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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3851 reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 818 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim from Amazon.co.uk. 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.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

portability, price, usability, design, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 3 160GB Slim Console with DualShock Wireless ControllerSony PlayStation 3 160GB Slim Console with DualShock Wireless Controller

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim from Amazon.com. 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.com. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

price, portability, usability, design, reliability

90% 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 PlayStation 3 'Slim Edition' (PS3 Slim) AC Power Adapter Cord [Bulk Packed]

Jan, 2018

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Expert review by: Matt Peckham (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

 

Sony's remodeled PlayStation 3 (120GB) dropped a couple of dress sizes and $200 off the price of its predecessor, the [[artnid:183285|original PlayStation 3|Review: Sony PlayStation 3]]. For $499, you can now have a first-class, BD-Live capable Blu-ray...

Smaller and lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient ;

Only two USB ports instead of four, still no backwards compatibility for PS2 games ;

As Blu-ray players go, the original PS3 was competitive at $700 — although some cheaper units did just as good a job. At $499 with a slimmer profile and lower power consumption, the PS3 Slim is arguably the one to beat. Factor in games,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: John Falcone (cnet.com.au)

PS3 Slim: FAQ

 

We've compiled a quick run-down of what's new and what's not in the latest edition of PlayStation 3.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

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 at a more affordable price.

More affordable $499 price ; Slimmer, more compact design ; 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 ;...

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

At the end of the day, you can quibble about the Slim's new casual look, the lack of backward compatibility for PS2 games, no IR port, and such former extras as a built-in memory card reader and extra USB ports (we'd still like one on the back of the...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Sony officially announces PS3 Slim

 

Sony has finally taken the wraps off the much-rumoured PS3 Slim and gave it the more affordable AU$499 price tag consumers have been clamouring for.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

PS3 Slim video: Real or fake?

 

After months of rumours surrounding an updated "PS3 Slim", a video has surfaced on YouTube purporting to be a first glimpse at the product.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (gamepro.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

 

For $499, you can now have a first-class, BD-Live capable Blu-ray player with 1080p HDMI output, integrated Bluetooth and 802.11g, an upgradeable 120GB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1-channel Dolby Digital audio support, and Sony's monstrously...

Smaller and lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient

Only two USB ports instead of four, still no backwards compatibility for PS2 games

With its slicker body and reduced price point, the PlayStation 3 Slim is vastly more enticing than its costly predecessor. As Blu-ray players go, it's pretty hard to beat -- and that's before you even factor in the games. If Microsoft claims it's not...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: laurencesurf (cnet.com.au)

"Best console i have ever bought (way better than xbox 360)"

 

Very awesome console, way better than xbox 360 (anthony larosa)

Free online, bluray gameplay, better graphics, no lag online

more expensive than xbox

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Matthew.L (cnet.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

Awesome console would like to get another one, for another tv. My main use of this game console is to bluray, play games casually, play video files.

uses less energy,smaller,Blu-ray,bluetooth

Overheats sometimes (more than original)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Blocky (cnet.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

Great gaming console with bluray and 7.1 surround sound... awesome

3D support ,Blu ray, 1080p, free online gaming, good menu, good exclusive games, PSP Go connection,5.1 Dolby Digital surround and 7.1 LPCM surround, bluetooth,7 single-threaded cores (plus 1 backup core)

No hdmi, ps2 backwards, No infrared port

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: UltimaWeaponGT (cnet.com.au)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

The PS3 all the way. Over the years i have had 5 x360's and only 2 PS3's....only because I had to sell my first PS3 for financial reasons. I am a AV junkie and I personally can tell you that when the system is connected right , the x360 dosent compare....

PS3 with 7.1 surround

nothing more than minor

Jan, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Design

Colour of product:Beige / Black / Blue / Red / Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:27.4cm/29cm
Height:6.5cm/9.8cm
Weight:3.2kg/5kg
Width:29cm/32.4cm/32.5cm

Display

Built-in Display:N / No

Features

Developer:Ubisoft Montreal / Zipper Interactive
ESRB Rating:M (Mature)
Genre :Action / Adventure / Shooter
Language version:ENG, ESP
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI Rating:16 / 18
Platform:PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita
Publisher:SCEE / UbiSoft
Release Date:7/03/2012
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):7/03/2012

Game

Elements:Action - first person shooter/Racing / driving - GT/street
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)/Mature (17+)
Max Number of Players:4
Online Play:Built-in
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:18/3
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 4+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
HDD Capacity:120GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Name:Sony PlayStation 3
Type:Game console

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:3/3 Slim/3 Starter Pack/7/Fall of Man
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Resistance/Ridge Racer/Sony PlayStation

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Charcoal black
Package Type:Retail

Multimedia

3D: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in speaker(s): No
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 960p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3ad / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Battery Capacity:610
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Power requirements:100 - 240V, 50/60Hz / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, AV, USB / AV, USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Joystick
Games included:1 / 12 / 2 / 3 / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag / Destiny / Fifa 2013 / FIFA World Cup / FIFA World Cup 2014 / Gran Turismo 5 / Gran Turismo 5, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception / Gran Turismo 6 / Gran Turismo 6, Grand Theft Auto V / Gran Turismo 6, The Last of Us / MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time / Need For Speed: Shift / PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale / Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 / Rachet & Clank: Q-Force, ModNation Racers, Little Big Planet, MotoStorm / Singstar: Ultimate Party / Skylanders Giants / Skylanders Giants Starter Pack / Sport Champions 2 / Sports Champions / The Last of Us / UFC Undisputed 2010 / Watch Dogs / Wonderbook / Wonderbook: Book Of Spells
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
Toy figure(s) included: Yes
User guide:No / Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Built-in processor:IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3 / GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon / RSX
Internal Memory:256 / 8 / 8192
Internal memory type:GDDR5 / XDR
Number of controllers supported (max):2 / 4
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Parental control: Yes
Platform:PlayStation 3 / Playstation 4
Processor Model:AMD Jaguar / IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Video memory:256

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
Video Out:1 / Y / Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 200-240 / 220-240
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):165 / 190 / 250
Power Supply:190 / 250

RAM

Installed Size:256MB

Software

Category:Games
Licence Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - Action/Games - racing / driving
Type:Sony PlayStation 3

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive:N / No / Y / Yes
Built-in memory capacity:12
Built-In Optical Drive:Y / Yes
Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:12 / 120 / 160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:12 / 120 / 160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):290 x 230 x 60

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Max Resolution (external):1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 230 / 28.8 / 288 / 29
Height :3.9 / 39 / 6 / 6.5 / 60
Weight:2.1 / 2100 / 3 / 3.2
Width:2.9 / 26 / 26.5 / 265 / 29