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Ps3 Slim, a worthy upgrade?

22.05.2011 (26.06.2011)

Great games, Reliable and powerful system with lots of other features

only 2 usb slots now and no backward compatability .

Recommendable Yes:

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Ease of useExcellent - very easy to use

Manufacturer SupportSatisfactory

Instruction manualGood

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The Sony Ps3 is one of the 4 major gaming consoles that dominate the market at the moment. (wii, ps3,Xbox 360 and the Pc)

The upgrade slims down the ps3 and makes it less power hungry and have added proper buttons which are much quicker to use than the touch operation ones before on the ps3 fat.
They must have crammed all the hardware in it because it is thinner not as long, and not as wide making it almost a square shape. This is handy because the ps3 is alot bigger and would never fit in the shelf in my room where my ps3 slim is.


Approx 290(width) x 65(height) x 290(length) mm

Approx 3.2kg in weight

The power and size changes

32% smaller, 36% lighter and consuming 34% less power than the originals which is a HUGE differance meaning on average it cuts everything by around a third.

Ps3 proccess power.

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 (Damn) That makes the PlayStation 3 40 times faster than the PS2.
Also the disk format is blu-ray now many people think that just means a slightly higher pixel density but acutally the disk holds a staggering 6 times as much data as the standard dvd used by all other consoles in modern times and has much clearer sound.
This gives the ps3 a huge advantage as they can make a huge graphically brilliant campaign at 15 hours long and still have space for a fully featured multiplayer.
(ever wondered why good graphic games on he xbox with multiplayer are always short compared to killzone and uncharted?


Of course there is a rage about the controller between all console users (except wii)
Pc claims a mouse and keyboard is more precise.
Ps3 say that the slim design is perfect for there hands.
Xbox 360 users say the ps3 controller it to small.

Well all i can say is that they are all great you just get use to a certain one like;
I prefer the ps3 controller over the xbox (iv used the ps3 one more)
I find the mouse to be a boring point and click for shooters (but amazing at rts games)

So all i can say is after and hour or to you will love the controller.


Although having huge difficulties with hacking at the moment (which im sure will be sorted out) the online is near perfect: free, playstation store is good, and it does not lag.
While Xbox 360s live is better you do have to pay so ill leave that up to you to decide if its worth it.
Most games included online now so i highly recomend you sign up to Playsyation network and play with freinds.


The Ps3 games all though started out not many has now grown to possibly over taking all other exclusive games from other consoles with games like Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid and many more.

Other features

Although i use my ps3 mainly for games i do occasionally use it for internet use which is fast and easy to navigate and bbc iplayer which is REALLY handy and free.
I do not use any of the paid features but im sure they are all good and reliable.

But there is no backward compatability now so if you have ps2 and ps1 games you will not be able to play them on here which is a bit of a step back.

The installation of the ps3 was quick and easy because it was lighter and easier to manoeuvre and the operating system on it (dont know what to call it) is very clear and easy to navigate and looks clean.

This will not overheat easily, i have left this on for 2 days by mistake and it was fine and with my ps3 fat i left it on for a week and no problems so you know this is a reliable system.

Comes in 120gb 160gb 320gb and i think 500gb models which is easily enough space for anyone.

I highly reccomend this fantastic gaming console as it is near perfect and will keep anyone occupied for any amount of years.

This Review is also on Dooyoo.co.uk under the account Rusherz

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