Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

Oh Sony, what have you done? Do you realize that someone actually died because there just weren’t enough PS3’s to go around? I’m sure you know. At any rate, this proves how popular your product is/was this shopping season and why it ended up pretty much at the top of the Gizmos of Christmas pile. Please, next time, for the PS 4, ship at least a million units to the States, will ya?

Now, onto the console in question. Sony is banking on its new Cell processor to have the other consoles eating its proverbial dust. With parallel processing and even boasting AI power, the Cell engine has even allowed Sony to up the price on the PS3 considerably above all other game consoles. Sony has taken sides in the DVD format war, and gone with Blu-ray, with full HD 1080p resolution. HD, cool and even an HDMI interface. But not everything requires a wire; the controllers and network connectivity are wireless. The Playstation3 also connects to the Internet for group gameplay, and you can store your games and settings on the built-in hard drive, along with your music, photos and videos. For all of you PSP owners, the PS3 integrates well enough for you to transfer files, etc. back and forth. PS3 comes in 20GB and 60GB versions.

Features:

  • Games will use Blu-Ray discs as media format
  • Features a powerful Cell processor and a dynamic RSX graphics chip
  • Completely backward compatible, all the way to the original Sony PlayStation
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access for easy connection to gaming services and the Internet

Price: from $600
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)