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Submitted by MattS 1057d ago | opinion piece

Ten reasons the PlayStation 3 is the best console ever

Digitally Downloaded writes: "The PlayStation 3 would have to be my favourite games console of all time. I have around 100 game discs and another 200 digitally downloaded pieces of content. When I'm given a multiplatform release I will always choose the PlayStation 3 version.

That is not to say I don't like the other consoles. I enjoy the Wii, the Wii U, the Xbox 360 and the handheld consoles a great deal too - in fact I think this has been the finest generation of gaming in general. As much as the games industry complains and fights within itself at times, consumers are spoiled for choice and quality like they have never been before." (PS3, Sony)

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Ezio2048  +   1057d ago
its my favourite console of all time as well
Y_5150  +   1057d ago
You and me both. Probably I missed out on soo many great PS2 games and played those games first on PS3. HD collections, High Quality exclusives and great Online capabilities made this console the best for me!
Ezz2013  +   1057d ago
it's the best console this gen for me simply
because it have the games i want
sony since ps1 never failed me once
this year alone i got tone of amazing games to play
Ni No Kuni,sly cooper,GOWA,TLOU,Beyond,Mlb the show 2013 etc more to come

i did my 2nd playthrough on GOWA
this game is beyond EPIC from GFX (best on consoles and the art style is better than any thing i saw)
to Gameplay to story to music

what can i say more ...i'm a happy gamer here :)

but the best console of all time for me is a tie between PS2 and PS1
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nix  +   1057d ago
i got one reason why it's the best (this gen) - their exclusive library of games. nothing beats that!

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Army_of_Darkness  +   1057d ago
Best console this Gen. Definitely.
But in terms of best console ever, I would have to say the original PlayStation. Great, great games and memories back then:-)
Blaze929  +   1057d ago
i swear i dont get why articles like this get approved. Opinion pieces like this serve no purpose.
Donnieboi  +   1057d ago
And yet your own personal opinion somehow does serve a purpose? It's called free speech, and people like it because it's getting a high hit count. Don't be mad because your favorite console isn't getting love in this article.
showtimefolks  +   1057d ago
The best console of all time is a playstation but IMO its PS2.

What's amazing about the PS3 is how many people thought it would fail because of many reasons, not enough games early on,high price point,a brand new servic Via PSN and the infamous PSN hack

But Sony has done extremely well, Xbox 360 having a year ahead start has done nothing because IMO Playstation brand is at its strongest at present time and PS4 will blow the competition out of water

This time around there is no hard to develop for console and price will be much better along with games,games and lot of game

PS3 has been nothing but amazing so can't wait to see what PS4 will bring to the table
kreate  +   1057d ago
Well... I do agree ps2 was the best console ....
Godmars290  +   1057d ago
Best console of the worst console generation don't mean much bub...

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MysticStrummer  +   1057d ago
Since the headline isn't "Ten reasons the PS3 is the best console this generation", you don't really have a point.

Whether you agree PS3 is best or not, it means something to be the best of all time even if the contemporary competition can't keep up.
TheSaint  +   1057d ago
Please explain to me how this is the worst gen?
Godmars290  +   1057d ago
In terms of creativity and diversity, that "social" elements have greatly impacted how games are made, this is the worst console gen.

Also the never recognized fact that it was rushed into.
GribbleGrunger  +   1057d ago
If it was called FF15 then yes.
Qrphe  +   1057d ago
Not really, unless you got a PS3 for Christmas at an early age
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GamersRulz  +   1057d ago
Definitely the best this generation.

Wii: Few good games

Xbox360: Started strong with lots of games, then dropped everything halfway of this gen.

PS3: maintained the same quality ratio throughout the generation, this year it has TLOS, Beyond Two Souls, GOW

no doubt that PS3 is the best console this generation.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1057d ago
The PS3 is not the best console ever sorry.
wenaldy  +   1057d ago
LOL he said in this generation.
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Ezz2013  +   1057d ago
@gamersrulz: "Definitely the best this generation"
try reading next time
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1057d ago
Ok, I still don't agree with it either way.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1057d ago
Your joking right? How can you say the ps3 maintained the same quality the whole generation when the ps3 had basically no must have games for at least the first 2 years? I agree with what u said about the 360 but the same can be said for the ps3 in reverse. And in my opinion the 360 is the best console this gen for me. Most of my friends game on 360 and I've had way to many incredible moments playing online on 360.
insomnium2  +   1057d ago
" And in my opinion the 360 is the best console this gen for me. Most of my friends game on 360"

You do know that something like that has zero to do with the actual hw or games or ANYTHING for that matter. Your friends game on x360 and you think it's most important to play with your friends. End of story.

Additionally PS3 had many games pretty soon after launch if you live in Europe like I do.
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Donnieboi  +   1057d ago
@GamerzRulz: Tell these fools! People don't necessarily have to agree that ps3 is the best of this gen, but any one who dissagrees with the plainly laid out facts u provided is obviously a hater.

