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Sony Playstation 3 Original

Sony Playstation 3 Original
alaScore 93

14244 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14244 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The game selection and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the value for money.

design, usability, game selection, portability, reliability

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1718 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.

value for money, design, usability, game selection, 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)Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2943 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, portability, game selection

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PS3 Hardware 160GB CorePlayStation 3 120 GBPlayStation 3 40GB

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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.

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Sony readying super slim PS3? More clues emerge

 

The overall design appears to be a hybrid of the original-launch PS3 and the slimmer variant, with the super slim device sporting a long row of ridges at the top. You might also notice that this new PS3 lacks a slot-loading drive, and after careful...

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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...

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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...

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Sony PlayStation 3 (160GB)

 

Editors' note: While the 160GB PlayStation 3 is being phased out, it is still available at some retailers for $400. That said, we highly recommend checking out the newly designed PlayStation 3 Slim , as it offers a 120GB hard drive and slimmer, lighter...

Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like, easy-to-use interface; plays Profile 2.0 high-definition Blu-ray movies in addition to upscaling standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi; 80GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support;...

Lacks full backward support for PS2 games; only comes with two USB ports; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; no flash card or memory reader; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and...

Even though PS2 backward compatibility has been dropped from this version, the 80GB PS3 is still a superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console.

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Sony PlayStation 3 80GB Blu-Ray Review

 

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Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB)

 

Editors' note: As of September 2009, Sony will be discontinuing the PlayStation 3 80GB model. The console will sell for a reduced price of $300 until supply is exhausted. We highly recommend the newly designed PlayStation 3 Slim in its place, as it...

Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like, easy-to-use interface; plays Profile 2.0 high-definition Blu-ray movies in addition to upscaling standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi; 80GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support;...

Lacks full backward support for PS2 games; only comes with two USB ports; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; no flash card or memory reader; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and...

Even though PS2 backward compatibility has been dropped from this version, the 80GB PS3 is still a superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console.

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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

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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...

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Sony PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle (80GB)

 

Editors' note : This is an older version of the 80GB PlayStation 3 which had 4 USB ports, a flash media reader, limited compatibility with PS2 games, and a bundled copy of the Metal Gear Solid 4 game. Sony has since discontinued this model. Check out...

Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like easy-to-use interface; plays Profile 2.0 high-definition Blu-ray movies in addition to upscaling standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi and flash media reader; 80GB hard drive; online...

A USB port on the back would've been nice; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and commerce options not nearly as developed as Xbox Live.

A handful of notable upgrades from the entry-level model, the 80GB PS3 is superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console.

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!
Bundle:No / With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories

Configuration

Basic Colour:Black / Unknown / White
Force / Vibrate Feedback:Not Applicable / Yes
Multidirectional Button:No / Not Applicable / Yes
Signal Connection:Wired / Wireless
Software Medium:Blu-ray
Technology:Analogue / Not Applicable

Connectivity

USB:No / Yes

General Features

Platform:Console
Supported Console:Sony Playstation III
System of Console:PlayStation 3
Table / Portable:Table
Type:Gamepad / HDD / Remote Control
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