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Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3
alaScore 90

446 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Sony PlayStation 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability, but comments about the design and price are different.

portability, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Jan, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (2012)

 

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

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.

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Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

Half the weight of the original PS3Extremely quiet

More expensive than previous modelTop-loading disc trayGlossy exterior attracts dust, fingerprints

At $270 -- a full $20 more than the already existing 120GB model, albeit with the addition of a year-old game and $30 in virtual money for a free-to-play shooter that isn't available yet -- the PlayStation 3 redesign is hard to suggest. Barring the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

PlayStation 3 Wireless Keypad review

 

As hard as it might be for you wizened, Atari-era gamers to understand, there are plenty of people out there who think that today's gaming controllers need eve...

Dec, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Costa (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (Fall 2006)

 

By combining a great gaming platform with a high-definition Blu-ray player and a host of other features, the Sony PlayStation 3 makes a welcome addition to any living room.

Killer gaming performance. Blu-ray player. Media card reader. HDMI out with 1080p. Works with PS1/PS2 titles.

Expensive. HDMI cable sold separately. No more vibrating controller. Hard to find on store shelves.

i connected the ps3 via hdmi to the hp pavilion md5880n and the results were impressive. the system offered to choose the best possible setting for the tv and then automatically set itself for 1080p. the whole process took less than ten minutes. once...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Blu-ray Disc Player/Gaming ConsoleReview

 

As an interesting side effect of convergence and cross-promotion, Sony's next generation gaming console, the PlayStation 3 is one of the more advanced offerings in the Blu-ray Disc Player market, and also one of the least expensive. But can it really...

Update (4/15/08): With Sony's latest firmware upgrade (version 2.30), the PS3 now supports DTS-HD decoding as well as BD-ROM profile 2.0, a.k.a. "BD-Live" making this the first (and currently only) Blu-ray Disc player to support the new Web-enabled...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Jack Reikel (kickstartnews.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 Entertainment Console

 

Sony has always done its own thing. Between ridiculously proprietary MiniDisc, ATRAC file format, Memory Stick technology, Betamax tape format, Clie PDAs, Blu-ray, unique and unfathomably hard to find accessories, and a raft of other pointless and...

The Sony PlayStation 3 has incredible potential along with a feature set that is at the top of the heap right now. Considering the length of these product lifecycles, Sony is likely to be the technology leader for at least three years. Good titles are...

The PS3 does not upscale movie DVDs to high definition (HD). Using the controller within movie menu systems is fussy. The worldwide product launch was terrible, with ridiculously short supplies of the console. Sony essentially missed the 2006 American...

Expert review by: Danny Allen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Playstation 3

 

As the long wait for the much-anticipated PlayStation 3 game console dragged on, gamers started to joke that Sony stood for Soon, Only Not Yet.

Great graphics, Included Blu-Ray Drive, Enjoyable games ;

Menu unintuitive in places, Cost ;

At the heart of the PlayStation 3 lies a CPU that'll impress even the most hardcore PC gamer. This powerful, multicore Cell processor, jointly developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, runs at 3.2 GHz. An RSX Reality Synthesizer graphics engine, based on...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) review

 

Sony's console slips on a new outfit for its third outing. Has it got the look or is it gaming mutton dressed as plastic lamb?

Plays games and Blu-rays ; Tidier design ; Ton of games out there

No HDMI cable in the box ; New disc tray feels cheap and nasty

It’s a shame there are a couple of little flaws, but the PS3 remains a supreme all-purpose console and it’s now slimmer and lighter than ever

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Maksim R. (newegg.com)

Sony has really disapointed with the ps3 build

 

Read cons

- Worked well for 2 years till it died ( I dont game a lot).

I had to replace it and pay 100$ for it to be fixed, all 3 Sony controllers that I bought within a 4 year period have died or malfunctioned in some way. the controller build is horrible. Sony continues to sell them for crazy prices but have them...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Great Remote

 

Easy to use and enhances the ability of the PS3

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

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

Multimedia

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 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: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Battery Capacity:610
Battery performance:610
Energy Star certified: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Joystick
Games included:1 / Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 / Cars 2 / FIFA 12 / FIFA 13 / Gran Turismo 5 XL, All-Stars Battle Royale / Grand Theft Auto V / Mando Move Motion / Resistance 3 / Uncharted 3
Manual: Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

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

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:200-240 / 220-240
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, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:SATA
Internal storage capacity:12 / 160 / 320 / 500 / 80
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage media:HDD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 11.4 / 9.06
Height:2.36 / 2.56 / 3.86
Weight:112.9 / 4.63 / 7.05 / 9.7
Width:11.4 / 12.8