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Interact With Your Home Entertainment Options – Know What You’re (not) Getting

Crystal Braswell's Avatar Posted by Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist

At PlayStation we know, as do most of you, that the PS3 ‘Only Does Everything’ and with the addition of the PlayStation Move we’ve added precision motion gaming to what is already the most powerful gaming console available. Our content offerings (Netflix, Hulu Plus, live sports via and NHL apps, as well as original programming like The Tester) – combine to make the PS3 an all around great Internet-connected home entertainment system.

With so many game consoles and entertainment boxes available on the market today, deciding on what’s right for you given your preference of features – be that motion gaming and 3D capabilities, or watching Blu-ray movies – is no simple task.

We hope the interactive graphic below will provide some clarity around the features and functionality currently available on some of the entertainment devices out there today. We know which one we’d choose…

Add Your Own

B055Y_ said:

December 16th, 10:13 am

as much as i enjoy my ps3 and many of the things it has the abitly to do.. just because it can compete heavily agisnt the other gameing system shouldnt boast it can do every thing…

sony slim cant play its own games !!! i got a duffle bag of ps2 games but not one is playable.. ps3 do got browser.. with out flash, laggy and been over due for an update for the past 3 years… bring chrome and skype !!!

sure we have free online gaming, compare to xbox liv.. you pay for what you get.. soo much host migrating and lag..

but overall i still enjoy my ps3 and woulnt trade it..

but the ps3 can still be sooo much better!!

bring back other OS !!!

squallxlionheart said:

December 16th, 10:17 am

What an incredibly biased list.
The ps3 can’t do XGVC.
Dosen’t have full backwards compatiblillity like the Wii.

It can’t only do everything, and won’t only do everything until this criteria is met, No one is stupid enough to fall for this crappy marketing technique.

Carl-G said:

December 16th, 10:17 am

Cross game chat is POINTLESS! ! ! :D
Why do people have to be chatting every minute on their ‘GAMES’ console for? And if i am playing say FIFA 10′ i can’t see the point in talking to someone who is playing another game? What a stupid idea cross game chat is.
All i would like my PS3 to do is play my 70’ish PS2 games. That is the main thing i would love back;)

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 10:17 am

I like my PSP better.

inkjay said:

December 16th, 10:19 am

Hmm, so Sony, I already own a PS3. How about you direct this to the people who don’t?

Besides, I don’t even get access to Hulu, Netflix or Live Sports; hell, even buying PSN stuff is hard as you dont support any CC, or sell PSN cards officially in my country. How about that? =/

igorrocks2 said:

December 16th, 10:22 am

@97 YLOD – is dead myth only 1% of production is have it is acceptable… and I proudly respect Sony on spending every coin of my investments and will give them more if they will stick to quality…

Jeigh_Mate said:

December 16th, 10:24 am

Riiiight… Because when a consumer is picking their console, being able to use a headset to talk to others while playing something entirely different is a BIG selling point. Nevermind that most people don’t use headsets in the first place. The features above aren’t exhaustive for ANY SYSTEM. Why would the average consumer care about more than half the stuff they could list?

Honestly, it’s the “fans” here that are failing. Bad “fans”!

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 10:27 am

Quality eh? When will the PS3 be as great as the PS2. Never.

My top systems.
1. PS2
2. PSP
4. Xbox 360
5. Ps3
7. Xbox

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 10:27 am

Quality eh? When will the PS3 be as great as the PS2. Never.

My top systems.
1. PS2
2. Dreamcast
3. PSP
5. Xbox 360
6. Ps3
8. Xbox

MrMondayNighttt said:

December 16th, 10:36 am

Dear Sony,

Here is a CRAZY idea! Why not…….Update the Ps3’s WEB BROWSER??? The Ps3 is the most POWERFUL system on the Market yet the browser Runs like its on a ps1!(Freezes way to much)

Come on Guys, If cell phones can Produce High quality YOUTUBE videos so can the Ps3!This is ridiculous. Please Update the Browsers Flash and Java and include DIVX Codecs.

Lets make the PS3 even more attractive to the consumers! Then after updating the browser to high quality firefox status, mention it in a future kevin butler commercial. This browser needs the Improvement Give people another reason to buy a PS3!

