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Sony Playstation 3 Original

Sony Playstation 3 Original
alaScore 88

9270 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9270 reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, portability, reliability, design

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 88/100 = Very good 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 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the portability.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

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)

May, 2016

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. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, price, usability, design, size

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 40GBPlayStation 3 60GB

May, 2016

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

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

Expert review by: Ryan Block (engadget.com)

PlayStation 3: T-minus 3 months, not started manufacturing

 

Pretty bold move, Hirai, to admit that you're less than three months out from the global launch of what could be one of the most expensive propositions Sony has ever undertaken -- and you haven't even started manufacturing. According to Kaz, who...

Aug, 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!

Performance

Video memory:256

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes