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Sony Playstation 3 Original

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9810 reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The portability and usability also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony Playstation 3 Original is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1816 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the portability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1273 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from 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 Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability.

portability, price, usability, design, size

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

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation 3 120 GBPlayStation 3 120 GB

Apr, 2018

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : James Rivington Nick Broughall (

Sony PS3 review


It may be seven years old, but the PS3 is still going strong

SSD storage option ; Tiny dimensions ; Great media capability ; Perfect for newcomers

Flimsy exterior ; Cheap drive mechanism ; Tough price point

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Sony PS3 Super Slim review


The Sony PS3 Super Slim games console is slimmer and cheaper than its predecessors

Lighter design ; Massive storage capacity ; Easy hard drive access

Cheap design ; Price ; No HDMI

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony PlayStation 3 (500GB) review


Impressive smart features ; decent sound and picture ; lower price

Feels cheap ; dedicated decks beat it on performance and match it for smart features

New, slimmer PS3 feels less special, but it's still a multi-talented media hub

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (

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

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Sony PlayStation 3


The PlayStation 3 has finally arrived in the UK, but was it worth the wait?

One thing that Sony can’t be criticised for is the amount of functionality that the PlayStation 3 offers. It really is so much more than just a games console, which is fine, assuming that you want to do so much more than play games. The PS3 really does...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony PlayStation3 (80GB) review


The Sony Playstation 3 is still a capable machine, but some cheaper dedicated players offer superior performance

More than a Blu-ray player ; load times ; DVD upscaling and Blu-ray picture

Sounds bright ; picture suffers from noise

Still a capable machine, but some cheaper dedicated players offer superior performance

Sep, 2008

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Sony PS3 40GB review


The new stripped down PS3 costs the same as the Xbox 360 Elite – and still packs that fantastic Blu-ray player

The cut-down PS3 costs the same as the Xbox Elite, has lost of its key features and still has that cracking Blu-ray player

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

PlayStation 3 Launch Game Roundup


With the PlayStation 3 officially on sale in the UK and my mammoth review of the hardware done and dusted, I thought I'd put together a small roundup of some of the key launch titles that you may tempt you. Many of the PS3 launch titles have already...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Danny Allen (

PlayStation 3 review


Sony has always pushed the PS3 (PlayStation 3) as an all-round entertainment console, with a remit that goes well beyond the realm of gaming. And its striking design certainly makes it look at home in the living room - even if it is larger than the...

The PS3 truly is technologically superior to both the Xbox 360 and the Wii, providing stunning graphics that will impress the most cynical of gamers. It's also a pleasure to use, with an intuitive, friendly interface. But this won't be a must-have...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (



It's here. At last. How can the PS3 possibly live up to our ridiculously high expectations? By being the best games console and media hub ever...

Stunning 1080p games. Best Blu-ray player yet. Free online gaming.

No hi-def upscaling for old DVDs and games. Controllers don’t have force feedback.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Continuing its illustrious history, Ridge Racer comes to Playstation 3. Drift around corners at speeds over 160 mph and take the lead as Ridge Racer 7 brings gamers an exhilarating driving and online gaming experience unlike any other. Drift racing at its best: Ridge Racer 7 includes a total of 40 machines and 22 exhilarating courses filled with nitrous, fast corners and hairpin turns. Customize your ultimate machine: The brand new machine customization mode gives players the power to make their dream machine with 375000 visual customizations and 7150 tuning modifications. Race your way to the top: In the new career mode, work yourself up to become the best Ridge Racer. The player will be tested to the limit, building a career from the ground up in over 160 races. Online play: In addition to the single player modes, Ridge Racer 7 includes online play for heated races with up to 14 players (TBC).


Number of Batteries Supported:2


Input type:press buttons


Colour of product:Black


Brand compatibility:Sony
Colour of product:Beige / Black / Blue / Red / White
Compatibility:PlayStation 3
Interface:RF Wireless
Remote control proper use:Game console / Game console, Home cinema system, TV


3D: Yes
Built-in Display:N / No
Display diagonal:59.7
HD type: No


LED indicators: Yes
Power LED: Yes


Developer:Guerrilla / Zipper Interactive
ESRB Rating:M (Mature)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Shooter
Language version:ESP / ITA
Multiplayer mode: Yes
Multiplayer mode type:Online
PEGI Rating:16 / 18
Platform:PlayStation 3
Release Date:29/01/2010
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):29/01/2010

Input Device

Analog thumbsticks:Y
Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
Gaming platforms supported:PlayStation 3
Reflex vibration:Y
Shoulder buttons:Y


Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, LPCM
Built-in Camera: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 960p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 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:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Compatibility:PlayStation 3
Energy Star certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
I/O ports:HDMI out x 1; AV Multi out x 1; Digital out (optical) x 1, RJ-45 x 1
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 220 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Motion controller
Games included:1 / 2 / Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag / Assassins Creed III / Batman Arkham Origins / Beyond: Two Souls + The Last Of Us / Destiny / Gran Turismo 6, Sports Champions 2 / Gran Turismo 6, The Last of Us / Grand Theft Auto V / Little Big Planet 3 / Sports Champions 2/Gran Turismo 5 / Watch Dogs
Manual: Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:No / Yes


Built-in processor:IBM Cell Broadband Engine / RSX
Graphics adapter memory type:DDR3 / GDDR3
Graphics processor:RSX
Internal Memory:256
Internal memory type:DDR3 / 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:Wired / 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:1 / AV / Yes


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


Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:12
Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / CF, MS Duo, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard Drive Capacity:120 / 160 / 320 / 40 / 500 / 60 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:12 / 120 / 160 / 320 / 40 / 500 / 60 / 80
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Compatibility:PlayStation 3 / PS3 20GB\nPS3 40GB\nPS3 60GB\nPS3 80GB CECHE01\nPS3 120GB\nPS3 160GB\nPS3 250GB\nPS3 320GB
Dimensions (WxDxH):290 x 230 x 60
Dimensions (WxHxD):
Number of products included:1
Platform:PlayStation 3

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23 / 29
Height :6 / 6.5
Weight:2.1 / 3 / 3.2 / 5
Width:2.9 / 29