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Encyclopedia > PlayStation 3
PlayStation 3
Manufacturer Sony, Foxconn and ASUSTeK for SCEI[1]
Type Video game console
Generation Seventh generation era
First available Flag of Japan November 11, 2006
Flag of the United States November 17, 2006
Flag of Europe March 23, 2007
Flag of World (More...)
System storage 2.5" SATA hard drive
(20 GB, 60 GB, or 80 GB included)
Controller input Up to 7 SIXAXIS controllers
Connectivity
Online service PlayStation Network
Units sold 4.28 million+ (details)
Units shipped 6 million (details)
Top-selling game NCAA Football 08[2]
Backward
compatibility
97 percent of all PS 1 and PS 2 games
Predecessor PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 3 (プレイステーション3 Pureisutēshon Surī?, trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. In sales and market share, it is currently in third place.[4] The system was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan and shortly after on November 17 in the United States. Its primary storage media is the Blu-ray Disc, while it also supports SACDs, DVDs, and CDs.[5][6] It can output high-definition video for both video games and movies via an HDMI 1.3 port, supporting up to 1080p HD resolution. Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... This is a list of video games that have sold over one million copies. ... NCAA Football 08 is a collegiate football video game created by EA Sports, the sports video gaming subsidiary of Electronic Arts. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a video game console. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony Corporation that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 21, 2004 with the United States release of the Nintendo DS. The beginning of the seventh generation for home consoles came on November 22, 2005 with the release of Microsofts Xbox 360, and continued a... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... High-definition (HD) video generally refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD), i. ... The High-Definition Multi-media Interface (HDMI) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ...


It was initially available in two configurations, the 20 GB Basic model and the 60 GB Premium model. However, the 20 GB model was discontinued in North America on April 11, 2007, due to a lack of consumer demand.[7] While still available in Japan, it was not released at all in PAL territories.[8] On May 21, 2007, Sony announced that it would be releasing the PS3 in South Korea in only one configuration, featuring an 80 GB hard drive and IPTV compatibility.[9] On July 9, 2007, the 80 GB model was released in North America.[10] The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The PAL region is a video game publication territory which covers Australasia and the majority of Eurasia. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about internet protocol television. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Contents

History

Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the public on May 16, 2005, during the E3 2005 conference. A functional version of the system was not present there, nor at the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005, although demonstrations (such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots) were held at both events on devkits and comparable PC hardware. Video footage based on the predicted PlayStation 3 specifications was also shown (e.g. Mobile Suit Gundam).[11] The system was initially planned to have two HDMI ports and three Ethernet ports, though this was later reduced to one of each, presumably to cut costs.[12] Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... 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 that operates at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ...


On September 22, 2006, at the 2006 Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that it would be including HDMI on all versions of the system, and reducing the launch price on Core models by over 20%;[13] the Premium version of the system has an open pricing scheme.[13] Sony demonstrated 27 playable PS3 titles during the Tokyo Game Show running on final hardware.[14] is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Launch

Main article: PlayStation 3 launch

The PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006, at 07:00. There were reports that many of the initial systems were obtained by businessmen who paid mainly Chinese nationals to buy the system without any software to resell on eBay.[15] According to Media Create, 81,639 PS3 systems were sold within 24 hours of its introduction in Japan.[16] The Japanese PlayStation 3 launch on 11 November 2006 marked the second major seventh generation video game console to be released (the first being the Xbox 360). ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17. Reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3 include a customer shot,[17] campers robbed at gunpoint,[18] customers shot in a drive-by shooting with BB guns,[19] and 60 campers fighting over 10 systems.[20] 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... A drive-by shooting (or drive-by for short) is a personal attack carried out by someone from a moving or momentarily stopped vehicle. ... Steel BBs BB guns are a type of air gun designed to fire spherical projectiles, called BBs, usually from a smoothbore barrel. ...


The PS3 was launched in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on March 23, 2007. After the first two days of sales, the system had sold approximataly 600,000 units.[21] is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Retail configurations

Feature 20 GB[6] 60 GB[6] 80 GB[6]
Upgradable hard drive Yes, 20 GB Yes, 60 GB Yes, 80 GB
Blu-ray Disc drive Yes Yes Yes
HDMI (v1.3)[22] Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
1000BASE-T Ethernet Yes Yes Yes
Chrome trim No Yes Yes
IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi No Yes Yes
Flash card readers No Yes Yes
Emotion Engine for PS2 backward campatibility Yes Yes No, Uses software emulation


As of September 2007, there are three retail configurations of the PlayStation 3: a 20 GB model, a 60 GB model, and an 80 GB model (the xx GB names referring to the size of the internal hard drive of the system). All retail packages include one SIXAXIS controller, one USB cable, one composite video/stereo audio output cable, one Ethernet cable and one power cable.[23] The 80 GB model includes a copy of the hit title MotorStorm.[24] A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... HDMI cable and HDMI official logo Type Digital audio/video connector Production history Designer The HDMI group Designed December 2002 Produced 2003 Specifications Hot pluggable 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... HDMI cable and HDMI official logo Type Digital audio/video connector Production history Designer The HDMI group Designed December 2002 Produced 2003 Specifications Hot pluggable 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... This article is about the Bluetooth wireless specification. ... 1000BASE-T or IEEE 802. ... Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies that operates at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ... IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // The final Sixaxis Design. ... Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ... Composite video, also called CVBS (Composite Video Blanking and Sync), is the format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. ... Cat5 patch cable Category 5 cable, commonly known as Cat 5, is a twisted pair cable type designed for high signal integrity. ... A power cable is an assembly of two or more electrical conductors, usually held together with an overall sheath. ... MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. ...


