in computer graphics, is a high-level programming language by which properties of a rendered material may be described. ... The High Level Shader Language is a shader language developed by Microsoft for use with DirectX, and is very similar to Cg. ... SpeedTree is a programming package produced by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. ...


Sony has considered using IPv6, the next generation of the Internet Protocol.[48] Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a network layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks. ... The Internet Protocol (IP) is a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork. ...


Some titles, such as Genji: Days of the Blade and Ridge Racer 7, allow users to install 4–5 GB of game data to the hard drive, which dramatically improves load times. In Genji, for example, the cached data apparently reduces load times from 15 seconds to 4 seconds.[49] Ridge Racer 7 is the latest installment in the Ridge Racer series, the game is exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and was one of the launch titles for the system in Japan and North America. ...


Recently Sony announced a new toolset that will be free to all developers known as 'Playstation Edge' that will offer highly optimised lightweight libraries for CELL SPUs. These libraries will provide code for animation, compression (expected to greatly help loading times) and many more features. The package will also provide 'GCM Replay', a powerful RSX profiling tool to allow developers to gain the most out of the playstation 3's graphics chip.[50]


Backward compatibility

Sony stated that every PlayStation and PlayStation 2 game that observes its respective system's TRC (Technical Requirements Checklist) would be playable on PS3 at launch. SCE president Ken Kutaragi asked developers to adhere to the TRC to facilitate compatibility with future PlayStations, stating that the company was having some difficulty getting backward compatibility with games that had not followed the TRCs. It has been confirmed (image) that initial PS3 units include the CPU/rasterizer combination chip used in the slim PS2 (EE+GS) to achieve backward compatibility.[51] European launch units will ship without the EE component, instead relying on software emulation for the Emotion Engine.[52] The backward compatibility function is region-locked.[53] The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... SCE redirects here. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) is the current Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation. ... Regional lockout is the programming practice, code, chip, or physical barrier used to prevent the playing of media designed for a device from the country where it is marketed on the version of the same device marketed in another country. ...


The PlayStation 3 does not include interfaces for legacy PlayStation peripherals, though IGN.com tested a legacy controller using a PS2-to-USB adapter, finding that it is compatible, though most other devices (such as the Guitar Hero controller) may not be compatible.[54] Nyko Technologies have started production on the "Play Adaptor", a PS3-to-USB adapter allowing for guitars and other PlayStation 2 peripherals to be used on the PlayStation 3 and is scheduled for release in Q2/2007.[55] The PS3 supports both the USB EyeToy camera/webcam and SOCOM Headset for video and voice chat. A memory card adapter is available so users can save their PS/PS2 data to a virtual memory card on the hard drive.[56] The PlayStation 3 can also use Memory Sticks to store save data for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software.[57] Guitar Hero series in general, see Guitar Hero (series). ... The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2 & PlayStation Portable. ...


Initially, at launch, approximately 3% of Playstation and Playstation 2 titles had minor compatibility issues, such as dropped audio, freezes or controller malfunctions.[58] Popular games reported to have these glitches included Tekken 5 and Gran Turismo. Many games had also been reported to have problems with garbled or unreadable text on-screen and generally blurry image quality, but the January 24, 2007, firmware release, which updated the system to version 1.50, has fully resolved this issue.[59] The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... Tekken 5 is the sixth installment in the popular Tekken video game franchise. ... Gran Turismo (GT) is a series of racing video games produced for the Sony PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Playstation 3 gaming systems. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


PAL version

In line with Sony's original gameplan,[60] and in a recent press release by SCEE Europe, Sony stated that the PAL version of PS3 will utilize software emulation for aspects of PS2 backwards compatibility that was originally taken care of by dedicated chips. Phil Harrison has assured gamers that over 1200 PlayStation 2 (PS2) games will be playable on the PAL PS3 and that the number is still rising, [61], accounting for about 50% of all PS2 games released in Europe. [62] In the same press release it is stated that 'some additional PS2 titles will become compatible ... through regular downloadable firmware updates'. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Television encoding systems by nation PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour encoding system used in broadcast television systems in large parts of the world. ... Phil Harrison at the 2006 E3 Phil Harrison is the British corporate executive and representative director of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ...


