Sony Computer Entertainment is proud to produce the third home video game console for gaming fans. Its official name is PLAYSTATION 3 and is abbreviated as PS3.
PS3 is the third and last in the PlayStation series that was released in 2004. PS3 is the successor to PlayStation 2. It has competition in the market under the brand name Nintendos Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360. PS3 is the seventh generation. video game console.
It’s the new PS3 features that set it apart from its predecessors. Sony has introduced the PlayStation Network, which is a unified online gaming service. Initially, Sony had a policy of relying on game developers to play online. However, the rules of the game have changed with PS3.
Some other noteworthy features include the strong networking capabilities of PlayStations and its connectivity to the PlayStation Portable.
Connectivity with the powerful network capabilities of the PlayStation Portable and PlayStations are some of the other notable features of the PS3. In addition, PS3 uses the Blu-ray disc format, which is the latest high-definition optical disc format on the market. It can be said that PS3 is the first Blu-ray 2.0 compatible player on the market.
PS3 was released in different countries successively. It was first released in Japan, then North America, and finally Europe and Oceania. In Japan, the release date was November 11, 2006, while in North America it was November 13, 2006. In Europe and Oceania, it was released in March 2007 due to technical issues cited by Sony.
Sony first introduced PS3 to the general public on May 16, 2005 during the E3 conference. It was then demonstrated at the Tokyo gaming contest in September 2005. However, a working version was not present at both events. At both events, the demos were carried out on Devkits and PC hardware. Additionally, video footage based on the intended PlayStation 3 hardware were also shown.
The different characteristics of both models lead Sony to set them a different price. The 20GB model was priced at $ 499, while the 60GB model was priced at $ 599. However, some additional features such as the HDMI port, Wi-Fi Internet, flash card readers, and a chrome trim with the silver logo were only available on the 60GB model.