Sony PlayStation 3 20 GB Black Console
About this product
- Product DescriptionPut the power of PlayStation in your hands with the 20 GB Sony PlayStation 3 black console. This powerhouse of a console uses a Cell Broadband Engine for parallel processing. This allows the machine to operate with immense power, delivering high-definition graphics and great gameplay. Let the system be the center of your entertainment hub. Not only can it play a vast library of hit games, but it can also play Blu-ray movies. The wireless features also connect you to streaming services for even more options. If you have a friend with the same system, you can connect to the Internet and battle it out on your favorite game until one of you reigns supreme.
- Product NameSony PlayStation 3
- Product LineSony PlayStation
- Console ColorBlack
- Release Date11/17/2006
- Device Input SupportGame pad
- Video Color OutputColor
- Audio Output SupportStereo
Power & Battery
- Power Source TypesPower Supply - internal
- Height3.86 in.
- Weight10.6 lb
- Width12.8 in.
- Depth10.79 in.
- Ram TechnologyRDRAM (RAMBUS)
- Supported MediaBD-ROM,CD-ROM,DVD-ROM
- Resolutions1920 x 1080
- Internet ConnectivityWired,Wireless
- Ram Capacity256 MB
- Region CodeNorth America
- CPUCell Broadband Engine
- Memory Capacity256 MB
- Country RegionNorth America
- Hard Drive Capacity20 GB
Most relevant reviews
- wilsokamorNov 02, 2015by
I repair these to fund my kids ps3 stuff and things for my ps4 the value on them has gone down a broken unit without the seal is only worth the parts that function it cost over $150.00 just to repair it like new and no pro is gonna buy it with a seal missing there only worth $25.00 cause there's no guarantee that anything will work cause someone opened it . A good 1 has the seal and is no more than $50.00 .
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- besach7Dec 18, 2014by
This is perfection there is nothing else to say.
Love playing those non emulated ps2 titles in 1080p?
This console combined with an HDCRT tv = sex literally.
Honestly this thing is best played on an HDCRT TV a normal LCD can make the cut, nothing compared to the quality of an HDCRT that can supoort at least 480p, 720p, and 1080i. HDMI and 1080p are a plus.
Everything I could ever ask for from sony.
- malakkarvApr 09, 2013by
Older Firmware Options Makes This Worth the Effort!
Please keep in mind the ratings for ease of use and game selection relate to the fact I'm not using this online, or with newer games, as it will not work with them, having older firmware.
I bought this particular used playstation because it had the original firmware 2.70 on it. If you don't play online, having older original firmware, pre-3.15 or 3.30 (I think, don't remember the specific update that removed the OtherOS option) means you can install a linux, mac osx, or even windows operating system on the playstation, and use it as a computer.
Sony has made a contingency of using their Playstation Network, that you must update your firmware. In their updates, they have eliminated this option to install other operating systems.
This console, with its older firmware represents innovation and respect for consumer choices and flexibility. Sony's new approach is most similar to their betamax fiasco - they try to dictate all terms in an autocratic function between them and us, the consumers. It's disrespectful, insulting, and design to bilge us of our money, their device become a money siphon, rather than entertainment system.
Which is why I refuse to use the newer playstation firmware, and refuse to participate in their online gaming community. A device like this is for aficionados and open source fans, as well as hackers and inquisitive minds. It is not for the people who want to get the latest releases, and the bling-bling of the latest re-texturing of the unreal engine, the newest rendition of PvP online gaming complete with moderators and 12 year old cursing poorly, but fluently, and other trite garbage.
If you want to use your playstation as a testing ground for homebrew or coding, or as a linux box, or for a media server without DRM and so forth, this is the right choice for you.
Compared to the newer playstation slims, this thing is a beast. The four USB slots I think a better design than the 2 USB slots, but that's just nitpicking. Swapping hard drives remains easy, as is accessing the system restore mode, critical for when mistakes are made in modifying the system.
The one I bought was potentially dead in the water. All I can say is, your mileage may vary, but unless the hardware was really abused, most PS3 problems are fixable without replacing hardware or soldering the board.Read full review
- jo007athomeNov 06, 2012by
The best Sony has done to date
This is in my opinion, the best Playstation console ever made. This is one of the few produced that is completely backwards compatible,it plays PS1, PS2 and PS3 games. I purchased this in great used condition and had a couple of modifications done to insure longevity (as best as one can)by having the thermal paste on the board redone with a better formula and an added chip that increases the RPMs of the fan. This console had one major fault from the factory, it would over heat. Despite the fault, to me, it was worth the extra time and funds to fix a design problem.
- mrlobsterbob014...Oct 08, 2012by
The PS3 is, quite possibly, the biggest console gaming system ever. At twice the size—and price—of its predecessor, the PS3 makes Sony's lofty ambitions pretty clear: This is much more than a gaming system. Sure, playing games is still the primary function—and drifting around corners in Ridge Racer 7 at 1080p is heart-stopping—but this system is clearly designed to do more than that. From replacing your DVD player to enabling you to view pictures, play music, and watch YouTube videos on your TV easily, this is a set top box for the next generation.