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Good machine, but has its foibles.

AdvantagesMultimedia device, Blu-Ray

DisadvantagesPower consumption, loud, ugly

"The Sony Playstation 3 is a machine that does many things well, and one of them is raising the price of my electricity bill. The original intent was simple. Buy a machine that would serve multiple purposes within my household so that I wouldn’t have to have my living room cluttered with a plethora of media devices. If mobile phones can act as calculators, torches, clocks, reminders to put in your false teeth, why can’t there be other electronic products ..." Read review
19.08.2012

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

AdvantagesBest Entertainment System Avaliable, Region free games only

Disadvantages4GB file limitation External Storage, Cant read NTFS

"...queue would receive a 46" Sony Bravia TV worth £2000. The launches did not turn out great for Sony as initial figures were low, here are the figures below: Worldwide: 5.59 Million - Japan 1,341,000 - North America 2,105,500 - Other 1,300,000 The launch was initially supposed to be as follows: November 11th for Japan and November 17th for North America and Europe But it was delayed due to shortages of diodes used in the Blu-ray Disc drive. I ..." Read review
30.11.2007

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Community Level 5hackersupr

hackersupr

PS3, for you and me? Review with images

AdvantagesStylish, good games available + lots more on the way, blu ray

DisadvantagesNo HD cable in the box, no rumble, limited BC

"...a tough act to follow. Sony are clearly not worried as according to their marketing the PS3 is a "supercomputer" and is capable of "4D" graphics, with such bold claims I had to pick one up for myself and see if it was true! Unboxing The first thing you will notice about the PlayStation 3 box is that it's huge! The Xbox 360 had a rather large box but this is incredible being about 1.5x as big. The box design itself is worth a mention as it is pretty ..." Read review
08.02.2008

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THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA! Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesThe best gaming console known to man!

DisadvantagesA hefty price (although it is worth it)!

"...the set date. And then Sony delivered the devastating news. The Playstation 3 would not arrive in Europe until March 2007. Oh yeah sure it was still going to be November 17th for America and Japan, but what about us all here in Europe!!!!!!!! The reason why the date had been put back for another four months was "the delay in the mass production schedule of the blue laser diode within the Sony Group, thus affecting the timely procurement of key components ..." Read review
24.03.2007

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Games and more

AdvantagesSleek black design, beautiful graphics, can double up as a media centre, plays PS1 AND PS2 games

DisadvantagesQuite large, small HDD compared to newer slim line models

"...as I'd already realised that Sony didn't supply one I'd already ordered a cable from Amazon that arrived a couple of days after I received the PS3. Having been using an aging PS2, I must say the design of the PS3 is definitely a big step up. While in no way the smallest of consoles at 32.5cm x 27.4cm and 9.8cm high, it simply exudes class with it's sexy curves and glossy black finish. Let's just say it takes pride of place next to the PC on the computer ..." Read review
13.01.2011

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Community Level 4ayanayuk

ayanayuk

To PS3 or not to PS3?

AdvantagesAn amazing machine, expandable, some great features

DisadvantagesExpensive (but for a reason), almost internet reliant, no browser security

"...can also fail miserably. Sony have tried to go completely wireless with this console and I must admit that having a wireless controller is a massive bonus, but the downside is they're so expensive at around £35 a shot. On the plus side, you don't have to pay for batteries as there is a USB cable that attaches to the controller and PS3 which charges the controller if it starts to run down. Also, if you'd rather stick with your old PS2 controllers, ..." Read review
14.02.2008

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Have Sony rolled in the next gen with a bang??

Advantages Excellent multimedia package ahead of its time

DisadvantagesBackward compatability probs, and some minor glitches

"Sony Playstation 3 (60 GB) At last the pinnacle of next generation gaming is finally upon us. Or is it? Maybe so, but have we not seen all this already? Sony's new games console the Playstation 3 or more commonly known as the PS3 was finally released across the European Union and Australia as well as the other PAL region 2 compatible countries on Friday 23rd March. With up to 300,000 units available at launch it was unlikely that the PS3, which ..." Read review
06.04.2007

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Not small, not cheap, not great, but amazing.

AdvantagesHas limitless potential - even the launch titles defy belief.

DisadvantagesWeighs more than the moon, everything costs a fortune.

"...controllers. I cannot thank Sony enough for sticking with the tried and tested formula (especially after seeing the boomerang shaped prototype they were considering at the start). Playstation veterans will have had the bones in their hands evolve to use this controller, and I for one just wouldn't feel right having to adjust to another controller - it's like cheating. That, and I hate the Wii. I don't want to wave my arms around like an idiot playing ..." Read review
15.05.2007

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ps3 you got me!