Sony please WAKE UP

igorrocks2 said:

December 16th, 10:40 am

PS2 compare to PS3 is empty box man! compare to price and xbox – stick to Sony’s slim which is disrespected by me not even changes form factor to care about tech going super fast forward compare to revision to see quality how many revisions does MS made to catch up to Sony all tho they still fall down because they still produce brick systems – which means Sony has better user Feedback or the know how to manage the right one + engineering from the start (scratch) is very high end

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 10:45 am

^not an empty box because I do not see any empty boxes….anyway regardless I am not going to deprive myself of great systems. Only way I would stop paying for my Live subscription is when I become poor somehow. But hey, I’m getting a PS3 soon, and I’m not going to compare X360 w/ PS3. Wanna know why? They accomplish the same purpose; they both play next gen games. Only comparison between 360 and PS3 is Live vs PSN. Other than that, very identical. BD is nice, but I can get a Sony BD player for $80 at my local Walmart…

igorrocks2 said:

December 16th, 10:48 am

@107 DIVX Codecs. – copyright call
Browser is fast on my system check WIFI range and quality of your router Cisco is the best ones Buffolo too

NoGodsOnlyMan said:

December 16th, 10:48 am

Considering this is a PS oficial blog

There is a LOT of hate towards everything that is posted here promoting the PS3.

Who visits this site to post whining and such

BlooodyCow said:

December 16th, 10:49 am

PS3 still can’t do Croos-Game Chat, Universal Party System, and in-game music for ALL games

Kingjing22 said:

December 16th, 10:49 am

Would you just MKV already Sony. What do Japanese developers hate French developers? If you don’t adopt MKV soon i’m gonna start telling everyone that Sony is Frenchist.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 16th, 10:49 am

@#48…inde dev support …really? what about BLUE RAY MOVIES..and BEST EXCLUSIVE GAMES…MOVE + PS EYE = better motion accuracy..none of this stuff matters to you huh..seem like you have LOW EXPECTATIONS with your ENTERTAINMENT.

@#49..I agree with you 100% ..CHEST BUMP! lol

W-8oRd3rPaTr0l-J said:

December 16th, 10:50 am

I agree with you

LokeSTL | December 16th, 2010 at 7:56 am

That’s funny. All that is a list of PS3 selling points. Why not list all of the selling points of all systems in that chart and then compare who has MOST of them instead? Where are:

While I do agree that the PS3 has more for your dollar, it most definitely doesn’t do anything close to everything.

However they only pick what they can answer to reply to, and only if it can make them look

I love my PS3 and I hate Microsoft, but God forbid if a company can say, yes we do suck in that department we should really work on that. Instead they just excluded them or say they aren’t important when everyone knows they are.

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 10:55 am

If PS3 or 360 had no competition, they both would be terrible systems. Ex. The newer Madden games IMO are not great. Why? Theres no competition. EA got scared when NFL 2K5 came out with a better game, so EA buys the rights to the players names. So now EA does not have to worry about any other dev producing another NFL game; in essence they don’t have to work on the game nearly as much as they did after 2005. Competition is good, it ensures that a great product will be made. Thats why PS3 and 360 are both great systems with their pros and cons.

krae_man said:

December 16th, 10:59 am

Man I love these corporate trolling the competition charts.

You’re totally going to go back and change it when Hulu is no longer PS3 exclusive right? :p

Krazy_Tazmanius said:

December 16th, 11:02 am

As much as I love Sony (and I do, best system for it’s price) it does not do everything. Far from it. In fact posting this list with intent to insult other consoles only goes to show how threatened some Sony execs must be feeling after the past few NPD sales results. Look PS3 is the best of the 3 major consoles no doubt about it, and 2011 will be the best year for PS3 gamers in terms of exclusives. But the PS3 does not eclipse the other systems by huge leaps and bounds. Add in Backwards compatiblity for PS2 games, cross game chat, and fix up the internet browser (in addition to the constant freezing, it can’t even go on youtube anymore!) and then you can post this chart up once more and it will be rightfully so.

A loyal fan

Haskell420 said:

December 16th, 11:03 am

I really hope, pray and wish that you can post another BLOG entry regarding the PS3 Features that boggle the mind & confuse many. Even up on the Sony web site, the lack of information and details is horrible.

In the System Settings, when you scroll down the list, in this instance for example, the Audio settings can be confusing. When you see PCM, Bitrate, Linear PCM..

Some see those words and know exactly what they mean. Others, I admit, like myself, read the differences, but don’t quite
“get it”.

Hey, I admit, I’m pretty friggan smart, but at times, i feel like a moron when no matter how many times someone explains the difference between Linear and PCM etc, I just don’t get it.