People say n4g is full of Sony fanboys, but LOOK AT THE FACTS people, Sony deserves the praise. Looks at how badly Nintendo and MS keep screwing up. It's like games are the least of nintendo and ms's priorities. With such a huge disparity in quality core games between Sony and the "others", no wonder we're seeing more people taking sides in this imagined "war". I was never a fanboy before, and am still not--but credit needed to go where credit was due...and Sony deserves that credit. Never has Sony ever strayed from the core. Hell, they even went from 3rd place, to damn near 1st in HALF a generation's time! THAT is a testimony of the fact they are doing something very, very right!
NateCole  +   1057d ago
It's second only to the PS2 for me. It is the best of this generation though simply because it has the best games this gen.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   1057d ago
I'd give that to the PlayStation 1.It has my favorite games.
Kevin McCallister  +   1057d ago
Agreed. For me, it's something like this:

PS1>PS2>Dreamcast> > > >everything else. I don't think any of the current gen consoles deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the PS1 & PS2.
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   1057d ago
I have got to agree there,this gen has been fun but it doesnt compare.
Why o why  +   1057d ago
me too. there were some memorable experiences on the 360 and wii too but the majority were on the ps3. I still have some games to get through on the ps and some of the earlier games on the 360 from before I owned one. In the end I'm glad I had em all but I couldn't of done without the ps
Relientk77  +   1057d ago
PS1 and PS2 are my two favorite consoles
Hufandpuf  +   1057d ago
PS2 is the best console ever
Rageanitus  +   1057d ago
It is the first console that actually showcased many games with many cinematic features. Although it does not compare to PC in terms of graphics, it offered this feature in quite often.

It was a great blu-ray player when it launched... and it is still great today.
gamertk421  +   1057d ago
360 for me!
clintagious650  +   1057d ago
I gave u a bubble for courage lol.
onyoursistersback  +   1057d ago
Then do your self a favor and 180 your ass out this article....
Killzoner99  +   1057d ago
Nice try TROLL. The 360 is at the bottom of the barrel . The PS3 is the best console ever made. It's full potential hasn't even been reached yet. The PS3 is so advanced that the PS4 can't even play its games. The truth is if you're any kind of hardcore gamer you own a PS3.
Ezz2013  +   1057d ago
" The PS3 is so advanced that the PS4 can't even play its games. "

0_0 ....are you for real ?!
NegativeCreepWA  +   1057d ago
Now its trolling to like another console over the PS3?
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1057d ago
Blasphemy!!!! Get him!!! >:(

lolz jk. There really should be a courage bubble up.

I have to say Ps3 (at least of this gen, The Ps2 is still my all-time fave, it'll probably be de-throned by it's baby bro :b Ps4), I love the Ps3 mainly for the sheer number of quality first-party exclusives. I love inFAMOUS, Uncharted, LBP, Ni no kuni (i know, i know), and GoW. And there's plenty more to come. To be honest i don't even know if i'm mentally ready to play The last of us and Beyond: 2 souls. I feel like my head will overload on epicness and explode.

@Ezz2013 above

Are you under the impression that you are hallucinating the person above you? <_<
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Zha1tan  +   1057d ago
I love playstation single player games so it gets my vote but multiplayer on PSN is pretty bad IMO.
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1057d ago
Yeah, who wants to play multiplayer for free anyways.

Damn, i really shouldn't have said that lol

Oh well it's out there now x)
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   1057d ago
Haha....Zing Zing!
Zha1tan  +   1057d ago
And of course playstation fanboys assuming im some sort of xbox only player....

I have all the consoles and a great gaming PC which is the reason why PSN online is crap because it is dinosaur tech compared to a PCs online capabilities and yes PC online is free....andall the benefits are acessed without having to pay for an extra service like PS+.

Its so amusing to see poverty gamers who only own one system pathetically try to scramble to prove its superiority when a criticism of their favourite fanboy choice is made.
_FantasmA_  +   1057d ago
PSN online play= Live online play. Only difference is one free and the other is the full price of game. Keep sucking though, maybe one day M$ will give you a pat on the back for the $500 you spent on paying for your own internet. Nah even a pat on the back would cost you some M$ points.
ILive  +   1057d ago
And they are paying for just p2p, freaking p2p!
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1057d ago
ah typical PC elitist. Thinking he's the top of the food chain. You could have taken the high road and said "I prefer the pc" and that's it, but alas you resorted to petty insults like "poverty gamers", " playstation fanboys" and "PSN online is crap". (It would have helped your argument to say In my opinion PSN is bad BECAUSE______). But instead you insult other peoples preferences without reason. I'd love to continue our chat but you're out of bubbles and i might be too busy doing "poverty gamer" things.
Hicken  +   1057d ago
The best this generation, sure. But I dunno about the best ever. Though it does have quite a few standout titles, I don't know that it would compare to last gen's best.
clintagious650  +   1057d ago
I loved all 3 playstation systems. If one thing hasnt changed with sony since the original playstation its definitely great new ip's. They continue to deliver every new gen & u see it even now late in the ps3's life cycle & is why i will always own a new playstation system aslong as sony continues to make them ill buy one just like i will when the ps4 launches.
WeAreLegion  +   1057d ago
It is such a close race between the PS2 and PS3, for me. I'm hoping the PS4 beats them both. ;)

The PS1, SNES, and GameBoy Advance SP are up there, as well.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   1057d ago
If you loved the Ps3 so much why'd you take down PSN FOR THREE MONTHS >:(

Lol jk xD
WeAreLegion  +   1057d ago
Lol. Sorry, man. I am, in no way, affiliated with the hackers OR 4Chan. I actually changed my name to WeAreLegion to mess with some guy on here. Lol.
Porcelain_Chicken  +   1057d ago
I believe ya, despite popular belief.....