At its launch in Japan and North America in November 2006, two versions of the system were released; the 20 GB model and the more expensive 60 GB model with additional features. Sony discontinued the 20 GB model in the US and Canada on April 11, 2007, citing a lack of consumer demand,[25] though it is still on sale in Japan. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On May 21, 2007 Sony announced that only one model would be released in Korea, featuring an 80 GB hard drive and IPTV compatibility.[9] Sony Korea has stated that IPTV feature was added to the Korean version in order to keep up with FTTP, which is widely available in Korea.[9] May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about internet protocol television. ... Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) refers to a broadband telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables and associated optical electronics for delivery of broadband service to homes and businesses. ...


On July 9, 2007 Sony announced a North American 80 GB model, to be available starting August 6, 2007.[26][27][28] On July 12, 2007, SCEE announced a Starter Pack bundle in Europe, including a second Sixaxis controller and two first-party titles from a given selection, to sell at the same price as the stand-alone model. SCEE stated that there were no plans to introduce an 80 GB model or to drop the price for the 60 GB model in Europe.[29] is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president David Reeves has stated that there are currently no plans for an 80 GB system to be released in PAL territories, and that a 20 GB version is "highly unlikely."[30] Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... Unrelated to the hip hop musician DMX. Davy DMX, (born David Reeves), is a pioneer of hip-hop music. ...


Differences

In addition to all of the features of the 20 GB model, the 60 GB model has internal IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, multiple flash card readers (SD/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash, Memory Stick) and a chrome coloured trim.[6] In terms of hardware, the 80 GB model released in Korea is identical to the 60 GB model released in European territories, except for the difference in hard drive size.[9] IPTV compatibility is supported through software and could potentially be added to other models of the system.[26][27][28] Like the Korean and European models, the North American 80 GB model also excludes the PlayStation 2 EE chip, instead providing PS2 compatibility via software emulation, thereby reducing the level of compatibility (see Removal of hardware support for more details). IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A USB device for reading various kinds of flash memories, with an 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. ... A 32 MB High Speed CompactFlash Type I card CompactFlash (CF) was originally developed as a type of data storage device used in portable electronic devices. ... A 2GB Sony High Speed Memory Stick PRO Duo with MagicGate support. ... This article is about internet protocol television. ... “PS2” redirects here. ...


No official Wi-Fi or flash memory card readers have yet been released by Sony for the 20 GB system, although plans for such add-ons are in place.[31] 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.


Sales and pricing

See also: PlayStation 3 launch — Release data and pricing
Region Units sold First available
Japan 1,143,798 as of September 3, 2007[32] 11 November 2006
North America 1,498,800 as of July 23, 2007[33] 17 November 2006
PAL territories 1,300,000 as of August 23, 2007[34] 23 March 2007 (more...)
Total 4.28 million as of June 30, 2007[35]

The initial production cost has been estimated to be US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model;[36] however, they were priced at US$499 and US$599, respectively.[37] The high manufacturing costs mean that every unit is sold at a loss of approximately $250,[36] contributing to Sony's games division posting an operating loss of ¥232.3 billion (US$1.97 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2007.[38] In April 2007, soon after these results were published, Ken Kutaragi, the head of gaming at Sony, announced plans to retire. Various news agencies, including The Times[39] and The Wall Street Journal[40] have reported that this was due to poor sales, whilst SCEI maintains that Kutaragi had been planning his retirement for six months prior to the announcement.[40] The Japanese PlayStation 3 launch on 11 November 2006 marked the second major seventh generation video game console to be released (the first being the Xbox 360). ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Japanese PlayStation 3 launch on 11 November 2006 marked the second major seventh generation video game console to be released (the first being the Xbox 360). ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Japanese PlayStation 3 launch on 11 November 2006 marked the second major seventh generation video game console to be released (the first being the Xbox 360). ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 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, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation until his retirement. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ...


Since the system's launch production costs have been reduced significantly as a result of phasing out the EE chip[41] and falling hardware costs.[42][43] The cost of manufacturing Cell microprocessors has fallen dramatically as a result of moving to the 65 nm production process[44][43] and Blu-ray diodes are now around $100 cheaper to manufacture.[42][45] Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) used in Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, an 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... The 65 nanometer (65 nm) process is (as of 2006) the most advanced lithographic node for volume semiconductor manufacturing, however it will soon be eclipsed when 45 nanometer lithography becomes commercially viable. ... 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). ... Types of diodes. ...


