Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Up Close with PS3

Digital Spy's David Gibbon has undertaken an exhaustive editorial (cynics would argue an advertorial) on the PlayStation 3 and I've included an extract (and link to the full review) for those readers who may still be undecided as to whether or not they can justify a purchase.

On March 23, Britain will see the launch of the latest and undoubtedly the greatest video game console ever as Sony bring the PlayStation 3 to its most technology-led customers yet.

Already on sale in Japan and America, the system has been doing most notably well in the States. And in the UK, despite the high asking price of £425, there’s huge anticipation building up to the launch with most electrical retailers promoting pre-order deals as gamers keen to buy the most technically advanced console on the market sign on the dotted line.

We have managed to get our hands on a PlayStation 3 before it goes on sale so here we take a close-up look at the system and reveal whether we believe the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will be the outright winner in the battle of the consoles...

To read the rest of the review please visit Digital Spy.

The 'cruncher', which lead to the cancellation of my PlayStation 3 pre-order, was the glaring omission of multi-region DVD playback. Oh well, I'm off to peruse Play.com and muse over whether or not I should replace my aging Sony Ericsson T310 mobile with an LG Chocolate KG800 or wait for Apple's delicious iPhone?