- PlayStation 3
- Sub Genre:
- Release Date (US):
- November 17th, 2006
- Release Date (UK):
- March 25th, 2007
- Online Players:
- PSU Rank:
- 3 of 1167 Games
- PSU Rank on PS3:
- 3 of 0 Games
- Additional Information:
- Sony's third PlayStation home console
About PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3 (commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii, as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on game developers for online play. Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable, and its use of a high-definition optical disc format, Blu-ray Disc, as its primary storage medium. The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market.
PlayStation 3 News
Sony this evening has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3. Announced via Twitter, the new update numbered 4.53 adds only a few things to the PS3 repertoire. PS3 system update 4.53 (optional) is available now, adds closed captions for Blu-ray Disc titles & DVDs and im...
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has announced that PlayStation 3 has sold-in a total of 80 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2006. The platform has received a number of hardware revisions in its seven years on the market, beginning with the PS3 Slim in 2009 and the PS3 ...
PlayStation 3 was originally scheduled to ship in 2005 alongside the Xbox 360, but plans were scuppered once Sony’s development team were convinced to include a GPU in the console. The seven-year-old system initially planned to eschew a dedicated graphics processor, with Ken Kutaragi’...
Sky has launched its Now TV service on PlayStation 3 across Europe. This means you’ll now be able to enjoy the likes of Sky Sports and Sky Movies from the comfort of Sony’s trusty current-generation workhorse. Punters can nab a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99, which allows view...
The CFO of Electronic Arts has said that the publisher will continue to release software for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 until at least 2017. As reported by GameSpot, Blake Jorgensen said at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference earlier this week that Sony and Microsoft’s current-generation ...
UPDATE: neoxthexone has followed up with us to detail that he possesses two non-jailbroken PS3s. Meanwhile, he does not own an Android phone, nor possess the knowledge or desire to use the Network Spoofer application some are mentioning. The mystery remains unsolved... for now. ORIGINAL: So, this i...
Sony has announced plans to release a Metallic Gray DualShock 3 controller in North America. The PlayStation 3 peripheral hasn’t been dated or priced yet, though it’ll likely set you back the usual amount for a new pad, $54.99. Sony’s also updated its official PlayStation web...
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has said he expects Sony to cut the price of PlayStation 3 this week. Speaking with GI.biz, Pachter predicts that the console will be lowered to $199 on February 21. This just so happens to be the day after Sony hosts the PlayStation Meeting in New York ...
Sony Computer Entertainment America has posted its weekly update to the PlayStation Store, and this week is all about Twisted Metal sales, the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim, and a ton of content for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. You can also pick up Persona 4 Arena for $29.99 and check out A...
PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a new entry for their instant game collection tomorrow along with some decent discounts. This week you can pick up Closure, a unique and stylish puzzle platformer, completely free. Who doesn't like free games? In addition, there are some nice discounts to...
PlayStation 3 Features
PlayStation 3 is now in its seventh year on the market, and while there’s certainly life in the old dog yet – Sony has trumpeted a ten-year product cycle after all- the impending launch of PlayStation 4 this holiday season certainly caps off a significant part of its life cycle. And, lik...
Did Santa bring you a brand new PlayStation 3? Did you take advantage of all those holiday deals and purchase one for yourself? If so, we'd like to welcome you to the PlayStation family. Sure, the next generation of consoles is on the horizon, but it's never too late to see what all the exciteme...
New to the PlayStation 3? We're sure you are in the market for the perfect controller, fighting stick, and headset. PSU has you covered. With December hitting us faster than we thought it would, the time is right to figure out what PlayStation 3 accessories are the best to buy. Sure, it’s ...
Cards on the table, we envy the new adopter. Why? Because there’s never been a better time to invest in Sony’s PlayStation 3. Sure, the hardware may be six-years-old, but the quality of software speaks for itself, and if you’re one of those punters looking to pick up a PS3 this Chr...
Hey, PSU Community! We are running our annual Best of 2012 competition and we once again want your help picking the winners. This year we are trying things a little differently. I'd like you to pick the game you think deserves "Best Game of 2012" in the categories listed below. It can inc...
Do you want a free, brand new PlayStation 3? What about a $100 Sony Entertainment Network voucher? If you live in North America, we have a contest just in times for the holidays to give you both! This is a simple comment contest. We'll get to the details in a minute, but first we'd like to share...
In terms of multiplatform output, PlayStation 3 has had a bit of a bumpy ride. During the console’s infancy, it became widely known that PS3’s notoriously tricky architecture proved something of a headache for game developers, resulting in some pretty shoddy third-party ports. They weren...
Sequels are a tricky business. Like a musician’s second album, it has to build upon the foundations set by the original, while simultaneously introducing a number of fresh elements and attempting to better its predecessor in every conceivable manner. Invariably things don’t always pan ou...
It’s easy to forget, but PlayStation 3 isn’t just about big-budget single-player games. Indeed, while Sony’s flagship home console is host to some of the finest, compelling slices of solo-based gaming this generation, it’s also home to some truly breath-taking cooperative exp...
The vast majority of PlayStation Universe readers haven’t bought PlayStation Vita. In fact, it’s come as quite a surprise to us that only 30 percent of our readers are among the early adopters, yet 100 percent own a PlayStation 3. Considering our readers are among the most hardcore PS3 g...