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Sony 320GB Slim Console (PlayStation 3)

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by Sony
PlayStation 3
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Leaner and Meaner: 32% smaller, 36% lighter and consuming 34% less power than the original PLAYSTATION 3 models
  • A World of Gaming: Play the latest games with stunning visual and audio quality. From Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Gran Turismo to Buzz! Quizzes and SingStar, there's something for the whole family
  • Blu-Ray: The built-in Blu-ray disc player means you can enjoy next-generation high-definition entertainment, displaying the latest movies with picture-perfect presentation
  • Always On: PlayStation 3 delivers an "always-on" online experience, offering a world of online possibilities including multiplayer gaming, text and video messaging, voice chatting, downloading content and browsing the internet
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: 3.5" and 5.25" disks
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00422MS8E
  • Product Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Release Date: 17 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,905 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Amazon.co.uk

As DVD playback made the PlayStation 2 more than just a game machine, hefty multi-media features make the PlayStation 3 Slim an even more versatile home entertainment machine. 32% smaller, 36% lighter and consuming 34% less power than the originals, this latest edition of the PlayStation 3 has been completely redesigned for a much more streamlined feel. Features such as video chat, internet access, digital photo viewing, and digital audio and video will likely make it the central component of your media set-up. Still, it is first and foremost a powerful gaming console.

Under the Hood
The PS3 features IBM's "Cell" processor and a co-developed Nvidia graphics processor that makes the system able to perform two trillion calculations per second. That makes the PlayStation 3 40 times faster than the PS2. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, it also boasts an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TV and projectors. The system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience. This console also provides for a sound experience by supporting Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1. A pre-installed 320 GB hard disc drive allows you ample room to save games as well as download content from the internet.

PS3 Slim- Vertically
PlayStation Slim: Leaner and Meaner

A sleek new look
Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Blu-Ray Is the New Way
Sony's PlayStation 3 games are encoded onto the Blu-Ray disc media format, which can hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This increase in capacity, combined with the awesome power of its processor and graphics card, promises mind-blowing games once developers have learned how to fully harness the new console's power. The PS3 will also support CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats.

In addition, PlayStation 3 system software update version 2.20 and up includes BD Live support. With this you can now play discs that support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE) and you can also connect to the Internet while playing discs that support this format so that you can obtain additional features. Features that are available vary depending on the software in use.

Sensational Controller
New gamers intuitively move the controller while playing, even though that movement has traditionally had no relation to what's going on in the game. Sony has picked up on this tendency and is using it to bring a new level of control to the PS3. Inside the controller is a high-precision sixaxis sensing system that accurately detects fine movements in pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as three dimensions of movement. This means that future PS3 games will be controlled by the movements of your hands rather than just your thumbs. For example, you might be able to steer a car by holding the controller like a steering wheel.

While the PS3 controller looks much like its Dual Shock predecessors, it will lack the force-feedback vibration since that would only interfere with the sensing system. It uses Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology and can support wireless controllers. It's a hot-swappable system, so if your controller is running low on power, just pause your game and connect a USB 2.0 cable. You can continue playing while your controller recharges automatically.

A Slew of New Games
With a series of games exclusively available on PlayStation 3 as well as an extensive catalogue of major titles, Sony have kept the PlayStation 3 to its gaming roots. With top titles in high definition, enjoy the biggest current and future releases such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 10, Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Tekken 6, Gran Turismo 5, MAG and many more besides.

Online
Play all your favourite games online and much more over the PlayStation Network. With the 320GB storage capacity of the PlayStation 3 Slim, you can also store more downloadable games, music, photos, videos and much more. PlayStation network members can also download free applications such as PlayStation Home, a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community available only on PS3 that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences, as well as Life with PlayStation, which offers users various news and information on your TV by connecting the PlayStation 3 to the network.




What's in the Box?

  • Game system
  • DualShock wireless controller
  • AC power cord
  • Audio/Video cable (HDMI or Component cable sold separately)
  • USB cable

PlayStation 3 Slim 320gb Specification:

CPU Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
GPU RSX
Sound LCPM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, ACC and others.
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD 2.5" Serial ATA 320GB
Communication
Ethernet X1 (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g Included
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Included
Wireless controller
(Bluetooth)
Included
AV Output Screen Size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI OUT 1
AV MULTI OUT 1
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) 1
BD/DVD/CD Drive
(Read Only)
Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
USB Ports 2
Backwards Compatibility No
Dimensions Approx 290(w) x 65(h) x 290(l) mm 
Weight Approx 3.2kg


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229 of 234 people found the following review helpful
By Nicholas Sales VINE VOICE
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First, I'll summarise my views of the newest PS3 console, then I'll list pros and cons to help you decide. I've also got a tips.

I bought my PS3 320GB mainly because I want to watch Blu-Rays, and it's not much more expensive than a Blu-Ray player, if you take into account it's also a games console, a media renderer (which means it "plays stuff" from media servers), and many other things.