The cumulative reduction in production costs is as follows:

  • Blu-ray (cost reduction: US$100)
  • Cell B.E. (cost reduction: US$29 – US$40)
  • EE removal (cost reduction: US$27)
  • Chipset Modifications: Sony have removed a CXD9208GP, 2 RDRAM chips (US$5), and some passives and are planning on moving the RSX graphics chip from 90 nm to 65 nm production process and "the unification of separate smaller ICs — such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi — into single chip solutions and a change to a more specialized Southbridge." (cost reduction: unknown)

This brings the total cost reduction to at least $156 excluding the chipset modifications. [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] 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). ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) used in Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


On July 8, 2007, Sony announced a price drop in which the 60 GB model would sell for US$499; a new 80 GB model would sell for US$599 starting August 6, 2007.[26][27][28] According to Amazon.com, the price cut caused the PlayStation 3 to move up in Amazon's rankings by 3200%.[54] A few days after the initial price drop announcement, SCEE president David Reeves and SCEI president Kaz Hirai both confirmed that the "price drop" was in fact a sale price intended to eliminate stock of the 60 GB unit, the production of which had actually been halted at the time of the price drop announcement. After all 60 GB units are sold, only the 80 GB unit will remain in stores in the U.S., selling for US$599.[55] SCEA spokeswoman Kimberly Otzman states that retailer supplies for the North American 60 GB model will probably last through October 2007.[56] is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Amazon. ...


On January 7, 2007, Sony met its goal of shipping 1 million units to North America.[57] Just over a week later, on January 16, 2007, Sony confirmed they had shipped 1 million units in Japan, bringing the worldwide total to over 2 million shipped.[58] As of April 1, 2007, approximately 5.5 million units had been shipped worldwide.[38] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In the worldwide marketplace, PlayStation 3 is currently behind its competitor systems, the Xbox 360 and the Wii, both overall and in monthly sales. In Japan the Wii outsold the PS3 by 3 to 1 in August, 4 to 1 in July, 6.5 to 1 in June, 5.6 to 1 in May and 4 to 1 in April;[59][60][61][62] likewise the PS3 sold 2.5 times more units in June than the Xbox 360. In Japan 2,800,576 Wiis have been sold in total, compared to 1,143,798 PS3s; however the Xbox 360, which was released almost a year earlier than its competitors has sold only 380,131 units.[63][64] It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...


In North America, the PS3 was outsold 4.4 to 1 by the Wii and 2.2 to 1 by the Xbox 360 in June 2007, and sold the least units of any seventh generation console in the period January through April.[65] Additionally, the PS3 saw the largest drop in sales of the three systems, selling 37% less in April than the previous month; Sony has attributed the poor sales in April to a lack of new software for the console.[65] In many cases, the system has been outsold by its predecessor, the Playstation 2. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 22, 2005 with the release of Microsofts Xbox 360, and continued a year later with the release of Sonys PlayStation 3 on November 11, 2006 and Nintendos Wii on November 19, 2006. ... “PS2” redirects here. ...


Sony has stated that the PS3 has been consistently outselling its competitors in Australia, although it still lags behind both in total units sold.[66]


Games

The PlayStation 3 launched in North America on November 17, 2006 with a total of twelve titles, while another three were released before the end of the year.[67] After five days of sales it was confirmed that Insomniac's first person shooter Resistance: Fall of Man was the top-selling game, and was heavily praised by many reputable video game websites, including GameSpot and IGN, both of whom awarded it with their PlayStation 3 Game of the Year award for 2006.[68][69] Some titles missed the launch window and were delayed until 2007, such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, F.E.A.R. and Sonic the Hedgehog. During the Japanese launch, Ridge Racer 7 was the top-selling launch title, while Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire also faired well in sales; both of which were offerings from Namco Bandai. The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe with twenty-four titles, including some that were not offered in the North American and Japanese launched, such as Formula One Championship Edition, MotorStorm and Virtua Fighter 5. Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm have been the most successful titles so far; each has sold over one million copies worldwide.[70] It has been suggested that Chronology of PlayStation 3 games be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of PlayStation 3 games. ... This is a list of PlayStation Network [1] games for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable video game systems, downloaded via the PS3. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Insomniac Games is an American video game developer. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game currently under development by Bethesda Softworks for the PC, Xbox 2, and Playstation 3. ... This article is about the computer game. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... 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, North America and Europe. ... Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc. ... 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. ... MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. ... Virtua Fighter 5 is the latest game in Segas Virtua Fighter series. ... MotorStorm is a racing video game developed by Evolution Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the Sony PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. ...


At the 2007 E3 Media and Business Summit, Sony were able to show off a number of their upcoming video games for the PlayStation 3, including Heavenly Sword, Lair and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, all of which are set for release in 2007. They also showed off a number of titles set for a 2008 release; most notably Killzone 2, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2004 first person shooter. LittleBigPlanet was also demonstrated during the event and subsequently won the award for 'Most Innovative' game of the show.[71] A completely new title called Infamous was also presented to the media, expanding on the ever-growing sandbox genre. Several PlayStation Network titles were also on display, including SOCOM: Confrontation and Warhawk, both of which will be released as downloads via the PlayStation Store as well as on Blu-ray Disc.[72][73] It was also revealed that the first-person shooters Haze and Unreal Tournament 3 would be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 in 2007,[74] adding to the selection of exclusive titles available for the holiday season. Perhaps the biggest announcement, however, was that the highly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be exclusive the PlayStation 3, amid rumors that the game would appear on other platforms. Two other important exclusive titles to be released by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3, Final Fantasy XIII and the upcoming installments in the Kingdom Hearts series, were not shown; however, Square Enix President and CEO John Yamamoto suggested before E3 2007 that the games will make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show in September.[75][76] The history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) began with its creation in 1995 and has continued through the most recent expo in 2006. ... Heavenly Sword is a video game in development by Ninja Theory for the PlayStation 3 console. ... Lair is a video game developed by Factor 5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Killzone 2 (working title: Killzone PS3) is an upcoming game for the Playstation 3 video console, developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... LittleBigPlanet is an upcoming title for the PlayStation 3. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Fame Fame may refer to a number of different topics, including: Fame is the condition of being known to the general public. ... GTA: San Andreas is a sandbox-style game with a huge free-roaming map. ... Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... Warhawk allows four player split-screen. ... Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... Haze is a first-person shooter video game developed by Free Radical Design, which was announced at E³ 2006. ... Unreal Tournament 3 or UT3 is a first-person shooter video game, part of the Unreal series, and the sequel to 2004s Unreal Tournament 2004. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... Final Fantasy XIII ) is an upcoming console role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3 as a part of the Final Fantasy video game series. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 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. ...


