Happy 4th Birthday PS3!

November 17, 2010 Written by Anthony Severino

On November 17, 2006, the PlayStation 3 launched in North America allowing everyone, everywhere, to Play B3yond. Join us here at PlayStation LifeStyle in a birthday celebration for our favorite console.

Upon launching at an exorbitant price tag of $600, the PS3 was met with a lot of criticism from the press and consumers alike. Many questioned Sony’s inclusion of Blu-ray, which was fiercely battling HD-DVD in the most recent bout of format wars. Despite the minor qualms, the console still launched to a sell-out, with Ebay prices reaching as high as $17,500 and launch night shootings making news headlines.

Much has changed since then. The PS3 is now at a value price of $299.99, slimmed down considerably, Blu-ray is standard, there is a VP of awesomeness instead of a crying baby, PS3 games are pushing boundaries more than ever and its future proof design is standing the test of time better than expected.

Knowing Sony’s commitment to their user-base, you can expect to continue to play new games on your PS3, for at least another 4 years.

Share with us some of your best memories with the PS3 thus far.