Dive into alternative worlds and immerse yourself in exciting action while indulging in some gaming time with the Sony PlayStation 3 320GB System that’s today’s Deal of the Day from Amazon. Originally listed for $299.99, thanks to todays deal, Amazon has it for only $259.99 and it ships for Free with Super Saver Shipping.

The fourth generation of hardware released for the PlayStation 3 platform, the PlayStation 3 320GB system provides a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PlayStation 3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements. Like previous models, the PlayStation 3 320GB system features an IBM “Cell” processor and a co-developed NVIDIA graphics processor that together allow the system to perform two trillion calculations per second. But it does improve on this thanks to its 45nm version of the processor, which although running at the same 60+nm speed as previous PS3 versions, uses less energy.

But there’s more! Not only does it come with the traditional AV and composite connections, the 320GB system also boasts an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TVs and projectors (it’s capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience).

When you’re not getting your gaming fix on, you can also watch Blu-ray movies, but it also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. In addition, PlayStation 3 system software includes BD Live support that allows you to play discs that support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE). This means that you can also connect to the Internet while playing discs that support this format to obtain additional features. The box includes: New slimmer and lighter PS3 system with a 320 GB HDD, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products; dualshock 3 wireless controller; AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable; and a free PlayStation Network membership.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.