PlayStation 3 is the new console released on November 11, 2006 in Japan. It's the newest person in the PlayStation series made by Sony Computer Entertainment, a Japanese video game company. This new console introduced a few unique points to the series. PS3 brought the shiny PlayStation Network and a new feature which allows users to use Blue-ray Discs like a storage device. Following the release of the "fat" PS3, Sony released a Slim version by September, 2009. The Slim version is lighter, smaller and uses less power than his big brother.
The Ps3 has many accessories that can be used in a big variety of games. The first controller was the "SIXAXIS". It was used in the release of the console until 2008, when DualShock 3 took his place. The main difference of the two controllers is the fact that DualShock 3's vibration function doesn't hinder the motion sense. As everyone knows a controller is just not enough for that gamers from the 21st Century. That's why the PS3 also offers a "racing wheel" for racing simulation games. This wheel was created by Logitech. PS3 users can also interact with certain games through motions while using PlayStation Eye. This is a webcam having a built in microphone, and it can be used for games like "EyePet", "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08" and "The Eye of Judgment".
Sony designed a very reliable console with simply 10% failure currently period of two years. Even if the console is among the most reliable out there on the market is has it's problems. Some of these problems are the "yellow light of death", that is a non-specific hardware problem. This problem occurred mostly in the united kingdom, so a console repair is needed. PS3 repairs could be annoying if you do not know a store which can repair the problem near you. Also recently there is a big error with the PlayStation Network. Someone hacked the servers and accessed the consumer database. This leaked the private information of around 77 million users including passwords, addresses, and payment history. Apparently no credit card data was stolen. After this Sony gave a free month membership to any or all PSN users with a new identity theft program.
GAMES ON PLAYSTATION 3:
There are a few Ps3 exclusives like "LittleBigPlanet", the "Infamous" series and perhaps the most popular PS3 game, "Uncharted". Of course there are tons of multi-console games like the "Devil May Cry" series, "Mortal Kombat" and also the "Call of Duty" series. Today game developers may publish a game on consoles like the PS3 and the Xbox 360 than you are on a PC.