Playstation 3 FAQ

Playstation 3 FAQ are courtesy of  Rayzn1 from the official Playstation Boards.

What is the official name of the Playstation 3 (PS3)?
Playstation 3 (Original, eh?)

What will the Playstation 3 (PS3) look like?

As always this can be changed but as of right now this is the design. Here is a frontal image.

Where did these pictures come from?
They came from the Sony Press Conference on May 16, 2005 at E3.

I want to watch the press conference, where can I find it?
Click here to watch it. It is 1 hour 50 minutes long.

What colors will the PS3 come in?
The 3 PS3 models they showed were in Black, Silver, and White.

Can the PS3 stand horizontally, or vertically?
It can be set up both ways as seen im some pictures.

What is it size compared to the PS2?
According to [IGN] the PS3 is 3 inches taller then the PS2.

When will it be released?

It has been said it has a Spring 2006 Window. This can be changed.

How much will it cost?
A print up in a japanese newspaper said that it will cost $465, nothing is official yet.

How powerful will the PS3 be?
The PS3 will be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360, 15x more powerful then the Nintendo Revolution. It is said to be 35 times more powerful then the PS2.

How much will games cost?
Many people expect the prices to go up atleast a little. But EBGames has listed each game as $60 for next gen consoles.


What is with the controller?
It might look a little weird but it might be comfortable. Sony wouldn’t change the original designif it wasn’t for a good purpose.

Are the buttons the same on the new controller as they are on the Dual Shock 2 controller?
From all the pictures I have seen, they controllers have the exact same buttons but slightly layed out different.

Can I use my Dual Shock 2 controller?
While nothing has been said but, during the conference the controller that was used looked like a  dual shock controller. They were using renderware I believe so it might not require a PS3 controller.

What’s the range on the wireless controllers?
Nothing has been said about that issue yet but imagine it to be the same or farther then the current wireless controllers.

How many controller will the PS3 support?
Out of th ebox the PS3 can support 7 Bluetooth controllers.

How long will these wireless controllers last?
The controllers can last up to 24 hours before they need a recharge.

Do I need to buy the HDD separately?
Yes, all storage media is sold separately.


What media format will the PS3 use?
It was announced it will use Blu-Ray Disks at thier media format. The disc can hold up as much as 6 time more then the current DVD.

What exacltly is the blu-ray disc?
It was dev. by Sony and Phillips. This is the new storage media that is suppose to take place of the DVD. Blu-ray discs hold 25/50GB in single and dual layer configurations. Current DVD capacity is 4.7GB/9.4GB for single/dual layer discs. A single-layer Blu-ray disc would allow for up to 135 minutes of high definition video, three languages and two hours of regular bonus material.

What does the Blu-Ray look like?

What other media formats will it support?

It will also support CR-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats.

Will the PS3 be able to play my PS and PS2 games?
Yes, the PS3 is backwards compatible.

How will be able to open my saved games that are on my memory card on the PS3?
Nothing has been said yet, but, they might have an adaptor to hook up to your PS3 and load the games onto your memory stick, and after you have done that just return it to the store. But this is just a theory.

Can my PS3 play DVDs and CDs?
Yes, they will be able to play them right out of the box.

Can I play UMDs on my PS3?
Sony has not said a word about UMD support.

How much space will the Blu-Ray discs have?

TDK announced they will have a 4 layer 100GB disc. And it will the be doubled the speed of the 50GB.


What will happen with the memory cards?
It has slots for Memory Stick Duo, an SD slot, and a compact flash memory slot that will be in place of the memory card.

Can I still use my old PS and PS2 memory card?
Nothing has been said yet, but, they might have an adaptor to hook up to your PS3 and load the games onto your memory stick, and after you have done that just return it to the store. But this is just a theory.

Will the PS3 be shipped with a HDD?
The PS3 will have a slot for a detachable 2.5 inch HDD. It has not been said yet if it is standard for all PS3 consoles.


