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Sony Playstation 3 Original

Sony Playstation 3 Original
alaScore 88

9477 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analysed 14509 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed ratings 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 Reviews about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the portability.

price, usability, design, reliability, size


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)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: ( 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 Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about 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

Aug, 2016

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: James Rivington (

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

Stop! We've reviewed the latest version of the PS3 here: PS3 review

Jun, 2010

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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

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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


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Sony PS3 80GB


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

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (



Sonys PS3 is a wonderful example of a powerful media centre, thanks to its inclusion of an audio-video-photo player as well as a web browser to navigate, download, play and chat on the Internet. In addition theres a 60GB hard disk for content storage,...

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


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


USB:No / Not Applicable / Yes

General Features

Platform:Console / Gaming Console
Supported Console:Sony Playstation III
System of Console:PlayStation 3
Table / Portable:Table
Type:Design Element / Gamepad / HDD / Remote Control / Visual Interaction Device