27 Facts About PlayStation 3


PlayStation 3 is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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The PlayStation 3 competed primarily against Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

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On September 29, 2015, Sony confirmed that sales of the PlayStation 3 were to be discontinued in New Zealand, but the system remained in production in other markets.

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PlayStation 3 began development in 2001 when Ken Kutaragi, then the President of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced that Sony, Toshiba, and IBM would collaborate on developing the Cell microprocessor.

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PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006, at 07:00.

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PlayStation 3 launched in North America with 14 titles, with another three being released before the end of 2006.

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PlayStation 3 launched in Europe with 24 titles, including ones that were not offered in North American and Japanese launches, such as Formula One Championship Edition, MotorStorm and Virtua Fighter 5.

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Sony have since launched their budget range of PlayStation 3 titles, known as the Greatest Hits range in North America, the Platinum range in Europe and Australia and The Best range in Japan.

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PlayStation 3 is convex on its left side, with the PlayStation logo upright, when vertical and has a glossy black finish.

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PlayStation 3 uses the Cell microprocessor, designed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM, as its CPU, which is made up of one 3.

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PlayStation 3 has been produced in various models: the original, the Slim, and the Super Slim.

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Original PlayStation 3 included the ability to install other operating systems, such as Linux.

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The NDRM allows users to access the data from up to 2 different PlayStation 3's that have been activated using a user's PlayStation Network ID.

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PlayStation 3 has the ability to play standard audio CDs, a feature that was notably removed from its successors.

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PlayStation 3 added the ability for ripping audio CDs to store them on the system's hard disk; the system has transcoders for ripping to either MP3, AAC, or Sony's own ATRAC formats.

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PlayStation 3 initially shipped with the ability to install an alternative operating system alongside the main system software; Linux and other Unix-based operating systems were available.

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PlayStation 3 Plus is a premium PlayStation 3 Network subscription service that was officially unveiled at E3 2010 by Jack Tretton, President and CEO of SCEA.

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PlayStation 3 Store is updated with new content each Tuesday in North America, and each Wednesday in PAL regions.

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PlayStation 3 Home was a virtual 3D social networking service for the PlayStation 3 Network.

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Life with PlayStation 3, released on September 18, 2008 to succeed Folding@home, was retired November 6, 2012.

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Life with PlayStation 3 used virtual globe data to display news and information by city.

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IGN judged PlayStation 3 to have the best game line-up of 2008, based on their review scores in comparison to those of Wii and Xbox 360.

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PlayStation 3 continued "I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over.

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PlayStation 3 later restated Valve's position, "Until we have the ability to get a PS3 team together, until we find the people who want to come to Valve or who are at Valve who want to work on that, I don't really see us moving to that platform".

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PlayStation 3 claimed that the inclusion of Steamworks would help to make the PS3 version of Portal 2 the best console version on the market.

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PlayStation 3 believes these factors are pushing developers away from working on the console.

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PlayStation 3 Slim received extremely positive reviews as well as a boost in sales; less than 24 hours after its announcement, PS3 Slim took the number-one bestseller spot on Amazon.

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