Well the hype has been building up for quite a while now, and from what I’ve seen at a local Harvey Norman, it has all the right to be. The next generation Sony Playstation 3 or PS3 as it’s known as, will be a huge leap from it’s predecessor the PS2.
Available for purchase from tomorrow morning and at midnight tonight for those that have pre-ordered. The PS3 in NZ is going for around $1199 for the base model with one controller at release date.
I’ve had a play on it and it looks fantastic, the graphics are just awesome and having a wireless controller like the Xbox 360 has had will come in handy for people who sit a fair way back from their TV. The graphics will always look good in the shop, because they will have it hooked up to a high definition TV, which most people still wont have at home.
I’d really like to get one, but will be holding out until the price comes down a fair bit.
After all, Good Cheap things gadgets take time.
PlayStation 3 Specifications:
CPU: Cell Processor
Graphics Processing Unit: RSX
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD: 2.5″ Serial ATA (60GB)
I/O: USB 2.0 (x4)
Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 B/G
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI Output – (HDMI NextGen)
AV Multi Output
Digital Output (Optical)
BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 5 kg