Here are 2 awesome facts about sony's PS3 console!
* Some titles have an option to install some amount of game data (in addition to saved data) to the drive. Genji can install 4GB worth of data to decrease load times (quoted to drop from 12-15 seconds down to 3-4); this game data can be removed at any time without affecting your saved games.
*The console was officially announced at E3 2005, the same year that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was actually released. It was to use a new type of technology for its processing, a chip so powerful that the unit wouldn’t even need a dedicated graphics processor. The fabled Cell wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, being quite a tricky thing to program for, so Sony added a very nearly off-the-shelf GPU to the PlayStation 3 late in its development. When it was first shown, it had a new shaped of controller, departing from the much-loved DualShock, but fan response got Sony to change its mind, and we ended up with a rumble-less Six-Axis.
The original version of the console had full backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games, but it made the system too expensive, so later units removed hardware compatibility, replacing them with software emulation. Later units still removed PS2 backwards compatibility – and secondary operating system support – altogether.
It also featured a brand-new optical disc, the Blu-Ray , that would enable uncompressed graphics and audio, but being such new tech meant the PS3 had a slow drive, so most of its games needed to be installed.
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