November 10, 2006 - (Last Updated: November 10, 11:59pm)

Last week, we received our test PlayStation 3 systems. We brought you a slew of news about the system, but as we reported, the test units are somewhat limited in media playback. Our retail units arrived today and we're going to run them through the paces to see how well Blu-ray playback works, PSP connectivity and much, much more. Stay tuned all day as we provide coverage of the final boxed system.




:: News::
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745259p1.html
(11.10.06 | 7:00pm) -- With retail unit in hand, we answer your most pressing questions. Updated constantly!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745396p1.html
(11.10.06 | 11:59pm) -- Only Sony's portable system can slip off into a slumber state.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745359p1.html
(11.10.06 | 5:58pm) -- UPDATE: Hurray, the PS3 can play virtually anything!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745344p1.html
(11.10.06 | 4:40pm) -- We break down what's included in the launch day system update.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745329p1.html
(11.10.06 | 4:21pm) -- We plug and attempt to rock - find out if we were asked for an encore.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745322p1.html
(11.10.06 | 3:52pm) -- What's in the most recent PS3 version? Find out before you get your own system.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745300p1.html
(11.10.06 | 3:11pm) -- We take the PS3 online with its included browser.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745297p1.html
(11.10.06 | 3:06pm) -- Sony's handheld and next-gen console are good buddies. Here's what they can and can't do together.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745278p1.html
(11.10.06 | 1:58pm) -- The PS3 menu can rub its belly and pat its head at the same time ... technically speaking, of course.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745275p1.html
(11.10.06 | 1:34pm) -- PlayStation 3 denies play of imported titles.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745271p1.html
(11.10.06 | 1:18pm) -- Official hard drives not needed.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745265p1.html
(11.10.06 | 12:46am) -- The PS3 has no multimedia restrictions on even 1080p video. BitTorrent, ye shall be crashed!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745245p1.html
(11.10.06 | 11:45am) -- Users will need to tailor aspect ratios manually for games.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745241p1.html
(11.10.06 | 11:27am) -- We play and save PSone and PS2 titles on Sony's next-gen console.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743893p1.html
(11.10.06 | 11:00am) -- A tour of everything you'll find inside the box, complete with pictures and info!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745238p1.html
(11.10.06 | 10:52am) -- MotorStorm, Lair, Heavenly Sword are all given release spots.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745237p1.html
(11.10.06 | 10:50am) -- Right out of the box, you'll need to update your software.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744063p1.html
(11.03.06 | 5:24pm) -- A couple first-party titles and a racer now included on the update list.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744047p1.html
(11.03.06 | 4:26pm) -- It may use Xfire, but not exclusively.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744041p1.html
(11.03.06 | 4:06pm) -- What's in the new firmware?

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744023p1.html
(11.03.06 | 3:16pm) -- The PlayStation 3 is almost in our hands, and as soon as we get it, you'll know everything.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744018p1.html
(11.03.06 | 2:59pm) -- Full media and connectivity functions not included.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743894p1.html
(11.03.06 | 2:45pm) -- We try out the EyeToy, PSP, Memory Stick and even a few Xbox 360 devices.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743979p1.html
(11.03.06 | 1:37pm) -- We rip through the packaging and uncover the goods.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743976p1.html
(11.03.06 | 12:32pm) -- We attempt to play Minesweeper with the SIXAXIS.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743937p1.html
(11.03.06 | 10:58am) -- First images of PlayStation 3 game cases, including shots next to PS2 and PSP cases for size comparison.



:: Features ::
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743899p1.html
(11.10.06 | 12:11pm) -- We test the system's Blu-ray and DVD abilities.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/745/745252p1.html
(11.10.06 | 12:11pm) -- We test the PS3's ability to play back audio CDs and rip them to the hard drive.

http://media.games.ign.com/articles/693/693580/vids_1.html
(11.03.06 | 11:57pm) -- The PlayStation 3 XMB fully explored. Backwards compatibility included.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744115p1.html
(11.03.06 | 09:45pm) -- Everything you wanted to know and weren't afraid to ask.

http://media.ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743854/vids_1.html
(11.02.06 | 06:56pm) -- An exclusive look at the photo mode and the first few menu options.



:: Previews ::
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/744/744107p1.html
(11.03.06 | 07:56pm) -- Trashing Meridian City one district at a time.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743898p1.html
(11.03.06 | 09:01am) -- IGN gets its hands dirty with the finished Japanese version of PS3's hottest racer.



:: Media ::
Full Auto 2: Battlelines (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/825/825014/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/825/825014/vids_1.html)
Genji: Days of the Blade (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/761/761160/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/761/761160/vids_1.html)
Madden NFL 07 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/811/811802/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/811/811802/vids_1.html)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/748/748465/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/748/748465/vids_1.html)
NBA '07 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826632/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826632/vids_1.html)
NBA 2K7 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/815/815873/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/815/815873/imgs_1.html)
NHL 2K7 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/815/815877/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/815/815877/vids_1.html)
Need for Speed Carbon (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826965/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826965/vids_1.html)
Resistance: Fall of Man (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/748/748483/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/748/748483/vids_1.html)
Ridge Racer 7 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/823/823649/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/823/823649/vids_1.html)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826461/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/826/826461/vids_1.html)
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/814/814614/imgs_1.html | http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/814/814614/vids_1.html)

Thanks to http://ps3.ign.com/articles/743/743956p1.html for sharing the news with us!