Sony PlayStation 3 (slim)

Basic Specs

3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory USB mass storage
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility PlayStation

Recent News

view all

Recent Discussions

No recent discussions about Sony PlayStation 3 (slim).

Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias PS3 Slim, PlayStation 3 Slim

Pricing / SKUs

SKU description 160GB, 320GB white model, 320GB, 120GB (Discontinued), 250GB (Discontinued)

Hardware

Width 11.42 inches
Depth 11.42 inches
Height 2.56 inches
Weight 7.05 pounds
Color Black, White
Exterior surface Matte

Performance

CPU brand IBM
CPU model Cell Broadband Engine
CPU speed 3.2 GHz
GPU brand Nvidia
GPU model RSX Reality Synthesizer
GPU ram 256 MB
RAM 256 MB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes

Audio / Video

Supported resolutions 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
Supported video files MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DivX

Ports

Audio / Video output Proprietary, HDMI, Component, Composite, Digital optical
Physical controller port(s) 2
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type Bluetooth
USB 2
Ethernet Yes

Storage

Internal storage 160 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB
User upgradeable Yes
External memory USB mass storage

Software

Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility PlayStation

Recent Discussions

No recent discussions about Sony PlayStation 3 (slim).

6.5

Average User Review

of 4 total reviews
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Design 8
  • Software 8
  • Game selection 9
  • Controls 8
  • Performance 7
  • Heat / noise 7

Login in order to review this product.

  • 7.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by dougmorton (Currently owns)

    I've owned a PS3 since 2009. Originally the 80GB "fat" version which developed a fault causing me to upgrade in May 2011 (1 year ago). Since buying my original PS3 in 2009 I had bought an Xbox 360 in early 2011 which I enjoyed using. However, I still wanted to replace my PS3 if only so I could still play the games I'd spent hundreds of pounds on. I enjoy using the PS3 more than the Xbox, it just seems a lot more refined. But I'll try and keep this as a PS3 review, rather than a comparison of the two. The controller is very nice. Like many, I had used the Dualshock 2 on the PS2 so it was a very natural progression. In 2012 there's clearly a wide spectrum of games for the console, well it has been on the market for years, so what do you expect? I won't go too much in to that. If I didn't own so many similar products I'm sure I would use the system a lot more and still fulfil my needs. With risk of rambling any more I'll end it here and just say, although it doesn't look amazing, doesn't have specs that would "Wow" a PC gamer and has been around for years, I would recommend it for a casual gamer like myself. The number 7 really does sum it up.

    The Breakdown

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Design 7
    • Software 7
    • Game selection 7
    • Controls 7
    • Performance 7
    • Heat / noise 8
    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
  • 1.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by Christopher Malone (Currently owns)

    Design: At least it's not white. I'd prefer it to be more of a box instead of the weird curve.

    Software: UI is a little bad; not very intuitive. When you boot up it now displays a health warning with no option to disable it and when that is over it starts on PSN instead of starting on the disc to quickly start playing. At least online play is free.

    Games: It has great games and exclusives. Though you won't have Mario, Zelda, or Halo.

    Controls: The controller that comes with it sucks. I bought a Power A controller and it has a much better fit in your hands and it is more ergonomic.

    Performance: You won't get PC graphics but it is better than the xBox 360 and the Wii.

    Heat: Doesn't get hot (or at least I don't feel it during gameplay).

    Noise: The disc reading noise is my pet peeve with all consoles.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    EDIT: The PS3 deleted the hard drive by itself after owning it for a little over a year. I'm selling it and investing in a gaming computer. Reliability = bad.

    The Breakdown

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Design 7
    • Software 7
    • Game selection 8
    • Controls 7
    • Performance 1
    • Heat / noise 5
    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
  • 8.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by KiwiC (Currently owns)

    I did have a fat PS3, but the noise out of it was unfeasibly loud - so quiet moments in games & films were ruined. I got the new PS3 when the old one kicked the bucket; and it has been great. Much quieter (though still a bit loud for my liking), and the same great performance. I watch alot of .avi's and stream things to it and its never hit a problem, and the BluRay functionality is good. As for the controller, I'm happy with the default Dualshock 3 - but I had a PS2 so I perhaps like it out of habit.
    The only issue I have is not with the PS3 per se, but with developers - game updates. Too many. Too often. I understand things pop up, but there are few things worse than getting home, new game in hand, popping it in the machine and... waiting. It would be nice for it to be finished when it leaves the producer. Grumble out the way, theres a silly volume of games available, and theres bound to be something you like, and the exclusives are often fantastic and make full use of the systems power.
    All in all a really good media system - although I dont get netflix or that here in NZ so i'm really only referring to local content rather than internet streamed.

    The Breakdown

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Design 7
    • Software 8
    • Game selection 10
    • Controls 7
    • Performance 10
    • Heat / noise 6
    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
  • 10.0
    Show all User reviews

    Reviewed by DillonLarson (Currently owns)

    I absolutely love my PlayStation 3. I've had it for about a year now, and although I constantly look for reasons to criticize it, I've found very few. The PSN outage earlier this year was unfortunate, but I came away from it with two free games and very little disappointment. Some of my favorite game series of all time, such as the Uncharted and Infamous series, are exclusives on PS3. The PlayStation 3 is truly a superior machine.

    Good Stuff
    - Beautiful hardware
    - Top-notch performance and graphics
    - The elegant XMB is genius
    - Great controller
    - Excellent exclusive games
    - Good media support, especially Blu-ray Disc
    - Free online multiplayer network

    Bad Stuff
    - Can get a bit noisy when playing DVDs/Blu-ray Discs

    The Breakdown

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • Design 10
    • Software 9
    • Game selection 10
    • Controls 10
    • Performance 10
    • Heat / noise 9
    Show the rest of this review and the breakdown
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5345_tracker