I bought the 320GB model the day it came out (thanks, as always, Amazon) because I thought a big hard drive would be better. (I may have been wrong...)

To put my review into perspective, I also have a much-loved PS2 slim, a Wii, and a DS.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PS3 comparison to Xbox 360 which to buy 31 Dec 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been playing consoles from the era of Nintendo and Sega Master System. I've gone from a hardcore gamer to a casual gamer over the years, but habit still makes me get the latest one out.
I have both the first and second versions of the xbox 360 (not the new shiny 3rd generation one) and the PS3 early version and now the new one. So I am no fan boy.

The new PS3 is a solid build with a smaller form factor over its older brother. The now shiny piano black replaced with the matt finish. I have to say I liked the shiny black but the machine picks up dust and finger prints alot. So the matt black is a relief in some ways. The lost of a few ports and backwards PS2 capabilities is replaced by a larger hard drive. I don't find the trade off a big deal. I never really use the backwards capabilities anyway.

For me the important thing is the games. Of course the blu-ray capabilities is impressive as is the support for the latest updates for it. For example the internet connection meant since the early days support was added for the sound codecs when used in conjuction with a AV receiver. Sony really supports this product, with 3D capabilities been added and updated as well.

Since around 2009 I feel the PS3 has really taken off with their exclusives and really got there act together. There have been such exclusives as Little Big Planet 2, Kill Zone 3, Infamous 2, SODCOM 4, Yakuza 4, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 and Starhawk just to name a few. Also the gap between games graphics that are released on dual platforms has been reduced.
I still find if its a dual platform game I tend to purchase the Xbox 360 one and I hope game producers narrow the gap so I can happily purchase games on PS3 if needed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, reliable console 29 July 2012
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I opted for the 320gb model as I wasn't sure how much space I'd need for games. As it turns out, I made the right choice as I've downloaded a lot of games on the Playstation Store, which eat up your free space like crazy!

It's a brilliant games console, as well as basically being a Blu-ray disc movie player too. Never had an issue with it and have had hours of entertainment from it.
Online gaming is very responsive, as is media streaming on RTÉ Player, 4OD and Netflix (however this might have something to do with the fact that we have UPC fibre optic broadband in our house, and not the console itself)

The controller that was bundled with the console broke on me 2 months before the warranty was due to expire. In true Amazon style, they gave me a refund for more than the cost of a replacement controller so I was more than happy.

Great product, great service, what more can I say? :)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars multi-entertainment station 8 Feb 2011
By Su TOP 50 REVIEWER
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is my second console, the other one being a Nintendo Wii which I love, but it can't play movies.

We decided that rather than a standard Blu-ray player a Play Station would be better as it gives more than just a games console or a blu-ray player, it is also an i-player (BBC, ITV and 4-on-demand so far), and LoveFilm, it can play music and photo slide shows, the Play Station shop and these are the main ones I have found so far. The PS3 seems to update on average every couple of weeks adding something new.

So, after several months of consideration, looking around and asking a lot of questions we decided that the PS3 was probably our best option. Having, also, experienced the sudden shock of filling a hard drive really decided us on the 320 Gb memory over then 160 Gb hard drive and having seen the rate of update from Sony it was definitely the right choice.

A slim-line PS3 320 Gb was purchased, in the main, to watch blu-rays rather than to play games on ... well that was the initial idea.

Once we got it home it was a case of plugging it in, and this is where my sister comes in. I'm really not that good at connecting electrical items - I can do it but I spend hours reading the instruction booklets so I get it right. I still have nightmares over the connection of our very first video recorder. So my sister connected everything up. This was where the first problem arose.

The PS3 makes a big deal out of its High Definition capability so it is a great disappointment that (especially considering the price, even when sold as a bundle) they haven't included even a short HDMI cable. Fortunately we had one we could use - AmazonBasics 3M Dual-Shielded High Speed HDMI Cable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars PS3 Dead after a week.
used it first time,was fine to watch a dvd,also it was not as described,more damage to exterior than described,after a 3 time of using it to watch a movie (within a week) it... Read more
Published 11 days ago by jason weston payne
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and easy
Bought it mainly for blue-ray
Published 11 days ago by mickyH
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The item didn't work, there was a an electronic fault
Published 20 days ago by jens lose engberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent graphics, quiet, compact
My son loves it. He still has the old PS3, but the graphics on this slim version are awesome
Published 1 month ago by Rodger
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall is good and I would recommend it to a friend
I bought a used one and it works really well but the pads had no a rubber cover on top of L and R.Overall is good and I would recommend it to a friend.
Published 1 month ago by Calvin Mugemuzi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great buy
Published 2 months ago by CC1
4.0 out of 5 stars ok
ok
Published 2 months ago by simon armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 2 months ago by silas chauhan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great quality and service!!
Published 2 months ago by James Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and far better than my old PS2
Item arrived as described and works fine. Slight issue with delivery but worked-out well, shame sky sports are not supported but You Tube, BBC iPlayer so on are. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr G E Lee
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