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PS3 Running?

Much like the Sonic article we posted just yesterday, nothing is really wrong with not taking things immediately at face value. Research is important, wit and wisdom is necessary. You might actually need all three with this: images of PlayStation 3, take note, plugged in and turned on.

An anonymous insider over at PS3 Forums (with registered nick "ps3insider") uploaded the two pictures of Sony's coming next-gen console up and running. Both images were taken using a mobile phone. The first picture is a bit tricky, but the green and blue LEDs remind us of PS2. Also, the shot is vertical meaning the floor is at the right side. On the other hand, the next picture shows the back of the PS3. The cable nearer the power switch is the power cable. The other cable is the HDMI cable that goes to the TV.

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Sevir043877d ago

thats sweet, if it's running then this really means that we shall be seeing the retail PS3's runing with the demo's on them at TGS, this is awesome if this pic depictions re true, but i'm sure TGS will tell all this wednesday for us over here in North America, since jappan is exactly 14 hours difference in time zones, so i'll actually be able to catch Sony's conference and Microsofts conference before i leave on thursday.

HyperBear3877d ago

same with me, im going just for the PS3, cause the 360 ive already had a look at, at their little open-to-public thing in the summer. But yea, if your goin, ill cya in the Playstation section. oh yea BTW. Sony's TGS Press Briefing is on Thurs at like 630 my time and i live in Pacific Canada, so i dont know what time that would be where you live.

Sevir043877d ago

so ur gonna be at TGS too really cool
i was at E3 in may and i know i couldn't miss a chance to play Lair, DMC4, motorstorm, Fatal Inertia, Warhawk and new Builds of Heavenly Sword ^^ and RR7 and the King of all PS3 launch Titles R:FOM... omgosh!!! this is gonna rock. while these 360 fankids will be watching from home and making baised jugdements i'll be amongs others who will get hands on time with most if not all the games the ps3 has on Display... and prolly be there for all 3days... i wanna see what square is gonna have at there theatre ^^ and what Konami will be showing, i wonder iff they'll have Gradius on display in Video form.... Man you should have never gotten me started. now i cant wait and i cant even contain myself TGS06, Sony's home turf.

DJ3877d ago

And as far as I can tell he's a legit insider. The people actually went as far as to tell him NOT to show them the start-up sequence. Didn't want him to get into trouble. I can't believe we only have to wait 3 more days until an avalanche of TGS info starts pouring in. I wonder how the mods are gonna handle the slew of news posts here (though i'm sure they can handle it).

We should have bets as to whether Sony will show Killzone.

Sevir043877d ago

i have tickets for Sony's Press con so if it does show up i'll have my new hi-def digi cam to record all that footage of glorious killzone, and if what Schnider said is true then it will be one hell of a video ^^

Liverpool4ever3876d ago

First of all, i asked you nice, i said: "What's your gamertag?" - No response. I asked the same question two time more. Still ignoring the questions. I used capslock to make the letters bigger, so you maybe would notice my comment. Did that to sometimes. Again, no response. What i needed to do, was to call you names, then you cared. And you still havent asked my question, why? I ASKED YOU NICE THE 3 FIRST TIMES.

andy capps3876d ago

When you go, be sure and post what you're getting daily, if that's a possibility. If you contact Playsyde.com, they might use your footage as well. I can't wait to see new footage of all the games.

original seed3877d ago

i hope they show killzone. if it doesn't then it would not be wise. Sony dont want any negative buzz before launch.

kikilala3876d ago

ive tried submitting these pic on Sunday but it wasnt approved. what did i do wrong?? nevermind.. as long as other people manage to share this piece with other fans im happy though...

finally i got to say this... THE PS3 DIDNT USE EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY... wooohooo... and its still quiet... notice the power cable? it is the standard size power cable almost similar to the one that we use for pc.. this means the power supply is in the PS3 itself.. if it uses the external power supply/adaptor box, the cable would be much more smaller... im sure will be a happy gamer when i get my hands on my PS3.. yeahhaaa..

TheMART3876d ago

Did it really got this sad that a picture with two lights on and a switch on the back says 'on'???

For real. Must this prove that the PS3 is finally running? It is actually sad that this has to cope with all bad news Sony brings out.

And to play the devils advocate: getting power on some led lights isn't so hard to do, I don't see a PS3 running demo's or it's own OS actually.

And about the external power supply: it's still arguable if it's there or not. On the pic you only see a small part of the cable running to the PS3 and the connector... As long as you didn't saw the actual connector you can't say if it's a standard cable running directly to it or having a big ass external supply just 20 cm down the cable.