David Reeves, President of SCEE Europe, stated that 'rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3'. The press release also states that a list of compatible games 'will be available on 23rd March to meet launch day'.[63] When asked about whether this will applied to United States version, SCEE America stated they have no announcement regarding any hardware specification changes for PS3 in North America at this time.[64]


There are reports from developers working on the emulation software, that the PS3 software emulation will include upscaling of Playstation and PS2 titles to HD resolutions 720p and perform FSAA image processing.[65] The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... PS2 can mean: PlayStation 2 (Sony PS2), sixth-generation video game console PS/2 (IBM Personal System/2 office PCs, or the interface standard for mice and keyboards that the PS/2 series set) Phantasy Star II, second in the Phantasy Star seiries of video games. ... 720p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. ... Modern graphics_cards usually support some method of FSAA or Full Scene Anti-Aliasing to help avoid aliasing and jaggies on full screen images. ...


System software

Firmware

Similar to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), Sony has added the ability for firmware updates to be downloaded and used on the PlayStation 3. The updates can be installed via System Update, HDD, or a Game that requires a firmware update. The Playstation 3 has the ability to store firmwares of sizes upto 128MB. The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


The latest version of firmware for the US and Japanese PlayStation 3 is version 1.54, released February 28, 2007. This update allows zooming of images in the PS3’s chat feature and enables the use of any USB video class (UVC)-compatible webcam for video chat.[66] February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Graphical user interface

Main article: Cross Media Bar
PS3's XMB (Cross Media Bar) Interface
PS3's XMB (Cross Media Bar) Interface

The PlayStation 3 version of the Cross Media Bar (Xross Media Bar, or XMB) includes 8 categories of options. These include: Users, Settings, Photo, Music, Video, Game, Network and Friends (similar to the psp media bar). The PS3 includes the ability to store different user profiles, explore photos, play music and movies from the hard drive, compatibility for a USB Keyboard and Mouse, a full Internet browser and a Friends menu. Also, the PlayStation 3 adds the ability to multitask in ways such as listening to music while surfing the web or looking at pictures.[67] The PlayStation 3 XMB supports a variety of file formats (audio, image, video). Because PlayStation 3 is capable of running Linux, other formats can be played through the operating system, assuming the correct codec is present. In a separate demo Sony presented the "Marketplace" where users can buy and download music. The PS3 reserves 64 MB of RAM at all times for XMB functions. Cross Media Bar (or XMB GUI) is a GUI system developed by Sony. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PS3_XMB2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PS3_XMB2. ... Cross Media Bar (or XMB GUI) is a GUI system developed by Sony. ...


The XMB's default background color changes depending on the current month of the year, and it changes brightness depending on the time of day.[citation needed]


Q-Games Ltd, a small development company based in Kyoto, Japan, developed the graphics technology behind the XMB, its stylized background, and the built-in music visualizers. The PlayStation 3 uses a version of the NetFront browser by Access Co. as its internal web browser. It is the same browser used in the PSP (Sony-branded NetFront 2.81) with the same interface, menus and virtual keyboard. Sony has also worked with Stanford University to bring the [email protected] project to the PS3.[68] When downloaded, the program will run when the system is idle. Q-Games is a small to medium games developer based in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Cross Media Bar (or XMB GUI) is a GUI system developed by Sony. ... NetFront is a microbrowser for Personal Digital Assistants and other mobile platforms developed by Access Co. ... ACCESS Co. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


Linux

Main article: PlayStation 3 Linux
Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3.
Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3.

Sony has made an option in the XMB menu to install other operating systems.[69] Among other Linux distributions, Ubuntu, Fedora Core 5, Gentoo, Debian, and Yellow Dog have been run on the PS3.[70][71][72] Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3, running MSIE7 and flash through RDP. Gentoo Linux installed on a PS3. ... Image File history File links Ubuntu-on-ps3. ... Image File history File links Ubuntu-on-ps3. ... Ubuntu is a desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux. ... It has been suggested that Linux be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ubuntu Women be merged into this article or section. ... Fedora Core is an RPM-based Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project, sponsored by Red Hat. ... The Gentoo Linux operating system (pronounced ) is a Linux distribution named after the Gentoo penguin. ... Debian, created by the Debian Project, is a widely used distribution of free software developed through the collaboration of volunteers from around the world. ... A screenshot of Yellow Dog Linux 4. ...