What about the CPU?
An individual CPU will run at 3.2 GHz which gives the whole console a total of 2 teraflops of pure power.

How much ram and what type of ram will it sport?
The PS3 will come with 256MB or 512MB XDR main ram at 3.2 GHz, and it will have 256 of GDDR VRAM at 700MHz.

What graphic chip will the PS3 use?

The PS3 will use NVidia technology. It is known as the RSX :Reality Synthesizer. The GPU is capable of 128mb of pixel precision and 1080p resolution. The RSX also has 256MB of graphics render memory and is capable of 100 billion shader operations and 51 billion dot products per second. It also has more than 300 million transistors. The GPU is twice as powerful then the leading video card today, the Nvidia 6800 Ultra. Buying two of those video cards today would cost over $1,000.


What features will the PS3 have?
The ps3 will be capable of Internet, Video chat, Digital photo viewing, digital video, and audio.

How many USB ports will the PS3 have?
The PS3 will have 6 USB ports.

Where will they be located?
There will be 4 up front, and 2 in the back.

Will the PS3 be connected with the PSP in anyway?
It is rumored that the PS3 will have a wi-fi connectivity to the PSP and can be used as a controller, or remote.

Will there be a EyeToy?
The EyeToy was shown off with the PS3’s Wireless HD IP camera. The person showing if off held two cup shaped objects in his hand which moved the cups and he would put water up and drop it in a tube with almost real life physics.


What resolutions will the PS3 have?
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

What will two High deffinition outputs do?

With the dual HD output you will be able to have your PS3 game on two HDTVs and have a total of 32:9 extra widescreen. With the extra TV you can have extra game content running on it, or just have a video chat going on. Much like the Nintendo DS.

Will my games be in HD?
As said by many, this is the HD era. HD games will be standard. That doesn’t mean that if you don’t have a HDTV you can’t play. The games will look stunning on a regular TV also.

I don’t have a HDTV what will I do?
Don’t worry, if you have a regular deffinition TV you will still get a great resolution just that you won’t get the best.


Will the games support 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 surround sound?
The standard for games will be 5.1 surround but, that doesn’t mean that you need 5.1 to have audio.


What will the PS3 online service be like?
Sony announced the PS3 will have a similar online service to that of Xbox Live. There will be a feature much like Xbox live’s market place where you can trade/sell game content.

Will it be free?
Nothing has been said.

Will it cost money?
Nothing has been said. But, they did say it will be like xbox live and xbox live requires a subscription that cost $50 a year.

How many people can PS3 support online simultaneous?
Nothing has been said but for the Xbox it can support 32 players. I would think it would be around that much if not more.

I noticed 3 ethernet ports in the back, what are they for?
I haven’t read anything about it but, I think it would act as a router for a system link game.

-Games and Developers-

What are some of the developers working on the PS3 games?
Namco, Guerilla, Polyphony Digital, Sony Liverpool, Rockstar, Koei, Bandai,Capcom, Insomniac, Konami, SCEA, Sega, Sony, Ubisoft, Incognito, Evolution, Diezal Power, Playlogic, EA, Square Enix, Remedy Ent.,

  • What games were announced for the PS3?

    Unreal Tournament 2007
    Vision GT
    Spider-Man 3
    Final Fantasy Next
    Fight Night Round 3
    Getaway 3
    Fifth Phantom Saga
    Killing Day
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Mobile Suit Gundam
    Heavenly Sword
    Formula One
    Killzone Next Gen
    Tekken Next
    Old West Game
    Devil May Cry 4
    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Dirty Harry
    Scarface: The Wolrd Is Yours
    The Darkness
    Dark Sector
    Dog Tag
    Project Delta
    Indiana Jones (Next gen, working title)
    King Kong
    Alan Wake
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006
    6Gun II
    Omikron 2
    Shadow Clan


    What are the specs of the PS3?





