PlayStation 3

What To Expect From PlayStation 3


Seventh Generation : PlayStation 3

Manufacturer : Sony, Foxconn and ASUSTeK for SCEI
Type : Video Game Console
Generation : Seventh Generation
First available : November 11, 2006
System storage : 2.5″ SATA hard drive (20 GB, 60 GB, or 80 GB included)
Controller input : Up to 7 SIXAXIS controllers
Online service : PlayStation Network
Units sold : 4.28 million
Top-selling game : Resistance: Fall of Man
Backward compatibility : Most PlayStation games, Most PlayStation 2 games
Predecessor : PlayStation 2

The PlayStation 3 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. 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. It can output high-definition video for both video games and movies via an HDMI 1.3 port, supporting up to 1080p HD resolution.

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