Sony currently implements a hypervisor restricting RSX access,[73] though the graphics are fast enough for emulation of some old systems. Linux has access to 6 of the 7 SPEs, and IBM provides an introduction to programming parallel applications on the PlayStation 3 [2]. A hypervisor in computing is a scheme which allows multiple operating systems to run, unmodified, on a host computer at the same time. ...

Because we have plans for having Linux on board the PS3, we also recognize Linux programming activities… Other than game studios tied to official developer licenses, we had like to see various individuals participate in content creation for the PS3.

—on the presence of the Linux in the PS3.[74] PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[7] commonly abbreviated PS3) is Sony Computer Entertainments third video game console. ...

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PlayStation Network

Main article: PlayStation Network

In response to Microsoft's Xbox Live network, Sony announced a unified online service for the PlayStation 3 console at the 2006 PlayStation Business Briefing meeting in Tokyo. Sony has confirmed that the service will be always connected,[75] free and include multiplayer support. However, developers are permitted to charge a subscription fee, as is common with MMO games. Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... World of Warcraft, the worlds most popular MMORPG EverQuest II, a slightly less popular MMORPG A Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG or MMO) is a computer game which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously, and is played on the Internet. ...


The Xfire client can be integrated into games to provide various match-making facilities, at a cost to the publisher.[76] Xfire is a freeware instant messaging service targeted toward gamers, that also serves as a game server browser. ...


At the Tokyo Game Show on September 21, 2006, it was revealed that users will be able to download some of the thousands of PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 titles from the PlayStation Network for about $5 to $15, starting with those with the smallest game data. The reason to allow this kind of functionality is that Sony wants to allow the users to choose the games of their preference. Ken Kutaragi also announced functionality with other consoles, similar to Nintendo's Virtual Console, including confirmed Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx 16 functionality. However, Sega has replied that Sony has been too hasty with calling it a fact. Sega is currently reviewing the possibilities, but has not yet made a decision on it.[77] Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004 The Tokyo Game Show , or simply TGS) is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) is the current Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... A logo from Nintendos Virtual Console website Virtual Console, sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a video game download service that is currently offered by Nintendo for its Wii gaming console. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... The PC Engine is a video game console first released in Japan by NEC on October 30, 1987. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


The registration interface can only be accessed through the PS3 system interface.[78] The on-screen input method for the system is a T9 "dial pad" system (similar to writing a text message on a mobile phone) that predicts words as they are typed. This is the only method of input available out of the box (that is, without a compatible USB keyboard).[79] The predictive text does not predict any capitalized words, causing users that want to make use of this feature to input all words in lowercase and then go back and capitalize the first letters (if needed). An alternative is to add words to the system’s built-in predictive text dictionary; also, the unit automatically keeps track of any inputted terms.[79] T9, which stands for Text on 9 keys, is a predictive text technology for mobile phones, developed by Tegic Communications. ...


PlayStation Home

Main article: PlayStation Home

During the 2007 Game Developers Conference, Sony announced PlayStation Home, a new community based service for the PlayStation Network, which allows users to create an avatar character for their PlayStation 3 console. This avatar will get their own house, which can be adorned by items players can receive in several achievements. In the future the service will also expand, allowing players to have more sorts of clothing, as well as hold pets. Home will be a Second Life like experience and will allow gamers everywhere to interact in a virtual world. Home will also act as a meeting place of sorts for players who want to play multiplayer games on the PlayStation 3. During a video demonstration of Home, Sony said that a Home icon and options will be added to the Xross Media Bar, so it's expected to be available through a firmware update. Home will be a free service. The PlayStation Home logo PlayStation Home (trademarked as Homeâ„¢ ) is a community based service for the PlayStation Network which has been in development since early 2005. ... Second Life (abbreviated to SL) is an Internet-based virtual world which came to international attention via mainstream news media in late 2006 and early 2007. ...


