How to Buy a Sony Play Station 3

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How to Buy a Sony Play Station 3

The Sony Playstation 3 is a brilliant home gaming console with excellent graphics, gameplay and multimedia features. This guide will outline the Playstation's history, what brilliant features and specifications come with the console and how to buy the PS3 on eBay. All of the consoles, games and accessories mentioned in this guide are available to search for and buy in the Electronics section on eBay.

History of the Playstation

Sony's Playstation franchise began with the Playstation 1 being released in the mid-1990's and was a competitor to the Nintendo 64. The N64 had better graphics and gameplay speeds compared to the 32-bit Playstation. However, classic releases such as Spyro and Metal Gear Solid helped the PS1 to become one of the most popular consoles of all time in terms of critical acclaim and revenues.

As with most successful consoles, variations of the console were introduced by making the PS1 smaller, lighter and cheaper. The release of the PS2 at the turn of the millennium continued the major success of the franchise and capitalised on the excellent range of games series that were introduced on the PS1. Sony has always put the gameplay first and the Playstation 3 is certainly no exception. The PS3 is so much more awesome than its younger brother in terms of graphics, gameplay and multimedia features.

Features and Specifications of the Playstation 3

The Playstation 3 has some great features and some highly powerful specs. Its main features are:


Blu-ray for HD movies

Cell Chip for excellent computing power

Giga-bit Ethernet for high speed internet

HDMI® connection for output on HD TV

320GB Hard Disk Drive

Wireless connection

Playbacks: Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Connections: HDMI®, AV multi-Out optical

Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, USB 2-0

PS3 320GB is not compatible with PS2 games, Memory Stick™ card readers, SACD playback, Ethernet cable

To make sure these great features work well every time, the Playstation 3 has to have some real fire power behind it. The PS3's specifications are:



Internal Memory


Media Type

Flash memory card


Supported Flash Memory Cards

SD Memory Card

Compact Flash Card

Memory Stick


IBM Cell - 3.2 GHz



256 MB

Graphics Controller


Video Memory






12.8 in


10.8 in


3.9 in


11 lbs



The Playstation 3 is one of the most powerful games consoles on the market and it is easy to use as a complete multimedia system in the home as you game play PS3 games, watch movies on Blu-Ray and DVD, play music and even browse the internet. The PS3 truly is an all-in-one entertainment system and can brings hours of fun for all ages.

How to Buy a Playstation 3 on eBay

Find a brilliant range of Playstation 3 consoles on eBay by clicking on the All Categories button on the eBay homepage . Then click on the Electronics section to start searching for the consoles by clicking on the filters on the left hand side. From here, the selection of PS3 consoles can be further narrowed by type, brand, condition, or price range.

The consoles and games discussed in this guide can be bought in the following ways:

  • Bidding - Just like you would buy items in a real life auction, bid for PS3 consoles with your highest offer for that product. You can increase your offers at any time until the item listing has finished. The bidder with the best offer will then be the owner of the console or game after they have gone through the payment processes.
  • Buy it Now'- Find the PS3 console you want and buy it at a ‘Buy it Now' price. Searches can be filtered by auction and ‘Buy it Now' posts in the search results page on the left hand side of the page.

Look out for the latest deals on PS3 consoles and games by checking in the ‘Electronics' section where some fantastic discounts are to be found, along with free postage costs.


The Playstation 3 is a brilliant console and hopefully this guide has given you a better insight into the history of the Playstation series, the features and specifications and how to get the best bargain on eBay. Make sure you take your time when browsing and you will have a great chance of getting the console you want at a great price. All of the consoles and games mentioned in this guide are readily available to buy and bid on in the Electronics section on eBay.

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