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CNET reviews PlayStation 3 80GB (8.6/10)

CNET Editor Jeff Bakalar reviews Sony PlayStation 3 80GB. The review beings with a table chart comparing the four different PlayStation 3 models - 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB. (The chart is attached below.) Other sections in the review are: design, controller makeover, familiar interface, digital media hub, Sony's version of Web TV, the PlayStation Network, Cell inside, play time, and movie watching.

Review summary:

The good: Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like easy-to-use interface; plays high-def Blu-ray movies in addition to upscaling standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi and flash media reader; 80GB hard drive; online play is free; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; free online gaming service; plays most PS2 and PS1 games.

The bad: Compelling exclusive games are still few and far between; backwards compatibility is software-based; PlayStation Home and rumble controller not available until 2008; a USB port on the back would've been nice; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and commerce options not nearly as developed as Xbox Live.

The bottom line: The high-end Sony PlayStation 3's larger hard drive and ability to play older PS2 games makes it a worthwhile alternative to the cheaper model--so long as you're willing to wait several months for the more promising exclusive titles to hit store shelves.

CNET Editors' Rating: 8.6/10, Excellent

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Maddens Raiders3438d ago

Maybe a perfect score would've been given if it had more compelling games like Bioshock, Gears of War, and Halo 3 - oh wait a minute; that's the next XBox?

-- "The high-end Sony PlayStation 3's larger hard drive and ability to play older PS2 games makes it a worthwhile alternative to the cheaper model--so long as you're willing to wait several months for the more promising exclusive titles to hit store shelves." --

LOL, oh well, I guess people will just have to settle for "Excellent" in the end, afterall since there are still "no" games. 8D

Douchebaggery3438d ago (Edited 3438d ago )

Every PS3 owner must be using them to watch movies and surf the internet since there is no games, I wonder when will the games be coming.

edit- It's hard to sound sarcastic on the internet.

ruibing3438d ago

Are you guys being sarcastic? I thought the "no games" argument against the PS3 has pretty much gone away with all the recent exclusive and cross-platform releases. I'm tired of listing those games out, but if you follow the gaming scene you should know what they are.

Baba19063438d ago

haha games. i would love the days to have 70 hours so i can play all the ps3 games i have and would like to buy. its a joke if you think ps3 has no games. =D

Contra263438d ago

correct PS3 does have games.
Games like Lair

Chaos Striker3438d ago

It's funny how you point to one specific unsuccessful game compared to others that have done far better. Wouldn't you care to mention those ones? I'm sure you won't, so you can try and prove your meaningless point.

The Wood3438d ago (Edited 3438d ago )

thats with games

http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/...
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When I hear people say no games I say no games for Tw*ts, losers and non true gamers.

(And yes I know who b4 me were being sarcastic and who weren't)

lawman11083438d ago

Look at these pictures take today at 3pm in Paramus NJ at one of the Best Buys HUGE stock of PS3's and not one "pro" or Elite 360 in the store. The only 360's they had were 20 HALO3 editions and 9 arcade THATS IT the dude working there said the 360 sold like carzy.

The Killer3438d ago

y do u hate so much?? didnt jesus said love every body and ur enemy and give him ur second cheek to be slapped?? i dont hate u although u r racist blinded and programmed minded person!! i wish u will grow up fast and realize ur mistakes!! we r all humans!!we all make mistakes and evil must not be fought with evil!! u will win the war of anything if u use logic and facts and reasonable thinking with some compassion!!!
honestly how old r u??
and sorry if i didnt send u this in private but i couldnt for some reason!!

PS3 aallllll the way :P!!

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MK_Red3438d ago

The funny thing is that in CNET reviews, PS3 and 360 are rated higher than Wii; PSP is rated higher than DS yet what people are buying is either DS or Wii.

wil4hire3438d ago

The ps3 has multiplatforms, and several exclusives. Yes the multiplatforms are buggy, but hey.. if you can play large releases like Mass-Effect & Ass.Creed with bugs and shoddy framerates, why not play the smaller release multiplats?

It did score higher than the 360 bundle. But thats not saying much. I really hope Sony's PR people get the word out about Uncharted & Ratchet. Those are two of the best games out this generation. Technical achievements as well. If not, we are going to drown in a sea of FPS's. and Third Person shooters.

Ps3ShellShock3438d ago

The bad: Compelling exclusive games are still few and far between; backwards compatibility is software-based; PlayStation Home and rumble controller not available until 2008; a USB port on the back would've been nice; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and commerce options not nearly as developed as Xbox Live.

those are the bads..but this is what i dont understand..software based backwards compatibility?? does it do the job..YES! so how is that a bad thing??

PlayStation Home and rumble controller not available until 2008 - true but we are getting it..so does this mean if he was to review it when we ave HOME & DS3 the score would be higher for the PS3? so its like saying rite now its a 8.6 but march 2008 itll be a 9.6?? lol doesnt make sense as this isnt a flaw at all.

no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; - i AGREE!! no infrared port just kills any1 who has a universal remote..i wish they add a add-on down the road

glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; LOL!!! are u serious - did this guy need to come up with a certain amount of "bad things" how is that bad...and who touches their PS3 that much aways? its there - when u enter a disc u dont touch the PS3..when u play games u dont have to touch it..so honestly how is that bad lol i wonder how much points he took off for that 1 *rolleyes*

online gaming, media, and commerce options not nearly as developed as Xbox Live...i think the PSN is better - its free - servers for games with LAG free and we all know thats what online gaming is about - being LAG FREE..and with home coming..it will push the online gaming world..im pretty sure LIVE offers abit more but not worth 50/yr more...and PSN is start to catch up with LIVE..

WilliamRLBaker3438d ago

YOU think psn is better cnet does not.
As for that misconception servers do have lag its not lag free.
Another misconception home means nothing its all ready known devs do not have to use home...where as on xbox live its a standard they have to use it.

rushbd3438d ago

PS3 has NO games. NO f()cking GAMES !!!

we must be playing imaginary games

IPlayGames3438d ago

Don't talk about something you don't know about.

I have 5 on my PS3 to my 1 game(Mass Effect traded H3 for it) on 360.

NO games would have been valid about 4-5 months ago. But now theres Drake, R & C, Creed and COD4. Not to meation a couple more DLable games.

Speak of what u know and not somebody elses thoughts.

rushbd3438d ago

and I dont even have a 360.

caught in sarcasm werent you ? LOL ;D

Genuine3438d ago

I believe that they must be referring to exclusive killer app's. The ps3 has games, just no must have exclusives.

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