PlayStation Portable connectivity

The PlayStation Portable can connect with the PlayStation 3 in many ways, including in-game connectivity. For example, Formula One: Championship Edition, a racing game, was shown at E3 2006 using a PSP as a real-time rear-view mirror.[80] Although this feature did not make it in the final release, Sony confirmed that such connectivity between the two consoles remains an option for the future.[81] In addition, it is possible to download PlayStation 1 games to the PlayStation 3 from the PlayStation Store. These games are not playable on the PS3; however, they can be sent to a PSP, where they can then be played using the PSP's PlayStation Emulator.[82] Sony has been criticized for making this feature exclusive to the PSP, given the limited supply available compared to the number of PSP units on the market.[citation needed] However, a future firmware update will allow downloaded PS1 games to be playable on the PS3.[citation needed] The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Formula One Championship Edition is a racing video game, developed by SCE Studio Liverpool and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, for the Sony PlayStation 3 // Formula One Championship Edition follow the 2006 Formula One season, with 18 tracks, 11 teams and 22 drivers. ...


Sony has also demonstrated the PSP playing back video content, including 1080p content from the PlayStation 3 hard disk across an ad-hoc wireless network. This feature is referred to as Remote Play.[83] 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a kind of wireless ad-hoc network, and is a self-configuring network of mobile routers (and associated hosts) connected by wireless links—the union of which form an arbitrary topology. ... Remote Play icon on a Japanese PS3s XMB. Remote Play is a feature on the Playstation 3 which involves the Playstation Portable or PSP in Ad-Hoc syncronisation to show, control and interact with the Playstation 3s menu also known as the XMB. On the PS3s XMB...


PlayStation 3 cluster

Given the computing capabilities of the machine, there is some interest in using PS3 to build supercomputers for high-performance computing[84] (the NCSA has already built a cluster based on the PlayStation 2).[85] Terra Soft Solutions has a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3[86] and even sells PS3s with Linux pre-installed.[87] In addition, RapidMind is pushing their stream programming package for the PS3.[88] The field of high performance computing (HPC) comprises computing applications on (parallel) supercomputers and computer clusters. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... An example of a Computer cluster A computer cluster is a group of loosely coupled computers that work together closely so that in many respects they can be viewed as though they are a single computer. ... Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. ... A screenshot of Yellow Dog Linux 4. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with stream processing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with stream processing. ...


On March 15 2007, SCE and Stanford University announced details of the [email protected] project.[89] Much like [email protected], where thousands of PC's joined over the Internet to analyze data during user downtime in a colloborative effort, PS3 owners will be able to lend the computing power of their game systems in the study of protein folding and related diseases (ie. Alzheimer, Parkinson's, Huntington's, cystic fibrosis and several forms of cancer). The software will be included as part of the 1.6 firmware patch (March 2007) and can be set to run manually or automatically when the PS3 is idle through the XrossMediaBar. The processed information is then sent back to project's central servers over the internet.


Hardware

Silver PlayStation 3 at E3 2006
Silver PlayStation 3 at E3 2006

Unless otherwise noted, the following specifications are based on a press release by Sony at the 2005 E3 Conference,[90] and slides from a Sony presentation at the 2006 Game Developer's Conference.[91] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 1505 KB) Photograph by Ville Miettinen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 1505 KB) Photograph by Ville Miettinen. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. ...


