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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
alaScore 90

3245 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3245 reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, usability, design, size

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 90/100 = 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 831 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim from Amazon.com. 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.com. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the size.

price, portability, usability, design, reliability

93% 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]

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Hill (t3.com)

Sony PS3 Slim review: 3D and Blu-ray update

 

Now with 3D gaming and Blu-ray, is the PS3 Slim the ultimate home entertainment device?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB

 

How does Sony's new svelte PS3 measure up?

HDMI 1.3a, S/PDIF and standard PlayStation A/V connections on the rear still handle output to your TV and sound system, while we get Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11g Wi-Fi for connecting to your router and on to the Internet. On the front we're down to two...

Feb, 2012

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review

 

The new PlayStation 3 (PS3) is an amazing piece of technology.

The Slim is an amazingly powerful media centre, game console and web client, with great format support - all in all, a superb buy.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony PS3 Slim review

 

The Sony PS3 Slim's got more hard drive, for less money. Time to trade in your old PS3?

Gorgeous design ; Blu-ray player ; Smart online extras

Xbox 360 beats it for games ; Loses some features from PS3 Chunky

The price is right, and so is the size, hard drive and Blu-ray playback. Time for late adopters to buy a PS3

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review

 

The slim-line Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB) bundles the top-notch features of the earlier PlayStation 3 into a smarter, sleeker package.

As Blu-ray players go, the original PS3 was competitively priced. With a slimmer profile, lower price and lower power consumption, the PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB) is arguably the one to beat. Factor in games, social networking features such as...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review (160GB, 320GB)

 

Sony's remodeled PlayStation 3 Slim (originally 120GB; now available in 160Gb and 320GB models) dropped a couple of dress sizes and a few quid off the price of its predecessor, the original PlayStation 3.

As Blu-ray players go, the original PS3 was competitively priced. With a slimmer profile, lower price and lower power consumption, the PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB) is arguably the one to beat. Factor in games, social networking features such as...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony PS3 Slim

 

Leaner and fitter for the fight, this is the best PS3 yet, and a decent alternative to a standalone BD player

As impressively flexible as ever, but now sleeker and quieter than before; more storage space than older models; now outputs bitstream HD audio

Still not quite the equal of a dedicated BD player

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Playstation 3 Slim Console

 

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you may have been reading around the web in only a hundred or so different places, rumours and [...]

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Lucy Orr (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony PS3 Slim

 

A quiet and compact powerhouse of a console, hampered by a limited range of quality titles and no backward compatibility with PS2 games.

Has Sony redeemed the PS3 brand? Regardless of the previously stated drawbacks, and the triumph of image over substance, the fact is that the PS3 Slim costs half of what the original PS3 cost when it first launched. It is also smaller, quieter and...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: avforums (avforums.com)

Sony Playstation 3 Slim Next-generation Blu-ray capable games console

 

I think it's safe to say that there is an undercurrent of condescension against using a games console to play back Blu-ray Discs in a "serious" home cinema environment. The thinking, I suppose, goes that a games machine couldn't possibly compete with...

Untampered-with 1080p output means video quality from 1080p BDs is nearly as good as we could hope for, Incredibly responsive to user input, Edge adaptive upscaling of SD content can produce distinctively superior results, depending on the content,...

PAL Film Mode detection is not infallible - jaggies can rarely occur with PAL movie content, No on-board deinterlacing of (rare) 1080i content, Remote control accessory is an optional extra, as this is a games console

Excellent

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

PlayStation 3 delivers an experience beyond anything you know today. With a built in Blu-ray Disc drive, PlayStation 3 invites you to a whole new generation in high-definition graphics and media capabilities. Whether it's high-definition gaming, Blu-ray movies, music or online services, PlayStation 3 takes you where you've never dreamed possible - a place where you can play beyond.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Design

Colour of product:Beige / Black / Blue / Multi / 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

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 / 720p, 1080p

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 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 802.11b, 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 / AC, HDMI, Micro-USB / AC, HDMI, USB / AV, USB
Game controllers included:Gamepad / Joystick
Games included:1 / 12 / 2 / 3 / Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag / Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare / 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 / Lego Star Wars / 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 / Uncharted 4 / Watch Dogs / Wonderbook / Wonderbook: Book Of Spells
Headset included: Yes
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 / 8000 / 8192 / 8196
Internal memory type:GDDR5 / XDR
Number of controllers supported (max):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 / 220-240
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):190 / 250
Power Supply:165 / 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:1000 / 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 / 30.5
Height :3.9 / 39 / 5.3 / 6 / 6.5 / 60
Weight:2.1 / 2.8 / 2100 / 3 / 3.2
Width:2.9 / 26 / 26.5 / 265 / 27.5 / 29