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Now that Joel has been well medicated and the folks in the mythical city of Qeynos are well aware of his ire, here's a round-up of some heady, breathy, exciting PS3 coverage. What will we learn? Each unit includes a free vial of chicken blood! The PS3 can vibrate in time to Where Is the Love! If placed below a television, or even near a television, the PS3 explodes into toddler-mauling shards! Did any of that appear in any of the coverage? No. But who can really be sure?

Some initial info, via FiringSquad:


CPU: Cell Processor
PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz

GPU: RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels

Sound: Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-base processing)

Memory:
256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

Storage: HDD - Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1

I/O: USB: Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)

Memory Stick: standard/Duo, PRO x 1
SD: standard/mini x 1
CompactFlash: (Type I, II) x 1

Communication: Ethernet - 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

Controller:
Bluetooth (up to 7)
USB2.0 (wired)
Wi-Fi (PSP)
Network (over IP)

Essentially, it's an XBox killer. Sorry.

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Nvidia shows off Playstation 3 features [TheInquirer]
PS3 Explosion [GameSpot]
IBM's Cell chip hype is total junk [TheInquirer]
Sony PS3 specifications [FiringSquad]
Official Sony Playstation 3 - PS3 - Announcement [i4u]
Sony launch PlayStation 3 PLUS first images [PocketLint]
PlayStation 3 Revealed! [Gamespy]
Three key ways in which the PS3 beats the Xbox 360 [Blogcore]