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Playstation 3

Plejstejšn 3 Iz Vikipedije, slobodne enciklopedije
Плејстејшн 3 Proizvođač Soni Verzija 3 Generacija Sedma generacija Dostupna od 11. novembar 2006, Japan Mediji DVD, CD, BD-ROM, SUPER AUDIO CD Upravljač  DualShock 3, Sixaxis .Плејстејшн 3 (eng. PlayStation 3) je igračka konzola proizvedena 2006. godine u Japanu. Pripada sedmoj generaciji igračkih konzola, i naslednik je uspešne igračke konzole Plejstejšn 2. Plejstejšn 3 konzola je puštena u prodaju u Japanu 11. novembra 2006. 17. novembra 2006. u SAD i 23. marta 2007. u Evropi i Okeaniji.

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 Hardver PS3 poseduje BluRej ROM 2h brzine koji je u stanju da čita BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM i širok spektar drugih optičkih medija.

Srce PS-a 3 predstavlja Sel Brodband endžin ([1]), koji je razvijen od strane IBM-a, Sonija i Tošibe. Sel procesor koristi 7 posebnih SPE jedinica od kojih je jedna rezervisana za program koji se odaziva na naziv Hajpervisor i koji služi za sprečavanje pokretalja nepotpisanog koda i jednog PPE-a, koji se koristi za distribuciju zadataka SPE-ovima.

Grafički procesor je potpisan od strane Nvidije i zove se RSX([2]), što je skraćenica za Rijaliti Sintisajzer. Rijaliti Sintisajzer je derivat G70 arhitekture, koja je srce Nvidijine Dži-Fors 7000 serije grafičkih akceleratora.

Plejstejšn 3 poseduje 256MB primarne XDR memorije čiji je tvorac Rambus, koji je i ranije kreirao memorijske sisteme za Sonijeve konzole i 256MB GDDR 3 memorije koju koristi prvenstveno grafički procesor.Sel i Rijaliti Sintisajzer mogu slobodno pristupati bilo kojoj memoriji, doduše, uz određenu latenciju i nešto manji bendvit.

Maksimalna rezolucija koju PS3 može da isporuči jeste 1080p (1920h1080, progresiv) isključivo putem HDMI 1.3a kabla.

Osim već navedenog HDMI porta, PS3 poseduje još Blutut 2.0([3]), Gigabit Eternet([4]) (za povezivanje na internet) i USB 2.0([5]).

Neki modeli poseduju i Vaj-Faj za bežično povezivanje na internet i čitač memorijskih kartica.



Softver Operativni Sistem Operativni sistem koji upravlja radom Plejstejšna 3 se zove "Kros medija bar" XMB i sastoji se od paralelno postavljenih kolona u kojima se nalaze podskupovi povezani sa značenjem imena glavne kolone u kojoj se ta podkolona nalazi.

Soni je putem izdavanja novih verzija firmvare konstantno povećavao mogućnosti Kros Medija Bara. Tokom vremena dodavna je podrška za reprodukciju novih audio/video kodeka, kao i brojna unapređenja interfejsa i nove mogućnosti (kao što su npr. Trofeji, dodati u reviziji firmvera 2.40).

Ono što PS3 izdvaja od drugih konzola jeste mogućnost instaliranja alternativnih operativnih sistema odmah pri prvom paljenju konzole (kod drugih konzola ovo zahteva instaliranje mod-čipova ili neki drug vid probijanja zaštite koje konzola poseduje).

PS3 ima ugrađenu podršku za instaliranje Linuksa, a tokom vremena su razvijene posebne distribucije, posebno optimizovane za PS3.

Plejstejšn Netvork Kao odgovor na iznenađujuće veliki uspeh Majkrosfotovog Iks Boks Lajv servisa, Soni je predstavio svoj centralizovani internet servis pod nazivom Plejstejšn Netvork.

Plejtejšn Netvork omogućava vlasnicima PS3 konzole besplatno igranje sa drugim igračima širom sveta putem internet konekcije i preuzimanje brojnih sadržaja kao što su igre za Plejstešn 1, razne teme, slike, snimci igara i pres konferencija itd.

Na E3 sajmu 2008. godine Soni je objavio da je počeo sa iznajmljivanjem i prodajom širokog spektra filmova i TV serija putem Plejstejšn Netvork servisa.



