The PlayStation 3 is certainly the most expensive of the current-generation video game consoles, but it also includes the most features. In addition to the hundreds of games currently available both on-disc and through the PlayStation Network, the PlayStation 3 is the only console that supports Blu-Ray movies and can sync with Bluetooth peripherals. The PlayStation 3 also features plenty of community features including video and audio chat from the home screen, as well as the customizable social networking "Home" space.
Although the PlayStation 3 can work with any Bluetooth headset, the official PlayStation headset features high-quality sound, a rechargeable base, and a generous twenty-foot range. The headset also features a crystal-clear mode that can be used when you are in close range to your console. It boosts vocal clarity and cancels incoming noise for the ultimate voice chatting experience.
Although the PlayStation Network allows you to play with friends online for free, there is a premium PlayStation service: PlayStation Plus. This service requires an annual subscription fee and allows you to download select PlayStation Network games, betas, and demos either for free or for a reduced price. If you aren't looking to give a subscription, you can always give the gift of PlayStation points, which can be used to purchase full-games from the PlayStation store as well as add-on content for existing games.