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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (120GB Model)

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PlayStation 3
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 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 Sep 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,698 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (120GB Model)

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253 of 262 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fat on Features, Slim in Price Cut 1 Sep 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awesome 6 Oct 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 24 Nov 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Being a long time PC gamer, I decided to switch over to the PS3 for my gaming needs, for various reasons. Having a friend with the original model, I have wanted to invest for a while, but the price put me off. So when the slim appeared at an affordable price point for me, I decided to grab one. These are my thoughts after a few days of using it:

The actual unit is smaller than I thought it would be, but looks much better than internet pictures make out. The finish doesn't look tacky or cheap, instead the matt finish combined with some chrome and mirror finishing gives the unit a very sophisticated look. Also, it coordinates very well with the piano black finish of my HDTV. The buttons are physical buttons, which take a very light touch to trigger and give a satisfying high-tech style tone of confirmation, without being annoying. The unit does give off some audible sound at first, but that seems to fade away within a couple of minutes. It does make a lot of audible sound when loading games from a disc, but it's only very brief to be a real annoyance.

The unit uses a wireless Bluetooth controller, which is a great advantage as there is no need to be limited by a cable. I plan on buying the Bluetooth remote (not essential-joy pad works) for operating it's Blu-Ray and DVD player, as the control pad's shoulder buttons are triggered easily when resting it on the coffee table.

The on-board menu/operating system is easy to use and guides you through the initial set up with ease. It also looks nice with animated backgrounds and wallpapers, more of which are available from the Playstation Network store (some of which are free).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 7 days ago by watson musukwa
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I was disappointed did not have a PS3 Conthroiker
Published 11 days ago by jeffery banks
4.0 out of 5 stars great product. Thankyou
Fast delivery, great product. Thankyou!
Published 19 days ago by Stephen Richard Pipe
5.0 out of 5 stars top sellar 100% happy and so is my son who had it for ...
outstanding quality and the delivery was exceptional ! top sellar 100% happy and so is my son who had it for his birthday (on time may i add due to this outstanding gesture of... Read more
Published 19 days ago by mike davies
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the ps3 grand theft auto 5 broke my ps3 ...
I love the ps3 grand theft auto 5 broke my ps3 fat that I got back in 2008 so I'm glad to own this console didn't like the look of the newest version
Published 22 days ago by Lisa Stevens
3.0 out of 5 stars missing cable
where is the AV cable in that is supposed to come with it, the one that connects it to the tv??...
in your description it says all leads??
Published 23 days ago by Mrs E Griplas
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good piece of equipment and works fully
Published 24 days ago by Joe Nixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 24 days ago by miss j chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Excellent condition for the price I paid, it has ticked every box that I could ask for and I'm basically on it everyday and nothing has gone wrong! I would definitely recommend
Published 2 months ago by Ellis Foden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value console
Great price, really good online TV and film streaming options, blu-ray player, and loads of excellent games.Would recommend to anyone as an entertainment system.
Published 2 months ago by MR HUGH KIKUCHI
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