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Want to play your PS3 in a sauna? August 15, 2007

Posted by Ratish in Games, Security.


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Some recently conducted “extreme tests” have come to prove that in the battle of the consoles, Sony wins the Strength & Endurance award. Well looking at all the problems coming up in Microsoft’s Xbox 360, you can’t be surprised that some one else took the crown.

Sony’s Dave Karraker is wooing the company’s official blog post called “How to Kill a PS3” which clearly gives Sony a boost. The tests included playing a blu-ray disc games & movies for 108 hours without damaging the console. Not only that but they made it Antarctica-friendly by proving putting it in a freezer and lowering the temperature from a cool 50 degrees to a below-freezing, zero! I’m not so sure that any of the scientists there really care about a game, or maybe they can make a game all about penguins. Who knows?

Not to leave the Saharans out, tests were also conducted in a sauna where the temperature rose from 100 to 120 degrees over a period of 3 days. Unsurprisingly, the console was hot but it worked fine.

“A lot of noise has been made recently about the reliability issues of one of our competitor’s systems,” Karraker said, then went on to kick some sand in Redmond’s eye by adding “Did it fail? Nope.

Via [PS3Vault]



1. lawlzor - September 19, 2008


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