Igre Plejstejšn 3 je pušten u prodaju 17. novembra 2006. u Americi sa ukupno 12 naslova, sa tim da je još 13 igara bilo dostupno do kraja godine. Naslov koji je bio najbolje plasiran na rezultatima prodaje je Resistance: Fall of Men([6]), razvijen od strane Insomnijaka([7]), američkog studija poznatog po Ratchet&Clank franšizi.

U Evropi, PS3 je lansiran sa ukupno 25 igara, od kojih se, osim već pomenutog Resistancea istakli još Motorstorm[8] i port sa Iks Boksa 360, Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion([9]). Zapaženo su još prošli Virtua Fighter 5([10]) i Formula 1: Championship Edition([11]).

Na E3 sajmu 2007. Soni je prikazao 5 najboljih igara za PS3 u 2007. Warhawk([12]), Heavenly Sword([13]), Lair([14]), Uncharted: Drake's Fortune([15]) i Ratchet&Clank Future: Tools of Destruction([16]), koje su sve redom bile objavljene u 3. i 4. kvartalu iste godine. Na istom sajmu su prikazani i još neki naslovi čiji je datum izlaska bio u 2008. godini, prvenstveno Gran Turismo 5: Prologue([17]), LittleBigPlanet([18]) i SOCOM: Confrontation ([19]).Prikazane su i najbolje, ekskluzivne igre, drugih timova, kao što su Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots([20]) (koji se smatra najboljom PS3 igrom)i Haze (koji je i pored ogromne medijske pažnje, ispao prosečno, uz izuzetno niske ocene vodećih igračkih sajtova)([21]).

Prikazani su i još 2 vrlo važna naslova, Devil May Cry 4([22]) i Grand Theft Auto 4([23]).

Na E3 sajmu 2008. Soni je predstavio igre koje čine srž njegove ponude igara za 2009. kao što su DC Universe([[24]]), God of War 3 ([25]), Infamous ([26]), Killzone 2([27]) i novu Ziperovu igru, MAG (Massive Online Game)([28]).




History See also: History of video game consoles (seventh generation) Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 3 to the public on May 16, 2005, during the E3 2005 conference.[19] A functional version of the system was not present there,[20] nor at the Tokyo Game Show in September 2005,[21] although demonstrations (such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots[20]) were held at both events on devkits and comparable PC hardware.[20][21] Video footage based on the predicted PlayStation 3 specifications was also shown (notably a Final Fantasy VII tech demo).[22] The initial prototype shown in May 2005 featured two HDMI ports, three Ethernet ports and six USB ports;[23] however, when the system was shown again a year later at E3 2006, these were reduced to one HDMI port, one ethernet port and four USB ports, presumably to cut costs.[16][24] Two hardware configurations were also announced for the console: a 20 GB model and a 60 GB model, priced at $499 (€499) and $599 (€599), respectively.[16] The 60 GB model would be the only configuration to feature an HDMI port, Wi-Fi internet, flash card readers and a chrome trim with the logo in silver.[16] Both models were announced for a simultaneous worldwide release: November 11 for Japan, and November 17 for North America and Europe.[25]

Silver PlayStation 3 prototype (E3 2005 specs). Note the two additional USB ports, three gigabit ethernet ports and two HDMI ports. On September 6, 2006, Sony announced that the PAL region (Europe and Oceania) PlayStation 3 launch would be delayed until March 2007, due to a shortage of materials used in the Blu-ray Disc drive.[26]

At the Tokyo Game Show on September 22, 2006, Sony announced that it would include an HDMI port on the 20 GB system, but a chrome trim, flash card readers, silver logo, and Wi-Fi would not be included.[27] Also, the launch price of the Japanese 20 GB model was reduced by over 20%,[28] and the 60 GB model was announced for an open pricing scheme in Japan.[28] During the event, Sony showed 27 playable PS3 games running on final hardware.[29]



Launch Main article: PlayStation 3 launch The PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006 at 07:00.[12] According to Media Create, 81,639 PS3 systems were sold within 24 hours of its introduction in Japan.[30]

Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006.[13] Reports of violence surrounding the release of the PS3 include a customer shot,[31] campers robbed at gunpoint,[32] customers shot in a drive-by shooting with BB guns,[33] and 60 campers fighting over 10 systems.[34]

