Gaming is no longer considered as a small boy’s game or a childish activity. Today it is known as a highly competitive sport. There are numerous kinds of computer games on the market and numerous categories of game players. These players are mostly interested in such technical advances like faster processors and higher graphics. Video games nowadays are known to be very life-like, complete with amazing graphics and many sound effects. Only time will tell how popular the video games will become.
The PlayStation 3 is very similar to the older PlayStation in performing the basic functions. The space bar is replaced by the “PS” button and the “PS” button is replaced by the “X” button. Furthermore, the d-pad is covered by the blue light bar and the red light bar. The blue light bar indicates the system is ready to play and the red light bar indicates there is a problem with the video display.
In contrast, the PSX has been modified to be extendable. The 3.2 GHz tri-core ARM cortex A9 processor with 8-core GDDR5 video processor increases the PSX’s memory by 32 versus the PS3’s 20 GB. An additional 8 GB of flash memory increases the storage capabilities. The console comes with a Blu-ray DVD player and offers discounts on games that are played in 3D.
The PSX console is available in two options. A basic pack, which includes a dual shock controller, a universal media remote, HDMI output with 1080p support, a 20 GB storage drive, and a wireless controller, or a premium pack which includes all the features in the basic pack, except a media remote. The console supports a broad array of formats including six character discs, CD-ROMs, CD-RWs, DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, and HD DVD.
Sony’s PlayStation series is the best-selling system among the gaming leaders in the market. Every PlayStation console released since 1994 has sold more than 11 million units with about 6 million of those being sold in the United States. The PlayStation 3 is the latest console release of Sony.
In spite of the impressive list of features, the new PlayStation 3 not only brings a gaming experience to the PS3, but also a built-in Blu-ray player for movie lovers. The PS3 console now comes with a 60 GB memory for over $200.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is another interesting gaming console available in the market. This machine is launched since 2005 and has been one of the most successful console models for the Christmas season. Available in four different versions, the Xbox 360 has various interesting features such as a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output with 1080p support, wireless controller, Xbox Live dominates the market, a dedicated Xbox offline network port, HDMI support for 1080p and much more. One of the interesting features of this console is that it allows players to play broadband movie rentals online.
The Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
The Sony PlayStation 3 Slim is expected to be released in the market in the next few weeks. This model will be available for a lower price than the recently released PS3 60 GB version. With its reduced features, Sony will ensure that the PS3 Slim will be able to keep up with the increasing popularity of optical media players. With its compact size, Blu-ray DVD drive, and internet ready features, gamers will have few reasons to purchase this console.
One of the most interesting Blu-ray movies players is the Sony Bravia integration along with the PlayStation Network. This Blu-ray functionality will allow a PS3 owner to gain access to Blu-ray movies. Owners will also be granted access to certain PlayStation Network features, even if they do not use the network.
Sony will continue to provide support for the PlayStation 3 Slim, which will ship with certain updated features. One of the most interesting updated features is the built-in hard drive with an increased capacity of 120 GB. If you do not have the 120 GB hard drive, you will still be able to play full-length Blu-ray movies and full PlayStation games. This unit also features Up Slip Compression along with solidly held riveted designs. Different edition colors will also be offered in the market.
The PS3 Slim, aside from its size and performance, is also beautiful to look at. It is 40% lighter compared to the PS3, which means that gamers will enjoy faster play times. It also comes with a vibrator, which you can use to treat your favorite controllers. These vibrator will vary in configuration, so it is important for you to check the specifications before purchasing it. An additional interesting feature is the suction cup, which will help you enjoy your sports games more.
With all of this information, you can be sure that you will be getting your best gaming experience.