Advantagesblu-ray player, HD player & console in one!

Disadvantagescost

"Having tried the xbox 360 for 5 months, finding it cr*p & getting my money back-due to numerous faults- I bought a ps3.... If the wii hadn't been out of stock everywhere within 35 miles of where I live, I would have got that- merely because I wanted a new console, I needed the excitement, and the ps3 was way out of my budget. Thank the lords the wii was out of stock! WOW! Yes, I was super excited- we hate to be out of the technology loop ..." Read review
01.05.2007

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Entertainment centre OR Gameboy...you decide!

AdvantagesAlmost as good as a PC

DisadvantagesQuite a few features still need adding

"...possibility. Alas, I don't think Sony would ever agree to opening up a pandora's box by permitting files which could be corrupted, infected, or just plain garbage to be copied across willy nilly. Anyway the PS3 is still a useful backup tool for photos, video and music. == Playstation Home == Once I had completed all the mundane work of copying and arranging my media I was now free to start gaming. Sure you can just load up a DVD or blu ray disc ..." Read review
31.07.2009

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Community Level 2G-smith

G-smith

PS3>XBOX> Yes!

Advantagesinternet browser, blu ray player

Disadvantagessmall memory

"...whether the Playstation 3 from Sony is better than the Xbox 360 from Microsoft or not. I believe the Playstation 3 is much better. The Playstation just offers a greater amount of brilliant features. The only downside people pick out with this Playstation is the fact that it only has a 60GB memory. I think that this is plenty enough if you are just playing games and you only use the memory for save data, and I've never really had a problem with memory ..." Read review
04.08.2011

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Community Level 1Faehndrich

Faehndrich

PS3 certainly won me!

AdvantagesGraphics, Sound, Free online play, Wireless controllers, Sixaxis

DisadvantagesSize, Price, Not able to play PS2 games

"When I went to buy my PS3 at the end of 2008, I was torn between buying the PS3 and the Xbox 360. I must admit one of the biggest factors between the 2 was the price, the Xbox's price tag was a lot lower, but I wanted online play and online cost a LOT in the long run with the Xbox. However the PS3 was a lot more expensive initially, the online was free, but that wasn't the only reason I chose the PS3... The Graphics on the PS3 are truly amazing, ..." Read review
17.05.2009

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Community Level 2cfcfan

cfcfan

Not Just A Games Console; A Feature Packed Entertainment Thingy!

AdvantagesGood looking, Entertaining, Easy to use, lots of features.

Disadvantageson the expensive side, not as many 'exclusive' games as other consoles

"Almost two years ago Sony brought out two more versions of the PS3 because simply they weren't selling enough of the 80GB version, so out came the 40GB and 60GB; two consoles cheaper than the first model with lots of useless features removed. Some time later and this has done Sony no good at all, the PS3 is still the worst selling console. And I have no idea why.... Gaming - If you have a HD TV I would suggest you buy a HDMI cable ..." Read review
29.04.2009

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Community Level 2ricky109

ricky109

PS3 i umm'd i arrr'd - it was worth it!!

AdvantagesSame Pads, versatile, Good looking!

DisadvantagesCost (but it IS worth it) Big name Games not here just yet

"...doubt the best part of Sony is the pads. Ergonomically they hit perfection with the PS2 pads so why would you change the way they look??? Of course on top of that we know they have made them wireless and six-axis controlled as well. *icing on the cake* If anyone is worried like i was, about the battery life of wireless pads, fear not. i charged the pads up by the USB cable on the day i got it and still havent had to recharge!! bonus! I cant ..." Read review
07.09.2007

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Community Level 1DaSnIperR

DaSnIperR

Sony Playstation 3 80GB Review with images

AdvantagesLots of games available, brilliant graphics, looks brilliant, blu-ray, 1080p, free online, wi-fi

Disadvantagesfinger print magnet, very easy to scratch, lack of support for ps2 play,

"== INTRODUCTION == When PS3 was first released it sales were stupidly low due to high prices and no games to make it a big title. But due to many(A LOT) of console updates and patches the ps3 bugs where founded and destroyed and at the same time the £££'s were dropping off it like mosquito's in alaska :) === VALUE FOR MONEY === So you can probably pick up an 80GB console new for about £300 if you get a bargain and about £150 used. Despite having ..." Read review
02.05.2011

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