The PS3 system is now slimmer and lighter than ever before. While the form factor may have changed, the PS3 system still comes with free access to the PlayStation Network, built-in Wi-Fi, and hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos, and photos. Plus, the PS3 system is the only gaming console with a Blu-ray player to give you the best high-definition viewing experience on your television. With five times the capacity of standard DVDs, Blu-ray discs gives you more realistic and immersive gameplay that can only be possible on the PS3 system with games such as Gran Turismo 5, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year, and MAG. All PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything you need to play stereoscopic 3D games.
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| The fourth generation of hardware released for the PlayStation 3 entertainment platform, the PlayStation 3 320GB system is the next stage in the evolution of Sony's console gaming powerhouse. Loaded with a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PlayStation 3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements, the PlayStation 3 320GB system is destined to push the envelope in the realm of Next-Generation entertainment. |
As with previous models, the PlayStation 3 320GB system features an IBM "Cell" processor and a co-developed NVIDIA graphics processor that together allow the system to perform two trillion calculations per second. Yet the 320GB system manages to improve on this with its 45nm version of the processor, which although running at the same 60+nm speed as previous PS3 versions, uses less energy. This makes the unit's smaller size and quieter fan possible. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, the 320GB system also boasts an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TVs and projectors (the system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience). This console also provides for an extreme sound experience by supporting Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1. Finally, it features cross connectivity with your PC network and PlayStation Portable (PSP) and its pre-installed, 320GB hard disc drive allows you to save games as well as download content from the internet. Unlike other models of the PlayStation 3, The 320GB system does not offer backwards compatibility.
PlayStation 3 utilizes Blu-ray disc media format, which gives you the best high-definition viewing experience on your television, by way of the format's ability to hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This tremendous capacity, combined with the awesome power of the system's processor and graphics card, promises an endless stream of mind-blowing games, and other multimedia content. However, this does not mean that the PS3 is limited to Blu-ray discs - it also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. In addition, PlayStation 3 system software includes BD Live support that allows you to play discs that support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE). This means that you can also connect to the internet while playing discs that support this format to obtain additional features. Of course, PS3 owners also receive free access to the PlayStation Network (PSN), where through the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home, they can download games, game demos, movies, and other content, as well as chat with friends, play mini-games, compete in tournaments and explore dedicated game spaces.
Synch with Your Other Sony HDMI Devices
What's in The Box:
- New slimmer, lighter PS3 system
- 320GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
- Streams thousands of movies and TV shows instantly from Netflix
- Built-in Blu-ray player with 3D capabilities. HDMI output for 1080p resolution.
- Free* PlayStation Network membership
PlayStation 3 320GB System
PlayStation 3 320GB System Reviews
271 of 275 people found the following review helpful:
PS3 Slim, large disk, no Move,
This review is from: PlayStation 3 320GB System (Video Game)UPDATE Aug. 16, 2011
Only wanted to note that the PS3 keeps adding value to itself. Granted, the competition are not sitting on their hands either. The latest system update added Hulu Plus, MLB.TV and Vudu HD Movies to Netflix as 'video' services and Qriocity for 'music'.
As for its versatility, I recently paired a Bluetooth keyboard that Logitech claims it's for iPad only with our PS3. It took about 10 seconds.
And, yes, I am probably going to get the next generation when it's released but, until then I am very happy with our 2 PS3s. One of which is the original 60GB console, still as good as new.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
NOT Playstation 2 Game compatible!,
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This review is from: PlayStation 3 320GB System (Video Game)There's lots to like about the Playstation 3... What's NOT to like is total lack of backwards compatibility with PS2 games. We found that out rather abruptly today. Perhaps a more prominent warning would set correct expectations. We'd likely still have purchased it, but the joy of opening and installing this sleek and powerful unit wouldn't be sullied by finding out our large library of PS2 games were now unusable.
If you're looking to continue enjoying your favorite PS2 games... Hang on to your PS2!
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Great Do All!,
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This review is from: PlayStation 3 320GB System (Video Game)If your looking to make your entertainment system more compact this is the way to go.
It's compact and will play games, CD music, DVDs, Blue Ray and more.
What more can you ask for?
Recommend you buy the system with the most memory, you can never have enough memory...;-)
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