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Sony PS3 12GB Super Slim Console (PS3)

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by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
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Sony PS3 12GB Super Slim Console (PS3) + Sony PlayStation 3 Replacement Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Mounting Bracket
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Game Information

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

Product details

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  • 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 (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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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1,008 of 1,024 people found the following review helpful
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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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106 of 114 people found the following review helpful
By Eagleuk
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.


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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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more memory 23 Dec. 2013
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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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! 22 May 2013
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!! 29 Jan. 2013
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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
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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
By Tim W
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Bought for teenage children, chose this model because of value for money. We had to buy HDMI cable to improve picture quality (which is now amazing) and an HDD drive plus mounting bracket because 12GB is far to small and can only handle one game. Buying this extra stuff still made it a lot cheaper than buying the more expensive version and the HDD is very easy to install (says my son, who followed instructions posted on YouTube). The HDD is by Hitachi rather than the more expensive official PS3 version.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Prepare yourself for a further purchase.
Slim, top loading (taking away potential tray drive motor issues) and unimposing I bought mine about 2 years ago and it's been a faithful servant. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dale M. Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars The small hard drive is a serious issue most games ...
The small hard drive is a serious issue most games need more space so it really is rubbish without the big hard drive!
Published 18 days ago by James Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but fragile sliding disc cover
One of Sony's best and when it comes to an all-round entertainment device its better than the ps4 even. Tons of games, controllers hold charge for AGES. Read more
Published 19 days ago by KatanaDV20
4.0 out of 5 stars it does what a ps3 should
well packaged. It does what a ps3 should.
Published 21 days ago by interested party
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible
Cheaply made, can't even install GTA V due to lack of memory, constantly crashes so I have to wipe the entire memory and restart it.
Published 26 days ago by Heather Corbett
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent design top loading via a sliding section very little ...
Excellent design top loading via a sliding section very little noise in operation and excellent image quality when using Blue-ray disks. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr A P Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Hard disk needs replacement, a bit too loud.
Published 1 month ago by Moaz Nasr
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Hard drive far to small!
Published 1 month ago by Kevin Fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars ... hard to whack - at this price - even better: ) grade A+++++
as an entertainment system or gaming platform - ps3 is still hard to whack - at this price - even better :) grade A+++++
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Tj Walsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for those who only want a couple of games on it
I would recommend this if you only intend on playing a couple of games at a time on it as the memory is not huge. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kyra
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