- Platform: PlayStation 3
- BBFC Rating:
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Sony Playstation PS 3 Console 160GB
- PS3 system
- SIXAXIS (1x)
- AV cable
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Motion Controlled Gaming
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Know your age ratings
As a parent, you'll be reassured to know that every PlayStation product is officially rated by an independent ratings body - so that your children are protected from playing unsuitable content. Look out for the age rating on each game's pack to see if it is suitable for your kids.
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Go to the Movies with PlayStation 3
Grab the popcorn and get set for a great night in with PlayStation 3.
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Sign up for the Video Store
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Get Films On-Demand
Chick flicks, family films, comedies and Hollywood classics – stream them all (and more) to your TV via PS3.
Enjoy Catch-up TV
Stream your favourite TV shows from ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.
PlayStation 3 Makes Sweet Music
Gather your loved ones around the telly, and get your party started with music from your own CD collection and MP3 playlists.
From Jennifer Lopez to Katy Perry, U2, Metallica and Beyoncé, you can watch thousands of music videos for free on PlayStation 3.
Get instant access to millions of your favourite songs on your PlayStation 3. Listen to what you want, when you want – including your own music collection.
Peripherals from PlayStation
From steering wheels and motion controllers to headsets, cameras, cables and keyboards, our wide range of popular PS3 peripherals is ever-growing – you can even use our official Blu-ray Disc remote control to fast forward to your favourite movie moments and play them over and over again.
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Where to Buy PS3
Ready to unwrap your own PlayStation 3 or know someone who wants one? All of these retailers have special bundle deals to get you started – so not only do you get a great piece of hardware and a wireless controller, but you also get a top-selling PS3 game too. In High Definition. At a great price. And that’s something the whole family can agree on!
Bluetooth version: 2.0+EDR
Built-in display: N
Built-in optical drive: Y
Colour of product: Black
Digital audio optical out: 1
Ethernet LAN: Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: 1
Ethernet LAN data rates: 10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Game controllers included: Gamepad
Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR3
Graphics processor: RSX
HDMI ports quantity: 1
Internal memory: 256 MB
Internal memory type: XDR
Internal storage capacity: 160 GB
Number of gamepads included: 1
Optical drive type: Blu-Ray
Platform: PlayStation 3
Processor model: IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Storage media: HDD
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 2
Video game included: N
Video memory: 256 MB
Video out: Y
Wi-Fi standards: 802.11b, 802.11g
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›