The console was originally planned for a global release through November, but the European and rest-of-the-world's release was delayed "until March" at the start of September.[35] With it being a somewhat last-minute delay, some companies had taken deposit-based pre-orders, to which Sony informed customers that they were eligible for full refunds or could continue the pre-order.[36] On January 24, 2007, Sony announced that the PlayStation 3 would go on sale on March 23, 2007 in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and New Zealand.[14][15] The system sold about 600,000 units in its first two days.[37] On March 7, 2007, the 60 GB PlayStation 3 launched in Singapore with a price of S$799.[38] The console was launched in South Korea on June 16, 2007 in a single version equipped with an 80 GB hard drive and IPTV.[39]



Models For more details on this topic, see Timeline of PlayStation 3 SKUs.

Original model The original PlayStation 3. There are five PlayStation 3 hardware models, which are commonly referred to by the size of their included hard disk drive: "20", "40", "60", "80" and "160" GB. [16][40] The only difference in the appearance of the first five models was the color of the trim. All retail packages include one or two Sixaxis controllers and/or a DualShock 3 controller (beginning June 12, 2008[41][42]), one miniUSB to USB cable (for connecting the controller to the system), one composite video/stereo audio output cable, one ethernet cable (20, 60, and CECHExx 80 GB only) and one power cable.[40][43][44] All models support software emulation of the original PlayStation,[45][46] but support for PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility has continually diminished with later models.[47] Compatibility issues with games for both systems are detailed in a public database hosted by the manufacturer.[48] All models, excluding the 20GB model, include 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi. In addition to all of the features of the 20 GB model, the 60 GB model has internal IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, multiple flash card readers (SD/MultiMedia Card, CompactFlash Type I/Type II, Microdrive,[49] Memory Stick/PRO/Duo), and a chrome colored trim.[50] In terms of hardware, the 80 GB model released in South Korea is identical to the 60 GB model released in the PAL regions, except for the difference in hard drive size.[51]

Like the South Korean and European models, the North American 80 GB model also excludes the PlayStation 2 "Emotion Engine" CPU chip.[47] However, it still keeps the "Graphics Synthesizer" GPU.[52] Due to the elimination of the "Emotion Engine", the level of compatibility was reduced.[47] The 40 GB, 80 GB (2008), and 160 GB models have two USB ports instead of the four USB ports on other models, and do not include multiple flash card readers, SACD support [53], or any backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2 games.[18][47] This was due to the removal of "Graphics Synthesizer" GPU, which stripped the units of all PlayStation 2 based hardware.[54][55]

No official Wi-Fi or flash memory card readers have yet been released by Sony for the 20 GB system, although plans for such add-ons are in place.[56] As of September 2009 Sony have placed no further emphasis on these proposed add-ons.[citation needed] Nevertheless, as the model features four USB 2.0 ports, wireless networking and flash memory card support can already be obtained through the use of widely available external USB adapters.[47]

It was rumored that the Cell processors in the third-generation PS3s (40 GB) would move from a 90 nm process to the newer 65 nm process,[57] which SCEI CEO Kaz Hirai later confirmed,[58] and later to 45 nm. This change lowers the power consumption of the console and makes it less expensive to produce.[59]



Slim model The redesigned slim PlayStation 3. Following speculation that a 'slim' model was in the pipeline Sony officially announced the PS3 CECH-2000 on August 18, 2009 at the Sony Gamescom press conference.[60][61] The PS3 slim (officially called the PS3 CECH-2000) features an upgradeable 120GB hard drive and is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% less power than previous models.[60][62][63] The cooling system has been redesigned and Cell processor has moved to a 45nm manufacturing process.[64]

The PS3 slim also includes support for BRAVIA Sync allowing control of the console over HDMI and runs quieter than previous models but no longer has the ability to install third party operating systems such as Linux.[60][62] The PS3 slim is priced at $299 United States/€299 Eurozone/£249 United Kingdom/AU$499 Australia/NZ$629 New Zealand/MXN$3,999 Mexico/ P 10,000 Russia/¥29980 Japan and was officially released on September 1, 2009 in North America and Europe and on September 3, 2009 in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.[65][60][62][66] However, some retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, and GameStop started to sell the PS3 slim on August 25, 2009.[67][68] FCC filings also reveal a second slim model, the 250GB CECH-2000B.[69]




