"This thing has replaced my computer and is good as one... but it sin't the best game system yet"4.5 starson by chillax68
Pros: exactly like a computer you can add a printer keyboard mouse and even an av or hdmi monitor
Cons: not many good games you will find yourself constantly playing ps2 games
Summary: this thing is great but I feel as if it should have been released as a computer or an entertainment hub... or even a ps4 it's just to advanced it takes alot of power to replace my hp, and it did it is better than most pc's out their and i have mine working on the Linux yellow dog platform made exclusively for the ps3. I even have programs such as lime wire, a windows emulator and even a word processor of which i have used already to turn in an assignment. Now I also own a wii which has a more advanced web browser and better games but does not come close to the ps3's power. The ps3 even has the ability to burn cd's, rip off of memory cards in its media bay and than even import videos photos and music to another memory stick.
curaintly i am using orb on my pc and it can even stream from that automatically which is kind of creepy if you don't know about that when you first sign into your wifi network it kind of just hacks your computer... without me pressing a button it had my pics music and videos ready to view... which i must say is slightly dangerous.
I would have given it a ten if it didn't have all of these computer like features i gave it a 9 cause it tries to hard it does everything except cook and tuck you in at night. It is just not the awesome game system my brawling wii and bioshock360 are.
now i don't want to say that its terrible but it is good because of its graphics but without the graphics it is just another game system which it kind of isn't. If your looking for innovation get a freaking wii along with galaxy and brawl if your looking for shooters with good graphics look for 360 if your looking for an entertainment hub that is sure to replace almost every thing but your surround sound system and hdtv get a ps3.
It's pros are it's cons it is too advanced to be a game system and the fact that you can connect a keyboard, mouse, printer, internal and external hard drive, Linux yellow dog, windows emulators, blue tooth technology and the promise of keeping up to date via firmware upgrades aka service packs. The ps3 should have been sold as a mac and pc killer not a game system.
p.s if you plan to use it as your new pc here are some tips on what you might need a hard drive isn't really needed if you have the 80gig.
ps3 logitech bluetooth media board $80
(this thing is in all in one mouse and keyboard it's wireless so it's great for travel and having a laptop pad mouse in place of the number pad usually found on normal keyboards is genius and works excellent)
120gig hard drive $100
(this is very optional if you have an 80gig ps3 but once you connect to psn and start downloading videos photos and music online you are going to start taking up all that space)
sony bluray dvd remote $25.00
(only sony brand and because of the controllers odd control of video playback this is super useful)
Play station eye $70.00
(If you are a mac user this will serve as your new photo booth with much more advanced features way better quality than the mac photbooth and even makes games more intuitive while it isn't a wii it is pretty cool and the camera effects will keep you entertained for a bit)
(super optional at this point because at the moment only a handful of games use headsets to communicate but as of later this year a little known thing called home is coming out were it is exactly like real life in the way of communication although you can use voice emotes and a keyboard you can use your headset to speak also.)
and last but definetly not least it's the cheapest most monitor like 1080p screen you will ever lay your eyes on it's gotten wonderful reviews and almost no major complaints
The scepter x20wg-1080p black 20.1 $190.00
(this thing is awesome it has better quality than alot of tv's i have seen it is low priced and not only does it look like a monitor but it is one with the functionality of being used as a normal computer monitor also and man when i tell you windows in 1080p it is impossible not to have a geekgasm their have been some complaints of led bleeding when the screen is all black like in a movie transition or blackout but I have not seen anything as of now another con is the monitor is only available from newegg.com and takes 3 days to arrive but it is worth the wait)
i hope this review is helpful in your purchase.
innovation and fun: wii
shooters good graphics:360
Media hub and pc replacements3