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Sony Playstation 3 Slim

Sony Playstation 3 Slim
alaScore 94

7522 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7522 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and value for money also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, value for money, portability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony Playstation 3 Slim is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 996 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Slim from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, portability, usability, design, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DualShock 3 PS3 controller (PS3)Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (120GB Model)Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (120GB Model)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Slim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2731 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Slim from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, design, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 3 'Slim Edition' (PS3 Slim) AC Power Adapter Cord [Bulk Packed]Sony DLCHD20HF 2-Meter Flat High Speed HDMI Cable

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MotorStorm

 

More Dirt on the PS3's off-road racer...

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PlayStation 3 Slim (2012)

 

More Info Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, 250GB bundle launches September 25th for $269 Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and personal (eyes-on) Sony explains missing PlayStation 3 price drop on old models, EU exclusivity of Flash memory...

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.

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PlayStation 3 Slim Shaves Off Price, Not Performance

 

The PS3 slim cuts its price, its heft, and even its size. But its abilities? Still wicked strong.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

Nearly three years after the introduction of the original budget-busting PlayStation 3, Sony has put both the system and its price tag on a diet. The appropriately named PlayStation 3 Slim shaves over an inch off the width of the previous system while...

Reasonably priced; smaller form-factor; larger hard drive: cooler and quieter

HDMI cable not included; lacks Linux support; cheaper looking materials

Despite the tummy tuck, the PlayStation 3 remains the capable, muscular box it's always been.

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Sony PlayStation 3 120GB (PS3 Slim)

 

To the casual observer, there's nothing particularly slim about the new Sony PlayStation 3's ($299.99 direct) sleek black housing-it's only when you compare it with its nearly three-year-old counterpart, the previous-gen PS3, that you see how much...

New compact and energy-efficient design. Terrific gaming performance. Integrated high-quality Blu-ray player. Hard drive is easily accessible for upgrades. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Support for HDMI CEC and DLNA

No memory card slots. Lacks support for Netflix streaming. Dedicated Blu-ray remote is not included

A long-overdue price drop, a hard-drive bump, and a compelling physical redesign make the Sony PlayStation 3 more desirable than ever.

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PlayStation 3 Slim review

 

Even before Sony's big unveil earlier this month at Cologne GamesCom, it felt like we already knew the PlayStation 3 Slim quite intimately. A leak from back in May gave us a glimpse of every angle of the hardware's exterior, and even the final retail...

Smaller, lighter, and quieter ; More energy efficient ; Matte finish

Blu-ray playback a tad slower ; No support for OtherOS ; No PS2 legacy support

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

 

Editors' note: In November of 2009, Sony introduced Netflix to the PlayStation 3 home console. Netflix subscribers can order a free PS3 Netflix Blu-ray Disc online from the site and must use it every time in order to stream a movie. Users can manage...

More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no...

Lacks backward support for PS2 games; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; online gaming, media, and commerce options still aren't as fully developed as Xbox Live, though they're getting better

With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (250GB)

 

Back in 2004, four years after first launching the PlayStation 2, Sony brought out a new, much more compact PS2. Timed to come out just as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was hitting stores, the redesigned console helped breath new life into the PS2...

More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; spacious hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no...

Lacks backward support for PS2 games; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; online gaming, media, and commerce options still aren't as fully developed as Xbox Live, though they're getting better

With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

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Sony DualShock 3 Wireless Controller

 

Game like never before with the SIXAXIS wireless controller designed exclusively for the Playstation 3. Compatible with today's monitors and televisions, this state-of-the-art controller features motion-sensing technology to detect natural and...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

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Sony DualShock 3 (black, PS3)

 

When Sony's PlayStation 3 came out in late 2006, much was made over the fact that the new Sixaxis wireless controller that shipped with the system didn't offer any force feedback--or rumble, as the vibration feature in Sony's earlier DualShock 2...

Wireless PS3 controller with rumble support; slightly heavier, which gives it a bit more heft than the featherlight Sixaxis controller; rumble function added to many existing games via downloadable patches

Somewhat overpriced; doesn't come with a USB cable for recharging; rechargeable battery isn't removable

While it costs a bit more than it should, the DualShock 3 adds the rumble support that should've been present in the PS3 from the beginning.

Product Specifications

PlayStation 3 delivers an experience beyond anything you know today. With a built in Blu-ray Disc drive, PlayStation 3 invites you to a whole new generation in high-definition graphics and media capabilities. Whether it's high-definition gaming, Blu-ray movies, music or online services, PlayStation 3 takes you where you've never dreamed possible - a place where you can play beyond.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:3.9in
Weight:11lbs
Width:12.8in

Game Console

Color Support:Color
HDD Capacity:160GB/20GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Name:Sony PlayStation 3
Type:Game console

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:3/3 80GB Limited Edition MotorStorm Game pack/3 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Limited Edition Bundle / 3 Uncharted: Drakes Fortune Limited Edition Bundle
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PlayStation

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

RAM

Installed Size:256MB

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Max Resolution (external):1920 x 1080