The PS3 re-reviewed

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Last year the highly respected technology site, with a terrible name, Arstechnica reviewed the PS3 and famously gave it a 6/10. They were completely underwhelmed with the bad Blu-Ray support, terrible media center abilities, shocking controllers, sub standard games and unfulfilled promises…

So now that it’s a year later and all the firmware updates have taken affect what do they think now?

Well in the time since the last review they have dropped their numerical review scoring so we can’t compare in that regard but reading through the 4 pages it becomes blatantly obvious that they now love the PS3. [Update] I seemed to have missed the image… They gave it a 9 which is a fantastic score now…

Not only is it now the best Blu-Ray player on the market, it is also the only console to be 100% DivX certified which makes it a fantastic home entertainment console already. Add to that the fact that the controller is now getting rumble back and the games are no longer sub standard Xbox 360 ports and things are looking rosey for the PS3 and Sony once again.

However there are still problems in regards to the online ability of the PS3, which are expected to be resolved when Home is released, but honestly that is the last of the real problems with the PS3.

In my personal opinion the PS3 has improved in leaps and bounds in the last year, which it really needed to do, and the Xbox 360 has missed it’s chance to pull away due to the bean counters in Redmond wanting to see a profit… It was a very short sighted move and has most probably lost the very real possiblity of beating the PS3 in this generation…

Source: Arstechnica

[Thanks to Nick for the tip]

Last Updated: June 10, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • I agree fully, the PS3 gets better and better every month.

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  • Banana hammock

    The mythical Firmware 2.40 will fix almost all of the online shortcomings the PS3 has.

    If it ever gets here.

  • Remeber t…thats what i said..ps3 will rule 2008 and be on top in 2009

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  • Johnn0

    @: Lazy, at the end of the article they did give it a 9/10

    “Don’t think that numerical scores are coming back, but since we’re re-rating the hardware, I thought we’d take them out for one last hurrah, since these days the PS3 gets a…” then there is a picture there that looks like a “IX”

  • The fact that it has Blu-ray support is obviously a huge bonus, but I’m still waiting for that one game that I just need to own to fully justify the purchase. It won’t be MGS4 for me as I’ve never been a big fan of the series. I was thinking it might have been Haze but that wasn’t the case either. Maybe when Killzone 2 comes out will be when I finally take the PS3 plunge.

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  • Fox1

    You said 2008 is going to be the year of the PS3 πŸ™„

  • scotty777

    maybe when resistance 2 comes out hey? November 2008!

  • LazySAGamer

    doh… I didn’t see that…. thanks

  • Tan365

    I could have sworn most ppl who bought the console early mentioned something abt continuous improvement + features. 😐

  • MaXiM

    The firmware updates have come a long way since I got mine at launch……. The DVD Upscaling and DivX support gets used now on an almost daily basis… πŸ˜‰

  • will rule = year of

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  • Janrik

    Well, I got a PS3 2 weeks ago, and it is not bad.
    My PC will remain my media centre hub, my xbox will remain my MP and multiplatform of choice and the PS3 will get the PS3 exclusives and maybe a Blu-Ray movie, if I can get some HD David Attenborough for sale locally.

  • Fred

    I got Planet Earth blu-ray set for 599 at Look and listen , worth it.

  • Janrik

    Sweet, will check ’em out.
    I hope they ‘port’ the LIFE OF’ series he did to HD.

  • Fred

    I doubt older series were recorded in HD , unless they recorded it on film .

  • Syph1n

    My friend brought over the Ac/Dc dvd but the problem is it wasnt recorded in HD. but it was fullscreen which i find A great plus and those two black lines irritate me senseless.

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