Monday, June 6, 2011

Namco's System 357 B - An Inside Look

The System 357 B is the Arcade hardware that runs Tekken 6 BR.

Top of the System 357 B

System 357 B with tray pulled out.

Bottom of System 357 B

The GPU of the System 357 B


  1. Wow, that's a PS3 Slim in there! Is it possible to attach all those arcade peripherals and connections to a Playstation 3 at home? I'm guessing not because the consumer PS3 has not been programmed to accept all those peripherals. Also, what is that red cable coming out from the front? Is that a USB connection or something else?

  2. Namco System 357

    The Namco System 357 is an arcade system board based on the Sony PlayStation 3. It was released in 2007 as the board for Tekken 6.[1] Unlike its predecessor, it has not yet seen widespread adoption by other manufacturers.

    In 2011, Namco released an upgraded version of the arcade board, the System 369, also known as System 359, for use with Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The System 369's specifications are same as Slim retail PS3 consoles, and as such a smaller chassis with less heat.


    CPU: Cell Broadband Engine consisting of one 3.2GHz PowerPC-based Power Processing Element (PPE) and six Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs).
    System memory: 256MB XDR DRAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800-based RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' with 256MB GDDR3 RAM
    Media: internal HDD used for storage of games.
    UI: Sony XMB[2]