*whispers* I'm not really made of Porcelain.
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WeAreLegion  +   1057d ago
Freakin' liar.
N4Flamers  +   1057d ago
Finally someone else gave SNES its props. I was starting to feel old looking at all these comments. People just pick the system they have the fondest memories on and for me that was SNES.

I was just saying today how the ps3 won this gen because of the exclusives which are what differentiate each console and give them a sense of identity.
goldwyncq  +   1057d ago
2 words: Playstation Plus
sandman224  +   1057d ago
Playstation was there first. Console wise.
PS4isKing_82  +   1057d ago
I have to disagree. Ps1, ps2, snes, dreamcast and GameCube are better than ps3. Plus this console gen was plagued by hardware failures, fps overload, raging fanboys, dlc, crappy ports, westernization of once great Japan franchises, etc. Yes ps3 is a great console but to call it the best ever is simply not true. Here's hoping the ps4 joins the ranks of ps1 and ps2.
Silly gameAr  +   1057d ago
Super NES is my favorite console with PS2 coming in a strong second.
Zodiac  +   1057d ago
Ever? Not a chance. It's a fantastic console, but Sony already beat the PS3 with the PS1 and PS2. You don't even need to mention Nintendo,SEGA, or PC, because Sony beat the PS3 for them.
Williamson  +   1057d ago
Its the best console I've ever owned! I've played so many epic exclusives/ multiplatform games on it. A honourable mention would have go to the Dreamcast since it had something special about and I also loved how the Dreamcast would boot up.
Magnus  +   1057d ago
My favorite consoles all time is always going to be the older generation from Atari to Sega Master System to N64 to PS2.
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Xer0_SiN  +   1057d ago
im a sony nut, but even i can agree that the ps3 is not the best console definately ranks in the top 5 though. it simply goes like this; ps2, ps3, ps1,snes, nes. ps2 over ps3 because of the sheer dominance that ps2 had over the gaming market. snes is in the mix because lets face it, this was the last great console nintendo made. original nes, even though it was not the pioneer of gaming, this is what started it all. ps1 over snes because shortly before this, this was when nintendo and sony was supposed to have a joint venture in the form of snes-cd. negotiations fell through for one reason or another, and thats when sony entered the gaming market. ever since then, sony been whooping that ass, whooping that ass; all over the creation LOL.
CaulkSlap  +   1057d ago
Definitely the best to own right at this moment but really not the best for its time. In terms of technology that's probably Dreamcast.

I don't know about someone growing up today but imo 1997-2002 was probably the absolute golden age of gaming. 3D gaming was getting perfected and studios had yet to turn everything into the bland homogeneous crap of today. Everything was new and there were so many genre masterpieces that still haven't been surpassed today.
rezzah  +   1057d ago
PS2 for me.

So far the PS4 looks like it may top the PS2, but we meed to see more of it.
StreetsofRage  +   1057d ago
1. Sega genesis
2. Snes
3. Ps2
4. Xbox
5. 360
ILive  +   1057d ago
Xbox, yes. 360, no, just no. It had potential in which it failed to live up to. Sometimes i think ms don't even know what they are doing with the console.
Bathyj  +   1057d ago
I dont know if its my absolute best, but its the console with the highest awesome:hate ratio, no doubt about it.

In fact, the more awesome it gets, the more hate it attracts. Its no wonder PS4 is gathering so much already while still far enough away from launch there's time to conceive a child and birth it.
NatureOfLogic  +   1057d ago
Really, PS3 best of all time, I don't think so. I put the ps1, ps2, n64 and snes ahead of it in terms of greatest ever. PS3 is the best this gen, but imo this is worst gen. I'm curious if someone can even name me one that's worse then this one. DLC( once know as cheat codes in a complete game ), single player becoming an afterthought in most games, Dominant shooters, gamers arguing about sales, wii causal dominance. 8 year gen. It's just too many negatives in this gen. Core fans being totally ignored, gaming community not voting with their wallets and coming together( Final Fantasy, Sim City and Resident Evil for example ) I can go on and on.
Bathyj  +   1057d ago
So, no love in here for Game&Watch?
Why o why  +   1057d ago
30 plus gamers ftw. lol
VforVideogames  +   1057d ago
its not the best console ever and its not the best console seller ever but its a good one to what is suppose to do a great dust collector
Xer0_SiN  +   1057d ago
sorry bobby, youre thinking about 360. its ok though, not everyone bought the ps3 right out of the gate, so their initial gaming purchase was a little bit...skewed.
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