PS3 General Discussion

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by Solid Lifters, May 17, 2005.

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    Official Sony PS3 60GB Operating Manual

    http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=86088


    Official Sony PS3 System Software User's Guide

    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps3/current/index.html


    Official Sony PS3 Websites

    Playb3yond!

    US: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3

    Europe: http://eu.playstation.com/ps3/


    Sony 2006 Pre E3 PS3 Press Conference

    PlayStation 3 Q&A Session From E3 2006

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2337961&postcount=2249


    Click here for Sony 2005 Pre E3 PS3 Press Show!

    Note: Video game trailers are at the 1 hour and 30 minute mark. They continue to the 1 hour and 50 minute mark (times approximate).


    GDC Video!

    GDC Video #2!

    Link to more GDC Videos! http://ps3.qj.net/GDC-PS3-Videos/pg/49/aid/13630

    More GDC Videos! Game Demos!!! http://ps3.qj.net/New-PS3-Videos-From-GDC-/pg/49/aid/13907#comments

    Video footage of the GDC that took place in San Diego, CA on March 22, 2006. Shows new LOD video, FPS game and fish tank with sunk ducks.


    Great Link To Facts and Details About The PS3


    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2337222&postcount=2243


    Release Date & Price


    At the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo Show in Los Angeles CA, on May 8, 2006, at an official Sony press conference, Kaz Hirai announced the release date, price and other details of the PS3.

    The PS3 will be a worldwide release in Asia, North America and Europe. November 11 for Asia and November 17 for North America and Europe. As of 17th May, 2006, it has been announced by Kaz Hirai in an online interview that there will be 3 million PS3 units available on launch day, which is one more million than expected.

    Other details included the PS3 will ship with either a 60GB HDD priced at $599, or will ship with a 20GB HDD for $499. The PS3, PS1 and PS2 games will display in high-definition, free basic online game service and support of Linux OS.

    Sony annouced a price drop for the 20GB version of the PS3 for Japan only. No word on the rest of the territories.

    Launch Shortage For US and Japan, Europe and Australia Launch Delayed


    The PS3 launch for Europe and Australia has been delayed until March 2007. Sony blames the lack of blue diodes for the Blu-ray player for the production problem.

    US and Japan release of the PS3 has also been effected. US units of the PS3 will be reduced to just 400,000, and Japan 100,000.

    (Info added 6 September, 2006)

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14695665/




    PS3 Online


    The PS3 will feature an online service that will rival XBox360. Click on the below links for details.

    It will offer free basic service, and will feature lobby matching, voice chat and also “commerce features." Sony will make money from the service by offering prepaid commerce cards. The card, in various values like this $50 card, will be used to purchase downloadable content and other commerce features like songs, videos, games, movies, game upgrades, etc.

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2112893&postcount=51

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2103846&postcount=49

    Since the Sony PS3 Pre 2006 E3 conference, many XBox fanboys have started rumors Sony's online game service would not be free because Kaz Hirai never stated so in the conference. He did state, "... in addition to online gaming, these basic services will be free of charge."

    Because it wasn't completely clear, but clear enough for those with a brain, Kaz Hirai stated again that online gaming with the PS3 will be free "out of the box."

    Click here for more details. https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2260309&postcount=1745


    PS3 Confirmed Region Free Gaming


    At the GDC on March 22, 2006, Sony announced the PS3 will be regional free. This allows game importers to purchase and play games from any country and play them on their PS3 without the need of a mod chip. Read more about this in the below link.

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2180671&postcount=1019


    The PS3 Game Launch List


    Here is a link to a GTP thread that lists the confirmed launch PS3 game titles. It also contains a rumored list, as well.

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2288589&postcount=1

    On the 17th May, 2006, Kaz Hirai semi-announced the video game launch list for the Sony PlayStation 3. Click below for more details. Although no game title have been listed, there should be some listed very soon.

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2260257&postcount=1741


    Blu-ray Movie Prices


    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2126168&postcount=661

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2154487&postcount=799


    Blu-ray Movie Launch List


    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2314314&postcount=14



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    Product name: PlayStation 3

    Logo: PLAYSTATION(R)3

    CPU

    Cell Processor
    PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
    1 VMX vector unit per core
    512KB L2 cache
    7 x SPE @3.2GHz
    7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
    7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
    * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
    total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

    GPU

    Nvidia RSX @550MHz
    1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
    Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
    Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

    Sound

    Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing)

    Memory

    256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

    System Bandwidth

    Main RAM 25.6GB/s
    VRAM 22.4GB/s
    RSX 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
    SB< 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

    System Floating Point Performance

    2 TFLOPS

    Storage

    60GB or 20GB HDD (80GB Add-on Available)