If you'd ask me: it's a good thing to have a big powersupply external. Internal only makes more possible problems with overheating, if it brakes down you need to let repair the whole console instead of ordering a seperate power supply, if the powersupply burns down your whole console burns down ;)

For real. This is not saying much and I guess even Sony fanboys will agree. Wouldn't everyone want to see a running PS3 with a HDTV connected to it? With some real ingame footage? After Virtua Fighter 5 pictures I saw yesterday though, looking like PS2 game, I am really thinking Sony can't live up to the hype it tried to create (and that they already unhyped themselves with all the bad news of the last months)

achira3876d ago

look for virtua tennis screenshots, the new ones where you can see a ps3 with a hdtv in 1080p. sony fans has seen this already ! if you think there exists no ps3 than you are totally brainless and brainwashed.

kikilala3876d ago

always trying to put the PS3 down.. i guess it is what MS pays u to do... its no point to whether u read the article or not...

"And about the external power supply: it's still arguable if it's there or not. On the pic you only see a small part of the cable running to the PS3 and the connector... As long as you didn't saw the actual connector you can't say if it's a standard cable running directly to it or having a big ass external supply just 20 cm down the cable." - TheMART

im not sure what do u do for life and how knowledgable are you in term of electrical and electronic.. any person who work closely with a lot of equipments and cables would recognize from the picture that the PS3 was feed with AC direct from the power outlet.. the power cable that used in the picture is a standard cable that used for most equipment that is connected directly to the power outlet.

IF indeed the PS3 uses an external power supply (EPS), they would use a smaller cable from the EPS to the PS3 unit , much like the PS2 slim. why? because the EPS converted the AC to DC, in which usually around 12V so there is no need to use big cable.. so why waste money on bigger cable? dowh..

"If you'd ask me: it's a good thing to have a big powersupply external. Internal only makes more possible problems with overheating, if it brakes down you need to let repair the whole console instead of ordering a seperate power supply, if the powersupply burns down your whole console burns down ;)" - TheMART

partially true statement. a burned down power supply doesnt mean a burned down console. most power supply will burn 1st and rarely that it get to the other part of the console.

internal power supply do produce heat and may help to create overheating problem hence the fact that all internal power supply have its own fan/fans. heat from the power supply do play roles in system overheating, but most of the heat that contribute to the overheating come from other component inside the equipment such as the processor, chipsets, and capasitor etc. have u touch ur pc processor heatsink? its hot isnt it, hotter than the air from the back of the power supply.. the heat on the heatsink is around half of the real heat that is produced by the processor.. this is the major reason what contributing to the overheating problem..

one fact that i do agree though is EPS is easier to replace if it do burned out or malfunction. but u do have to remember one fact, internal power supply is protected inside the casing/shell itself making it more safer and reducing risk for it becoming damaged physically. the only risk left is the power surge and this doesnt usually happen because of the fuse at the plug. the EPS on the other hand, is positioned outside the box, proned to be tripped or dropped. people tend to care more about their equipment than the power supply or adaptor that comes with it. a lot of EPS unusable because of this factor and not power surge.

anyway this all are just my findings and opinions from my years of experience working as a technician.. i hope these is beneficial and informative to all forumers..

peace out..

kikilala3876d ago (Edited 3876d ago )

-edited- double post.. wasted my bubble..

calderra3876d ago

Not everyone who doesn't jump at Sony's claims is a 360 lapdog. Where's that Spring '06 launch that Kutaragi said PS3 was ready for? Where's the entire launch in 1080p, 120fps and 4-D like Sony promised? Where's the Dual HDMI, 7 controller outputs, and standard HDMI? (without cables in the 60GB pack, neither PS3 really comes with HDMI out of the box)

You really should pardon people who are a little bit skeptical of a few LED lights. And as has been said- there is no picture showing the cable going into a socket, so there's no real confirmation of wether or not a power brick is included.

andy capps3876d ago

If you go here, you can see that these are actual PS3 units running the game. Unless you're a conspiracy theorist like theMART, that is. http://www.1up.com/do/previ...

If you want more pictures, I think that PS3land or PS3.qj.net had them. I can't look at either of those sites at work unfortunately.

TheMART3876d ago

Thanks calderra for a bit of logical thinking. I don't really expect that from Achira anymore.

And Kikkilala calling me poor, while you underwrite a lot of my statements goes beyond my imagination. I don't bash the PS3, Sony does that themselves. I only write what I think about it.

First off Achira, I don't know if it actually matters but I'll answer you.

So one tennisgame with 2 characters on screen in 1080p... Great man. Oh and one other demo of GT4 HD smugged up PS2 version. The other games? In 720p. So what's the point to my post actually? I was commenting that these pictures don't proof much. The footage shown could easily been the PC hardware emulating the PS3 as they said it should be. But I haven't seen final PS3 hardware running anything yet, do you?

They are just starting to produce a final PS3 at the end of this month Sony stated themselve, so what is wrong saying that they're not seen in the wild? You are brainless and brainwashed by Sony actually and so a fanboy that you don't want to see the truth my friend.

Yep kikilala the powercord does look a lot like my PC one. But still it could look a lot like it but being different in connectors. You just don't know. And furthermore, this still could be a demomodel not working despite the ledlights.

And yet, if it's build in, the PS3 is larger then the 360. And actually the powercables of the 360 external power unit are thick also. Waste? Nope, just giving quality. That powerunit and it's cables won't damage easily I can tell you.