Model comparison HDD Size   Model number(s) [a]   Specific features   Extra features   Available colors   First available   In production   20 GB
(NTSC) [50] CECHBxx
  • 4 USB ports
  • Third-party OS install
  • Piano Black
(no trim)

2006-11-01November 2006 No [70] 60 GB
(NTSC) [50] CECHAxx
  • 4 USB ports
    802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
  • Hardware-based PS2 emulation
  • SACD playback
  • Flash memory readers
  • Piano Black
(chrome trim)

2006-11-01November 2006 No 60 GB
(PAL) [50] CECHCxx
  • 4 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
  • Partially software-based PS2 emulation [71]
  • SACD playback
  • Flash memory readers
  • Piano Black
(chrome trim)

2007-03-01March 2007 No 80 GB
(NTSC) [50] CECHExx
  • 4 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
  • Partially software-based PS2 emulation
  • SACD playback
  • Flash memory readers
  • Some models came bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Piano Black
(chrome trim)

2007-08-01August 2007 No 40 GB
(PAL, NTSC) [54] CECHGxx
CECHHxx
CECHJxx
  • 2 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
(all have satin silver trim)

2007-10-01October 2007 EU AU
November 2007 NA JP No [74] 80 GB
(PAL, NTSC) [55][74] CECHKxx
CECHLxx
  • 2 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
  • Later models came bundled with Greatest Hits versions of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2 (only at select retailers).
  • Piano Black
  • Ceramic White
  • Satin Silver [c]
(all have satin silver trim)

2008-08-01August 2008 NA EU AU
October 2008 JP No Still selling remaining stock

160 GB
(PAL, NTSC) [75][76] CECHPxx
  • 2 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Third-party OS install
  • Piano Black
(satin silver trim)

2008-10-01October 2008 EU
November 2008 NA No Still selling remaining stock

120 GB slim
(PAL, NTSC)
CECH-20xxA
  • 2 USB ports
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Bravia Sync XMB control
  • Smaller form factor
  • Charcoal Black
2008-08-011 September 2009 NA EU 3 September 2009 AU NZ JP [65][77]


Yes All models excluding Satin Silver, Gunmetal Gray and Slim have a glossy finish[78]
All models include: Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive, HDMI 1.3a,[79] Bluetooth 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), PlayStation One backward compatibility through software emulation,[45][46]
^ a Model numbers differ by region. See PlayStation 3 hardware – model numbers for details.
^ b Ceramic white model available in Asia and Japan only.
^ c Satin silver model available in Asia and Japan only.
^ d Gun-Metal Gray model is only available as part of the MGS4 bundle.


Hardware and accessories

Hardware Main article: PlayStation 3 hardware The PlayStation 3 is convex on its left side, with the PlayStation logo upright, when vertical (the top side is convex when horizontal), and has a glossy black finish.[103] PlayStation designer Teiyu Goto stated that the Spider-Man font-inspired logo "was one of the first elements SCEI president Ken Kutaragi decided on and the logo may have been the motivating force behind the shape of PS3".[104]

The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs, and other optical media.[105] It was originally available with hard drives of 20 and 60 GB (only the 60 GB model was available in PAL regions).[17][106] An 80 GB model has since been introduced in NTSC regions,[107] and a 40 GB model has been introduced in all regions.[108][109] All PS3 models have user-upgradeable 2.5" SATA hard drives.[110]

The PlayStation 3 uses the Sony, Toshiba, IBM-designed Cell microprocessor as its CPU, which is made up of one 3.2 GHz PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and eight Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs).[111] The eighth SPE is disabled to improve chip yields.[112][113] Only six of the seven SPEs are accessible to developers as the seventh SPE is reserved by the console's operating system.[113] Graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA RSX 'Reality Synthesizer', which can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD.[105] The PlayStation 3 has 256 MB of XDR main memory and 256 MB of GDDR3 video memory for the RSX.[114]

The system has Bluetooth 2.0, gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 and HDMI 1.3a built in on all currently shipping models.[105] Wi-Fi networking is also built-in on the 40, 60 and 80 GB models while a flash card reader (compatible with Memory Stick, SD/MMC, and CompactFlash/Microdrive media) is built-in on 60 GB and CECHExx 80 GB models.[105][114] The system supports up to 7 controllers that are connected via Bluetooth 2.0 technology.[115]

