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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 160 GB Charcoal Black Console (NTSC)

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The Sony PlayStation 3 offers unified online gaming, access to the PlayStation Network, multimedia capabilities, and a Blu-ray disc player. At 160 GB of storage, the PS3 Slim provides ample memory for a player's favorite games and movies. With its slender design, which makes it significantly light and small, the PlayStation 3 offers a streamlined look and runs quietly, making it a suitable addition to any home.

The unit's strong graphics processing by the NVIDIA RSX Reality Synthesizer can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD. This display capability makes it an apt choice for high-definition or near high-definition viewing of other media content, television shows and films. The PS3 Slim will even upgrade the quality of lower resolution visual media. This Sony PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs and other optical media. The Sony PlayStation 3 also comes with built-in Bluetooth technology that enables wireless connectivity with Bluetooth-driven headsets. This Bluetooth module can interact with up to seven external devices at once, making it a perfect feature for multiplayer scenarios. The unit also comes with a built-in Ethernet port, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port for connecting to other consoles or media players. The built-in Wi-Fi delivers fast Internet access, rapid game downloads, and quality media streaming. Players can also control the console with a television remote control via the HDMI port. The video game console comes with a DualShock 3 controller, a wireless game controller that includes haptic feedback capabilities and a motion sensing function. This controller delivers precise game interaction, upping a person's skills and adding to the overall enjoyment.

This PlayStation 3 console also has a unique user interface in the XrossMediaBar, or PS3 XMB. Using the PS3 XMB, players can create main and secondary player profiles; store, display, manage photos in the Photo Gallery, burn and play music tracks, and do much more. For those searching for new games and media, the XMB offers access to the PlayStation Store, an online virtual market where players can try out demos, access game and movie trailers, and purchase and download new games.

Access to the PlayStation Network is yet another exciting feature of this PS3 Slim. This unified multiplayer gaming service is free. Individuals can enjoy multiplayer gaming anytime they like with others from around the world. Using their Sony PlayStation 3 to access the PlayStation Network, users can also find online instruction manuals, create online player profiles, and access the system's vast communication features.
Virtual gaming also takes another leap forward with the PlayStation's access to PlayStation Home. This feature is a virtual three-dimensional social gaming platform that PS3 owners can access via the XMB. On PlayStation Home, the users can not only access single and multiplayer games, they can create and participate¬Ě in an entirely virtual world.

The Sony PlayStation 3 also offers access to streaming online content through major subscription services. The dimensions of this video game console are a height of 2.56 inches, a width of 11.42 inches and a depth of 11.42 inches, and it weighs 7.05 lbs. The Sony PlayStation 3 is an NTSC-compatible device and will play NTSC media that bears the NTSC-U/C or NTSC-J label. Most video games and movies manufactured and distributed in North America, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia are NTSC-compatible.
With the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim, players get access to a rich world of interactive entertainment. Simply put, the PS3 is a great machine for delivering virtual play, movie viewing, streaming content, and interactive gaming.


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BrandSony
Product NameSony PlayStation 3 Slim
UPC027242263420, 091037055088
Product LineSony PlayStation

General
TypeConsole
ColorCharcoal Black
Device Input SupportGame pad
Video Color OutputColor

Audio
Audio Output SupportStereo

Power & Battery
Power Source TypesPower Supply - internal

Dimensions
Height2.56 in.
Weight7.05 lb
Width11.42 in.
Depth11.42 in.

Technical Details
Supported MediaBD-ROM, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM
Resolutions1920 x 1080
Internet ConnectivityWireless
Ram Capacity256 MB
Region CodeNTSC
CPUCell Broadband Engine

Graphic
Memory Capacity256 MB

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity160 GB

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

  • THE GOOD

    "Swanky design with quiet operation; all games in high-definition; PSP-like, easy-to-use interface; plays Profile 2.0 high-definition Blu-ray movies in addition to upscaling standard DVDs; built-in Wi-Fi; 80GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; free online gaming service."

  • THE BAD

    "Lacks full backward support for PS2 games; only comes with two USB ports; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; no flash card or memory reader; glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet; online gaming, media, and commerce options not nearly as developed as Xbox Live."

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    "Even though PS2 backward compatibility has been dropped from this version, the 80GB PS3 is still a superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console."

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 1,459 user reviews

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of customers recommend this product

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Created: 05/03/12

Awesome gaming system.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The good: Slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service.
The bad: Lacks backward support for PS2 games; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; online gaming, media, and commerce options still aren't as fully developed as Xbox Live, though they're getting better.
The bottom line: With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 12/17/10

All-in-One Device, best Value around for Gaming!

More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service, NetFlix and Hulu with more enhancements to come!

With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

27 of 30 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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Created: 07/02/12

exellent

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

THE GOOD

slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; spacious hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service.


THE BAD

Lacks backward support for PS2 games

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 05/20/11

This is a great product.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service.

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Created: 10/20/09

$299 PS3 FINALLY competitive with Xbox/Wii

The new PS3 and price point really deserves a 5-star rating (relative to ALL previous PS3 console releases)... unfortunately this system is not ALL it could be, and with the equally reduced Xbox360 prices, the PS3 now only has a marginal edge over the next-gen market.

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The Good: There's so much to say here--you get the SAME great hardware in the most recent GEN PS3 80gb--but with capacity increased to 120 GB. 25% starting price reduction. 30% lighter AND slimmer. 30% more energy efficient (and MORE than 50% more efficient than GEN1 PS3's). The same CPU/GPU power of previous PS3 consoles. You retain the ability to swap hard drives easily. New matte finish that is both scratch and fingerprint resistant. Added compatibility with Sony Bravia hardware--limited appeal, but a bonus.

The Bad: Two USB ports maximum--disappointing. Lack of memory card readers--not a big deal. Removal of the dual-boot Operating System feature--a slap in the fact to Linux fans. The refusal of Sony to bow to consumer demand and enable PS2 emulation at the software level--disgusting.

The Ugly: While the new matte finish is more scratch and fingerprint resistant than its predecessors, it gives the PS3 a MUCH less professional look. Most will agree that the new design is uglier, and rather bland (see logo).
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Conclusion:
Even with the most recent xbox360 price drop, Sony FINALLY has a leg up on the competition, in terms of price-to-performance ratio. The xbox360 is arguably equivalent, if not for the lack of a Blu-Ray drive, which is a MAJOR selling point for the PS3. At only $50 more expensive than the Nintendo Wii (without a price reduction planned), the PS3 may easily begin to siphon off sales from Nintendo come the Holidays.

The REAL difference between consoles is the ported games and system exclusives. Game ports between the PS3, Xbox360, and PC standards are pretty much a given with the majority of games--the Wii however will end up with watered-down ports in almost every case. At this point, system exclusives on all three systems are nearly equal in terms of quality and customer appear--each system has standout games, which should be used as the main criteria for console selection.

Favor the new PS3 SLIM if only because its hardware is superior AND features a built-in Blu-Ray drive with 7.1 surround... quite the nice perk, what with low-end Blu-Ray players starting at $150 now.

50 of 54 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

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