    System Bandwidth





    AV Output

    Disc Media CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
    DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

    Thanks again, Rayzn1!


    1. los felicito poe haber hecho una maravilla como el play station 3 y yo quisiera uno de elos para loquearme

    2. Josh said,

      what are the price of the games for the Ps3

    3. Billy said,

      Is there a way to hook my PS3 up to my HD computer moniter?

    4. Lorenzo said,

      my friends say that if i play ps3 on a tv that is not HD, the tv will be broken. Is that true??

    5. Matt said,

      YOOOO Thnx!!!!:

    6. Matt said,


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    8. Matt said,

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    9. Matt said,

      :-()I have the PS3 and it is hot and has all the cool things that you can say and sorry about before, I was just really bored!! :-l

    10. ryan jackson said,

      hi. i am in singapore at the mo and i want to know if the ps3 from here will work back home in england if i buy it from here. please help.

    11. DeAdMaN said,

      will the ps3 burn out any old tv sets? or has anyone herd of such?

    12. Brandon said,

      will the old ps2 controlers work on the ps3? is there going to be an adaptor or something?

    13. Harraj said,

      i wanna know if the ps3 from singapore will work with the ps3 games from england!!!! please answer ma question

    14. yunny said,

      in the ps3 u gut 7 controllers!!!. do you need a tv hd???????????????

    15. Sean said,

      The ps3 is crap i just got it man and its got shitt graphics

    16. Charlie Tran said,

      I have a PS3, what the crap, there is not 6 USB ports or 3 Ethernet Ports. Today is my birthday, (April 21)

    17. Charlie Tran said,

      The time is fucked up, it is 1:51 AM here

    18. Fake Flowers said,


    19. 1nch3z said,

      Sean. You need to wait for the PS3’s game developer to get used to harnessing to ps3’s graphical power, at the moment, the graphics will be not as good as they will be further down the line, the PS3 will surely shock you. The RSX graphics hardware alone would cost you around $500. Trust me, the ps3 is well worth its price, especially because it costs around $800 to make it.

    20. dennis said,

      hey guys…i am a sony traitor…..i had a ps1 then ps2…..then i said xbox 360 is better graphics with a lower price…..i was wright but the 360 has
      alotta technical problems….its has something called the 3 red lights that makes is fry after minimum use of playing…the ps3 doesnt have any …so you better be happy about that…sorry sony ps3…ill come back to u sony
      plus dont be sad about gears of war…its short…..nice to meetya guys….

    21. kyle said,

      how do i set up the internet on this every time i try i always get this DNS error message someone plz help me i am on aol broadband.

    22. Gagandeep said,

      yo so if u dunt play ps3 on hd will the normal model get messed up or anything because i heard it can break down ur tv is tht true????

    23. G E N I U S said,

      PS3 games rock man!

    24. THINKER said,

      can any body tell me where to download ps3 games. and can dublicate ps2 games can be played on ps3

    25. YET6TEY said,

      To download ps3 games u must have a harddrive (60 gig) and have internet connection and privliges from sony

    26. Miguel said,

      hahaha! so funny… to see the real PS3 now…

    27. said,

      I still have hope for the ps3 great console

    28. Charles (Killjoy) said,

      I don’t own a ps3 yet but am thinking of getting one soon, here’s my question, i was wondering if you could get a mobile hard drive and plug it into the ps3’s USB port for more memory

    29. charlie said,

      im getting one soon and this jus gives me more reason 2 get one thnx!!

    30. Gareth said,

      omg ppl…the ps3 is soooo frikken awsom

    31. I thinking about copping the white one – that looks sick. Only thing is I aint got no white stuff in my living room – wouldn’t fit

    32. cory said,

      why wont my ps3 work it keeps telling me to update but the darn wont let me?????

    33. jasper N. fernandez said,

      tnx for the info.cause were planning to buy a ps3

      have a good one

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