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Sony PlayStation 3 Console

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by Sony Software
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Edition: 12GB Console
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Console
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Edition: 12GB Console
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B009DL2TBK
  • Product Dimensions: 34.4 x 33.8 x 11.3 cm ; 2 Kg
  • Release Date: 12 Oct. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,227 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: 12GB Console

The newly redesigned PlayStation 3 is smaller and lighter than ever before; packed with all the gaming fun you'd expect from PlayStation but in a brand new case!

By redesigning the internal design architecture, and removing the disc-fed tray and replacing it with a sliding top-loading disk cover, the PS3 Super Slim is reduced in size by up to 25% compared to the current Slim PS3.

The PS3 12GB Super Slim is a home entertainment system in a discreet and sleek console that allows you to play Blu-Ray Discs, DVD's, Music CD's and watch TV through the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 iPlayer (Internet connection required).

Included in the box you'll find:

  • PS3 12GB Super Slim Console CECH-4003A
  • Wireless Dualshock 3 Controller
  • AC power cord
  • AV cable
  • USB cable
NOTE:If there is any issue with the console , please contact the PlayStation Support ( help@ukplaystation.com ) for any further assistance.

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988 of 1,004 people found the following review helpful
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of two UK models of Sony's third major version of its PS3 console. The main differences between the two models are the size of storage included (the majority of this review discusses that difference) and the price - this model's a lot cheaper, the cheapest PS3 yet.

What the two models have in common is that they are both significantly smaller and lighter than Sony's previous PS3 versions. They also have a top loading disc drive rather than a slot loading one (a button releases a catch so the cover of the drive slides aside, then you push it back in place after inserting the disc). Aside from that there are few major differences from the last generation - same number of USB ports (2), same outputs, no SACD or PS2 disc compatibility, etc . The reduction in size and weight is very welcome and although some may feel slot loading is cooler and marginally more convenient, it's not a big deal, and you can understand that by doing this they have been able to make the unit cheaper.

To deal with the differences, this model has a stated storage size of 12Gb, made up of flash memory. The other model has a stated storage size of 500Gb, this being hard drive storage. When I got my 12Gb PS3 I immediately downloaded the latest version of the system software, and after that I checked the storage size available according to the system. It said I had 9108MB left. (Why not 12Gb? Well the system software takes up some space)

So is it worth going for this model at a cheaper price? That will depend on how you want to use the PS3, and you should give it some careful thought before buying.

If you want to use your PS3 to store more than a very small amount of audio or video, this is definitely not a good choice for you. The storage space is too small for that.
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101 of 109 people found the following review helpful
By Eagleuk
Edition:12GB Console
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
In short, it's smaller, lighter and is ideal for entry level users who don't need a great deal of storage.

It offers the exact same experience as any other PS3s and has a brand new design.

This choice of PS3 is ideal as a Blu-ray player or media streaming device and will set you back around £100 for another device that can do the same, however this can do much much more.

This version has just 12gb of storage, however if your careful with what you use and only regularly play 1-2 games at a time this is the perfect choice for you. If at a later date you change your mind and want more memory, you can buy a PS3 hard drive caddy and install you own hard drive if you would like to. Likewise if your old PS3 is out of warranty and no longer functions you can use your hard drive from your old PS3 in this PS3.

To install a spare hard drive this is the adapter you will need. You need a 5400rpm 2.5" hard drive for it to be suitable for the PS3.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlayStation-Replacement-Mounting-Bracket/dp/B009CV1OVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351809047&sr=8-1

Please bear in mind you will be forced to format a newly installed hard drive and will lose all data you may have had on it.

The build quality it a bit cheaper than previous models which is to be expected and it has no slot CD drive and instead loads from the top although this is no issue.

To sum up, if you play 1 or 2 games at a time or are looking for a blu-ray, media streaming capable device this is for you.

or if your a heavy user, play numerous games at a time, download films/music, use Play TV amongst other things, the 500GB option is for you.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! 22 May 2013
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
This is my first console in over 20 years when I bought the original Sega Mega drive ha ha!

The game is great, it looks good and fits with other items without looking out of place. Its easy to use and this was great value for money at under £140
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more memory 23 Dec. 2013
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
Before purchasing this console for my son, I could not work out why he would need any more memory than 12GB....... now I do.

It appears now that most games manufacturers sell the basic game on disk, but the rest of the game comes via a download that needs to be saved on the PS3.

Result is that my son has to decide which game or 2 that he wants on his PS3 whilst the rest cannot be played without deleting all the information (including stage saves) of another game.

It does not bode well for gamers who like to switch between games
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!! 29 Jan. 2013
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
Excellent buy for my teenage son who has wanted one for a long time. Fantastic packaging with fast reliable service. Most definatly recommend as was a bargin xmas present.....one very happy mum!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brill 31 Dec. 2012
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
small and sleek you just need a HDMI cable, a second controller and a hard drive upgrade and you will be flying in no time!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well wort it 2 Jan. 2013
By Lotty
Edition:12GB Console
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
One happy lad. Arrived exactly when it said it would in plenty of time for Christmas. Was a much wanted and successful present.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for even normal use 15 Dec. 2014
By Jamie
Edition:12GB Console
Do not buy the 12gb one, I have one and literally can't play anything as you can only play literally half of a game and the memory becomes full. Waste of money for my use anyway. Gutted I didn't pay the more and get a 320gb one as I am now looking to buy one to replace the 12!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
broke within the first month load of rubbish
Published 18 hours ago by kerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great console
Published 12 days ago by Greenones
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 13 days ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars mostly great
Apart from the DVD being sometimes noisy a nice bit of kit at a good price. I love the sliding DVD cover as it makes it really easy to take the DVDs in and out, rather than bending... Read more
Published 15 days ago by wrf12345
3.0 out of 5 stars A PS3 is a PS3 so its obviously awesome. But if you are going to buy...
A PS3 is a PS3 so its obviously awesome. But if you are going to buy one its worth getting one with a higher GB only because i have to delete GTA V every time i want to play... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son is over the moon with it. Exactly as described and what I expected
Published 22 days ago by Mra Paula F Mallaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 Slim
Excellent
Published 25 days ago by Kevin moore
5.0 out of 5 stars t be its so easy to do
I highly recommed this ps3 12 gb unit - Got mine for £110 brand new all in.

why take you time to look around for new unit all over the net and spend a few hours even on... Read more
Published 25 days ago by wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Everything as expected
Published 1 month ago by Barnabas Juhasz
3.0 out of 5 stars amazing console with some of the best exclusives out there
amazing console with some of the best exclusives out there. demons souls, ico, shadow of the collosus, journey, catherine, nier, persona 4, finalfantasy10hd etc

note: if... Read more
Published 1 month ago by William Shaw
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