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  • In 2010, the U.S. Air Force linked 1,700 PS3 consoles together to form a supercomputer. This computer could form over 500,000,000,000,000 calculations per second, over 50 times faster than the average laptop at the time. This was done to save costs; a traditional system would have cost 10 to 20 times more than the PS3 consoles did!

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  • While Sony was criticized early in the PS3's launch for its high costs, these costs were actually below what the console should've sold for; early sales of the console lost Sony as much as $200 for each console sold. Sony did this because they expected the cost of making the console to drop over time - thus resulting in profits. This was a flub, however, as Sony lost approximately $2,000,000,000 (U.S. dollars) by the end of the 2007 fiscal year. Production costs would eventually be halved by January 2008.

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  • Some early criticism of the PS3 was directed at its logo, whose font is derived from the font for the logo of the 2003 "Spider-Man" film, and thus dubbed lazy and unoriginal.

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  • Most games on the PlayStation 3 support trophies, which are earned by completing in game tasks. If one were to look closely at a larger image of any trophy -- from Bronze to Platinum -- in order, one can see the Square, Triangle, Circle, and Cross buttons from the traditional PlayStation controllers in the middle.

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