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.


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.[77] 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.[78] 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. OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a standard specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 2D and 3D computer graphics. ... 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 general-purpose markup language. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Vector monitor be merged into this article or section. ... 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,[79] and Havok's physics and animation engines.[80] 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."[81] 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. ... PhysX can refer either to a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK developed by AGEIA (formerly known as the NovodeX SDK) or their PPU expansion card designed to accelerate that SDK. Middleware physics engines allow game developers to avoid writing their own code to handle the complex physics interactions possible... The PhysX PPU (see below) is a chip and SDK that is designed to perform complex physics calculations. ... Havok Physics, better known as simply Havok, is a middleware physics engine developed by Irish company Havok. ... C is a general-purpose, block structured, 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.[82] It has been suggested that IPv6 internet be merged into this article or section. ... 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 reduces load times from 15 seconds to around 4 seconds.[83]


Recently, Sony announced a new tool set that will be free to all developers known as "PlayStation Edge" that will offer highly optimized lightweight libraries for CELL SPUs. These libraries will provide code for animation, compression (expected to greatly improve 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.[84]


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. Initial NTSC PS3 units include (see circuit board image) the CPU/rasterizer combination chip used in the slim PS2 (EE+GS) to achieve backward compatibility.[85] The backward compatibility function is region-locked.[86] Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation until his retirement. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... 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. ...


Initially, at launch, approximately 3% of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles had minor compatibility issues, including poor audio, system freezes or controller malfunctions.[87] Popular games reported to have these glitches included Tekken 5 and Gran Turismo 4.[88] 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 software release, which updated the system to version 1.50, has fully resolved this issue.[89] Tekken 5 is the sixth installment in the popular Tekken video game franchise. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Removal of hardware support

In order to reduce manufacturing costs,[90] the Emotion Engine (EE) is not included in European and South Korean systems.[9][91] The new 80 GB model released in North America will also lack hardware support for legacy titles.[92] Software emulation is used in place of hardware support and as a result, backward compatibility for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games is reduced.[90] Backward compatibility is improved periodically through PlayStation 3 System Software updates, however Sony has stated that its focus will eventually shift to developing content exclusively for the PS3.[93][90][94] Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) used in Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For the history of Korea, see Korea. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... An emulator reproducing a console games playable atmosphere on a Windows computer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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” redirects here. ... PlayStation 3 System Software, sometimes referred to incorrectly as firmware, is updateable software and operating system for the PlayStation 3. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


On March 20, 2007 Sony released a compatibility list; 1,782 of the 2,451 PS2 games (72%) released in Europe were playable on the European PS3, subsequent system software updates have improved software backwards compatibility and added support for upscaling of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games up to 1080p resolution.[95] Upscaling can improve picture quality in some situations.[96] is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... 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” redirects here. ...


A Japanese PlayStation and PlayStation 2 game compatibility database for system software updates from version 1.00 to version 1.82 is also available on the official Japanese PlayStation website.[97]


Software

Operating System

Sony has added the ability for the operating system, referred to as System Software, to be updated. The update process is similar to the firmware updates for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). The updates can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network directly to the PS3 and subsequently installed. Sony has also provided users with the ability to download system software updates from the Official PlayStation website to their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system. Updates can also be installed from game discs that require the updates to be able to play the game. PlayStation 3 System Software, sometimes referred to incorrectly as firmware, is updateable software and operating system for the PlayStation 3. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


The latest version of the software is version 1.92, released on September 4, 2007. is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Version 1.82 expanded codec support to allow for playback of AVC High Profile (H.264/MPEG-4) format video.[98] Version 1.80 provided the ability to upscale DVDs, along with PS1 and PS2 games, to 1080p resolution, as well as the ability to downscale Blu-ray video to 720p. It also enabled users on a home network to use the PS3 to view images, listen to music, or play videos that are stored on their DLNA-compatible devices (including PCs and laptops) elsewhere in the house, on the same network as the PS3. Software version 1.80 added support for the xvYCC color space for AVCHD-encoded media and set the stage for improvements in the PSP Remote Play function; thanks to the firmware update, PSP owners are now able to access their PS3 from anywhere in the world — as long as a broadband connection is available and firmware 3.50 for the PSP is installed. A new type of slideshow display pattern was added, along with zoom and trim functions for images. In addition, the Memory Card Adaptor can now be used to transfer PS/PS2 game saves from the PS3 hard drive to a PS/PS2 memory card; the update also allowed for the transferral of copy-protected PS/PS2 game saves. CD information can now be edited, and users can submit information to All Music Guide. Finally, software version 1.80 included the ability to print photos stored on the PS3’s hard drive or inserted storage media with a selection of Epson printers via USB.[99] Users with version before 1.6 will not be able to restore their backed up data on another PlayStation 3 with 1.6 or later. The user will need to update his/her firmware on his/her PlayStation 3 before backing it up in order to restore onto another PlayStation 3. A codec is a device or program capable of performing encoding and decoding on a digital data stream or signal. ... H.264 is a standard for video compression. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ... The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), (formerly: Digital Home Working Group), is an international, cross-industry collaboration of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. ... xvYCC or Extended-gamut YCC is a new color space used in video electronics. ... AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a new high definition recording format introduced by Sony and Panasonic. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