The PS3's hardware has also been used to build supercomputers for high-performance computing.[116] Terra Soft Solutions has a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3,[117] and sells PS3s with Linux pre-installed,[118] in single units, and 6 and 32 node clusters.[119] In addition, RapidMind is pushing their stream programming package for the PS3.[120] Also, on January 3, 2007, Dr. Frank Mueller, Associate Professor of Computer science at NCSU, clustered 8 PS3s. Mueller commented that the 256 MB of system RAM is a limitation for this particular application, and is considering attempting to retrofit more RAM. Software includes: Fedora Core 5 Linux ppc64, MPICH2, OpenMP v 2.5, GNU Compiler Collection and CellSDK 1.1.[121][122][123]

On March 22, 2007, SCE and Stanford University released the Folding@home project for the PlayStation 3.[124] This program allows PS3 owners to lend the computing power of their consoles to help study the physical process of protein folding.



Accessories See also: PlayStation 3 accessories and DualShock Numerous accessories for the console have been developed including the wireless Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers, the BD Remote, the PlayStation Eye camera and the PlayTV DVB-T tuner/digital video recorder accessory.[125][126]

At its press conference at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced the DualShock 3 (trademarked DUALSHOCK 3), a PlayStation 3 controller with the same function and design as the Sixaxis, but with vibration capability included.[127] Hands-on accounts describe the controller as being noticeably heavier than the standard Sixaxis controller, and capable of vibration forces comparable to the DualShock 2.[128] It was released in Japan on November 11, 2007,[129] in North America on April 15, 2008,[130] in Australia on April 24, 2008, in New Zealand on May 9, 2008, in Europe on July 2, 2008,[131] and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 4, 2008. During E3 2009, Sony unveiled plans to release a motion controller in 2010.



Software

Operating system Main article: PlayStation 3 system software Sony has included the ability for the operating system, referred to as System Software, to be updated.[132] The updates can be acquired in several ways:

  • If the PlayStation 3 has an active Internet connection, updates may be downloaded directly from the PlayStation Network to the PS3 and subsequently installed. Systems with active Internet will automatically check online for software updates each time the console is started.
  • Using an external PC, a user may download the update from the official PlayStation website, transfer it to portable storage media, and install it on the System.
  • Some game discs come with system software updates on the disc. This may be due to the game requiring the update in order to run. If so, the software may be installed from the disc.[132] Photo Gallery is a space to view, create and group photos from the PS3.
The PlayStation 3 also includes the ability to install other operating systems,[133] such as Linux.[134] This ability has been removed with the introduction of the new slim model and will not be available in any future hardware revisions.



Photo Gallery Photo Gallery is an optional application, which is installed separately from the system software at 105MB. It was introduced in system software version 2.60 and provides a range of tools for sorting through and displaying the system's pictures. The key feature of this application is that it can organize photos into groups according to various criteria. Notable categorizations are colors, ages, or facial expressions of the people in the photos. Slideshows can be viewed with the application, along with music and playlists.



Graphical user interface Main article: XrossMediaBar — PlayStation 3 XMB See also: Linux for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 3 System Software — Compatible media formats The PlayStation 3 version of the XrossMediaBar (pronounced Cross Media Bar, or abbreviated XMB) includes nine categories of options. These are: Users, Settings, Photo, Music, Video, Game, Network, PlayStation Network, and Friends (similar to the PlayStation Portable media bar). The PS3 includes the ability to store various master and secondary user profiles, manage and explore photos with or without a musical slide show, play music and copy audio CD tracks to an attached data storage device, play movies and video files from the hard disk drive, an optional USB mass storage or Flash card, or an optical disc (Blu-ray Disc or DVD-Video), compatibility for a USB keyboard and mouse, and the web browser supporting in/compatible file download function.[135] Additionally, UPnP media will appear in the respective audio/video/photo categories if a compatible media server or DLNA server is detected on the local network. The Friends menu allows mail with emoticon and attached picture features and video chat which requires an optional PlayStation Eye or EyeToy webcam.[136] The Network menu allows online shopping through the PlayStation Store and connectivity to the PlayStation Portable via Remote Play.[136]



VidZone VidZone is a music video download service accessible from the Music category on the XMB Main article: VidZone VidZone is an online music video service, which allows for free streaming of music videos from the VidZone.tv website. The VidZone catalogue encompasses over 1.5 million tracks, 25,000 music videos and 15,000 realtones,[137] including full access to catalogues from Sony BMG[138] and EMI.[139]

