15 Facts About PS3


The PS3 was released on the same day in Hong Kong and Taiwan as well.

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PS3 sold 600,000 units in the first two days of its release in Europe.

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Some British retailers claim that the PS3 was subjected to as many as 20,000 pre-order cancellations, while others cited a "huge demand" for the system.

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The best selling PS3 games are Grand Theft Auto V, Gran Turismo 5, The Last of Us, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

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PS3's hardware has been used to build supercomputers for high-performance computing.

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PS3 includes the ability to store various master and secondary user profiles, manage and explore photos with or without a musical slide show, play music and copy audio CD tracks to an attached data storage device, play movies and video files from the hard disk drive, an optical disc or an optional USB mass storage or Flash card, compatibility for a USB keyboard and mouse and a web browser supporting compatible-file download function.

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The PS3 lacked the unique gameplay of the more affordable Wii which became that generation's most successful console in terms of units sold.

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Furthermore, PS3 had to compete directly with Xbox 360 which had a market head start, and as a result the platform no longer had exclusive titles that the PS2 enjoyed such as the Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy series, and it took longer than expected for PS3 to enjoy strong sales and close the gap with Xbox 360.

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Sony continued to lose money on each PS3 sold through 2010, although the redesigned "slim" PS3 cut these losses.

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PS3 was commended for its hardware including its Blu-ray home theater capabilities and graphics potential.

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Critical and commercial reception to PS3 improved over time, after a series of price revisions, Blu-ray's victory over HD DVD, and the release of several well received titles.

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However, PS3 has won IGN's "Console Showdown"—based on which console offers the best selection of games released during each year—in three of the four years since it began .

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PS3 was given the number-eight spot on PC World magazine's list of "The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006", where it was criticized for being "Late, Expensive and Incompatible".

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In 2007, Gabe Newell of Valve said "The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted".

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PS3 Slim received praise from PC World giving it a 90 out of 100 praising its new repackaging and the new value it brings at a lower price as well as praising its quietness and the reduction in its power consumption.

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