    I/O

    USB Front x 4(USB2.0)
    SD standard/mini x 1 (60GB)
    CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1 (60GB)

    Communication

    Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1)
    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g (60GB)
    Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

    Controller

    Bluetooth (up to 7)
    USB 2.0 (wired)
    Wi-Fi (PSP)
    Network (over IP)
    6-way Motion Sensor

    AV Output

    Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    HDMI: HDMI out x 1
    Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
    Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
    Output Picture https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=58485&d=1147587699

    Disc Media

    CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
    DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE


    PS3 Websites


    http://www.ps3portal.com/
    http://ps3week.com/blogs/ps3week.php?p=front
    http://www.ps3-info.com/
    http://www.ps3bloggers.com/
    http://www.ps3blog.net/
    http://www.ps3.net/
    http://www.maxps3.com/
    http://www.ps3center.net/index.php
    http://www.ps3land.com/
    http://www.ps3gamers.net/
    http://www.ps3news.ca/
    http://www.ps3vault.com/
    http://www.ps3mob.com/
    http://www.ps3today.com/
    http://www.ps3insiders.com/
    http://www.ps3forums.com/
    http://www.ps3world.com/
    http://www.ps3rules.com/
    http://www.ps3newsresource.com/
    http://www.ps3focus.com/
    http://www.ps3lounge.net/
    http://www.ps3court.com/
    http://www.myps3.be/
    http://www.ps3passion.com/
    http://www.ps3power.com/
    http://www.ps3junkies.com/
    http://www.sony-ps3.ca/
    http://www.ps3lair.com/
    http://ps3-er.com/
     

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    Edit: It´s all in the first post now. :tup:
     
  3. Sage

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    Is their server down?
     
  4. McLaren

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    Woah! That design kicks ass compared to the 360!

    Love the black one.
     
  5. LaBounti

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    Not really its juts being updated on the fly i guess. But I thought was impressed with the other guys hardware.

    On a Cell note. the original Cell was to be a 4 spe @ over 4ghz. But looking at it 8 spe's @ 3.2 makes more sence and less heat. But the Nvidia GPU is insane...
     
  6. jaxx751

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    areodynamic... is guess they are built for speed :)
     
  7. LaBounti

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    I've never heard of 1080p before today but x 2 wow.

    IGN has updated with better specs.
     
  8. Ev0

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    Nice to see they've got bluetooth enables controllers! Hopefully this will mean compatibility with other bluetooth enabled devices! Very nice specs nonetheless, this should give the 360 a very good challenge as long as the software is up to the challenge.
     
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    Now it just needs GT5… ;)
     
  10. Solid Lifters

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    Up to seven players at once! That should be great for PS3 parties!
     
  11. Beelzebub

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    lol nice for the backward compatibiliy. means that i can still use my dfp. :tup:
     
  12. Viper_Maniac

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    Wow the design isnt half bad. Cant wait to get my hands on this and X360.
     
  13. LaBounti

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    I' think I'll be 30 by the time GT5 hits the streets but by then we can enjoy it in 1080p when a TV that suports it will exist. also by then we should be looking at Xbox 720 or 900.
     
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    Very good design. I'm satisfied.
     
  15. Giancarlo

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    Wow, much much better than the 360.
     
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    Yeah, and the AI will still be retarded.

    This kinda looks like a early '80s telephon answering machine. And it's domed like that gas tanker. I just had to say it. :lol:
     
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    Finally ... :)

    "we haven't had cars crash or overturn. We believed expressing this properly to be more difficult than actually making [the cars] race. In addition to properly replicating the underside of the car, when a collision occurs we'd have to have proper shape changes based on proper physical calculations. In Gran Turismo 5, we'd like to definitely add this element. We believe it will be a big theme."

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/607/607158p1.html
     
  20. LaBounti

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    Great Sony, you F'd up one thing you made perfect 6 years ago. That better be a concept.. BTw I Wanna see the Killzone 2 demo :)
     
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    hmm... this
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  22. Giancarlo

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    Yeah, that controller is horrible..
     
  23. livemusic

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    He´s talking about the controller on the last post.
     
  24. Giancarlo

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    Dammit! Just when i thought i'd gotten away with it. :sly:
     
  25. Blackbird.

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    Ooo! Same here! :dopey:
     
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    :drool: Oh wow. I don't know which color I like more. This will definately be a console to purchase. :tup:
     
  28. Blackbird.

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    I guess it goes with the design but it's still ugly.
     
  29. livemusic

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    Damn!!! :drool:
     
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  30. Beelzebub

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    this feels deja vu, remember the ee lol