But the PS3, NEEDS to be better understood and more polished.

How can WE, capitalize on the PS3 system, how can we max out the settings, and how can WE get theee most for our money, and that is where you come in.

It would be really beneficial for you to come out with a so-called, “PS3 System & PS3 Settings for Dummies!!”


Krazy_Tazmanius said:

December 16th, 11:03 am

Also I do think Move is 5X better than the Wii, lol. So in terms of motion gaming Sony takes it home all the way.

vcotson said:

December 16th, 11:04 am

IT does everything but XGC lol!!!

igorrocks2 said:

December 16th, 11:06 am

360 has more cons tho off the road trust me I own both for past 3 months my 360 broke 2 times (slim 250GB) I was so angry I force MS to send me online promo code to buy new 360 from their own wallet
I have my ps3 for 10 months no issues
+ I have in mind idea to buy extended warranty from Sony before middle of January and sleep well for 2 years

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 16th, 11:06 am


Carpeamentum said:

December 16th, 11:12 am

I have ESPN3 on my PS3…. Why don’t you? :S


Ghost-of-SpartaX said:

December 16th, 11:18 am

What the point of this? SONY if u want to sell the PlayStation Brand give us more KB(Kevin Butler)A face we can Believe In !!!

Midgetguy said:

December 16th, 11:19 am

I love Sony and Playstation to death, but I feel like this post was both stupid, and ineffective…

this is a playstation blog. Most of us already have a PS3, so there’s no need to convince us to get one! Also, this post comes off as entirely biased and irrelevent to most of us. (a few people have already stated that most of us are extremely educated on ALL systems) I don’t know if this post was supposed to draw in more Playstation Consumers or to further convince current Playstation consumers that they made the right choice, but either way I don’t think this was the right way to do it…

I’m sorry, but this post will (in most circumstances) either make people angry, or make people laugh.

SgtRufus said:

December 16th, 11:20 am

“No wonder the Xbox 360 is in last place this gen.”

You do realize that it’s actually the PS3 thats in last place this gen. By quite a huge margin also.

CF3esBestia said:

December 16th, 11:26 am does not even count as an ESPN3 app. I don’t even have a ps3 wow!!! I’m getting one but according to ESPN’s corporate leaders. They have not licensed ESPN 3 to be serviced to PS3. Now unless you are calling them liars; the creators of ESPN, then you do not have an ESPN3 app for your ps3.

ClunkyD said:

December 16th, 11:30 am

The only thing ps3 needs is cross game chat, which is a major thing.
They should do something already

BadFlounder said:

December 16th, 11:42 am


Gee, fanboy (or girl) much?? LOL

Sorry but the 360 is nowhere near last this generation. I like the PS3 too but saying stuff like that just gives you no credibility and makes your posts irrelevant.

inkjay said:

December 16th, 11:56 am

@122 “360 has more cons tho off the road trust me I own both for past 3 months my 360 broke 2 times (slim 250GB) I was so angry I force MS to send me online promo code to buy new 360 from their own wallet”

Uhh… why would you do that? Even if it broke 20 times it’s still covered by warranty (slim has not been out for a year), and I know Microsoft’s service would tell you as much. I seriously doubt you even own a 360.

Hey SONY guys, how about adding Cross-Game Chat, Party Mode, custom soundtracks for every game, and backwards compatibility to the list? I guess that’d make your “choice” a little bit harder, wouldn’t it?

crp4lifex said:

December 16th, 11:58 am

Hey, I might be out of topic but can we please have the options of playing:
1-Listing to music while playing all platform games.
2-Talk While on games, even if were not playing online.

And this 1 is just something i reall want to see..CAN we please have more AVATAR for Plus Members! Its been a long time since we got any update on Avatars.
Other then that …Ps3 One and only truly does Evertying
THX ^-^

Mray901 said:

December 16th, 12:04 pm

PS3. It only does everything. Like stacking cards in it’s favor! The PS3 needs a lot more to make it the “BEST VIDEO GAME SYSTEM EVAR” that Sony and their fanboys tout it to be.

