PS3 Launch!

PS3 Website

Yes! its finally here, if you are a true fan you probably aren’t reading this post & you are in a line at a BestBuy somwhere. For everyone else here’s the PS3 Wrap up Inkdrop Style…

Um…Which Bundle should i get ?
Well to summarize this… The more expensive version, ($599) has a 60GB Hard Drive, Memory Stick, SD and Compact Flash Drive readers. While the cheaper bundle ($499) has 20GB hard drive and no cool silver trim. Are you saying “Wow Sony is a rip off”? Well actually no they aren’t, they put so many goodies into this machine that they are losing about $220 on every PS3 sold.

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Goodies you say? What goodies?
The PS3 is expensive for these reasons

CPU: Getting technical, the PS3 is boasting a 3.2ghz Cell processor which has enough juice to do cloth and fluid simulations, as well as large-scale rigid-body interactions with hundreds of thousands of objects colliding onscreen & ridiculous particle effects.

GPU: A Nvidia Built RSX “Reality Synthesizer” graphics-processing unit, 550MHz, 300-million-transistor graphics chip based on GeForce 7800 GTX graphics technology In Layman’s terms while you are running & gunning it, it will look GREAT especially at 1080p Hi-Def.

Wireless Sixaxis Controller: Looks and works the same as the ps2 controllers so this means no learning curve! so no excuses like “Oh I’m not used to the controller” while your buddies are Pwning you. Innovation you ask? Hells yea! these sixaxis controllers have motion in six degrees: up, down, left, right, forward, and backward. The new six-axis movement control will let players use body language to help control a game.

Others: Memory Stick, SD, Compact Flash reading capabilities, 60GB or 20GB hard drive, HDMI output & the fancy Blue ray disc which holds 50GB of info in 1 disc, Developers have no reason now not to give us lots of extras!

ps3gamesWhat games are Available at launch?
At Launch there will be a few good titles.. Resistance Fall Of Man, Genji: Days of the Blade, Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Fight Night Round 3, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, F.E.A.R, Call of Duty 3, Tiger Woods 2007 and Sonic the Hedgehog all for about $60 a piece. (No Metal Gear yet)

Free On-line?
Hells Yea! FREE On-line play no ‘Xbox live’ type thing, The large on-line network will be the place where you have access to Demos, Music, Videos, On-line multiplayer goodness & Upgrades for each game. There’s no pricing available for the on-line store stuff but check the comments, we will be doing some follow-up’s on that for sure.

Wrapping this up i’ll say there is still alot of negativity surrounding the Ps3, Pricing issues, Development issues and bugs to name a few… but only time will tell us which system prevails.

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11 Responses to PS3 Launch!

  1. Izeya says:

    so u makin me wanna buy one! very interesting.

  2. 1ndigo says:

    Look at T getting all fancy and Tchnical… the geek has grown into a Man…
    still a geek tho

    Im really getting pumpd about the Playstation 3. And like you say, it might be a few bucks over the budget.. ok, MY budget, but it really looks like its worth it.
    Ill prolly wait a lil b4 getting the PS3 just to see how it all unfolds and Sony deals with the compability issues, specially with the PS2 games not working right.

    Awesome job on the article dood… proops

  3. Chris says:

    You should rename this writeup to “Why I love the PS3”, way too biased for a writeup!

    Otherwise good job.

  4. LucyFur says:

    Sony is going to be losing $220 on each PS3 sold? I doubt that, show me proof.

    The only thing I can think of is that they aren’t worried about losing money up front on the systems because they’ll more than make up for it with software sales.

    Here’s some more essential PS3 reading: http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/17/ps3-crime-spree-part-ii-fall-of-man/

  5. T. says:

    Sony is going to be losing $220 on each PS3 sold? I doubt that, show me proof.

    Here you go chief. [Gizmodo Article]

  6. LucyFur says:

    T. – thanks, however, and several people commented on this same issue on that page, Sony is buying huge amounts of these things, and will continue to do so for years to come, therefore they are getting reduced costs on all these parts, not to mention some are produced in-house.

    Another point made in the threads is that $600 is the RE-sale price, not the price Sony sells them to Best Buy etc. for.

    I’ll call the CEO of Sony and get a final answer here…. got his # right here in my cell….

  7. 1ndigo says:

    I guess theres a good arguemant there.
    Still even if its costing Sony or not, its still A LOT of mula to dish out at once.
    Like I said b4, im waitn a while b4 i even consider buyn on.
    And prolly if i get it, it will be as a present!!! 😉

  8. T. says:

    Agreed, I’m gonna wait out the cost, I heard the blue ray lenses are gonna drop in price soon so maybe that will reflect on the pricing.

  9. Chris says:

    I was just at best buy feeling out the Wii scene and the guy at the door said they had a syetm setup and that almost every employee preferred the Wii over the ps3. So 360 + Wii = almost the same price as a ps3 and a lot more fun!

  10. T. says:

    interesting article about EA games only using 20% of the ps3 true power.. now I have seen some EA’s trailers and if this is true i cant wait till the get a hang of the coding for the ps3.

    http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/ps3/ea-games-use-20-percent-of-ps3s-power-221137.php

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