10 Reasons Why Getting a PS3 Isn't That Bad
You know, we here at ps3.net, we read a lot of stuff about PS3. With most of it being bad news, and rumors of downgrading, losing developers, losing games, losing exclusives, sites saying that Sony copied competitors ideas and put them in the PS3.... on and on, there is still some good left to be found in the PS3. So I have done some research, and seeing is how everyone has their "10 reasons why not to buy a PS3", I've created 10 reasons why you should buy a PS3.
1. The Cell Processor:
Rivaling that of super computers and custom made PC's, the Cell processor is one of the fastest CPU's ever built in PC's and Gaming platforms. Custom made by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, this microprocessor runs at speeds clocking 3.2GHz combined with 7 SPE's also running at a combined speed of 3.2GHz. Making the PS3 one of the fastest gaming or PC platforms to date.
2. RSX Graphic Chip:
One of the most fastest CPU's ever made, is now going to be combined with one of the best GPU's of all time, the RSX "Reality Synthesizer" Graphic Chip. Made by Nvidia, this GPU goes at speeds of 550MHz and has programming capabilities of up to 1.8 TFLOPS. With redesigned architecture, this chip brings next-gen graphics, physics, AI, shading, and lighting, just to name a few, all to the PS3.
3. Blu-Ray Disc Drive:
Although most people would say that Blu-Ray at this point in time in gaming is useless, or not necessary, Sony said, "Its a must-have for PS3". With storage of up to 50GB on one disc, and the use of a Blue Laser to read discs in High Definition (1080p resolution), Blu-Ray is turning into the must-have next-gen movie and now gaming disc drive of all time, letting developers and movie studios put as much as they need on one disc, without worrying that it wont fit on the disc. And with a price point of $1200 for the player, you can get Blu-Ray + Cell + RSX + more in a PS3, over a player which all it does is play Blu-Ray discs, and for half the price.
4. Bluetooth + Motion Sensing Controllers:
Many people have said that Sony copied Nintendo Wii's idea of having motion sensing available in their controller, but I say, it's not totally copying. The PS3 controller only has 6 degrees of motion, whereas, the Wii has full motion capabilities. Plus, most games being made on Wii use the motion sensing, where on the PS3, there have only been very few games announced that will use it. With Bluetooth, gamers can now play anywhere in their living room with up to 30 feet wireless range, and the ability to connect any controller to any PS3, wirelessly, saves a ton of trouble with buying new controllers and hooking them up and if your friend has one, he can bring it and the PS3 will recognise it in seconds, letting you play games with friends easier.
5. Hard Drive and Memory:
With the Xbox 360 being the first to put a Hard Drive in a gaming system, Sony not only did that with the PS3, but made it more. With 20GB or 60GB versions of the PS3, both are upgradeable, and both store a lot of entertainment for your gaming needs. Also, with the online capability of PS3, gamers can now search on the internet through the PS3 and save stuff directly onto the HDD, just like with the PSP. You can also buy Memory Cards or SD cards, and put them in the 60GB version of the PS3 and use those for storage on the PS3, although they will go fast. And with a total of 512MB of memory, 256MB for the CPU, 256MB for the GPU, both the Cell and the RSX will be able to use all 512MB's of it, respectfully.
Speaking of online and internet, PS3 will fully support online capabilities rivaling that of Xbox's very successful Xbox Live, called "Playstation Network Platform", or PNP. The PNP will have a free online and multiplayer service along with a "Playstation Shop", where you can buy specific upgrades and new content for specific PS3 games. The service is said to always be connected, giving gamers the chance to play against people around the world, anytime they want, for free. Also with WiFi, you can connect to the internet wirelessly using a wireless router, and connect to your PSP and use it for varoius uses.
7. Backwards Compatible:
Sony was the first one to introduce Backwards Compatibility "BC", with the introduction of the PS2 as it could read both PS1 and PS2 discs. Now with the next-gen system, Sony is continuing that with the PS3, as it will be able to read all of PS1, PS2 and PS3 discs, along with Blu-Ray discs, DVD, CD, and more.
The most important thing of all video game platforms is games and the types of games. Sony is moving forward with that, with titles coming up that are nothing short of spectacular. Exclusive titles like: Warhawk, Resistance, Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword, Fatal Inertia, Full Auto 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Devil May Cry 4, Final Fantasy 13 and versus 13, Eight Days, Gran Turismo, Killzone, Lair, and the list goes on and on. All these and many more are only on the PS3 and have the ability of producing incredible graphics and exciting gameplay, that will make the gamers flip out over how incredibly looking the games are and the game types.
With every new system that comes out, their are tons of cool looking gadgets and add-ons to buy to improve your system. With PS3, there's no exception. With the ability to have HD IP Video conferencing, the amasing features and functions of Eye Toy, being able to use your PSP as a remote for your PS3 and having the opportunity of talking to your friends online by using a keyboard and more, PS3 will have lots and lots of great and new accessories coming in the near future to better your PS3 even more.
Yea, Yea, we've heard it since they announced it. "$599 for a gaming system, are you nuts". "People who pay that are retarded". Well not if you look at what your getting for the amount you pay. lets look at it: (These are rough estimates, its probably more)
Processor - $200
Disc Drive - $350
Graphics Chip - $150
Memory - $70
Hard Drive - $50
Other - $130
TOTAL = $950
So for the amount of these six items, you can get a PS3 with all the functionallity, pre-installed programs, and abilities that it can do and still have money left over for some games, another controller, etc. and then the rest of the money you can save up for a rainy day. So for people saying 600 bucks, WTF??, try seeing whats inside the box, before you look out of it.
I'll poste reasons why to get a wii and u can compare the lists.