Graphical user interface

Main article: XrossMediaBar
PS3's XMB (XrossMediaBar) Interface
PS3's XMB (XrossMediaBar) Interface

The PlayStation 3 version of the XrossMediaBar (pronounced Cross Media Bar, or abbreviated XMB) includes 8 categories of options. These include: Users, Settings, Photo, Music, Video, Game, Network and Friends (similar to the PlayStation Portable 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 web 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.[100] The PlayStation 3 XMB supports a variety of file formats (audio, image, video). Because the 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. The logo found on Compatible XMB devices XrossMediaBar (pronounced Cross Media Bar) officially abbreviated as XMB, is an Emmy-award winning [1] GUI system developed by Sony. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 640 × 360 pixelsFull resolution (640 × 360 pixel, file size: 21 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) == Summary == A screenshot of the XMB menu of the PlayStation 3 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 640 × 360 pixelsFull resolution (640 × 360 pixel, file size: 21 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) == Summary == A screenshot of the XMB menu of the PlayStation 3 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... The logo found on Compatible XMB devices XrossMediaBar (pronounced Cross Media Bar) officially abbreviated as XMB, is an Emmy-award winning [1] GUI system developed by Sony. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... An example of a web browser (Internet Explorer), displaying the English Wikipedia main page. ...


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. However, a later firmware revision (1.90) lets users change the background of the XMB to display anything saved under "Image" in the XMB. This was released on July 23, 2007.[101] In computing, firmware is software that is embedded in a hardware device. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


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 PlayStation Portable (Sony-branded NetFront 2.81) with the same interface, menus and virtual keyboard. Sony has also worked with Stanford University to bring the Folding@home project to the PS3.[102] Once downloaded, the program can be configured to run when the system is idle or executed manually from the XMB. 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. ... EBay as seen on Netfront 3. ... ACCESS Co. ... “Stanford” redirects here. ... Folding@home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics simulations. ...


In a recent blog entry made by Sony in their Playstation.Blog, confirms that there will be an in-game XMB overlay in their next major firmware release. The next major firmware update will be update 2.00. There is no date given as to when this update will be released.[103]


Linux

Main article: PlayStation 3 Linux
Ubuntu Linux running on the PlayStation 3.
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Sony has included an option in the XMB menu to install other operating systems.[104] Among other Linux distributions, Ubuntu, Fedora Core 7, Gentoo, Debian, and Yellow Dog have been run on the PS3.[105][106][107][108] 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. ... Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a wiki for the creation of books. ... A Linux distribution, often simply distribution or distro, is a member of the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems comprising the Linux kernel, the non-kernel parts of the GNU operating system, and assorted other software. ... Ubuntu (official IPA pronunciation (OO-BOON-TOO)) is a predominantly desktop-oriented Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux but with a stronger focus on usability, regular releases, and ease of installation. ... Fedora (previously called Fedora Core) is a yum and RPM-based GNU/Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and 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. ... Yellow Dog Linux (often abbreviated YDL) is a free software, open-source Linux distribution for Power Architecture hardware. ...


Sony currently implements a hypervisor restricting RSX access,[109] 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. In computing, a hypervisor (also: virtual machine monitor) is a virtualization platform that allows multiple operating systems to run on a host computer at the same time. ... The RSX Reality Synthesizer graphics processing unit is a graphics chip design co-developed by NVIDIA and Sony for the PlayStation 3 computer console. ... 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. ...


As of Linux kernel 2.6.21, the PlayStation 3 has official Linux support and does not require any special patching to function. An up to date Linux kernel source with all the latest PlayStation 3 bug fixes and improvements is listed here; and a frequently updated user friendly build (currently based on the Linux kernel 2.6.23-rc3) is also available.

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.

—Izumi Kawanishi, on the presence of the Linux in the PS3.[110]

PlayStation Network

Main article: PlayStation Network

In response to Microsoft's success on their Xbox Live network, Sony announced a unified online service for the PlayStation 3 system at the 2006 PlayStation Business Briefing meeting in Tokyo. The service is having several difficulties being anywhere near as popular as the Xbox Live system. Sony has confirmed that the service will be always connected,[111] 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. ... “MMO” redirects here. ...