*Cross Game Chat
*More streamlined and easier to navigate dashboard
*Better internet browser
*Less screwy PSN. (My friends and I get booted at least once a day)

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

December 16th, 12:06 pm

aww the blog crying brings a smile to my face everyday

Cyb3rfr34k-iso said:

December 16th, 12:13 pm


stop crying…
use PS3 media server if you badly want to stream FHD.mkv

station3fever said:

December 16th, 1:39 pm

It can do everything but can it surf the web? NO it can’t!!! ok maybe a few pages but then what? Freeze or what ever!!!!
Yes i still love my ps3 minus web :)

kamikaze_joe91 said:

December 16th, 2:35 pm

Ok first off I’m gonna say I am Sony Loyal forever but come on guys we are having fanboy war here. Yes the Ps3 is the best system but how can some of you be so blind. I wish i did have cross game chat, the ability to sign in two controllers so both users can get trophies and my friend can use his psn when we are playing split screen in black ops. AND!!! fo reals Sony!!! no in game music for every game thats the geyest shyt ever

Gr00v3r06 said:

December 16th, 3:32 pm

wow you think this is a lets tell you what is not on the list comment section. I think with the comparison including the Roku Boxee, and AppleTV they didn’t dig deep on the gaming features. I agree I would love to see XGC, Party system, and a demo for every game. I don’t care about Other OS. I never had. The Browser is fine for me on the PS3. Sure a webkit version would be better. Sony talk to Netflix about that. But seriously I can play farmville on my PS3 so it is not all that bad. Also EPSN3 I like I can watch on the browser.

OK other media features to be the best is MKV support. Add MKV support and become the King of Media servers. Don’t and you can never be the King someone else not on the list will be.

Also reach out more to indie developers. HTML5 is a good idea. Also an App Store. It is good to be prepared

Elcritic said:

December 16th, 3:34 pm

None of the services are available in PR!! I pay the same ammount of money as people in the US for my netflix service and they don’t consider us or even give us a special rate!

Dosx001 said:

December 16th, 6:20 pm

y would u want 2 talk 2 a friend thats playing a different game that dumb specially if one of you guys r playing a game like MAG u have 2 talk 2 ur teammates not some dude online n if something important then use ur cellphone which is in ur pocket or house phone

AG-WarFighter said:

December 16th, 7:40 pm

this iss bull cause we need updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with NEW FEAUTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

daviceroy said:

December 17th, 1:06 am

Alright, a few comments to this mess…

1) I have had the web browser on my PS3 crash twice in the years I have owned the PS3. It only handles websites like Youtube, facebook, Pandora, etc, etc. Call those “non-typical” sites if you wish, but the browser is good enough and seems faster and better than any other offering I’ve seen in any console. Is it as fast as the one of my laptop? No, but apples and oranges people.

2) Cross-Game Chat. Useless feature in my opinion. Why bother adding the bloat to the system and lag down servers? The bandwidth isn’t necessary and I’d rather have other features first.

3) Other OS Removal. Yes, it was removed. Get over it. I am happy with Linux on my laptop. I don’t need it on my PS3.

4)Cost of PS3 is still cheaper than getting the XBox 360 and then buying a QUALITY Blu-Ray player. All the games I want to play are available on the PS3. New Features are added from time to time. So, to me, it’s the best value for entertainment both games and movies especially since the PS3 is the standard for all blu-ray players.

On my want list:
1) NFL Content
2) Incremental Updates/Better Data Compress
3) More Original Content
4) Multiple Players Logged in earning Trophies

iGlad1959 said:

December 17th, 4:05 am

I’ve just bought my PS3 as it was time to move on from my PS2 ( i know i know) however as i also bought a HD Sony Bravia can I say the PS3 blows everything out of the water. The internet browser ok its not perfect but it”l do me. love the online gaming sure i keep getting beat but its stills fun!! Blu-ray outta tghis world also linking it with my server software brings me a full etertainment centre. I am still finding out all it can do but I love it. As for the games FIFA Pro Evo and Need for Speed ( which i played on the PS1) are all mind blowing in quality and game play!! I love the PS3!!

AutomaticOcelot said:

December 17th, 12:06 pm

Text is too small for me to read in the blog column, sorry. Some of us are getting old. Any link to a full browser window page? Zooming in doesn’t change the Flash bounding box.

KainDrake said:

December 18th, 8:37 am

Since when did XBOX do 3D?

JDrexmo said:

December 18th, 11:09 am

Sorry, I misunderstood what the PS2 System Data download does. (Partly because I never needed it).
In that case, I guess I’m just glad I bought a PS3 while it had backwards compatibility, and have been able to use every firmware upgrade since then. I never would have suspected that $300+ purchase was consumer-savvy.

boobinz said:

December 18th, 3:33 pm


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