High-definition: Blu-ray’s vast storage capacity (50 GB BD vs. 5 GB DVD) supports the large data requirements of high-definition games and movies.
Pristine picture quality: Blu-Ray delivers pristine picture quality at 1080p - the highest-definition resolution available today.
Theatre-quality audio: The PlayStation 3 has audio that redefines “life-like” with its 7.1 channel surround sound and true lossless audio. This theatre-quality "uncompressed" audio supports 8 channels of Liner PCM and up to 32 audio streams.
Quality movies in high-definition: Seven of the eight major movie studios have already announced titles for Blu-ray, including Warner, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM and Lionsgate.
Recordable media: Blu-ray offers a recordable format with unsurpassed storage capacity to store your digital world: photographs, home videos, music libraries and data, as well as games and movies.
Maximum bit rate: With the overwhelming computational power of its Cell Broadband Engine processor, the PlayStation 3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-Ray at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps, the maximum bit rate defined in Blu-Ray standards.
Industry support: Blu-Ray has the broadest industry support for any disc format ever launched and is supported by more than 170 of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, Hewlett-Packard, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson