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The PlayStation 3 was the most feature-rich game consoles on launch. With the ability to install Linux as an operating system, the PS3 fell more into the area of being a PC than a game console. The PS3 was also the first console to feature a Blu-ray drive for playing movies and for video games. All of this new technology came with a hefty price tag, making the PS3 incredibly expensive at launch and caused Sony to take a significant loss in the early days.

Although Sony was able to turn things around and make the PlayStation 3 a massive success, the early years of the lifecycle were quite difficult. The Xbox 360 had launched earlier, giving it an immediate advantage in the market. It was also significantly cheaper which also resulted in the PS3 falling behind the Xbox quite significantly. 

The PS3 trailed behind the Xbox 360 for a few years of the console war before there was a major turnaround. Several firmware updates saw popular features from other networks like in-game menu, in-game messages, online trophies and various community updates.

With a backlog of first-party games reaching completion and revised hardware to reduce costs, Sony was more comfortably competing with Microsoft and by the end of the generation, the gap had well and truly been closed.

The PS3 remains one of the best selling game consoles of all time and serves as a major learning experience for Sony that has influenced future PSN connected devices. The section below will details posts and content relating to the PlayStation 3 games console.

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PlayStation 3 Slim Power Consumption

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The original Phat PS3 was an absolute tank in many ways. Power consumption was one of them. The thing produced more heat than an actual heater. The PS3 slim was launched with a better design that fixed the Phat systems...
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PSN Username Generator

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Times have changed, it is now possible to change your PSN username! Now you can finally get rid of that terrible username that you thought was the funniest thing ever back when you were 14. The big question now is,...
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How To Take Apart a Slim PS3

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There are 3 different models of Playstation 3 consoles. This video guide will show you how to fully take apart the Slim PS3 model, which was the second Playstation 3 console that was released. If you are looking to clean...
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How To Permanently Repair YLOD on Fat PS3

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The first gen model of the Playstation 3 got very hot, so hot that the solder that held various components connected to the motherboard would often melt. When this occurred the hardware components would break the connection with the motherboard and...

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PSN Error Codes

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Dealing with errors is never fun, ideally, everything would run smoothly and never cause trouble. When dealing with PSN error codes, it is hard to know where to find the solution. Sometimes they make sense other times it is a...
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PS3 Super Slim Power Consumption

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Hardware revisions are very common with video game consoles. The PlayStation was quite unique in that it had 3 hardware revision. This post is about the third and final revision which is often referred to as the super slim. Read...

How do I play a PS Plus game without the disc if I own it already?

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If I own a game on disc and it's free on PS Plus, how do I play it without the disc?
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Building a Christmas Village in Minecraft

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Like many awesome Minecraft ideas, the idea of a Christmas village starts out great but it doesn’t take long to run out of steam. A lot of creativity is required to do this since the game gives you very little...
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Minecraft Castle Ideas

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A Minecraft castle is the culmination of all of your design work when you get started. You have found a village, made it your own and now you need a castle to reign supreme over your little villager minions. What...
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Minecraft Steampunk House Ideas

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Steampunk is a genre that takes modern ideas and technology and tries to recreate them using medieval technology. The result is a fairly quirky style that fits very well with the materials available in Minecraft. The road to creating a...
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Minecraft Pet House Ideas- Houses for Cats & Dogs

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Ever since animal taming became part of Minecraft, people have made attachments to the animal in order to be able to call them pets. What do you do with your pet cat, dog or maybe even donkey at night, you...
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Minecraft Treehouse Ideas

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Treehouses in Minecraft are some of the most enjoyable buildings to build. The sense of building a house that is alive is really exciting. The drawback is that they are quite tricky to build. Even the most experienced house builders...
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Minecraft Beach House Ideas

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Beaches are a fairly natural occurrence in Minecraft. They can look a lot warmer and more cosy depending on the biome you are in. When you find the perfect spot with an amazing view, the first thing you will want...
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Minecraft Cabin Ideas

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Building a cabin in Minecraft may not seem like the most exciting of constructions to get stuck into. This may have some merit, but in the right context, building a cabin can be a visually fitting dwelling to build if...

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