YH asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & Gear · 1 decade ago

What makes the PS3 so special?

I noticed that it was a huge hit in stores and that some people actually waited outside electronics stores for days just to get one..

What makes people want to spend so much money on a game system such as the PS3?

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's a next generation console. Also, check out the specs:

    Product Name: PlayStation 3


    CPU: Cell Processor

    PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz

    1 VMX vector unit per core

    512KB L2 cache

    7 x SPE @3.2GHz

    7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs

    7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE

    * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy

    Total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

    GPU: RSX @550MHz

    1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance

    Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels

    Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines


    Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)


    256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz

    256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

    System Bandwidth:

    Main RAM -- 25.6GB/s

    VRAM -- 22.4GB/s

    RSX -- 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)

    SB -- 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

    System Floating Point Performance:

    2 TFLOPS


    Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1


    USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)

    Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1

    SD standard/mini x 1

    CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1


    Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g

    Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


    Bluetooth (up to 7)

    USB 2.0 (wired)

    Wi-Fi (PSP)

    Network (over IP)

    AV Output

    Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

    HDMI: HDMI out x 2

    Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1

    Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

    Disc Media:

    CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)

    DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW

    Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

  • 4 years ago

    except you've lots of further money, the PS3 isn't well worth it. as a thanks to view the better pictures, you want an HDTV besides (once you've one, then large!). The "more cost-effective" version ($499) do not have wireless or HD output, so in case you needed it you'll could dish out $599. for my area, i will purchase a Nintendo Wii (less than $250) and follow my PS2. only search for for ps3 and also you should discover tech specs on the ps3.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i would consider myself a nintendo fan, but i know whats good and whats bad i dont see the nintendo logo and automatically think its great. the ps3 has really good graphics definately the best out of the three consoles no doubt but the fact is its 600 bucks and besides graphics and ripping off motion sensing from nintendo what does it have.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the main thing is the look and the real time graphics that ya get from the all new PS3 they are movie like graphics and incomparable to any other gaming consoles in the world . u wont understand what i am telling unless u get one PS3 . i am on the way to get mine how about YOU. hehehehe

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    let's just say that sony is losing $250 for every PS3 they sell. the PS3 has everything any gamer would want

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it has Blueray its a differnt kind of laser

    and bluetooth..... its gonna blow the 360 out of the water

    theres a new playstation every 5 years and people just go crazy

    Sony 1 of the best

  • 1 decade ago

    the price really takes the "specialness" out of it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i don't have/want one, but i think that the graphics and the fact its new makes it special.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well since it has top of the line "stuff" put into it and since its SONY everyoen wants one. heck i do too!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    better graphics, its something EVRYONE wants

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