PlayStation History: The Third Place (PS3 Era)

Another day, another Sony Computer Entertainment video focusing on the history of PlayStation. Today we're taking a look at the PlayStation 3, and boy did it change things for Sony.

Stepping into the arena of high definition gaming, and video for the first time Sony unleashed the PlayStation 3 upon the world in November 2006 in the United States and Japan; and Europe in March 2007.

The console may have been a close on/off again second place alongside the Xbox 360 (the Wii managed to shift more units) but it had a ton of exclusive games and technology which set it apart from its competitors. Featuring a Blu Ray drive the PS3 opened the door for single disc games, whereas the Xbox shipped the same level of on multiple DVD's. Games? You had the Uncharted series, Demons Souls, LittleBigPlanet, Infamous, Resistance, Motorstorm, Metal Gear Solid 4 and more - all of those games were only available on the third, much vaunted console from Sony. That's not to say there weren't any mistakes made, a $599 launch price and a distinct lack of games in the first year come to mind.

But they turned all of that bad karma around and here we are, on the cusp of a new generation of consoles with three consoles behind us to give us hope Sony will push it out the door with new franchises and most of all - fun.

Happy PS3 memories anyone?

Source: YouTube

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