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Sony 320GB Slim Console (PlayStation 3)

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Platform : PlayStation 3
111 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

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  • ASIN: B00422MS8E
  • Product Dimensions: 34.2 x 34 x 16 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Release Date: 17 Sept. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 888 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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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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234 of 239 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Sales VINE VOICE on 13 Oct. 2010
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2013
I am not done with my PS3 console yet, though I have to say it's leaps and bounds beyond the Xbox360. Not only is it free to play online, but the PS3 also plays Blu-rays, making it an utterly essential hub for ALL of your home entertainment needs. Even as recently as 10 years ago many of us were still using CDs, separate hi-fis (remember those?), and recording episodes of television.

Take games out of the equation for a moment and you still have a machine that delivers photo galleries in HD, music albums available at the touch of a button that can boom through your home theatre, Channel 4OD, BBC i-player, YouTube, LoveFilm, video files, and PlayStation Home. The PSN offers a trophy system, which I love, a great store to purchase all kinds of games from modern to retro as well as movies to rent in HD. Add all this together and you have a console that clearly beats the Microsoft counterpart.

The Xbox 360 was prone to constant failure and the "red ring of death" is something I know has driven a lot of people mad. I did own a 60GB "PlayStation Fat" when it first came out and it lasted over 2 years before failing due to a fault in the heat sink. I managed to repair it, which was not easy, and trade up to a PlayStation 3 Slim, which corrected this fault and I have not had a single problem in the 3 years since.

Just in case the PlayStation 4 has any teething problems I will wait until the slimline version comes out before I take the plunge. The PS3 is on its way out, though it still has maybe 1-2 years left before it becomes completely obsolete.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Su TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 Feb. 2011
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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