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Sony PLAYSTATION 3 Console (80 GB Model)

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 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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  • ASIN: B001DTETLS
  • Item Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Release Date: 22 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,263 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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532 of 555 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.

10.
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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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46 of 48 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS 5 Feb 2009
By Kennedy
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Already had a 360. Never wanted a PS3 until Sony released Wipeout HD, the swines. Splashed out. Quick capsule review: Sony's machine is simple, elegant, quiet, and was worth every penny. Haven't plugged my 360 in since I put the hdmi cable into this one - there's no comparison. Now, if I could just play gears of war on it, everything would be perfect...
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176 of 198 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Near Ultimate, but 160GB Coming Soon 30 Aug 2008
Games I Recommend:
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Game of the Year Edition)
- Uncharted: Drakes Fortune - Platinum
- Resistance: Fall of Man - Platinum

Good:
- The most powerful games console out. I would even say best but that's my opinion
- Blu-ray (Profile 2.0) movie player, for low price, and possibly expandable to future profile versions
- Compared to XBOX 360 Games not limited to ~8.54GB of DVD, but rather 50GB on Blu-ray disk, but these disks may get even bigger.
- Has Adobe Flash Player support, e.g. you can watch videos on YouTube
- Use the PlayStation Store to buy games, add-ons, demo, trailers and even classic PS1 games
- Comes with the DualShock3 PS3 controller which features rumble, rather than the older SixAxis
- Uses less power than the other PS3 models, especially the 60GB PS3s, saving you money on electricity bills
- Free online gaming network, compared to XBOX 360's network
- Supports streaming music, video, photos, etc.
- Very long production life cycle, about 10 years (Sony states) like the PS2 which you can still buy now
- Divx certified player, also plays Xvid video files because they are similar.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 15 days 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 18 days 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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars sony ps3
Amazing quality a real bargin for the games console wich has a 2 in 1 feature a stunning game system with a built in blu ray player
Published 3 months ago by gaming monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great price, used but shiny and new. Works great - replacing the same machine that finally gave up the ghost after much abuse.
Published 6 months ago by Bobby Broadbent
5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 is a PS3, ie better than an xbox by miles
The playstation 3 is better than the X Box 360, that is a fact and that is all. The End
Published 7 months ago by SSR
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Well this PS3 I really wanted this badly, So I sold my Xbox 360 for this PS3, And I'm proud that I Gotten this, Also just to be aware I gotten a FREE Controller too, But Overall... Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Melling
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