How cutting-edge was PlayStation 3?

This thing had a state-of-the-art Cell processor, a Blu Ray player, PS1 and PS2 backwards compatibility (all generations, something that, to my knowledge, had never been done before) a flash card reader? And all of this was in 2006.

And it WAS detrimental to SONY's business. They sold this thing at a 600 dollar price point... and STILL took a massive loss on every console sold?!? Why would they need to add all this stuff when barely anyone even had HDTV yet? It's a game console, not a NASA server host... just make fun games for it...

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    It was somewhat cutting edge but problem was due to the cell processor’s architecture, it made it really hard for the developers to develop the games for the console until later on. 

    Also the other reason why they sold at a loss was primarily because of the BluRay player. BluRay was developed by Sony and it was to compete with the then competitor, which was the HD DVD. But in the end it paid off because there were a lot more BluRay players because of the PS3 as oppose to HD DVD players. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Meh, so-so. It only managed to cut about 50% of my edge.

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