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Happy 16th Anniversary to the PS3

by Corey Buckner on November 11, 2022

16 years ago on November 11, 2006 SONY's PlayStation 3 was released in Japan. Five days later we received it in The United States of America. Those of you who knew me during that era of gaming know that I was no fan of this console at its launch, but also that years after that launch I became a huge fan of games like Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank and Infamous. Despite being an unapologetic Nintendo fanboy who shunned and refused to own a PlayStation 2 I ended up having a real deep appreciation for the PS3.

In fact, I still have one of my PlayStation 3s from that era sitting under my gaming TV right next to my Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately it's the slim model and it is the original fat boy that I have the strongest feelings of nostalgia for. Despite that, I can honestly say that the PlayStation 3 stist along the SEGA GameGear and the TurboGrafx16 as the only non-Nintendo retro consoles that I have any real, deep emotional connections with. I own a PlayStation 4, but it's my son's and we still haven't jumped to a the PS5 (I probably won't unless one of my son's push for it). I've never owned an XBOX console except for the used original XBOX I bought during the XBONE era and kept for 6 days before literally giving it away to someone her eon colexions. Thus, I can honestly say that I am more of a Nintendo fan than a "gaming" fan; but yet this console here pushed through my strong allegiances and found a permanent place in my heart.

I only bought the PS3 because my brother who lived halfway across the country from me wanted to play Madden with me. So, after getting an unexpected bonus at work I did him a solid and got one. For the first six months or so all I did on the PS3 was play Madden with him and watch Blu-Rays. It wasn't until colexions members started suggesting games I would like, and then actually started sending me physical copies of games to play that I turned off my Wii and started turning on my 3. I am forever thankful for people like Iain, Lee and Matt here in the colexions community for putting me on to fun games like Ratchet & Clank, and for having kids who convinced me to buy Little Big Planet. It is because of you all that I got to experience some of the most amazing games ever that were not released on a Nintendo console by way of the PlayaStation 3.

In celebration of the PS3's anniversary, what are some of your favorite games and memories that you had with the PS3?

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November 17, 2022

Can't believe it's been 16 years 😲 Got the Ps3 a little later too, and love some of the exclusive titles it has.


Corey Buckner @cbuckner
November 18, 2022

That time flew @DGT, but then you realize that we are already two console generations later. It was a great console though that is probably more appreciated now even then it was then.


November 23, 2022

Of course 😄 Wow ps5.
Yeah, we've been looking for obscure ps3 games recently. Lots of unique titles, some quite good. It's great to go back and revisit a console.