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About the product
- Games use Blu-ray discs as media format
- Features a powerful Cell processor and a dynamic RSX graphics chip
- Completely backward compatible, all the way to the original Sony PlayStation
- Built-in Wi-Fi access for easy connection to gaming services and the Internet
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Sony PlayStation 3 60GB (NEW, Unopened, Sealed) Experience the next generation of gaming with the Sony PlayStation 3. It boasts impressive high-definition graphics and multichannel sound that engage you in the on-screen action. And this home entertainment powerhouse goes beyond gaming, offering a wealth of multimedia and networking features. Cutting-edge, high-def graphics and wraparound sound The PlayStation 3's remarkable performance starts with the Cell ; an efficient, state-of-the-art processor designed from the ground up with next-gen gaming in mind. The Cell and the PS3's powerful graphics engine work together to pump out high-definition images with realistic textures and elaborate detail. This console can even output games in 1080p to perfectly complement today's top-of-the-line HDTVs. And you can connect the PS3 to a home theater system to enhance the experience with energetic surround sound ; hear the roar of engines fall behind you as you speed past the competition, or revel in the applause of a stadium full of cheering fans. Backwards Compatible The PlayStation 3 60GB is backward compatible with most PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, which means you'll be able to play your favorite games without keeping all the old systems. The console will have slots for Memory Stick Duo, an SD slot and a Compact Flash memory slot. It comes with a pre-installed hard disc drive, which allows you to save games as well as download content from the internet. Even more entertainment choices When you're ready to take a break from gaming, this multimedia champ has you covered. Its built-in 80GB hard drive offers easy storage for your favorite CDs and digital photos; listen to your tunes through your best speakers, or share your photos on your TV's crisp, colorful screen. You can also watch DVDs, or even pop in NOTE: This product description has been cut-off (is not complete) due to the size limit of Amazon(.)com's description field.
As DVD playback made the PlayStation 2 more than just a game machine, hefty multi-media features make the Sony PlayStation 3 an even more versatile home entertainment machine. Features such as video chat, Internet access, digital photo viewing, and digital audio and video will likely make it the central component of your media set-up. Still, it is first and foremost a game console--a powerful one at that.
Under the Hood
The PS3 features IBM's "Cell" processor and a co-developed Nvidia graphics processor that makes the system able to perform two trillion calculations per second. That's approximately 320 times more calculations per second than the PS2. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, it also boasts an HDMI port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TV and projectors. The system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience.
Blu-Ray is the New Way
Sony's PlayStation 3 games are encoded onto the Blu-Ray disc media format, which can hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This increase in capacity--combined with the awesome power of its processor and graphics card--promises mind-blowing games once developers have learned how to fully harness the new console's power. The PS3 will also support CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats.
New gamers intuitively move the controller while playing, even though that movement has traditionally had no relation to what's going on in the game. Sony has picked up on this tendency and is using it to bring a new level of control into the PS3. Inside the controller is a high-precision six-axis sensing system that accurately detects fine movements in pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as three dimensions of movement, to control games. This means that future PS3 games will be controlled by the movements of your hands rather than just your thumbs. For example, you might be able to steer a car by holding the controller like a steering wheel.
While the PS3 controller looks much like its Dual Shock predecessors, it will lack the force-feedback vibration since that would only interfere with the sensing system. It uses Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology and can support up to seven wireless controllers at a time. It's a hot-swappable system, so if your controller is running low on power, just pause your game and connect a USB 2.0 cable. You can continue playing while your controller recharges automatically.
Plays All PlayStation Games
The PlayStation 3 will be backward compatible with PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, which means you'll be able to play all your favorite games without keeping all the old systems. The console will have slots for Memory Stick Duo, an SD slot and a Compact Flash memory slot. It comes with a pre-installed hard disc drive, which allows you to save games as well as download content from the Internet.
A Slew of New Games
A whole host of game publishers are already backing the PS3 and several have even confirmed games for the console. At the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), more than 30 titles were displayed for the system, including Gran Turismo HD, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Final Fantasy XIII. Previously announced titles include Metal Gear Solid 4, Devil May Cry 4 and Tekken 6.
Sony has stated that the PS3 will have similar online connectivity and services as the next generation of Xbox Live. Calling it "an always on, always connected device," SCEI's chief technical officer Masa Chatani said the PS3 would be constantly in touch with a "PlayStation World" network "fundamentally based on community, communication commerce, and content." Technically, the infrastructure is there to make that connection. The PS3 supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T Ethernet, as well as IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless networking protocols.
Top customer reviews
This model of PS3 is slightly pricier than the your average used system because it can play PS2 games. All models of PS3 can play PS1 games. For me, it is absolutely worth the price.
The description didn't include a controller, so I went and bought one from a local store while waiting for it to arrive. I was pleasantly surprised that it DID come with a controller. I was able to return my controller and after a good cleaning, the provided controller has worked for 3 weeks and counting with no problems.
With all that out of the way it works even better than I expected. The system isn't loud, or slow, or hot, or anything typical with old computers. It works like new. I am very satisfied.
From a technical and engineering standpoint this is a superb console in design and function and puts the 360 too shame.
The unit is quiet, and the sound and video are fantastic when used with a decent home theater system. This is truly a multimedia device in the truest since of the word.....considering a high end blue ray player alone is close to $600.00 or more.
this unit is an exceptional value.....much more than a gaming machine. With the recent firmware updates sony has address the compatiblity issues with older hdtv sets.....great investment with the current price drop and 5 fee blue ray movies too boot.
Sony's next sku will be the 80gb version without the emotion chip and may not be fully compatble with all ps1 and ps2 games.
Definitely a worthwhile purchase that will not be outdated anytime soon.
A few months after we purchased it, we had to exchange it for a new one under warranty due to a firmware / software load issue - but since then all has been good. Obviously, once they got the software right, the hardware had the right stuff to go the distance.
I hope I did not jinx this now that I finally wrote a review stating how great it has run all these years... but there is my review of the
"Fat" 60GB PS3. I wish all my electronic purchases had this much life and brought this much satisfaction!!
It does run a tad loud - the fan is definitely whisper quiet... in fact, we also bought a PS3 Slim a few months ago, and it is very quiet compared to this one. The PS3's get used on two different sets now..... the boys like it that way!
Well done on this one, Sony.