Central processing unit

Main article: Cell microprocessor

The PS3's 3.2 GHz Cell processor, developed jointly by Sony, Toshiba and IBM ("STI"), is an implementation to dynamically assign physical processor cores to do different types of work independently. It has a PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and six accessible 3.2 GHz Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs). A seventh runs in a special mode and is dedicated to aspects of the OS and security, and an eighth is disabled to improve production yields. The PPE, SPEs and other elements ("units") are connected via an Element Interconnect Bus which serves to connect all of the units in a ring-style bus. The PPE has a 512-KB level 2 cache and one VMX vector unit. Each SPE is a RISC processor with 128-bit SIMD GPRs and superscalar functions. Each SPE contains 256 KB of non-cached memory (local storage, "LS") that is shared by program code and work data. SPEs may access more data in the main memory using DMA. The floating point performance of the whole system (CPU + GPU) is reported to be 2 TFLOPS.[90] PlayStation 3's Cell CPU achieves 204 GFLOPS single precision float and 15 GFLOPS double precision. The PS3 has 256 MB of Rambus XDR DRAM, clocked at CPU die speed. Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... The Cell microprocessor has been jointly developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM. The Cell architecture is intended to be scalable through the use of vector processing. ... Diagram of a CPU memory cache A CPU cache is a cache used by the central processing unit of a computer to reduce the average time to access memory. ... AltiVec is a floating point and integer SIMD instruction set designed and owned by Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola (the AIM alliance), and implemented on versions of the PowerPC including Motorolas G4 and IBMs G5 processors. ... Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), is a microprocessor CPU design philosophy that favors a smaller and simpler set of instructions that all take about the same amount of time to execute. ... -1... In computer architecture, a processor register is a small amount of very fast computer memory used to speed the execution of computer programs by providing quick access to commonly used values—typically, the values being in the midst of a calculation at a given point in time. ... In computing, FLOPS (or flops) is an acronym meaning FLoating point Operations Per Second. ... A floating-point number is a digital representation for a number in a certain subset of the rational numbers, and is often used to approximate an arbitrary real number on a computer. ... Rambus Incorporated NASDAQ: RMBS (founded 1990) is a provider of high-speed interface technology, most notably their Rambus Direct RAM memory technology, which was intended to replace SDRAM and challenge DDR RAM as the standard memory used in computers. ... XDR DRAM is a high performance RAM Interface like SDR-SDRAM and DDR-SDRAM. The XDR solution was engineered to be effective in small high-bandwidth consumer systems, high-performance main memory applications, and flagship GPUs. ...


The Cell microprocessor allows programmers to assign SPEs different work by running individual programs on them. Programmers may also arrange data flow in different ways, for example using parallel, pipelined or streamed processing data flow models. As an example for parallel processing performance gains, one core could work on decoding and multiplexing audio, another core may perform computations on realistic projectiles ballistics, while another might govern the activities of the main character. The programmer still has three more cores not yet assigned but the only remaining tasks are to collect the work performed and display the results on the screen. Since the program code on each SPE core is executed from its local store memory, much more Element Interconnect Bus bandwidth is available to transfers of work data. An obvious downside to this is that there is a 256-KB size restriction on SPE programs, which may present a challenge for certain programming tasks. In telecommunications, multiplexing (also muxing or MUXing) is the combining of two or more information channels onto a common transmission medium using hardware called a multiplexer or (MUX). ...


Graphics processing unit

The Graphics Processing Unit is based on the NVIDIA G70 (previously known as NV47) architecture, which focuses on maximizing per-pixel computation in favor of raw pixel output. The GPU will make use of 256-MB GDDR3 VRAM clocked at 700 MHz and the XDR main memory via the CPU. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Graphics processing unit Main article: RSX Reality Synthesizer The rear of the 20 GB PlayStation 3 as it was shown at E3 2006. ... NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) is a major supplier of graphics processors (graphics processing units, GPUs), graphics cards, and media and communications devices for PCs and game consoles such as the original Xbox and the PlayStation 3. ... The GeForce 7 Series is the seventh generation of NVIDIAs GeForce graphics cards. ... GDDR3 (Graphics Double Data Rate, version 3) is a graphics card-specific memory technology, designed by ATI Technologies. ... Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of random access memory that stores each bit of data in a separate capacitor. ...


Connectivity

The article Blu-ray Disc contains related information.

