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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (250GB Model)

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PlayStation 3
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 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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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 703 g
  • Release Date: 2 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,026 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision

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

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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well cool! 15 Jan 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After purchasing a 40" Sony Bravia we were looking to buy a BlueRay Player - the price difference between a nice BD Player and the PS3 Slim was not hugely different so I opted for the PS3. My only other foray in to games consoles was an X-Box many years ago (which I have mainly used for playing back DVDs! The PS3 has surprised me in so many ways...

1)It's set up was very straight forward via HDMIDI cable.

2)It automatically picked up our WIFI (I thought this would have to be an extra purchase). So I can now surf the net 'big screen style!)

3)No extras are required to watch DVDs (I purchased a DVD remote for 14 as my parents found it easier to use than the controller)

4)BBC Iplayer (and Five on Demand) finally comes into its own - the streaming quality and resolution on full screen are quite incredible. (From those that I have tried, the only one I can't play is the ITV one)

5)The resolution on PS3 Games is pin sharp, the Dual Shock controller takes a bit of getting use to until you realise it moves with you! - I would recommend the Wireless mics if you want to use SingStar

I have barley touched the surface of this product yet but, if you are looking for a multimedia player that covers BlueRay, WIFI and gaming I would really recommend this to you!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed 27 Feb 2010
By Sparky
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I decided I wanted a second PS3 to go in my office, so I can play my games whenever I feel like, rather than sitting there sulking when I've been kicked off the big LCD TV in the lounge so that she-who-must-be-obeyed can watch the latest installment of some stick insect parading down a catwalk wearing bin liners!

I've still got the original launch model (60GB with the extra features) and still liked the glossy black finish, the well built feel and the quiet and hushed tones of the fan, even when it's on full. It's a solid and impressive bit of kit.

So, I was somewhat worried that the new machine was going to be some flimsy plastic affair, a bit like my XBox 360. Thankfully, this is not the case at all. It's as solid as the original machine, and the matt-black affect is much better in the flesh, than in the photos you see. It's not rough at all, and it feels well built. It sits well with other black home cinema gear and is definitely smaller than the original - flatter, less height (if both lying down) but just as deep.

Addressing one issue that I noticed in a lot of these reviews, regarding fan noise. Mine simply does not make any annoying sounds. It's quieter than the original PS3. It is not silent like some have said - no fan in a confined space would be, but it doesn't make as much noise - I'd say by at least a half, over the original unit. The fan comes on a little earlier when the machine is idling, compared to the original, but again, this is to be expected as there is less space in the machine now. It most certainly cannot be heard over any games. If your machine is doing this, it is faulty, and should be returned.

Overall, it's the typical high quality Sony kit, that looks very smart and is more accepted in the lounge, than the outgoing model due to the smaller size.
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37 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ps3 does it all 17 Dec 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the new ps3 slim which i invested in shortly after they came out, the workings of console itself is the same as the original ps3 but the shell is considerably smaller and the scale on which is made and works is smaller to save power and money. This means it easier to move about becuase its smaller and lighter, its also uses about a third less energy now also.
As a games console the ps3 is excellent, it may not have as good a library of games as the xbox and it may not have as good an online service, but its online is free which is great and the games it has are now starting to show the difference graphically between the xbox and ps3 e.g. uncharted 2 against any xbox game will show the ps3 to be considerably more powerful.In saying this i don't mean the ps3 has bad games it still has some great exclusives e.g. metal gear, uncharted, killzone and little big planet to name but a few. So don't be too much put off by the 360's catalogue.
Another advantage is that you don't need to pay for the additional bits and bobs that you do with xbox e.g. if you want to go wireless its built into the ps3 but with the xbox its around 60 for the adapter, the batteries are built in rechargable with the playstation the xbox requires a play and charge kit at around 15.
The ps3 is also a media playback machine, it can play just about any common file type thrown at it except .mkv, it plays music, videos , dvds, pictures but another big advantage is it a blu-ray player built in, and not a awful quality blu-ray player , a very high quality one doe to the magnitide of processing power supporting the ps3.
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61 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small Package Big Heart 2 Oct 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Decided to upgrade from our beloved 40gb PS3 to this gorgeous thing. We've used our 40gb machine every day for either playing games or watching a blu-ray since it came out and I think what swayed us most were two things the great saving on electrical consumption and the massive hard drive.

The machine itself is a lot smaller than the original especially in height ie the old machine is nearly 4" high and this is nearly half that. Depth is about the same but on the width approximately a couple of inch has been removed and the surface texture is much improved. Although we loved the glossy finish of our old machine this matt (slightly rough) surface is much more finger-friendly. The power-on switch is now at the front with the eject button - a great improvement from having to rummage around the back of the machine, and they are both actual round buttons that click not the touch-sensitive panel, again for us an improvement, also the power cable is slightly less bulky (two pin instead of three). Other than that everything else seems the same for setting up. I checked the the latest software upgrade and ours is up-to-date.

For us a big improvement on a system that we loved anyway - very happy to recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really good console
Published 5 days ago by joe moss
3.0 out of 5 stars Good price for re-furbished condition
Good price for re-furbished
condition,laser soon did not read disc after guarantee ran out,usual problem with play station 3 though.
Published 1 month ago by kevin p donnelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
well cared, loved
Published 1 month ago by Nuno Pereira
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It's nice
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Published 1 month ago by Carol Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars It worked for a good while i got my money worth but i wish ...
It worked for a good while i got my money worth but i wish it didnt brake because i loved GTA 5 on-line
Published 1 month ago by Slim
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
broke down since i got it and i cannot return it seller is a scam
Published 2 months ago by akmal khan
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
Had to return item as it was not working. Very disappointed with this seller and would not recommend. Had to argue to get my money back for faulty goods.
Published 3 months ago by Miss Catriona Duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
Brilliant Blu Ray player: games & PSN are a nice bonus. Bought for 100 in good condition. Can't go wrong with a PS3.
Published 5 months ago by Ajay Nanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Console
This is a truly excellent console. Although I did not buy it from Amazon, I bought the exact same model from the nearby game shop about 4 years ago. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Felix
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