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Sony Playstation 3 Slim

Sony Playstation 3 Slim
alaScore 94

4634 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 4634 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the game selection and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

value for money, portability, design, usability, game selection

We analysed 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony PS3 slim review

 

The PS3 is dead, long live the PS4. Except the PS3 is so far from dead it's almost ridiculous. For one thing, there is a persistent rumour that when the PS4 launches, it will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games. That's not a hardship for most,...

Much more affordable, brilliant gaming, second-to-none video and media player

A bit loud, drive cover is a bit cheap and flimsy, still not quite "cheap

Ignore the fact that the PS4 is imminent, this is still a blinding good console and one that will serve you for years to come with second-hand games and even new releases. Without doubt, if you don't have a PS3, this is the time to buy, but do consider...

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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?

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Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim console review - Pocket-lint

 

Is the time right to buy a PS3?

Blu-ray player, works as a media hub, quiet, price

The PlayStation 3 Slim is an accomplished piece of home entertainment hardware, with something for everyone on offer

The PlayStation 3 Slim is an accomplished piece of home entertainment hardware, with something for everyone on offer

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 250GB

 

Even before the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB came out in September, there were rumours that a 250GB beast was on the horizon.

It's slim ; Lower power consumption ; 250GB storage ; Blu-ray as standard ; Media streaming ; Codec-compatibility

It feels a bit cheap ; Price is still a bit high ; No PS2 compatibility

Over all, the PS3 Slim 250B is a phenomenal piece of kit. It's amazing that something so small can do so much. And so if you've just bought a new telly, that extra £70 you'd have to spend over the cost of an Xbox 360 Elite will be worth it just for the...

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Sony PS3 Slim

 

Update: also see our PS3 Slim 250 GB review.

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

Over all, the PS3 Slim is a phenomenal piece of kit. It's amazing that something so small can do so much. And so if you've just bought a new telly, that extra £50 you'd have to spend over the cost of an Xbox 360 Elite will be worth it just for the...

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Sony PS3 Slim 120GB

 

The PS3 slim is one third smaller and lighter than the original PlayStation 3

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 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...

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Motorstorm

 

Can PS3's big launch title make gamers forget the price and get playing?

Perhaps what impresses most is that Evolution’s engine manages all this when there is a hell of a lot going on on-screen at any one time. Most racing games only feature one type of vehicle, and even multi-vehicle games like TOCA3 ensure that there’s...

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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.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim review

 

The Sony PlayStation 3 Slim brings a much-needed reduction in asking price, without sacrificing any key features. If you've been holding off on buying a PS3, now's the time to dive in

Less bulky form factor ; Quieter than previous models ; Lower price tag

Cheaper-looking finish than previous versions ; Incompatible with universal remote controls

Conclusion Sony's PS3 Slim is just what the doctor ordered. Not only is it smaller, quieter and cheaper than previous versions, but the features Sony has done away with are those that most gamers simply won't miss. We wish, however, that Sony had...

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Max Resolution (external):1920 x 1080