The PS3 supports numerous SDTV and HDTV resolutions (from 480i up to 1080p) and connectivity options (such as HDMI 1.3[92] and component video).[93] In terms of audio, the PS3 supports a number of formats, including 7.1 digital audio, Dolby TrueHD, and others; audio output is possible over stereo RCA cables (analog), optical digital cables, or HDMI. For the optical drive, a wide variety of DVD and CD formats are supported, as well as Blu-ray Discs. A 20 GB / 60 GB 2.5" SATA 150 hard disk is pre-installed. In the 60 GB configuration, flash memory can also be used — either Memory Stick, CompactFlash, or SD/MMC. For communication, the PS3 has one Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, and supports Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... HDMI Cable & HDMI official logo Type Digital audio/video connector Production history Designer The HDMI group Designed December 2002 Produced 2003 Specifications Hot plugable Yes External Yes Audio signal PCM, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Video signal 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p... Three cables, each with RCA plugs at both ends, are often used to carry analog component video Component video is a video signal that has been split into two or more components. ... Dlby TrueHD logo Dolby TrueHD, from Dolby Laboratories, is an advanced lossless audio codec based on Meridian Lossless Packing. ... TOSLINK connector (JIS F05) TOSLINKâ„¢ is a standardized optical fibre connection system. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... Sony 128 MB Memory Stick with MagicGate support. ... A 64 MB CompactFlash Type I card A 32 MB High Speed CompactFlash Type I card CompactFlash (CF) was originally a type of data storage device, used in portable electronic devices. ... A USB device for reading various kinds of flash memories, with a SD card plugged in Secure Digital (SD) is a flash (non-volatile) memory card format developed by Matsushita, SanDisk and Toshiba for use in portable devices, including digital cameras, handheld computers, PDAs and GPS units. ... A 32 MB Multimedia Card Multimedia Card A 128 MB RS-MMC card and an adapter The Multimedia Card (MMC) is a flash memory memory card standard. ... Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is a term describing various technologies for transmitting Ethernet packets at a rate of a gigabit per second, as defined by the IEEE 802. ... Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ...


Form factor and power consumption

The console has many ventilation holes, a single large fan, and uses heat pipes. Physically, the PlayStation 3 is approximately 5 kg (11 lb), 32.5 cm (W) × 9.8 cm (H) × 27.4 cm (D) (12.8 in. × 3.9 in. × 10.8 in.).[12] The power supply is built into the console and a standard 3-pin IEC connector is present at the base of the console. All current PS3 power supplies are Universal 100V-240V/50–60 Hz and will work worldwide, external power markings only relate to the intended market area[citation needed]. The power consumption ranges from 150–200 watts during normal use.[94] The heat sink (aluminium) with heat pipe (copper) A heat pipe is a heat transfer mechanism that can transport large quantities of heat with a very small difference in temperature between the hot and cold interfaces. ... IEC connector is the common name for the set of thirteen line sockets (called the connector in the specification) and thirteen panel plugs (called the inlet) defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) specification IEC 60320. ...


Official accessories

The PlayStation 3 Wireless Controller
The PlayStation 3 Wireless Controller

The PlayStation 3 SIXAXIS[95] is a controller that is similar in appearance to that of its predecessors DualShock 2. The SIXAXIS features finer analog sensitivity;[96] more trigger-like R2 and L2 buttons; a PS (“home”) button; and a USB mini-B port for charging the internal battery and for wired play. The PlayStation 3 supports up to 7 simultaneous controllers over Bluetooth.[12] The SIXAXIS is named for its ability to detect motion in the full six degrees. However, unlike the PlayStation 2's DualShock, the new controller has no vibration feature. The controller retails for US$49.99. // The nearly final SIXAXIS, in the presently unavailable silver shell. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1505x480, 194 KB) From: http://flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1505x480, 194 KB) From: http://flickr. ... // The nearly final SIXAXIS, in the presently unavailable silver shell. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Dual Analog Controller. ... Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ... In mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering and robotics, degrees of freedom (DOF) describes flexibility of motion. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


The PlayStation 3 Memory Card Adaptor is a device that allows data to be transferred from PlayStation and PlayStation 2 memory cards to the PlayStation 3's hard disk. The device has a cable that connects to the PS3's USB port on one end, and features a legacy PS2 memory card port on the other end. The adaptor is available at a price of US$14.99 in the United States and JP¥1500 (including tax) in Japan. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ...


