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Sony PlayStation 3, 12GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Sony PlayStation 3, 12GB. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

portability, price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 3, 12GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 3, 12GB

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 3, 12GB from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (160 GB Model)

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Gilbert (engadget.com)

PlayStation 3 Slim review (late 2012): is the third time a charm?

 

More Info Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, 250GB bundle launches September 25th for $269 Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and

Half the weight of the original PS3 ; Extremely quiet

More expensive than previous model ; Top-loading disc tray ; Glossy exterior attracts dust, fingerprints

The newest PlayStation 3 is a step down from its predecessor, with a higher price, illogically placed disc tray and a glossy, fingerprint-prone finish.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony Playstation 3 Slim

 

When it first launched a couple of years back, the Sony Playstation 3 offered unprecedented power and gaming performance. In a bid to keep it fresh, Sony launched a new, slimmer Playstation 3. The components are pretty similar, but read on to find if...

That said, the Sony PS3 Slim is still an impressive achievement, and it easily ranks among the best gaming consoles ever. Slimmer, neater and packed with features, it's definitely a must have. Sony Playstation 3 Slim is tagged with Sony Playstation 3...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Mark Meehan (productreview.com.au)

ps3 review

 

i have a ps3 at home for 3 years and now the blue rays lens in it failed but it was good to fix and . I bought this product for one reason. 1.To play games and I watch dvd and blue-Ray movies. and you have to be very careful with updating the firmware...

energy efficient

blue rays lens fail/ some times i cannot update firmware with usb

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: lonleylad (productreview.com.au)

ps3 slim

 

i do a lot of repairs on these ,,,to be truthful ,i really think sony has gone backwards with these ,,they have more faults than the early fat models,,,bluray laser die very easy,,the drive itself will pack it in ,,power supplies fail ,,,you have to be...

easy to work on ,,parts are a reasonable price,,they need to be as ther are a lot of parts that fail

lots of things ,,biggest faults are heat and dust ,,heat can cause the psu to fail due to the fact that the fan draws heat from the chips and blows it out though the power supply which also creates heat ,,both these added together causes the faults...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: drifand45 (productreview.com.au)

This is the right time to buy one now

 

At $224 now at Kmart, this is a good console to get. I am disappointed with the older unit where ylode occurs due to over heating, this means there wasn't any good quality control on Sony's part. What I especially hate is the ridculas amount of...

Slim, can play BD and 3D BD. now is so cheap.

Too many firmware updates within a short period.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: ireview (productreview.com.au)

Noisy Noisy Noisy!!!

 

Very dissapointed in this product. I bought this product for two reasons. 1. To play games (daughter). 2. To watch Blu-Ray movies. The machine makes very loud clicking and whirring noises when playing games. When watching Blu-Ray or DVD movies there is...

Much too noisy

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: dupree905 (productreview.com.au)

Great entertainment unit

 

I originally bought the playstation due to my previous experience with the playstation 2. The gaming is free for online play & the amount of games help. the system comes with blu ray, meaning you can use it as a dvd unit as well. I now have two units...

Online features, blu ray, wireless controls,

Slow download rates & the massive hack in 2011 meaning I had to cancel credit cards.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Talktheroo (productreview.com.au)

Great Machine.

 

Great machine, does everything it is supposed to do. We have owned one for about three years now without any problems. I would recommend this gaming system as I think Sony have done a great job on the design and quality of the build. The graphics are...

Probably the best gaming console out there.

A lot of the games are pretty violent and graphic, World at War, etc. although fun to play. Not for little kids, stick to the Wii.

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Performance

Video memory:256

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes