As I look back over seventeen years of playing PlayStation 3, and feel myself growing older by leaps and bounds.
At 17 years, PlayStation 3 is living proof that time waits for no one.
While PlayStation 5 games such as God of War: Ragnarok, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 may dominate discussions at present, there can be no question that its predecessor – PlayStation 3 – remains equally worthwhile.
Starting off as the worst system of its generation due to an extremely exorbitant price at launch, PS3 eventually overtook Xbox 360 as the go-to device thanks to an excellent library including Halo 3, but when it came to exclusive titles the PlayStation3 far outshone it all.
One of the finest games was unquestionably The Last Of Us, one of the most celebrated PlayStation exclusives ever with a sequel scheduled to be remastered for PS5 early next year.
Overall, PS3’s evolution was fantastic and its legacy still vividly remembered and played today, even if some games from its classic library have yet to make the transition over to current-gen platforms despite efforts at backwards compatibility.
Fans of the system reflected on its life on Reddit post by sharing some memorable experiences as well as what made it amazing at its time.
“What an amazing time. Massive generational shift and online gaming, trophy hunting and digital content were truly revolutionary in terms of gaming at that point in history!” read one commenter.
“I remember switching over from Xbox to PlayStation because their online was free, only for Sony to announce they would begin charging later. Good times,” commented another fan while one wrote, “PS3 is retro, that’s dope!
Never will one forget when PS 5 becomes obsolete; and that makes one wonder just how far-advanced, yet expensive, future generation systems might become.