CNN Issues 80GB PS3 Tech Review
Now that gaming is officially mainstream, it helps when mainstream news outlets contributes to the sales effort.
CNN has issued a new tech review of the PlayStation 3, and the bottom line is that it receives 4 out of 5 stars and comes as a highly recommended purchase for electronics buffs. The pluses are obvious: besides the games, the system remains a top-notch Blu-Ray high-definition player, the sleek design is aesthetically appealing, and the easy-to-use interface is another big selling point. The freshly released Dual Shock 3 has replaced the Sixaxis controller as the default gamepad for the machine, and let's not forget that this is the new 80GB model. It's $399, and although it doesn't support any backwards compatibility for PS2 software (the old 80 gig model featured software emulation for most PS2 titles), the system's diversity is undeniable. Oh, and let's not forget about the upcoming PlayStation Home and the ever-advancing Network, which remains free to all users. They do mention the 160GB model that will be coming packaged with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, but for most, this 80GB model will be the one to get.
It's important when sources like CNN.com issue positive hardware reviews for consoles, just because there are plenty of people out there who don't always read game-oriented websites. This could turn them on to a great Blu-Ray option that offers a hell of a lot more than movie watching, and that's good news for Sony. Of course, when they finally have the console, they will no longer be able to rely on CNN...no, they're gonna have to head over to PSX Extreme. We'll take good care of them. ;)
11/19/2008 Ben Dutka