Drive By Review of the PS3
Wired’s Chris Kohler sums up his current experience with the PS3 and from the sounds of it Sony’s launch delay wasn’t long enough. As noted the PS3 is well worth its $600 price tag: Blu-Ray Drive, 60GB hard drive, and of course IBM’s Cell Processor. Unfortunately, the controllers have remained virtually unchanged ergonomically, but have made up some ground with a built-in rechargeable battery and motion sensitivity (blah – that’s the Wii’s job). If you have a PSP you can apparently sync it with the PS3 and it will double as a controller with a screen – according to Kohler this experience is sub bar at best. According to Sony you will eventually be able to download Classic Playstation games and beam them wirelessly to your PSP – I guess this is Sony’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for signing on to their line of gaming machines.
Head over to Wired.com for Kohler’s complete perspective.