On June 11, 2009, VidZone’s service was extended to the PlayStation 3 video game system in Europe and Australia, allowing users to watch music videos for on their PS3 or streamed to their PSP via Remote Play.[140]






PlayStation Home The PlayStation Home logo Main article: PlayStation Home PlayStation Home is a virtual community-based service for the PlayStation Network, announced during the 2007 Game Developers Conference. Home allows users to create a custom avatar, which can be made to suit the user's liking.[153][154] Users can decorate their avatar's personal apartment ("HomeSpace") with default, bought, or won items.[153] Users can shop for new items to express themselves more through their avatars or HomeSpace.[154] Users interact and connect with friends and customise content in a virtual world.[155] Home also acts as a meeting place for users that want to play multiplayer games with others.[155]

A closed beta began in Europe from May 2007 and expanded to other territories soon after.[156] Home was delayed and expanded[157] several times before initially releasing.[158][159] The Open Beta test was started on December 11, 2008. Home is available directly from the PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar. Membership is free, and only requires a PSN account.[154][155]

Home is the host to avatars, a virtual economy, personal spaces and clubs. It features places to meet and interact, dedicated game spaces, developer spaces, company spaces, and events. The service undergoes a weekly maintenance and frequent updates. Xi, a once notable feature in Home, is the world's first console-based Alternate Reality Game. Adventures, puzzles and spaces were set up to continuously puzzle those who participated in finding clues. The meaning of Xi and the mysterious character "Jess" were the objects of study in this game. As of August 2009, Home has been downloaded by 7.5 million users.[160]







Games Main article: PlayStation 3 games The PlayStation 3 launched in North America with 14 titles, with another three being released before the end of 2006.[165] After the first week of sales it was confirmed that Resistance: Fall of Man from Insomniac Games was the top-selling launch game in North America.[166][167] The game was heavily praised by numerous video game websites, including GameSpot and IGN, both of whom awarded it their PlayStation 3 Game of the Year award for 2006.[168][169] Some titles missed the launch window and were delayed until early 2007, such as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, F.E.A.R. and Sonic the Hedgehog. During the Japanese launch, Ridge Racer 7 was the top-selling game, while Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire also fared well in sales,[170] both of which were offerings from Namco Bandai. The PlayStation 3 launched in Europe with 24 titles, including ones that were not offered in the North American and Japanese launches, such as Formula One Championship Edition, MotorStorm and Virtua Fighter 5. Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm were the most successful titles of 2007,[171][172] and both games subsequently received sequels in the form of Resistance 2 and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift.[173][174]

At E3 2007, Sony was able to show a number of their upcoming video games for the PlayStation 3, including Heavenly Sword, Lair, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Warhawk and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune; all of which were released in the third and fourth quarters of 2007. They also showed off a number of titles that were set for release in 2008 and 2009; most notably Killzone 2, Infamous, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, LittleBigPlanet and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation.[175] A number of third-party exclusives were also shown, including the highly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots,[176] alongside other high-profile third-party titles such as Grand Theft Auto 4, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5. Two other important titles for the PlayStation 3, Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, were shown at TGS 2007 in order to appease the Japanese market.[177][178]

Sony have since launched their budget range of PlayStation 3 titles, known as the Greatest Hits range in North America,[179] the Platinum range in Europe[180] and The Best range in Japan.[181] Among the titles available in the budget range include Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Call Of Duty 3, Assassin's Creed and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. As of July 2009 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Devil May Cry 4, Army of Two, Battlefield: Bad Company have also joined the list. When they are put on the "Greatest Hits" list the new unused copies retail for $30 USD and are re-shipped in a new red case.

As of March 31, 2009, there have been 174.9 million games sold for the PlayStation 3.[182]



Stereoscopic 3D In December 2008 the CTO of Blitz Games announced that they would bring stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie viewing to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with their own technology.[183] According to Blitz Games, SCE confirmed that they intend to support stereoscopic 3D games and Blu-ray movies and that the functionality will be introduced to the PlayStation 3 via a firmware update in 2009.[184] This technology was first demonstrated publicly on the PS3 in January 2009 at the Consumer Electronics Show. Journalists were shown Wipeout HD and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue in 3D as a demonstration of how the technology might work if it is implemented in the future.[185]