The good: elegant design with quiet operation, all games in high-definition; PSP-like user interface; plays high-def Blu-ray movies in addition to scaling standard DVDs, built - Wi-Fi and flash media reader, 60GB hard drive; online play is free; HDMI output with 1080p support, no external power supply; free online gaming service; plays PS1 and PS2 games; backwards compatible hardware based.
The bad: Mandatory exclusive games are just little between; PlayStation Home and rumble controller will not be available until 2008, a USB port on the back would're beautiful, no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes are not compatible; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, trade and options not as developed as Xbox Live.
The bottom line: the high-end Sony's PlayStation 3 larger hard drive and ability to play PS2 games makes it a useful alternative to the cheaper model - as long as you're willing to wait a few months before the more promising exclusive titles to hit store shelves. If backward compatibility is your highest priority, difficult to find this model can be worth the search.
Specifications: Product Description: Sony PlayStation 3 - Game console; Media Type: BD-ROM, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM; Processor: 3.2 GHz IBM Cell
Saturday, July 5, 2008