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PlayStation 3 is the new console released on November 11, 2006 in Japan. It's the newest person in the PlayStation series produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, a Japanese gaming company. This new console introduced several unique points to the series. PS3 brought the shiny PlayStation Network along with a new feature which allows users to make use of Blue-ray Discs like a storage device. After 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 your government.
The PlayStation 3 has many accessories you can use in a big number of games. The very 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 that DualShock 3's vibration function doesn't hinder the motion sense. As we all know a controller is simply not enough for the 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 with a built in microphone, and it can be used for games like "EyePet", "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08" and "The Eye of Judgment".
Sony made a very reliable console with simply 10% failure in a time 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 sometimes a console repair is required. PS3 repairs could be annoying if you don't 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 personal information close to 77 million users including passwords, addresses, and payment history. Apparently no credit card data was stolen. Following this Sony gave a totally free month membership to all PSN users with a new identity theft program.
GAMES ON Ps3:
There are a few Ps3 exclusives like "LittleBigPlanet", the "Infamous" series and maybe the most popular PS3 game, "Uncharted". Obviously there are tons of multi-console games such as the "Devil May Cry" series, "Mortal Kombat" and also the "Call of Duty" series. Today game developers are more likely to publish a game on consoles such as the PS3 and also the Xbox 360 than on a PC.