Playstation 3

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The Playstation three (or PS3)is sonys seventh generation games console, the third in the playstation series. A functional version of the console was not at E3 2005 or the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005, although at both events, demonstrations were held on devkits and comparable PC hardware, and video footage based on the predicted PS3 specifications was produced. It wasn't until E3 2006 that games were shown on actual PlayStation 3 systems. In preparation for launch, Sony demonstrated 27 playable PS3 titles during the Tokyo Game Show in September 2006 on the final products hardware.


Compatibility Issue Found

tests have shown that sonys next generation games consol, the playstation 3, has compatibility issues with games on the playstation and playstation 2. it fail to play many games, and the ones that do, have no sound. sony have undergone research into this and hope that it does not delay the launch of the PS3 in the UK and other nations.

System overview


  • Upgradable hard drive: Yes, 20 GB
  • Blu-ray drive: Yes
  • HDMI port: Yes
  • Bluetooth controller: Yes
  • Chrome trim: No
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: No
  • Flash card readers: No


  • Upgradable hard drive: Yes, 60 GB
  • Blu-ray drive: Yes
  • HDMI port: Yes
  • Bluetooth controller: Yes
  • Chrome trim: yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: yes
  • Flash card readers: yes

Release Dates and prices


Japan: basic: JP ¥49,980, Premium: Open Price

United Kingdom: basic: not release in UK, Premium: £425 (lowered from £500+)

Switzerland: basic: CHF 749, Premium: CHF 899

New Zealand: Basic: $999, Premium: $1199.95

United States: Basic: $499, Premium: $599

Backward Compatiblity

The Playstation 3 is backwards compatible with both the PS1(or playstation) and PS2(or playstation 2). However, games that need a extra peripheral to play (such as guitar hero II) will not play on the playstation 3.

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