PSM3 (short for PlayStation 3 Magazine ) is a British video game magazine for Sony gaming consoles, published monthly from 2000 to 2012 .
Cover of the last issue
Martin Hawkins (2000-2006)
|A country||Great Britain|
|Edition History||from 2000 to 2012|
The first issue of the magazine was released in October 2000 under the name PSM2 .   The magazine quickly became one of the most popular non-official PlayStation magazines in the UK. Starting with the 78th issue, the magazine changed its name to PSM3 and focused on the PlayStation 3 , although materials on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable continued to be printed. In July 2011, PSM3 was redesigned to meet the “needs of the modern adult player”. 
On November 13, 2012, it was announced that PSM3 and Xbox World magazines would be closed by the publisher. The last issue was released on December 12, 2012. [one]
The PSM3 disc has been popular with readers due to the reviews. Every month on the disc laid out the video gameplay with comments from the authors of the magazine.
In 2007, the PSM3 double-sided disc was released. On one side was a standard DVD, and on the other were high-resolution gaming trailers, screenshots, and game saves.
The PSM3 blog has existed since mid-2006. Initially independent, it became part of the CVG network, along with other Future gaming magazines, including Xbox World. In 2006, the PSM3 team was released via a video game blog on the PlayStation 3 in an uncontrollable environment before the release of the console. These videos became very popular on YouTube, but were soon removed. The blog attracted attention during the start of sales of the PlayStation 3 in Japan, when magazine freelancer Joel Snape was queuing for a set-top box and was reporting live. Snape was the second person in line and became the second person in the world to buy a PlayStation 3.
On June 21, 2007, PSM3 announced that they would release podcasts and invited readers to choose topics for discussion. The first release of the podcast was well received by readers, which led to the release of the second on July 31, 2007. Both podcasts were over an hour long. After that, the issues became regular.
- ↑ 1 2 Andy Robinson. Xbox World and PSM3 magazines to close . CVG (November 13, 2012). The appeal date is March 28, 2014.
- ↑ Justin Towell. Farewell, PSM3: Final issue on sale now . Games Radar (December 12, 2012). The appeal date is March 28, 2014.
- ↑ Johnny Cullen. PSM3 relaunches world look world exclusive . VG 24/7 (June 19, 2011). The appeal date is March 28, 2014.