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 US$5–15, starting with those with the smallest game data. The reason to allow this kind of functionality is that Sony to allow the users to choose the games of their preference. Ken Kutaragi also announced functionality with other systems, similar to Nintendo's Virtual Console, including confirmed Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx 16 functionality; however, Sega replied that Sony had been too hasty with calling it a fact, and that it was still "under examination".[112] Gamers play Sonys PS3 in TGS 2006 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. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation until his retirement. ... 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. ... This article is about Nintendos emulation feature and download service. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) was a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... The TurboGrafx-16, known as PC-Engine in Japan and Europe, is a video game console first released in Japan by NEC on October 30, 1987. ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


The registration interface can only be accessed through the PS3 system interface.[113] As of firmware update 1.60, there are three methods for typing on the PS3, which includes an on-screen T9 "dial pad" system (similar to writing a text message on a mobile phone) that predicts words as they are typed. Another is a traditional on-screen keyboard, and finally the use of a physical USB or Bluetooth keyboard is also available.[114] 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.[114] T9, which stands for Text on 9 keys, is a predictive text technology for mobile phones, developed by Tegic Communications. ...


Credit cards and electronic money (via the Edy system) are two ways PlayStation 3 owners in Japan can purchase content through the Japanese PlayStation Network Store. On May 8, 2007 Sony Computer Entertainment announced PlayStation Network Cards,[115] a form of electronic money that can be used with the Store. PlayStation Network Cards, set to be available in units of 1,000, 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 yen, can be purchased at convenience stores throughout Japan. Each card contains a 12 digit code which can be inputted to the PlayStation Network to place credits in the virtual wallet. A credit card system is a type of retail transaction settlement and credit system, named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... Icons of the various PSN features PlayStation Network is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 video game console. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ...


The cards will be available through electronic kiosks at 26,000 convenience stores, including Lawsons, Family Mart, Daily Yamazaki, Ministop and Sunkus. There will also be 26,000 post office ATM machines for use to pay for the tickets, although registration is required first via a special mobile website. Lawson Terauchicho 1-chome shop in Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan Lawson (TYO: 2651 ) is a konbini, or convenience store, franchise chain in Japan. ... FamilyMart in Osaka City, Sekime station shop Daytime shot of a FamilyMart in Tokyo FamilyMart (Japanese: ファミリーマート) TYO: 8028 is a konbini or convenience store franchise chain in Japan. ... Daily Yamazaki is a konbini or convenience store franchise chain in Japan. ... Ministop (ミニストップ) is a konbini or convenience store franchise chain in Japan. ... Sunkus convenience store in Tokyo Japan Sunkus (サンクス; Sankusu) is a konbini or convenience store franchise chain in Japan. ... Outdoor ATMs may be free-standing, like this kiosk, or built into the side of banks or other buildings. ...


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 system. 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 Cross Media Bar (XMB), so it is expected to be available through a firmware update or separate download from within the PlayStation Store. A closed beta is in progress in Europe while a bigger, "open" Beta will be available sometime this summer.[116] The final release is expected by October 4th. Home will be a free service for all PlayStation 3 users. 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. ... The ten avatars of Vishnu, copyright BBT In Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelt as avatara) (Sanskrit: , ), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. ... Second Life (abbreviated as SL) is an Internet-based virtual world launched in 2003, developed by Linden Research, Inc (commonly referred to as Linden Lab), 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.[117] Although this feature did not make it in the final release, Sony confirmed that such connectivity between the two systems remains an option for the future.[118] In addition, it is possible to download PlayStation 1 games to the PlayStation 3 from the PlayStation Store. These games were not originally playable on the PS3; however, they could be sent to a PSP, and played using the PSP's PlayStation Emulator. Sony added support for playing downloaded PS titles on PS3 on April 18, 2007, with the update to firmware revision 1.70.[119][120] is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


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. Remote play has since expanded to allow remote access to the PS3 via PSP from any wireless access point in the world.[121] 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... 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 in ad hoc synchronization to show, control and interact with the PlayStation 3s menu, also known as the Cross Media Bar. ...


PlayStation 3 cluster

Given the computing capabilities of the machine, there is some interest in using PS3 to build supercomputers for high-performance computing,[122] as the NCSA has already built a cluster based on the PlayStation 2.[123] Terra Soft Solutions has a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3,[124] and sells PS3s with Linux pre-installed,[125] in single units, and 6 and 32 node clusters.[126] In addition, RapidMind is pushing their stream programming package for the PS3.[127] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Supercomputing. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... An example of a Computer cluster A computer cluster is a group of tightly 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. ... 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 January 3, 2007, Dr. Frank Mueller, Associate Professor of Computer Science at NCSU, clustered 8 PS3s. Mueller commented that the 512 MB of system RAM is a limitation for this particular application, and is considering attempting to retrofit more RAM. Software includes: Fedora Core 5 Linux ppc64, MPICH2, OpenMP v2.5, GNU Compiler Collection and CellSDK 1.1.[128][129][130] is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Fedora (previously called Fedora Core) is a yum and RPM-based GNU/Linux distribution, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. ... The GNU Compiler Collection (usually shortened to GCC) is a set of programming language compilers produced by the GNU Project. ...


