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Sony Playstation 3 Original

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9814 reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony Playstation 3 Original is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability.

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portability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1273 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation 3 120 GBPlayStation 3 120 GB

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (2012)

 

Sony has given the PlayStation 3 its second makeover since the game system first debuted in 2006. This new version is smaller than the "Slim" update from 2009 and sports an even bigger hard drive, offering 250GB and 500GB versions that put the original...

Smaller size. Larger hard drive

Overall, feels slightly flimsier than the previous PlayStation 3. Sliding-door optical drive doesn't feel sturdy, and it feels like a step backward

The new Sony PlayStation 3 packs the same excellent gaming and media features and almost double the storage capacity into an even smaller case.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (120GB) Review - PCWorld

 

The most significant internal change is that switch from an 80GB hard drive to a 120GB unit. On its exterior, the PS3 (120GB) replaces the original version's glossy black finish with a duller black matte finish, and it smoothes out its predecessor's...

Smaller and lighter

Only two USB ports instead of four

Slim-line game console system stands out for its value, versatility, and options, and rates 4.5 stars for its efforts. As a Blu-ray player, it rates 3.5 stars; the Blu-ray disc images it outputs are good, but not as pleasing as those on our...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (120GB) Home Theater Review

 

Smaller and lighter ; Quieter and more energy-efficient

Only two USB ports instead of four ; Backward compatibility is limited to PS1 games ; Sony PlayStation 3 (120GB) Game Console ; PlayStation 3 (120GB) Review, by Matt Peckham, PC World September 1, 2009 ; Sony's remodeled PlayStation 3 (120GB) dropped a...

Slim-line game console system stands out for its value, versatility, and options, and rates 4.5 stars for its efforts. As a Blu-ray player, it rates 3.5 stars; the Blu-ray disc images it outputs are good, but not as pleasing as those on our...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 80GB Blu-Ray Review

 
Feb, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3)

 

Stunning game play coupled with solid Blu-ray playback make the PlayStation 3 the best game console you can get.

Terrific gaming performance. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Free networked gaming. Integrates a high-quality Blu-ray player. Supports Blu-ray Profile 2.0.

Costs more than competing consoles. Sony has removed memory card slots. Online features lag behind Microsoft's Xbox LIVE. No dedicated Blu-ray remote.

Unfortunately, Sony chose to leave out the media card readers that were included in the first-generation PS3. The media card slot, which supported SD, CompactFlash, and Memory stick, is simply sealed over on new units. This is a serious disappointment...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Allen (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation 3

 

Expensive for a game console, but a great bargain for a console plus a Blu-ray Disc player, the PS3 is worth the wait.

Integrated Blu-ray slot drive, Stunning graphics and HDMI output

Pricey if Blu-ray movie playback not needed, HDMI or component cables not included

May, 2008

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (40GB; as Blu-ray Disc Player)

 

Game console system doubles as a great Blu-ray Disc player, too.

Inexpensive Blu-ray player

Image quality falls flat, Remote costs extra

Nevertheless, the PS3 remains quite a deal if you want to play high-def Blu-ray movies and aren't wedded to getting a stand-alone home-theater-style device. Even factoring in the cost of the remote, you're getting a versatile, reasonably priced Blu-ray...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Carlos Bergfeld (wired.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (80 GB)

 

Even with a $100 price cut in July 2007, Sony's deluxe console didn't gain much traction with gamers. Originally, its list of titles brought the phrase 'weak

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Danny Allen, PC World (pcworld.com)

Sony's Packed PlayStation 3: The Nitty Gritty Details

 

Our reviewer takes the PS3 out for an extended test drive and says the wait for the game console was worth it.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Donald Melanson (engadget.com)

PlayStation 3 unboxed -- sorta

 

Well, it's a PlayStation 3 coming out a box, just not that box -- but we'll take what we can get 'till we actually get our own hands on one. These latest beauty shots come courtesy of the good folks at IGN who, undeterred by the plain cardboard box...

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Play beyond your wildest dreams with the unparalleled PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. In addition to Internet-ready Wi-Fi and large capacity of hard disk space, this PS3 features blistering processing speeds, eye-popping graphics and up to 7.1 channels of digital surround sound. As its digital soul, the Cell Broadband Engine represents a tour de force in parallel processing while the built-in Blu-ray Disc drive delivers a generation in HD gaming and unmatched digital media storage. The PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system is ready for the future with support for advanced HDMI v1.3 spec features. Plus, the PS3 can play your entire catalog of CDs and DVDs. Experience unprecedented control, access and enjoyment of a full range of digital media!

Battery

Number of batteries supported:2

Buttons

Input Type:Press buttons

Design

Brand compatibility:Sony
Color of product:Beige / Black / Blue / Red / White
Compatibility:PlayStation 3
Interface:RF Wireless
Remote control proper use:Game Console / Game console, Home cinema system, TV

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Built-in display: No
Display Diagonal:23.5
HD type:Not supported

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:200-240 / 220-240 / 250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):190 / 250
Power supply:190 / 250

Ergonomics

LED Indicators: Yes
Power LED: Yes

Features

Developer:Zipper Interactive
Genre:Shooter
Language version:Italian
Languages supported:ITA
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI rating:16
Platform:PlayStation 3
Publisher:SCEE
Release Date:29/01/2010
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):29/01/2010

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, LPCM
Built-in camera: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 960p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u,IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Compatibility:PlayStation 3
Energy Star certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
I/O ports:HDMI out x 1; AV Multi out x 1; Digital out (optical) x 1, RJ-45 x 1
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Weight:6.61

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Motion controller
Games included:1 / 2 / Assasins Creed 4 Black Flag / Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag / Assassins Creed III / Batman Arkham Origins / Beyond: Two Souls + The Last Of Us / Destiny / Gran Turismo 6, Sports Champions 2 / Gran Turismo 6, The Last of Us / Grand Theft Auto V / Little Big Planet 3 / Sports Champions 2/Gran Turismo 5 / Watch Dogs
Manual: Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Built-in processor:IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3 / GDDR3
Graphics controller:RSX
Graphics processor:RSX
Internal memory:256
Internal memory type:DDR3 / XDR
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Parental Control: Yes
Platform:PlayStation 3
Processor:IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Processor model:IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Video memory:256

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
Video out:1 / AV / Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240 / 250
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):190 / 250
Power supply:190 / 250

Storage

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Built-In Optical Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / CF, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:SATA
Internal storage capacity:12 / 120 / 160 / 320 / 40 / 500 / 60 / 80
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage media:HDD

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.4 x 9.06 x 2.36

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 9.06
Height:2.36 / 2.56
Weight:11 / 112.9 / 4.63 / 6.61 / 7.05 / 74.1
Width:1.14 / 11.4