Kick-start your PlayStation 3 experience with more than just the hottest games - find out how to unlock your PlayStation 3 system's potential.
1. Enhance your games
Take your gameplay experience into fresh and exciting places with fantastic peripherals such as the PlayStation Move motion controller, which thrusts you into a world of incredibly accurate motion control technology, working alongside the PlayStation Eye camera to pick up your every move.
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2. Explore the world of entertainment with PlayStation online
There is a whole world out there to discover by signing up to PlayStation Network. Free to access, PSN is your gateway to a wonderful range of entertainment options and perks, including downloadble games and extras from PlayStation Store. Create an account now at playstation.co.nz/registration. To make your PlayStation Network journey even easier, you can buy a Wireless Headset and Wireless Keypad. Take a look at what they can offer you at playstation.co.nz/ps3/peripherals/.
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3. Discover the next big thing
Want to freshen up your collection or find the perfect game for friends and family? Why not use the handy Games Finder at playstation.co.nz/ps3games. With the redesigned PlayStation 3 browser, tracking down the ideal game has never been easier on your PS3.
4. Watch movies and video
You can't have failed to notice that your PlayStation 3 is a lean, mean movie playing machine. Not only can you play High Definition Blu-ray Discs, you can also watch incredible Blu-ray 3D disc movies if you have a 3D compatible TV.
MUBI is an incredible online film library available on your PS3 offering video on demand for movie lovers, packed to the rafters with acclaimed independent, foreign and classic films.
PlayTV lets you watch, pause and record digital television on your PlayStation 3, and catch-up TV websites such as TVNZ Ondemand are at your fingertips. And don't forget you can pick up a Blu-ray Disc Remote Control for slick and easy control over your videos.
5. Enjoy music
You can also strut your funky stuff with the ability to store and play your CDs and MP3s on the system, as well as watch thousands of music videos absolutely free with VidZone. If you fancy a little more musical enjoyment, Music Unlimited gives you instant access to millions of songs - simply use your Sony Entertainment Network account to sign in and stream loads of amazing tunes.
Don't forget the PlayStation 3 Visual Player provides a variety of eye-pleasing visual backgrounds while your favourite music plays.
6. Supercharge your PlayStation experience
Unlock the full potential of PlayStation Network on PS3 with PlayStation Plus, a subscription service which offers a host of premium and exclusive features. Enjoy early access to selected game beta trials and demos before anyone else and download fresh games, add-ons, avatars and dynamic themes for free.
7. Keep your finger on the pulse
You can keep up to date with the constantly evolving world of PlayStation in a number of ways, from the official PlayStation Forums and PlayStation.Blog, to handy features such as Weekend Essentials right here on playstation.co.nz. And don't forget you can read these sites on your PlayStation 3 browser and your mobile device by downloading the PlayStation Official App.
Be sure to opt in to receive PlayStation emails when you sign up for a Sony Entertainment Network account. If you already have an account, sign in to your Sony Entertainment Network account settings at playstation.co.nz/sign-in or via the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) Menu and opt in. That way you can keep bang up to date and receive the latest PlayStation news direct to your inbox.
8. Get a helping hand
If you're feeling a bit stuck there is an extensive support section on playstation.co.nz/support to point you in the right direction. You can also call upon the aid of the PlayStation community through the official PlayStation Forums.
Remember, with PlayStation 3 the game is just the start. So settle back and prepare for an entertainment extravaganza all from the comfort of your own home.
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