The PlayStation 3 or PS 3 from Sony Computer Equipment is the third generation of Sony’s home video console and the successor of the PlayStation 2. This gaming console comes with state-of-the-art features including the PlayStation Network unified online gaming service (which enables you to download games and movies, chat with fellow PS 3 users, participate in tournaments, play mini games, as well as explore dedicated game spaces), comprehensive multimedia capabilities, and PlayStation Portable compatibility. While the earlier versions of Sony PlayStation use memory cards as the primary storage medium, the PlayStation ps4 game utilizes Blu-ray Discs for better quality games and bigger storage capability. Although Blu-ray disc media format delivers you the ultimate viewing experience, you can always opt for other media formats as this console is also compatible with.
The PlayStation 3 is powered by an IBM “Cell” processor and is supported with an outstanding NVIDIA graphics processor. Thanks to this combination, this gaming console is able to perform a staggering two trillion calculations per second. Latest built version of the PS 3 features a 45nm version of the Cell processor. This version still runs at the same 60+nm speed as the previous versions, but it consumes less energy.
For a more fun gaming experience, you can connect the console to an HD TV or projector via the HDMI port to deliver astounding sound and rich images in 128-bit precision and 1080-pixel resolution. There are at least three setting options to choose from for more realistic sound effects: 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, and the Linear PCM 7.1. While compatible with the PlayStation Portable (PSP), the PS 3 is also backwards compatible with most PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. This means that while you can play the latest High-Definition games, you do not have to throw away all your old games as you can play them using this console as well. Unfortunately, the redesigned version of the PS 3 does not support backwards compatibility, despite being packed with the latest and most advanced technologies.