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Sony PLAYSTATION 3 Console (80 GB Model)

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by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Release Date: 22 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,654 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description PlayStation 3 brings advanced next-generation technology to home console hardware, realised through the combination of Cell and RSX processors.

With the Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed 80GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the Playstation Network. Equipped with basic input/output ports, PlayStation 3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays, offering PS3 owners the joy of the most advanced computer home entertainment content with the new DualShock 3 Controller as standard.

For use in living rooms, maximum heat and noise reduction has been achieved with a noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2. With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PlayStation 3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards.

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534 of 557 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 - Not a Games Console! 15 Nov 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So I ummed and ahhed for some time about buying the PS3. Why?

1. Don't have enough time to play Games (full time teacher and Dad to be)
2. Heard it was very noisy (untrue!)
3. Did I really need it?

I have to say since owning it now for some time, it really is a truly remarkable piece of kit. Why?

1. The Blu Ray is fantastic. - Just make sure you buy the Blu Ray remote as it's difficult to convince your other half you haven't just bought a games console when operating the Blu Ray with a joystick! That's 200 saved on buying a decent Blu Ray player then (stand alone players don't upgrade themselves either unlike the PS3).

2. It has integrated wireless so no wires which is dead easy to set up. Make sure you have your WEP handy

3. There is a full media server inside so you can browse all your photos, music, videos via your router and which ever other computers you have in the house. Very important for justifying it to the wife when the wedding pics come up in all their glory on your flatscreen.

4. Use it as a DVD player and it automatically upscales the DVD to make them look even better.

5. It has a good Internet Browser built in and the BBC are shortly bringing the iPlayer to PS3.

6. It is constantly being updated and improved via tried and tested over the air updates.

7. It looks fantastic. All black and shiny like the monoliths from 2001 a Space Odyssey.

8. Noise? What noise?? A barely audible slight, very distant hum on occasion. The XBox360 Elite sounds like one of those small portable vacuum cleaners and is really annoying in comparison.

9. It offers full 1080p playback via my Panasonic flatscreen and looks incredible as a result.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Playstation 3 (80GB) 1 Dec 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Have I made a mistake..This is what I asked myself after parting with no small amount of hard earned for a "games machine". I really wanted a Blu-Ray player but my Son promised this would be all i need, yeah!. Well, i have never played a game in my life so i ask the question.

Okay, the answer is I'm blown away, this is the best all round piece of kit that i have ever purchased. The PS3 plays my existing DVD's with better results than my 500 Denon and the quality of Blu-Ray on my Panasonic flat screen is awsome. Looks great, oozes quality, and the wireless, internet, audio and video capabilities are second to none and i'm only just scratching the surface of this machines capabilities, oh and I just might start to play games. Sometimes it's worth listening to the kids.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice piece of furniture that works. 22 Mar 2009
By shaz17 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I love this sleek expensive looking piece of hardware, at the side of the others out there this is the best. It is quieter than most and alot quieter than the xbox. The dvd's are awesome to play on here as well the games.
The wireless controller is a must, and have a few of these, they come in handy when you have a few people over and saves stepping over wires, so less dangerous.
For what it can do, I feel well worth the price.

Just a pity about the backwards technology that the superior 60gb version has and also the SD card slot, which this version doesn't have either and that is the only fault with this version...shame really
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a Dream Come True. 20 July 2009
By C.L.H
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The PS3 is an incredible games console- perhaps the best there is. It has so many useful features and the quality of the picture is magnificent. First and foremost, it is perfect for gaming; PS3 has wireless controllers that charge quickly, meaning less clutter. PS3 games are blu-ray disks, producing absolutely beautiful graphics a good example of this being Heavenly Sword - Platinum (PS3). The feature of Playstation Network (which is free!) allows for interactive gaming. After years of wishing that other people could play my games with me, PSN is an absolute gift making games such as LittleBigPlanet (PS3) twice as fun. Automatically, the PS3 updates games (also for free) with nifty little upgrades.

What else makes the PS3 so fantastic is that it plays blu-ray films, so there is no need to break the bank buying a blu-ray player. It also automatically upscales the quality of DVDs, enhancing your enjoyment of your collection. It has USB ports, so it is easy to connect up your iPod & store music, photos etc. on the PS3. I will digress to say that this feature comes in handy for importing the themes of wrestlers not featured on WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 (PS3) when making my favourites with the creation mode.

The machine itself is very attractive. Black & silver, 'PLAYSTATION3' written across the top in an elegant font, it looks modern to the point of being futuristic. It looks right at home when positioned beside a black HD TV. Overall is is a great way of upgrading your home entertainment system.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware 23 July 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Get piece of kit... but DON'T buy it to far in advance (birthday/xmas) bought mine for my son. when it arrived plugged it in and made sure it worked, then wrapped it up for xmas. It stopped playing DVD's boxing day, and games a couple of days after that. Phoned up to complain, but because it was outside of the 28 days I had to have a reconditioned unit (though this looked and worked as good as new).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Price!
The fan is super noisy and at one point it cut me off in the middle of a game but then it resumed quickly. This PS3 is otherwise cool!
Published 2 days ago by nowayout001
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It was not working properly. I need to send it back
Published 8 days ago by Abdullah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great price thank you very much
Published 14 days ago by nicoladickinson
5.0 out of 5 stars So happy!
I have missed my PS3 so much and when Final Fantasy X - X2 hd came out I couldn't not get one. I love this console.
Published 2 months ago by TigerRawr
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
Only took 2 working days to arrive, states scratches on case ( can see any) looks like came straight out the box!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by jon
5.0 out of 5 stars console
Great,can as i expected-plus extras,thankyou.
Liked how careful seller packed my goods,consideration always a positive with me.
Thankyou,would definitely use again.
Published 4 months ago by mscriv1968
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my son thank you
I brought my son a PS3 from here and he loves it
Nothing more to say, He plays it 24/7
Published 4 months ago by Julie Atkins
1.0 out of 5 stars IT WAS FAULTY
I had 2 send it back it was faulty keep cutting of when tried to play games and it wasn't turned of properly when it arrive
Published 4 months ago by daniel kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a PS3...the PSN store is broken though.
I decided to buy a used PS3 instead of a used X360 because the friends I wanted to play games with/against mainly had PS3s. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Edward Hart-Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars PS3 Happy
My daughter is very happy with the console. All the leads etc that you need to set it up were in the box. Very good purchase
Published 6 months ago by Dee
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