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The good: Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like user-friendly interface; plays high-def Blu-ray movies in addition to standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi; 60GB hard drive; Bluetooth support for wireless controllers and accessories is coming; backwards-compatible with PS2 and PS1 titles; built-in memory card readers; online play is free; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply

The bad: Pricey; first wave of games is somewhat anemic; doesn't upscale DVDs to HD resolution; no force feedback (rumble) support in controller; a USB port on the back would've been nice; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; HDMI cable not included.

The bottom line: Sony's PlayStation 3 may be the most expensive next-gen game console, and its launch titles are not all that impressive, but its swanky design and bevy of features, including a Blu-ray drive, make it hard to resist--even at $600.

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UrbanJabroni4452d ago

The interesting thing isn't the 8.8 the editors gave the console, it is the anemic 7.3 that users gave it. Compare this with their Wii review, in which users ranked the system higher than the console.

I think it is a pretty interesting benchmark as to how the _average_ consumer feels, and I would imagine that virtually all of it comes down to price and the low adoption of HDTV sets.

Siesser4452d ago

I find it interesting that there are 458 user reviews when it hasn't launched outside of Japan yet. These are just the opinions of people who for the most part haven't touched the console. The editor's review is the only one that actually has any credence to it. The 4s and 9s are from people who love or hate the thing without having touched it.

eques judicii4452d ago

that a lot of the score they gave the ps3 comes from the fact that its a bluray player... cnet loves high tech media and a cheap bluray player would totally get them all warm and fuzzy inside ;-)

that's just my take on the review though...

Kratos124452d ago

XBOX 360 got a 8.4 during its launch and the avg user rating was also 7.5. So I guess PS3 wins :)

But to me both the consoles are great and XBOX 360 has the greatest game on its console out this year (GOW).

Mikey_Gee4452d ago

.... and so will the PS3.

One thing I know for sure is "I HATE C-NET REVIEWS"

I would pick a fist full of other tech sites to look at for info and reviews over C-Net