A burned down powersupply can create enough heat to get other stuff inside the console to break down. I don't say it will standard but it just produces heat functioning or burning through. Heat is something you want as less as possible inside the console!

And I guess if you install a console and it's powersupply, you'll keep them both at places you don't walk constantly. The 360 powersupply is such a decent piece of hardware you won't damage it easily. And if you could by doing strange things with it I can't imagine what exactly like drop it of a building, you can order another one.

I just like to have the powerunit outside the consolecase instead of inside for multiple reasons. And I am still not convinced that it's inside the console.

I wait with saying what is 100% sure untill Sony has delivered something in the shops. Sony is known for saying a lot and in the end it ends up otherwise. all games in 1080p with 120 frames per second 4-D exactly calderra where did they go?

Genki3876d ago

So what if fans get a little excited about their system, is that a crime? I know people that are crazy about cars that get excited if they see their favorite car turned on, big deal.

Here's a lesson in human nature: If you're more partial to something, then any small taste of what's to come of it will invigorate you. Why are you even wasting your time on such a long, obviously thought-out response if you yourself don't think it's that big of a deal? You seem to be blowing it out of proportion just as much as those you criticize just by the length and gravity of your response.

If it's nothing special, why not just look into or play your console of choice, wouldn't that be time more well spent, as opposed to thinking so hard on a topic that's supposedly "not saying much"? Just my two cents, but to each his own, right?

Anyway, it's interesting to see it running, and I'm looking forward to having one running in my room someday!

kikilala3876d ago

i really am shocked to see ur reply TheMART. im right now in a dilemma, to consider u as a dumb person or a person who doesnt understand english...

"poor mart..." - this expression that i used in no ways regarding ur financial state, whether u are rich or poor.. its an expression for pity..

e.g.- 'poor andy, his wife left him for another guy'.

poor you.. u couldnt understand that simple expression? nevermind i forgive you.. we are after all human...

"And yet, if it's build in, the PS3 is larger then the 360. And actually the powercables of the 360 external power unit are thick also. Waste? Nope, just giving quality. That powerunit and it's cables won't damage easily I can tell you. " - TM

true they are thick but not as thick as the PS3 cord, at least from what i can judge based by the the picture. the x360 cord only carry 2 strands (live and neutral). and based from previous PS3 picture that have been shown the PS3 got 3 (live, neutral and earth). 3 strands only apply to AC (direct from plug point) 2 strands apply mostly to DC (DC dont use earth).

the cable from EPS on 360 is thinner because it only carries 2 strands (live and neutral). they've thicken the insulation to provide better protection (u are right for this one). the cable that shown for the PS3 is shown because it carries 3 strands of cable hence bigger casing and insulation. thats why its a lot thicker.. only high quality AV cable that have 2 strands but really thicks insulator (a lot more thicker than the PC power cable)... the power unit still can damage easily its just the cable that wont. remember i said that the EPS is prone to damage.. it still does even if u use thicker insulation... its only protect the wire, not the EPS. Ive seen too many EPS broken and most of them have good cables (mostly laptop power supply).

"A burned down powersupply can create enough heat to get other stuff inside the console to break down. I don't say it will standard but it just produces heat functioning or burning through. Heat is something you want as less as possible inside the console!" - TM

this is just crap... a burned down power supply will do NOTHING to ur system... why i say nothing?? because its burned... burned power supply wont operate at all!! how the hell its produce heat when its not working.. if u dont believe me.. u go and find a burned power supply connect it to ur pc and turn the power on... will it work?? NO!!!

let say u change the term "burned" power supply to "malfunction" power supply.. the abnormality in its operation will cause the fuse to blow or ur house circuit breaker to trip... so tell me again how the power supply burn ur equipment?

most cases that ive encountered regarding to burn equipment is relating to the malfunction on the equipment itself (the IC, processor, chipset, capasitor etc). any malfunction on the power supply would just blow a fuse.. or people forgetting to unplug the phone/lan cable from their modem/NIC during the rain and and its struck by lightning.. thats it..

"when u talk out of ur ass, it will smell like sh!t" - i dont remember who...

lalaland3876d ago

FCC has approved a preproduction finished PS3 just last week. The tested PS3 was manufactured/assembled in august. It is logical that Sony won't start massproduction of the PS3 before they've got everything working, approved and tested thoroughly, hence the early production of a finished PS3.

On the official FCC papers you can see that the powersupply IS indeed internal, which is supported by this picture as well as a number of other random photos on the web.

The X360 powersupply is a solid piece of engineering -- it's humongous! The X360 is noisy and prone for overheat problems, so both for this and concerns of size, I think MS made a good decision not to make it internal.

However, I for one would prefer an internal supply anyday especially if the tradeoff isn't more than a slight increase in size as for the PS3 -- I like my livingroom clear of cableclutter more than an extra inch of shelf space. If indeed the rumors are true, that the PS3 is silent, I will be a happy camper.

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