Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Console (250GB Model)
- 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
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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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The build quality is great, the unit is whisper quiet, and it's painless to get up and running. It's of course free to play online, there are no hidden costs here, aside from perhaps a £5 HDMI cable needed. However it's well worth checking out the PlayStation+ subscription service, it costs £40/year but offers up loads of free games and content (over £200 worth of content to be precise).
The movie experience is top notch, but if you are going to use this as a dedicated Blu-Ray player, I do suggest getting the PS3 Blu-Ray remote, as whilst you can use the standard included controller, it's far easier using the BD Remote.
Best of all, is Playstation Move, coming next month. On the surface it may seem like a Wii copy, but it's WAY more accurate and the games are more varied.
First impressions were great; it's slim, sleek and after a few hours I noticed it wasn't a dust magnet like the old PS3.
The HDD capicity is great, but it's also even easier than before to upgrade your HDD if you want a bigger one.
The slim also runs literally silent, it's well self ventilated so you don't need to buy a fan for it and it wont over heat easily; infact it hasn't over heated at all since I've had it.
Obviously there are some fall backs, you cannot play PS2 games at all, however you can play PSX games, but this has been like that for awhile since the 80GB PS3, there are no card reader slots which is a downer, and the main issue which gets me is the 2 USB slots, so if you are wanting to play Band Hero, or Rock band with more than 2 players then I suggest you invest in a USB slot expander.
However, brushing the negatives aside the Slim does deserve praise for being a better system in general. I have noticed that games runs a lot smoother than the old PS3 and load up faster, not only that the power consumption has also been reduced by 38%, so it's more eco friendly.
I agree with other comments and it is a stylish beauty packed with technology. I feel it is let down by the lack of ports to connect to surround sound systems, and the lack of the needed HDMI cable. I found my older sound system was not compatible any longer. I have had to buy a new JVC system which has more than doubled what I first paid for on the PS3! I would suggest to anyone to check out your equipment if you want all that the machine offers. Luckily I have a modern 60 inch HDMI TV with every type of connection possible or I would have been looking to update that as well!
Great machine but know your onions!
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