Finally, there is a viable solution for Playstation users to install and operate Skype on PS3.
Millions of PS3 users have discovered an amazing, safe and reliable method of installing Skype, in addition to all their favorite applications (including web browsers and media players) on their Playstation 3. The only way to do this, is to provide your Playstation the same operating system as a computer.
You can now install on your PS3:
- MAC OS
- Then – All compatible applications, such as Skype
Installing one of the aforementioned operating systems renders you with the capabilities to achieve this. Imaging using Skype on PS3, or internet browsing, emails and more, in front of your flatscreen TV via your Playstion unit.
How To Install Skype On Your PS3
There have been rumors for years that Sony are developing an application of Skype for PS3, though it has never actually materialized. Now the only method available, is to install your chosen operating system and then install Skype as you normally would on your computer.
After hours of sifting the internet through unreliable advice from literally hundreds of websites, the only reliable option that we discovered was a program called PS3 Magic. You can click here to check it out
The product consists of software and a detailed instructional guide, that explains step by step how to safely complete the procedure of installing a new operating system.
- After downloading the software and instructional guide, you will need to transfer the data to your PS3.
- You may elect to copy the program to a USB stick, or burn it onto a blank CD. Once you have done this, insert the media into your PS3.
- The setup wizard will now assist you in the subsequent steps, where you select what operating system you wish to install.
- The instructional guide will advise you of the detailed steps that need to taken, then you will be up and running with a new operating system in no time at all.
- Once you have install the new OS, you will have the freedom to install Skype, as you would on your normal computer.
No Technical Knowledge Required: If you don’t hold much technical knowledge, this is not a problem, as the guide will take you through the process and hold your hand each step of the way.
Remove Anytime: This system can be restored to its original state at any time.
No Hardware Modifications: You do not need to open your machine to install the software and upgrade your operating system. There is nothing dangerous about this, it really is simple!
No Warranty Voiding: Installing the PS3 Magic Program and upgrading your OS will not void your factory warranty.
Firmware Restrictions: This system will only work on Playstations that have Firmware 3.55 or earlier. That means that if you bought a new machine after February 2011, you may not be able to use it. If your PS3 is older than February 2011, then you have no problems! However, not to worry, there is plenty of information out there to assist you in downgrading your firmware, if you do have a brand new unit.
So join myself and the millions of others that are using Skype on our PS3. Visit the PS3 Magic Website
There have been several models of the PS3 over the years, but how well to you really know the technical side of things and the details. The following should help you out:
Model CECH 2000: -
Much awaited Sony PS 3, the third video game of play station series was financed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 as part of the 7th epoch of the video game are the biggest competitors of Sony Play Station 3. On 11th November 2006 it got released in Japan and followed by other countries simultaneously.
The PlayStation Network, boisterous multimedia capabilities, the connectivity with the PS Portable and the use of Blu Ray Disc as the initial storage medium were the distinctive features of Sony PS3.
Launching and Modification of PS3: -
PlayStation 3 was introduced in E3 2005 Conference by Sony on 16th May, 2005. The demonstrations on comparable personal computer hardware and software development skill were the essential part of both the E3 and Tokyo Game Show event but the absence of functional version had little bit disappointed the audiences.
The basic prototype which was shown in May 2005 promoted two HDMI ports, six USB ports and three Ethernet ports. At E3 2006 it came with lots of modifications with four USB ports, one HDMI ports and one Ethernet in order to reduce the cost.
Different Models and Comparative Features:-
20 GB and 60 GB models were introduced at US $499 and US $599. The configuration of the 60 GB model featured an HDMI port, flash card readers, wi fi internet, and a chrome trim with a silvery logo.
On the other 20 GB model only included one HDMI port; flash card readers, wi fi internet, logo and chrome would not be included in this. Different attractive schemes on launching the two models in Japan would definitely draw a large number of consumers’ attention.
Launching of Much Awaited Slim Model:-
Understanding the increasing popularity of slim model Sony, at the Press Conference of Sony Gamescom on 18th August 2009, made the official announcement of launching PS3 CECH 2000 model.
The model was slightly changed at the time of launching. The logo was quite different from Spider Man Font and capitalized PS3 to a more conventional PlayStation. The remodeled slim version of PlayStation 3 featured an upgraded 120GB, 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard disk. It was officially released on 1st September 2009 in Europe and North America and on 3rd September 2009 in New Zeeland, Japan and Australia.
A 250 GB Final Fantasy 13 themed PlayStation 3 Slim which had white base with pink designs was officially declared on 24th September2009 in the Tokyo Game Show. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia declared that later 250GB PS3 Slim would be introduced with bundle of new games and definitely would devoid Final Fantasy.
Market Report of PS3 Slim: -
Though PS3 Slim 160 GB in classic white and 320 GB in charcoal black were launched in Japan in 29th July 2010 but later it was withdrawed with the notion that it would be launched in other regions.
Decision was taken to make 320 GB model available in North America only as a part of a PlayStation Eye, PlayStation Move and a copy of Sports champions. In Europe it would be available with PlayStation Eye, PlayStation Move and a demo disc.
PlayStation 3, with one year warranty, didn’t omit the consumers’ rights under the legislation of sale of goods. As per Ars Technica PS3 has experienced the failure which was normal in rate in the electronic industry and any evidences related with manufacturing defect wasn’t also available.Read More