PlayStation 3 (also known as PS3) is the third console desktop manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the brand PlayStation. The PlayStation 3 is currently competing against the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the Wii from Nintendo as part of the seventh generation consoles.
An important feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified service for online gaming, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony’s former policy of relying on game developers to play online. Other features major console are robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable 8 and its main optical disc format for high-definition Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. 9 The PS3 also supports the Blu -ray Profile 2.0, because it can interact online with extras for movies and games.
The PlayStation 3 was launched on November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America, and March 23, 2007 in Europe and Australia. Two variants were available at launch: a basic model with 20 GB of hard drives SATA 2.5 “and a professional model with 60 GB HDD and several additional features twice as many ports as USB and backward compatibility with games as its predecessor PlayStation 2. The 20 GB model was not marketed in Europe and Australia. Since then, all models have made several revisions to its hardware to reduce its production cost and selling price.
History of PlayStation Game
Sony PlayStation 3 officially unveiled to the public on May 16, 2005, during the E3 conference 2005. It took a working version of the system due to power outages and hardware problems, or the Tokyo Game Show September 2005, but were demonstrated (as the game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots ) showing in both events the Software Development Kit. Also showed video footage predicted based on the specifications. However, later it was revealed that the demos were not working in real time on the machine and used various tricks of post-production.
Initially planned to have two port HDMI , three ports Ethernet ports and six USB , but at E3 2006 this was reduced to one HDMI port, a port Ethernet and four USB ports, to cut manufacturing costs. It also announced that there would be two configurations of the console, 60 GB and 20 GB, respectively costing € 599 / $ 599 and 499 € / $ 499. It was announced that the 60 GB model would be the only two that have HDMI, WiFi and a chrome finish on the reader’s Blu-ray. The release date was scheduled for November 11, 2006 in Japan and 17 November 2006 for North America and Europe.
On September 6, 2006 Sony announced the launch of PlayStation 3 in Europe and Oceania would be delayed until March 2007 due to a shortage of diodes for the reader of Blu-ray.
On September 22, 2006, at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that it would include a port HDMI 20 GB in the system, but no WiFi and chrome finish. He said the launch price of the Japanese 20 GB models would be reduced over 20%. During the event, Sony introduced 27 video games for PS3 ready to run in the final version of the hardware.
Ken Kutaragi, former head of the gaming division of Sony, considered the father of the PlayStation; we predicted a life of 10 years to the PlayStation 3: “We want our products have a lifecycle of 10 years, is that the reason of his great power, something we have already demonstrated with PlayStation.
Therefore, PlayStation 3 is expected to last 10 years on the market, if it performs well. “Kuratagi Ken said this phrase when asked about the PS4,” I can not speculate on when we might get a new console after PlayStation. But my message is that when you’re part of the family of PlayStation, you become a member of the great family Sony. “
At the Tokyo Game Show 2006 was announced for the first time the Model 20 GB PlayStation 3 would have needed to use the HDMI 1080p with a reduced price in Japan of around 10,000 yen, equivalent to about 80 Euros, while in the United States and Europe would not change in the initial price.
The PlayStation 3 was launched on November 11, 2006 in Japan. According to Media 81,639 PS3 systems were sold in 24 hours during their introduction in Japan.
Shortly after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006. There were some reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3; some people resorted to using weapons to obtain a console.
On 24 January, 2007, Sony announced that PlayStation 3 would be released on March 23, 2007 in Europe, Australia, Middle East, South America, Africa and New Zealand. The system sold about 600,000 units in its first two days.
On March 7, 2007, the PlayStation 3 60 GB is put on sale in Singapore at a price of $ 799. 27 The console was launched in South Korea June 16, 2007 in one version with 80 GB hard drive and IPTV. Later sales were slowing, due in part to its high price, caused inter alia by the inclusion of the reader Blu-ray.
The console has a wide variety of accessories including: Sixaxis controller, Dualshock and Move, keyboard, headset, HDMI cable, and tuner / recorder and Freeview PlayTV webcam PlayStation Eye, compatibility with PlayStation Move (motion control navigation and control) In addition, PlayStation 2 accessories are compatible with the PlayStation 3, due to conservation of its architecture. The command also consists of an integrated motion sensor.
PlayStation 3 System Software
PlayStation 3 System Software is the software operating system update for the PlayStation 3. The update process is similar to updated firmware for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). Updates can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network for PS3 and then install, but it is also possible to download updates on a PC from the official PlayStation Network and store it in an external storage medium (such as a flash drive ) to, then pass that data to the console port via USB .
Version 2.00 was released on November 8 of 2007 and adds the ability to customize the XMB using themes, supports the DualShock 3 controller, the ability to create custom playlists of music and photos, adding more options to group XMB tabbed content, and the ability to remotely turn off the PSP from the PS3. Version 2.01 was released on November 19, 2007 and fixed some stability issues on the PS3 network connection and repaired some problems with the remote control. Version 2.10 was released on December 18, 2007. This update was made the PS3 compatible with Blu-ray profile 1.1, added new music visualization, added the ability to change the tone of voice in the chat console, and adds support for DivX, XviD and VC-1 (WMV) codecs.
Version 2.20 was released on March 25 , 2008, is a major upgrade which made it compatible with the PS3 Blu-ray Profile 2.0. Before the update, version 2.17, was released on March 13, 2008 and some features are minor bug fixes. The software version is version 2.80, which brought greater fluidity main feature of the console menu while you are playing, including minor changes of stability, from version 3.50 added support for Blu-ray 3D. It is currently version 3.70.