Using Bluetooth, the PlayStation 3 BD Remote allows users to control videos and music on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. In Japan, the device was available starting December 7, 2006, and costs JP¥3,800. The device is also currently available in North America for US$24.99.[97] However, the PS3 will accept signals only via its Bluetooth Remote, as the console does not have an infrared receiver. This prevents the use of universal remotes with the system. The Blu-ray Disc movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was included with the initial 400,000 release copies of the PS3 in North America,[98] while the first 500,000 European PlayStation Network activations after launch will receive a free copy of the Blu-Ray release of Casino Royale.[99] Bluetooth logo Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Image of two girls in mid-infrared (thermal) light (false color) Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of radio waves. ... A Universal Remote is a Remote Control that is used to operate one or more consumer electronics device. ... Casino Royale is the 21st film in the James Bond series and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ...


Official PlayStation 3 HDMI cables retail for US$60. No HDMI cable is included with the PlayStation 3 system. An official component AV cable is available for US$24.99. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


Reception

Praise

CNET awarded it a high score of 8.8 out of a possible 10 and voted it as their number one must-have gadget,[100] praising its robust graphical capabilities and stylish exterior design while criticizing its limited selection of available games.[101] "I think that Sony has made the best machine. It's the best piece of hardware, without question," says Dave Perry from development studio Shiny Entertainment. [102] Both Home Theater Magazine and Ultimate AV have given the console's Blu-ray playback very favorable reviews, stating that the quality of playback exceeds that of many current standalone Blu-ray and HD-DVD players.[103][104] {{Infobox_Company | company_name = CNET Networks| company_logo = | company_type = [[Publicly traded NASDAQ: CNET foundation = 1993| location = San Francisco, California, USA| key_people = Shelby W. Bonnie, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO| num_employees = 2,080 (2006)| industry = Internet Information Provider| homepage = [1] ==CNET Networks, Inc. ... Shiny Entertainment is a video game developer based in Newport Beach, CA, and is the creator of several hits such as Earthworm Jim and Enter The Matrix. ... Blu-ray discs Blu-ray Disc is a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by a group of leading consumer electronics and PC companies called the Blu_ray Disc Association (BDA), which succeeds the Blu_ray Disc Founders (BDF). ... HD DVD, or High-Definition DVD is a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video. ...


Criticism

Todd Howard, the executive producer of Bethesda Softworks, in an interview with Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine criticised the Blu-Ray Disc drive’s read speed for being too slow: “Drive speed matters more to me than capacity, and Blu-ray is slower.”[105] Bethesda Softworks' Pete Hines however stated that "reports of data duplication on the PS3 Oblivion disc have been exaggerated."[106] Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media Company, is a developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ...


The PS3 was given the number eight spot on PC World magazine’s list of “The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006,” where it was criticized for being “Late, Expensive, and Incompatible.”[107] PC World may refer to one of two topics: The American computer magazine The British computer store chain This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


The February 2007 issue of Wired magazine criticized the "Only Game Console with True High-Definition" notion, saying that launch games looked no better than Xbox 360 games. They also noted its large power consumption, weight, price, and lack of force feedback in the controller. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... A sample of Wired covers. ... The Xbox 360 is the successor to Microsofts Xbox video game console, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung and SiS. Information on the console first came through viral marketing campaigns and it was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged...


The February 2007 issue of EGM featured a main story titled "BattleStation!" in which the magazine voiced much of the gamer, analyst, and developer criticism against the PS3. Much of the criticism contained by the article was previous criticisms bundled into one.[108] 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... An Extraordinary General Meeting, commonly abbreviated as EGM, is a meeting of members of an organisation, shareholders of a company, or employees of an offical body, which occurs at an irregular time. ...


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Rumors are beginning to resurface regarding Sony developing a larger hard drive for PlayStation 3 following comments from Sony spokesperson Satoshi Fukoka.
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The PS3 rumor mill is working overtime today, delivering not one, not two, but three whoppers that should have fans and foes alike feeling alive with pleasure.
While the PS3 is probably the console you're least likely to lug around with a screen attached to it, Nevover seems to think that there's enough people willing to do just that, and it's apparently planning to offer a clip-on screen to make that task somewhat more manageable.
Granted, the game will allow for PS3 owners to host and play on their own matches, but the Ranked-Dedicated servers that you may also opt for shouldn't be lacking in terms of sheer power.
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