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Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 3
alaScore 90

451 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 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. The usability also gets good feedback. Reviews about the design and price are mixed.

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 (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.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 3 ConsoleSony PlayStation 3 Console

Jul, 2018

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

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

I loved it!!!

 

I have just bought my dream playstaion 3 console from personaldigital.com.au and I really amazed to get their overall customer services...mainly. their live chat agents. they are genious, prompt and very helpful.I loved all the system and highly...

customer service, quality,helpful mind

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Best console currently on the market

 

I love my PS3. It plays the best games on the market, and it doubles as a Blu-ray player. It will fit nicely on most TV cabinets as you can sit it in either the vertical or horizontal position. The PS4 is expected on the market in late 2013 but this is...

Lots of games, inexpensive, doubles as a Blu-ray player.

The on/off button is difficult to use. Can be quite noisy.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Playstation 3 is epic

 

the playstation 3 is a fun console that has a better design then the older console because your disk wont get stuck if it dies and i also love that its smaller so it can fit in smaller areas but a bad thing about it are that you cant play any ps2 games...

its nice and slim and has free online

you cant play ps2 games and somtimes the internet cuts out

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 New Look 500GB

 

Compered to the Xbox360 it's a little harder to set up, some games will install direct to the HD this can take up to 20mins. And downloadable content can be up to 1.The Playstation store you can down load demos for free but not as many as xbox live....

Blue ray

The disk door not compatilbe with PS2 games

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

I love Playstation

 

I love the Playstation 3. I have had the same playstation 3 since it's release date and have never had a problem with it. I love it how online gaming is free (as that's what i mainly use it for - call of duty). I love the Playstation exclusive games...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

new style slim

 

i have just purchased a new design ps3 slim today,,so far i like the style of it,,,very sleek looking and attractive ,,different than a lot of consoles ,,modern ,,smooth,,and at price with 2 games ,,2 controllers plus 500 gig hardrive for $398,,,not a...

the loading of disc ,no tray to give problems,,no mechanism to fail when loading disc,,runs cooler,,nice style

so far the only fault it may have is the door for disc loading,,it is a sliding setup and in time may begin to wear or jam

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

PS3 Bundle

 

Im new to the gaming world with a console as I have played on my desktop for years but I have always wanted a PS3 & ended up getting one online through JB HI FI. The price was excellent at $250 with 2 games including Hdmi cable,Usb Cable for charging...

Controller battery last for a long time without running out of charge.Games are excellent.

Console is a little loud & large.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

sony disappoints

 

started with a hiss and a roar but that was short lived...this unit didn't really have a lot of hours usage in the time it was used. It came as an accessory to our Sony TV. and its appeal to us was the blueray player and ability as a games console for...

Games were good , blueray worked fine once you figured it out...!

Set-ups were time consuming and sometimes frustrating but it didn't deliver a reasonable return for the cost of the unit considering all the hype It's poor value

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Not onyl for kids but also the young at heart.

 

Sony Playstation 3 is a fantastic console for playing many types of games,it gives many hours of enjoyment for kids and even adults that love to play anything from adventure,role playing,action,stratedgy,racing,even learning games for kids so they can...

love the fact is has a hard drive in many sizes. and can also play d blu ray dvds.

cannot play the older playstation 1 games.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: No

Input Device

Analog thumbsticks:N
Device Type:Special
Gaming control function keys:Vibration on/off
Gaming control technology:Digital
Gaming platforms supported:PlayStation 2
Reflex vibration:Y
Shoulder buttons:N

Multimedia

3D: 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: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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
Energy Star certified: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
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 / Lego: The Hobbit / 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 processor:RSX
Internal Memory:256
Internal memory type:XDR
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Platform:PlayStation 3
Processor Model:IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Video memory:256

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Device interface:Bluetooth
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:No / Yes
Built-in memory capacity:12
Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard Drive Capacity:12 / 160 / 320 / 500 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:12 / 160 / 320 / 500 / 80
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators:Y
Platform:PlayStation 3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 27.4 / 29
Height :6 / 6.5 / 9.8
Weight:2.1 / 3.2 / 4.4
Width:29 / 32.5