Category:PlayStation 3 games

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About this page and the PlayStation 3 game console

The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The successor to the PlayStation 2 PlayStation 2, it is part of the PlayStation brand of consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan, November 17, 2006, in North America, and March 23, 2007, in Europe and Australia. The PlayStation 3 competed primarily against Microsoft's Xbox 360 Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

The console is infamous for it's high prices ($499 for 20GB and $599 for 60GB model), lack of quality games and most importantly, complex processor architecture. With the high prices during it's launch, the systems had a slow start in the market, but eventually recovered with the introduction of the Slim model, which sells for much cheaper prices ($299).

As mentioned above, due to the complex processor architecture used on PS3, known as Cell Broadband Engine, most video games made or ported to the PS3 during it's early days (including The Orange Box The Orange Box) suffered from poor performance, compared to it's competitor at the time, Xbox 360, due to developers at the time doesn't know how to take advantage most of the Synergistic Processing Elements (SPE) cores on the Cell processor. Later games eventually took advantage of all of the SPE cores as Sony improving their documentation and console SDKs, which led to Portal 2 Portal 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finally being released on the PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 systems, and run with no issues.

The PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 is also the only console that was integrated with Steamworks, used in Portal 2 Portal 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Steam servers for PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3 have been shut down.

This category page lists the following games that either have been officially released or ported to the PlayStation 3 gaming console. For the Wikipedia article about the PlayStation 3, which have more information about it's history, sales, and more, click here.

Hardware Specifications

PlayStation 3
Hardware Specifications
Operating system (OS) PS3 system software
UI: XrossMediaBar
Processor (CPU) IBM Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE and 8 SPEs @ 3.2GHz
System memory (RAM) 256MB XDR DRAM
Storage HDD with varied capacity & depends on models (see Wikipedia)
Blu-ray disc 2x, DVD 16x, Super Audio CD (20 GB, 60 GB and 80 GB models only), CD 24x
Video card (GPU) Nvidia/SCEI RSX Reality Synthesizer (230 GFLOPS) @ 550 MHz
Sound (audio device) A/V-Multi Analog stereo
TOSLINK: LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, AAC
HDMI: LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream (Slim only)*, Dolby TrueHD Bitstream (Slim only)*, AAC
*All models can decode Dolby TrueHD and as of firmware 2.30 DTS-HD Master Audio, to be output as LPCM. Output of the raw undecoded stream is limited to slim models.

Video outputs:
HD (up to 1080p): Component video, D-Terminal, HDMI
SD (480i/p, 576i/p): SCART RGB, D-Terminal, Component video, S-Video, Composite

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Pages in category "PlayStation 3 games"

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