On March 15, 2007, SCE and Stanford University announced that the Folding@home project would be expanded to the PS3.[131] Along with thousands of PCs already joined over the Internet, PS3 owners are able to lend the computing power of their game systems to the study of improper protein folding and associated diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, and several forms of cancer. The software was included as part of the 1.6 firmware update (March 22, 2007), and can be set to run manually or automatically when the PS3 is idle through the Cross Media Bar. The processed information is then sent back to project's central servers over the Internet. Processing power from PS3 users is greatly contributing to the Folding@home project, and PS3s have overtaken all other participating operating systems in teraflops contributed.[132][133] As of April 23, 2007, more than 250,000 PS3 owners have allowed the Folding@home software to be run on their systems, averaging over 400 teraflops and peaking at over 700. By comparison, the world's most powerful supercomputer, Blue Gene has a peak performance of 280.6 teraflops.[134] is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Folding@home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics simulations. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In computing, FLOPS (or flops) is an acronym meaning FLoating point Operations Per Second. ... A BlueGene/L cabinet Blue Gene is a computer architecture project designed to produce several next-generation supercomputers, designed to reach operating speeds in the petaflops range, and currently reaching sustained speeds over 360 teraflops. ...


The Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics Lab in Barcelona has launched a distributed computing project called PS3GRID. This project is expected to run sixteen times faster than an equivalent project on a standard PC. Like most distributed computing projects, it is designed to run only when the computer is idle. Distributed computing is a method of computer processing in which different parts of a program run simultaneously on two or more computers that are communicating with each other over a network. ...


Hardware

Silver PlayStation 3 at E3 2006
Silver PlayStation 3 at E3 2006
Main article: PlayStation 3 hardware

The PlayStation 3 is the most overrated gaming console ever developed, leading both Microsoft and Wii to admit they aren't worried about PS3 games becoming far more advanced than it's competitors. The Blu-Ray disk holds 50gb of data, where Hard-Disk (360 and Wii) can hold 12gb; Creating 25G of sound files, uncompressed, with 10 different languages, which basically is not needed. The console itself is convex on its right side (when vertical, top side when horizontal) and has a flat black finish. It features a slot loading 1x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for the loading of games and DVD or Blu-ray movies. It originally was available with hard drives of 2 and 6 GB. The 2 GB and 6 GB models have since been discontinued, and an 8 GB model introduced (see above). Inside, the PlayStation 3 uses the seven core IBM designed Cell microprocessor as its CPU. While graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA RSX which can output resolutions up to 1080p, the PlayStation 3 has 256 MiB of main memory and 256 MiB of video memory for the RSX. 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. ... The PlayStation 3s hardware consists of both the internal systems and a number of peripherals such as the SIXAXIS controller. ... A blank rewritable Blu-ray disc (a BD-RE) A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including high-definition video. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... GB may stand for: // Gordon Brown, the new British Prime Minister George W. Bush, the US President Gb (digraph), a digraph in the Latin alphabet Government and binding, theory by Noam Chomsky Sarin, nerve gas (NATO designation: GB) Gigabit (symbol: Gb or Gbit) Gigabyte (symbol: GB) Game Boy line, a... IBM redirects here. ... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, an 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... CPU can stand for: in computing: Central processing unit in journalism: Commonwealth Press Union in law enforcement: Crime prevention unit in software: Critical patch update, a type of software patch distributed by Oracle Corporation in Macleans College is often known as Ash Lim. ... NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) is an American corporation specializing in the manufacture of GPU technologies for video cards, graphics cards, workstations, desktop computers, handhelds and more. ... The RSX Reality Synthesizer graphics processing unit is a graphics chip design co-developed by NVIDIA and Sony for the PlayStation 3 computer console. ... 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of display resolutions. ... The three-letter acronym MIB may refer to any of several concepts: Management information base, a computing information repository used (for example) by SNMP In marbles, any marble, but esp. ... The three-letter acronym MIB may refer to any of several concepts: Management information base, a computing information repository used (for example) by SNMP In marbles, any marble, but esp. ...


A range of accessories for the console have been developed for the system, including the wireless SUXAXIS controller, the BD Remote controller, and the upcoming PlayStation Eye camera and PlayTV DVB-T tuner/digital video recorder accessory.[135] // The final Sixaxis Design. ... The PlayStation Eye (trademarked PLAYSTATION Eye) is a digital camera device for the PlayStation 3 video game console, and the successor to the EyeToy for the PlayStation 2 . ... Play TV (formerly known as Canal 21 and Rede 21) is a Brazilian youth-oriented terrestrial television network, owned by Grupo Bandeirantes. ... DVB-T stands for Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial and it is the DVB European consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ...


The system has Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 0.1 and HDMI built in on all models. Wi-Fi networking and a flash card reader are also built in on 6 and 8 GB models. Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies that operates at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ... A USB Series “A” plug, the most common USB plug Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to interface devices. ... HDMI cable and HDMI official logo Type Digital audio/video connector Production history Designer The HDMI group Designed December 2002 Produced 2003 Specifications Hot pluggable 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... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


Publicity and reception

v  d  e
Selected home game consoles
First generation
Magnavox OdysseyPongColeco Telstar
Second generation
Fairchild Channel FAtari 2600Interton VC 4000Odyssey²IntellivisionArcadia 2001Atari 5200ColecoVisionVectrex • SG-1000
Third generation
NESMaster SystemAtari 7800
Fourth Generation
TurboGrafx-16Mega Drive/GenesisNeo GeoSNES
Fifth generation
3DOAmiga CD32JaguarSaturnPlayStationNintendo 64Virtual Boy
Sixth generation
DreamcastPlayStation 2GameCubeXbox
Seventh generation
Xbox 360PlayStation 3Wii

