Reviews and Problems with Sony PlayStation 3 (20GB/40GB/60GB/80GB/160GB)
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7 September 2008
Summary: Die-hard gamers would be better suited to the Xbox 360 and its huge library of top titles, but there’s no denying that the PS3 is an impressive machine of many home entertainment talents, should you be more media minded.
Summary: Viewed solely as a games console, the PS3 looks poor value for money despite the price NOT ALLOWEDping significantly since its launch. But when its network capabilities are considered, along with the 60GB hard disk (incidentally an 80GB version is rumoured to be on the way), the Blu Ray player, plus the sheer quality of the graphics/picture, it makes much more sense. Enough sense in fact for me to recommend you buy one.
Pros: Blu Ray player, graphics, card reader, quiet
Cons: Power hungry, HDMI set up is frustrating, no DualShock feature in controller
Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Blu-ray Disc Player/Gaming Console Review
8 June 2007
Conclusion: Also, over the course of just a few short weeks, two firmware upgrades were made available, each of which substantially improved the operation and functionality of the player. And over time, several more upgrades have been provided or announced to support Bonus View, BD-Live and DTS-HD decoding. This dedication to improvement is welcome and I wish more manufacturers would follow Sony's lead.
Pros: Sony PlayStation 3 80 GB Version on Amazon.com, Sony PlayStation 3 60 GB Version on Amazon.com (discontinued)
Conclusion: So we've come to the end of my tale. And if you are still reading this, then bravo! Most likely you skipped right to this part and you want to know, you want to know if $600 is really worth it.
Pros: Lots of functionality right out of the box, Free online play with dedicated servers, Quality Blu-Ray Player, Excellent potential
Cons: Very few games., No standout game as a system seller., Sync issues and other quirks with the controller
Excerpt: Lagging a full year behind the release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and lacking the immediately attention-grabbing hook of Nintendo’s 360-degree motion-sensing Wii, Sony’s long-awaited PlayStation 3 has recently been the subject of much heated debate. Despite its obvious appeal to diehard gamers and fans of the world’s most popular console brand – not to mention home theater enthusiasts, what with 1080p HDMI output and extensive online music/video download capabilities –...
Pros: Amazing audiovisual performance; Blu-ray drive; future-proof hardware; backwards compatible
Cons: Price; no force-feedback; weak launch lineup; smudge-prone exterior; a few technical glitches
Summary: Sony's PlayStation 3 may be the most expensive next-gen console, and its library of exclusive games isn't very impressive, but its swanky design and bevy of features, including a Blu-ray drive, make it hard to resist
Pros: Swanky design, Quiet operation, All games in high-definition, User-friendly interface, Plays Blu-ray movies, Built-in Wi-Fi, 80GB hard drive, Online play is free, HDMI output with 1080p support, No external power supply
Cons: Games lineup is improving, but still lacks killer app, HDMI cable not included, Some PS2 games not supported
Summary: Sony's built the PlayStation 3 with a definite eye on the future. Can it maintain its lead in the gaming arena with its new console?
Pros: Impressive graphics capability, Looks swish, Cheapest Blu-ray player on the market, Plenty of multimedia features, Wireless controllers, plus recharge cable is included free, Robust online store.
Cons: Expensive for a games console, Few outstanding exclusive titles in launch line-up, Lack of backwards compatibility, Only comes with composite cables, Sixaxis capability needs to be better utilised.