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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

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Game Information

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

Product details

Edition: 12GB Console
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  • ASIN: B009DL2TBK
  • Item Weight: 2 Kg
  • Release Date: 12 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: 12GB Console

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.

Product Description

HD, Movies, Games & on-demand entertainment all from the incredible power of the Sony PS3-12GB Super Slim PlayStation 3. Enjoy the excitement & thrills of PS3's vast library of video games. From fun family games, HD sports games to intense story driven action games. The World of AAA games is open you. With built-in WiFi, you can access to the Free PlayStation Network. Play your games online with people from around the world. You can also access a wealth of content from the PlayStation Store. Download wonderful indie games, downloadable content for your games collection, rent or buy the latest movies or keep up to date with your favourite shows with catch-up TV services. The Blu-Ray Drive not only offers you the finest of games but also allows you to watch 3D movies & games in immersive detail. See 3D Movies the way they were meant to be seen.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
917 of 933 people found the following review helpful
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! 22 May 2013
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
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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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful
By Eagleuk TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Edition:12GB Console
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.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlayStation-Replacement-Mounting-Bracket/dp/B009CV1OVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351809047&sr=8-1

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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!! 29 Jan 2013
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well wort it 2 Jan 2013
By Lotty
Edition:12GB Console
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
One happy lad. Arrived exactly when it said it would in plenty of time for Christmas. Was a much wanted and successful present.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brill 31 Dec 2012
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars playstation 3 31 Dec 2012
By kelly
Edition:12GB Console|Verified Purchase
cant moan came in 2 days ready for crimbo and me son loves it, well wrapped up so no damage
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great console, but not enough HDD 7 Jan 2013
By Jess
Edition:12GB Console
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The PlayStation it's self is a great looking machine, weighs about half of the original 60GB Phat PS3 (which is what I've decided to upgrade from) and is quieter when running. However, I don't like the way the disk tray opens any more; the snazzy way the disks used to just slide into the PS3 has been taken away, now you have to press a button to open the quite flimsy disk compartment and place the disk onto the PS3, then slide the disk compartment "door" back into place. If you are used to having the PS3 stood upright rather than lying down like a DVD player, then you'll have difficulty using the disk tray on this machine. The worst part about this PlayStation however is the hard drive. 12GB is way too small, especially if you download games and TV shows/films from the PlayStation store. I tried playing Skyrim first, but because I put a few films on the PlayStation HDD it wouldn't allow me to play the game as it stated that Skyrim needed about 4GB of space to create game and save data, not totally sure if this is only for Skyrim, or whether this is for all the games to use, but if this 4GB was only for Skyrim, then for all the games I play, I'd need a lot more space than 12GB. Anyhow, if you don't mind buying a new HDD to go into the PS3 Super Slim, and don't mind messing up the warranty while switching the HDD, and can look past the flimsiness of the machine, then this is the PS3 for you! However, if you can't, try and find one of the normal PS3 2010 Slims, I tried to buy one from Game, but they'd ran out the day I went to get a new PS3.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not well described
While this PS3 is perfectly functional the 12GB FLASH!! memory is not much use if you are using the console for any considerable gaming without continually dumping saves onto an... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jenny
4.0 out of 5 stars Replacement for duff PS3
I bought this as a replacement for my old PS3 as that died with the red flashing light error. The system works well and I easily added the old hard drive into this model though you... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Merlin Industrial R. White
5.0 out of 5 stars good but made a lot better
opted to get the 12gb version and do a memory upgrade myself . not to sure that these are supposed to be upgraded as no tray for hard drive to go into , but still upgraded it to... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sgt A Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Device was in condition as described. I am quite happy with the device.
I hope this is enough for feedback.
Published 26 days ago by Toni
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes.
YES YES YES YES YES. BUY. Do not regret this at all. Brilliant size so sit subtly on any television stand. Good for those who use it for more than just gaming too :-)
Published 27 days ago by charlotte blythe
5.0 out of 5 stars exactly what I wanted
its made me stepson happy so can't complain at all............simple as that, want it,got it years of fun to be had
Published 1 month ago by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars Playstation 3
Lovely looking slim device easy to use come promptly and when advised. Very good value. Boxed well no damage and great service
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. T. A. Brahaj
5.0 out of 5 stars ps3
what else to say about this console ... an excellent product ... i ordered one for my best friend for just 99 pounds ... great price for a great console thx amazon !!!
Published 1 month ago by savvas kosmas
2.0 out of 5 stars The controller that came with it was broken
broken controller came with it and it was not even a normal PS3 controller it was some modded controller or something similar anyways the console was fine but it came with a broken... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Zhyar Mohammed
1.0 out of 5 stars What is the point in this GAMES console???
This should be called the Sony Frustration 3!!!

OK yes, I am an old git, who knows very little about games consoles, and no Mr Sony I am not your target audience by any... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Lewis
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