The PlayStation 3 was first advertised in the U.S. in September 2006, in which several TV advertisements demonstrated some of the features of the system. In early 2007, Sony Computer Entertainment began to market the system in Europe, with a marketing slogan "This is Waiting." This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. ... The first generation of video game consoles lasted from 1972 until 1977. ... The Magnavox Odyssey was the worlds first commercially sold video game console. ... PONG helped bring computerized video games into everyday life. ... The Telstar is a video game console produced by Coleco which first went on sale in 1976. ... The second generation of video game consoles lasted from 1976 until 1984. ... The Fairchild Channel F is the worlds second cartridge-based video game console, after the Magnavox Odyssey. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. ... Magnavox Odyssey² video game console The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Philips Odyssey², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... Emerson Arcadia 2001, intended as a portable game console, the Arcadia 2001 was released by Emerson Radio Corp in mid-1982. ... 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In the history of computer and video games, the 32-bit / 64-bit /3D era was the fifth generation of video game consoles. ... 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (most commonly referred to as the 3DO) is a line of video game consoles which were released in 1993 and 1994 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar, among other companies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atari Jaguar is a video game console that was released in November 1993 to rival the Mega Drive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as a powerful next generation platform. ... It has been suggested that Arcade Racer Joystick be merged into this article or section. ... 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 Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, was Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... Nintendos Virtual Boy ) was the first portable game console capable of displaying true 3D graphics. ... The sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era; see Number of bits below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds available at the turn of the 21st century. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 21, 2004 with the United States release of the Nintendo DS. 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Some journalists have judged the relative ease with which it is possible to buy a PlayStation 3 in stores in the U.S. and Japan, compared with the scarcity of the Wii, as evidence of lukewarm consumer demand for the system.[136] There have also been reports that some Japanese retailers were discounting the system as early as January 2007 to stimulate demand.[137] The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


Microsoft's MSN reviewed the PlayStation 3 saying, "the PS3 is a versatile and impressive piece of home-entertainment equipment that lives up to the hype … the PS3 is well worth its hefty price tag."[138] CNET awarded it a high score of 8.8 out of a possible 10 and voted it as its number one "must-have" gadget,[139] praising its robust graphical capabilities and stylish exterior design while criticizing its limited selection of available games.[140] Hexus Gaming reviewed the PAL version and summed the review up by saying, "…as the PlayStation 3 matures and developers start really pushing it, we’ll see the PlayStation 3 emerge as the console of choice for gaming."[141] At GDC 2007, Shiny Entertainment founder Dave Perry stated, "I think that Sony has made the best machine. It's the best piece of hardware, without question."[142] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... CNET Networks, Inc. ... The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking. ... 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. ... David Perry should not be confused with Dave Perry, co-commentator on UK Channel 4 video game TV show GamesMaster. ...


Both Home Theater Magazine and Ultimate AV have given the system's Blu-ray playback very horrible reviews, stating that the quality of playback is worse than that of many current standalone Blu-ray and HD DVD players.[143][144] Audiophile Audition said of the PS3 "The PS3 is an amazing product both in terms of performance as well as flexibility."[145][146] 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 disc HD DVD (for High Density Digital Versatile Disc) is a digital optical media format which is being developed as one standard for high-definition DVD. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc, which also uses the same CD sized (120 mm diameter) optical data...


Conversely, 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.”[147] GamesRadar ranked the PS3 as the top item in a feature about game-related PR disasters, asking how Sony managed to "take one of the most anticipated game systems of all time and — within the space of a year — turn it into a hate object reviled by the entire internet," but added that despite its problems the system had "untapped potential."[148] The perceived disappointment of the system's launch among gamers prompted Electronic Gaming Monthly to feature a main story titled "BattleStation!" in its February 2007 issue, in which the magazine voiced much of the gamer, analyst, and developer criticism against the PS3. EGM also interviewed Sony's US Chief of Operations, Jack Tretton.[149] In the interview, Tretton attributed the negative reception to people "waiting for [the PS3] to slip up, and we haven't, so people try to create stories that aren't there." Tretton also scoffed at a comment made by EGM that PS3s were not flying off store shelves, telling the interviewers, "If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it."[150] 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ... February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


Many review sites have criticized its price of $500/$600, comparing it to the Wii ($250[151]) and the Xbox 360 (MSRP $399).[152] However, comparative pricing is difficult because the Wii contains no local hard disk storage,and the Xbox 360 contains much less local disk storage than the PlayStation 3.Among other many differences is built in Flash Card Readers,Wi-Fi ,HDMIand the Blu-Ray Drive,Others noted the lack of high quality launch titles,[153][152] with Business Week stating it was "more impressed with what it could do than with what it currently does."[154]
The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...


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Sony has dropped the price of the Playstation 2 to $129.99 in an effort to increase sales leading up to the release of the Playstation 3 and beyond.
A report from the Japanese News Agency Kyodo said that the Playstation 3 would work over superfast fiber optics connections and would be Sony's first console to run games without a digital video disc.
If Sony's aspirations succeed, then the Playstation 3 will not be a pure video game console, but rather measure the amount of milk left in the fridge, record TV programs to hard-disk, automatically download new software, perform Tera-flop operations and a variety of other things.
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