Editor's Note: This information was taken directly from the Sony website.

Hard Drive: 2.5' Serial ATA (500GB)

Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

A/V Output:

  • HDMI**: HDMI OUT connecter x 1
  • Analog: AV MULTI OUT connector x 1
  • Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector x 1

I/O: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) X 2

Dimensions: 290mm (w) x 60mm (h) x 230mm (d)

Weight: Approximately 2.1 kg

CPU: Cell Broadband Engine™

GPU: Reality Synthesizer


  • 256MB XDR Main RAM
  • 256MB GDDR3 VRAM

Removable Media Slots: None

Optical Drive:

  • CD x 24
  • DVD x 8
  • BD x 2

Power: AC 120, 60Hz

Backwards Compatibility: Due to the availability of an extensive line-up of PS3™ system titles, the 500GB PS3™ system is not backwards compatible with PlayStation®2 titles, but does maintain backwards compatibility for some original PlayStation® titles.

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Sony PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 offers free online gameplay through the PlayStation Network.

Many publishers and developers have issues porting games to the PS3, and most multiplatform games suffer major bugs and glitches on this console.

The Verdict:

Although it's a last-gen console, the Sony PlayStation 3 is still among the best gaming systems thanks to free online gaming and a huge roster of games.