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Sony Playstation 3 Original

Sony Playstation 3 Original
alaScore 93

14244 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 14244 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and reliability are generally positive. The portability and design also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, portability, reliability, size

We analysed 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1718 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

price, usability, reliability, design, game selection

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Playstation 3 Original

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2943 user reviews of Sony Playstation 3 Original from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, price, design, game selection

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PS3 Hardware 160GB CorePlayStation 3 120 GBPlayStation 3 40GB

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Sony PS3 review

 

The Sony PlayStation 3 is still selling well, but should you wait for the PS4?

120GB storage ; It's smaller ; It's ligher ; Up to 50% less power consumption ; Brilliant media device ; Blu-ray player built-in ; Wi-fi included

It's a bit ugly ; The price is still high ; No PS2 gaming ; PSN outclassed by Xbox Live

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Sony PlayStation 3 80GB

 

When the Sony PS3 launched way back in November 2006 (March 2007 in the UK), even the harshest of critics couldn't have predicted the hostile greeting it would get. It was a baptism in a fiery nuclear inferno - and it goes without saying that it wasn't...

Gaming is great ; Blu-ray playback is almost flawless ; Media hub is the best ; Failure rate is very low

Still a bit pricey ; PSN is second best to Xbox Live

Write your own review of the 80GB PlayStation 3

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Sony PlayStation 3 60GB

 

Priced at £425, the PlayStation 3 has the dubious honour of being the most expensive games machine around. However, calling this glossy black box a games console is doing it a disservice.

Cheap way to get into Blu-ray ; Versatile connectivity options ; Excellent high-def picture quality

No supplied dedicated remote

There may well be some top class games in the future too, but at launch the PS3 lacks anything like an exclusive 'killer app' to sell the system to hardened gamers. Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man are solid titles, but nothing new, and the rest...

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Sony PlayStation 3 40GB

 

The 40GB PlayStation 3 was discontinued on August 22 2008. It was replaced by the 80GB model.

It's a brilliant console

It's now been discontinued

And as soon as this is brought up to date, the PS3 will surely be the most desirable HD console on the market.

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Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) Review

 

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

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim – overviewAt first glance the new Super Slim version of the PlayStation 3 is all good news: it’s notably smaller than the most recent Slim iteration of Sony’s long-runn

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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...

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Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB) review

 

Sony's PlayStation 3 may be the most expensive next-gen console, and its library of exclusive games isn't very impressive, but its swanky design and bevy of features, including a Blu-ray drive, make it hard to resist

Swanky design ; Quiet operation ; All games in high-definition ; User-friendly interface ; Plays Blu-ray movies ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; 80GB hard drive ; Online play is free ; HDMI output with 1080p support ; No external power supply

Games lineup is improving, but still lacks killer app ; HDMI cable not included ; Some PS2 games not supported

Conclusion So, is the PS3 worth the money Sony's asking? Yes, we think it is. The advantages the Xbox 360 had in terms of its exclusive games and superb online service are being caught up by Sony, with games such as LittleBigPlanet and the Home service...

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Sony PlayStation 3 (40GB) review

 

Sony's PlayStation 3 may be the most expensive next-gen console, and its launch titles aren't very impressive, but its swanky design and bevy of features, including a Blu-ray drive, make it hard to resist

Swanky design ; Quiet operation ; All games in high-definition ; User-friendly interface ; Plays Blu-ray movies ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; 40GB hard drive ; Online play is free ; HDMI output with 1080p support ; No external power supply

Games lineup is still unimpressive ; HDMI cable not included ; PS2 games not supported

Of course, this lack of backwards compatibility doesn't matter if you haven't got many PS2 games, in which case, this remains a brilliant multimedia home entertainment system. The 40GB hard drive should be large enough for most users and it's by the...

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Stuff magazine

 

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

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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...

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).
Bundle:No / With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories

Configuration

Basic Colour:Black / Unknown / White
Force / Vibrate Feedback:Not Applicable / Yes
Multidirectional Button:No / Not Applicable / Yes
Signal Connection:Wired / Wireless
Software Medium:Blu-ray
Technology:Analogue / Not Applicable

Connectivity

USB:No / Yes

General Features

Platform:Console
Supported Console:Sony Playstation III
System of Console:PlayStation 3
Table / Portable:Table
Type:Gamepad / HDD / Remote Control
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