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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (120GB Model)

by Sony
Platform : PlayStation 3
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4.2 out of 5 stars 160 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
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B002L16JXS
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 6.5 cm ; 3.2 Kg
  • Release Date: 1 Sept. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,531 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description


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 120 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.

Play all your favourite games online and much more over the PlayStation Network. With the 120GB 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
  • DuelShock wireless controller
  • AC power cord
  • Audio/Video cable (HDMI or Component cable sold separately)
  • USB cable

PlayStation 3 Slim 120gb Specification:

CPU Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
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 120GB
Ethernet X1 (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g Included
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Included
Wireless controller
AV Output Screen Size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
(Read Only)
Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-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

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

When I started playing video games I preferred PC games... they are easy to control with mouse and keyboard and I never felt comfortable with console gamepads... eventually I grew old, stopped playing games as they need more patience to play through and complete... then one fine day after tedious office hours I just ordered this PS3 from Amazon without thinking twice (well... without thinking anything)... Amazon delivery was fast as usual... got Resistance 2, Hawx and pacific rift... as soon as I switched in on... IT JUST BLEW MY MIND ... Blu-ray, HD output and high quality audio... I immerged into the world of game again... finished Hawx and Resistance 2 within one week... now I feel like I am young again... it's not only about games... I can stream my media contents from my PC... but the best part I liked about this (well it is true with all consoles) you switch on the TV and press the PS logo on the controller... you are ready to go... frag some aliens or shoot down your enemy in a dog fight over Rio!... its your choice... and hundreds of titles to choose from.

Highly recommended for those who want hassle free, fun fill and pure gamming pleasure and entertainment AIO...
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By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sept. 2009
I previously owned the 80GB "fat" Playstation since December '08, but had nothing but trouble with it - three breakdowns, three refurb machines in replacement. It's no secret that the original 60GB models obviously contain better quality components, when Sony didn't consider profit margin.

The first thing you'll notice with this new model is the much smaller packaging, which I believe is a good move in itself as ridiculously large boxing only harms the environment through many different ways. The contents, however, is still the same as the previous generation Playstation 3;

- Console
- 1 x Control Pad (Built in rechargeable battery, charged via the USB cable, SixAxis Motion Sensor built in)
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Scart cable
- 1 x Scart block
- Power Cable (Now a 'kettle' lead due to the lower power consumption)
- Manual/leaflets

The pictures you'll see of the console do it absolutely no justice - beautiful is an understatement. While it's so much thinner, the surface area remains about the same, so the console has an almost 'squashed' look. The 'cut out' effect used near the disc drive gives the console a much simpler look that, to me, is more modern, and the reduction of exterior components gives it a neater look. Once in operation the fan noise is a tad quieter, but this depends on what you're doing. If the console is Idle, it no longer whirls up, and its almost silent when just sitting there. Naturally, the fans will whirl up during intense operations, but since such situations were relatively quiet anyway, I have absolutely no issue with the noise it makes.

A nice silver PS badge replaces the previous one above the disc drive, with no axis function.
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By JAE on 24 Nov. 2009
Good Points:
- Free online
- Incredible graphics
- Nearly silent
- Looks very sleek and modern
- Great games
- Built in Blu Ray
- Upscales DVDs
- MUCH more reliable than the Xbox 360 and less noisey
- Great buy!
Bad Points:
- Can run very hot, but can be cured by giving it some airspace

Overall it is a great console, definately worth buying!
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i purchased the ps3 slim console on release and like all the playstations before it never fails to impress
the plus sides are;
compared to a few years ago now it is roughly half price, the argument of price was always against it as 400 quid at launch is a lot of money for most people,sony built this console to be a 'multimedia' machine and does just that,with built in wireless capability,hdmi for the highest definition,free access online and constant firmware upgrades this is by far worth the 250 price tag,it feels tough and well built like the ps2 before and is very quiet even when the cooling fan kicks in,now it has been released for 3 years the games have come a long way in terms of graphics and sound and with the ps3's extra proccessing power and developers pushing this technology we are seeing it setting it apart from the competition, especially sonys exclusives which are getting big scores from all critics.
last is the blu-ray player, now at 250 quid you are getting the future of home entertainment built in and the ability of upscaling your dvd collection to near blu-ray quality simply if you have a hd-tv this will do it all..

the negatives?
although sony ps3 doesnt have quite the amount of 'content' and 'features' with the online store as microsofts xbox360 does but the online playing experiance is exactly the same with both, and always being updated will only get better with apps like facebook,twitter and sky tv coming soon.
the only other gripe i had with the console package is the lack of a free hdmi cable, this is essential for the hd world and being only a mere 5 quid would be a nice gesture from sony.
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Verified Purchase
I'm sure you all know about the competition between the PS3 and the Xbox 360, so I'll try to shed a little light on my opinion about how it fairs, and also if I think the PS3 is worth getting either way.

Pros: iPlayer, some amazing exclusive games (Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, 3D Dot Game Racers, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm, God of War 3), Blu-ray, free multiplayer, built-in wireless adapter.

Cons: Lack of backwards compatibility (as far as I know they've removed how much of it it actually had), Playstation Network - I'm finding it a bit slow and unstable, but that could be down to using it wirelessly.

Controllers: Very nice; triggers are easy enough to get used to (although I do actually prefer the Xbox 360 ones), fits nicely into my hands, analogue sticks are more sensitive than the 360's but you get used to them too.

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: I think it's down to personal preference really (I own both of them now). PS3 has the free multiplayer, Blu-ray and, in my opinion, better exclusives games...but Xbox Live is better in my opinion (and I don't necessarily mean lag in online games) and if you're buying it for a child/teenager then you might want to get them an Xbox 360 because they'll have more chance of finding friends to play with online (but to be sure of that you'd have to ask them which their friends have).
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