PlayStation 3 Console Overview

What’s so impressive about the PlayStation3 Console? Maybe it’s the built-in high definition Blu-Ray player; or perhaps the life-like games that make you feel like you’re caught in the action; it could even be the sleek new design and stellar graphics linked with Playstation’s Dualshock wireless controller making your gaming experience more convenient.

The Playstation3 system is a full package: lots of elite games with great graphics; stunning picture quality liberated at an immaculate 1080p; a Blu-Ray player built-in to view all of your HD movies; and the ability to connect directly to the internet in seconds with a built-in Wi-Fi.

But aside from these things, one thing that truly breaks the PlayStation3 away from the rest of the pack is the PlayStation Network, often abbreviated as PSN. The PlayStation3 comes with a built-in network that as of June 2010 was over 50 million users strong. This network is a free network that helps users communicate with one another for: user to user chat; multiplayer gaming; scores and ranking, for player comparison; internet browsing and more.

Another great extra that comes with the PlayStation Network is the PlayStation Store. Here, gamers can visit a virtual marketplace offering a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge. The store includes playable demos, full games, add-on content, themes, and game and movie trailers.

Another extra found within the PlayStation Network is the Netflix application. Now, PSN users are able to enjoy instant access to thousands of Netflix titles and TV shows on demand, at the touch of a button. Netflix can stream movies or shows directly to your television set through the PlayStation 3 Console. What’s even better than that? Users will be able to watch their streaming movies in stunning 1080p while enjoying Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound and more content available with subtitles everyday.

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A pleasant plus that comes with PlayStation3 web browsing capabilities, is that a USB keyboard can be plugged into the console to enable a more convenient browsing experience. Even though the web browsing interface isn’t the fastest surfing process out there, a user-friendly, dedicated keyboard definitely eases any frustration that may be found with impatient gamers.

Initially, the Playstation3 console seems like an overprice system, but is overall worth its value with everything packed into this console. A Blu-Ray player alone may run you more than $300. Now combine that with an HD gaming system, an internet browser and loads of other little goodies.