Gaming consoles like PlayStation 3, offer the perfect way to unwind after a hard day's work. They not only enable you to relax yourself, but also provide you with the perfect method of bonding with your children. You won't have to deal with anymore crestfallen, disappointed faces complaining that you haven't been giving your children enough time, with this baby around!

Behold – Blu-ray Discs

PlayStation 3 is the gaming console which every serious gamer has been looking for, for so long. The best thing about PlayStation 3, is it's Blu-ray drive. So what, really is this Blu-ray drive? For the benefit of those who are unaware of it, the Blu-ray drive is a disc drive which enables the gaming console to handle data up to five times faster than the standard DVD drives used for computer games! This is not a joke, just in case you were wondering.

This naturally means that game developers have a lot more leeway when it comes to designing exciting new games for the console. Not just that, you as a gamer can experience the thrill of games with more realistic characters and vivid imagery and graphics. In fact, some say that this revolutionary gaming console comes as close to real life as gaming can get.

Another big plus of the Blu-ray drive is that it can read absolutely any kind of data if it's on a disc. So, if you're thinking ruefully that all those gaming CD's you purchased for the previous edition of PlayStation that you own, have to be thrown away, then think again! In fact, why just gaming CDs, the Blu-ray disc drive can also read movie DVDs and audio CDs.

Money Matters

So how much does this amazing creation of science and technology come for? When it was first released, Sony priced two different editions of it. One is the simple gaming console, which has a basic configuration and came for $499 and the upmarket one, which has a premium configuration comes for a hundred dollars more. It may be a steep price to pay, but do keep in mind that you won't need to have a sound system once you own this gaming console.

So what's the difference between these two configurations? Why pay $599, when you could have got it for $499. The premium configuration has additional features such as a 60GB upgradeable hard drive, a flash card and even a built in Wi-Fi capacity. So it is definitely worth the additional hundred dollars that you have to pay for it.

Grand Theft Auto, Star Wars, The Force Unleashed and other popular games from the previous editions can be played on this gaming console. Truly, this represents everything that the seventh generation of video game consoles promises to be; PlayStation 3 is a remarkable entertainment system and if you can afford it, do invest in it.

Source by Reima O Petramaa