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Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3
alaScore 91

356 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Sony PlayStation 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and price also get good reviews.

portability, price, design, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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.

Aug, 2019

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 : 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 : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review: Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

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.

Oct, 2010

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 : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 review: Sony PlayStation 3

 

Sony PlayStation 3

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.

Mar, 2009

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

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