Playstation 3 Slim Review

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Playstation 3 Slim Review

Playstation 3 Slim Review
The upright height of previous PS3 models compared to the smaller of Playstation 3 120GB system

Playstation 3 Slim
The horizontal height of previous PS3 models compared to the smaller of Playstation 3 120GB system

System Specifications:

CPU Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
Sound LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTs, DTS-HD, AAC
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD 2.5" Serial ATA 160GB
Ethernet X1 (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g Included
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Included
Controller Dualshock 3 wireless controller included(one controller)
AV Output Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT + Bravia Synch 1
(Read Only)
Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
USB Ports 2
Backwards Compatibility No
Dimensions 13.385"(w) x 13.385"(h) x 6.299"(d)
Weight Approx. 7.05 lb.

What's In The Box:
  • New slimmer and lighter PS3 system with a 160 GB HDD, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products.
  • Dualshock 3 wireless controller(one controller).
  • AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable.
  • Free PlayStation Network membership.

Playstation 3 Slim Honest Review:

By Debor Montana

I'm an owner of the original 60GB Ps3, but I have seen and have played on the slim and I can vouch that what I'm writing will still prove my point for any model of the Ps3 - that it is the best console of this generation, not to say that you would go wrong with the 360 (I'm not counting the Wii in this). But that is just my opinion.

I've been an owner of the Ps3 for four years, and to me, this generation has been the greatest yet; I really love the constant incoming of great games every year and the competition with Xbox 360 since both consoles have great games. So let me list out why I think the Ps3 is the greater purchase.

  • I'm the type of person that cannot stand going backwards in resolution, and for that reason to this day I don't watch DVDs unless I have to. I'm just saying graphics is important to me, but it might not be as important to you. But for the longest time (because of multi-platform releases that have always looked better on Xbox) it was debated that the 360 had either better or more or less the same graphical prowess the Ps3 offers. Fortunately, that all changed when exclusive games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2/3, Uncharted 2/3, God of War 3, and Heavy Rain showed footage. The graphics for these games are outstanding, and there are pretty much no 360 games with graphics that can compete with those of the games I mentioned. Long story short, the Ps3 has better graphics than the 360.
  • I believe that the Ps3 does indeed deserve the title, "future-proof," and that is mostly due to having Blu-ray. Ps3 supports 3D now, and honestly I don't care much for it but eventually I'll probably end up buying a 3DTV. It may be true that the fate of physical formats is obsolete compared to digital streaming/downloading/Netflix or whatever, but I enjoy having a collection of Blu-ray movies and I plan to continue adding to it. In short, Ps3 has Blu-ray, and that is just awesome.
  • This would be a pro for me if I were to get a slim Ps3, so I count it as a pro for everyone. The base Ps3 now has 160GB of storage, and that's a lot of space. I have about, if I remember correctly, 5GB of space left on my 60GB? It is true that I can swap out my 60GB HDD for a bigger one, I'm just too lazy for it. Fortunately for new buyers, the Ps3 comes with a lot of space, plentiful for games, movies, music that can easily be ripped from CDs, etc.
  • The Ps3 has built-in wifi, which was cool for me when I first got it and used the browser to go on facebook and such, but now that I have a Macbook Pro I don't care for it much. But for new buyers, this is a neat feature to have.
  • Playing online is free. That is a pro, but that's all I'm gonna say about it...
However, I'm not a Sony rep. The Ps3 has flaws, I know it's not perfect.

  • The wifi on the 360 Slim is faster, and that doesn't necessarily make the wifi bad on the Ps3; it just makes the deal a little better on 360.
  • There is no backwards compatibility (for new buyers) with Ps2 games. That is a major blow considering the Ps2 had a HUGE library of blockbuster games. The 360 does can play Xbox games, but I think there were more games worthy of playing on Ps2 last gen than Xbox.
  • Several of the games that were supposed to be exclusive for Ps3, are not. I'm not here to start a fanboy war, but I was really crushed when I found out Tekken 6 would be released on the 360 alongside the Ps3. Really, what loss of exclusivity means in gaming is that it devalues that console, because you no longer need to own it to play that game, since you can play it on other consoles. The more 3rd party exclusives there are, the better of a value you get out of purchasing that console, but obviously, 3rd party exclusives was not a priority for Sony, but it was a reason for me to hate them for it.
  • Playing Ps3 online is not as smooth as playing Xbox live. Yes, it is free, but the experience won't be as good as the $50 Xbox live deal. However, I wouldn't say "you get what you pay for." Xbox live is better, but I wouldn't say it's THAT much better. By that I mean, I don't think the experience is one that is $50 more than what PsN offers, because PsN isn't completely terrible by any means, just not as developed. I just don't think that Xbox live is a value that's worth that much more than PsN.
  • I don't know if Sony's made some updates, but the last time I used the browser it froze a couple of times and didn't load properly. Just saying.
  • I don't care for Move or Kinect, but the bandwagon seems to believe that Kinect is better and an overall more innovative experience than the Move, which seems to be just Wii HD. Again, I don't know much about it; there may be more to the Move than meets the eye.
  • At this point, multiplatform games should look either reasonably equal or better on Ps3 than on 360, but to this day Ps3 ports are still shoddy in comparison with 360 versions. This is evident in a game like Crysis 2, which is a game that to me is the best looking multiplatform game out there today, that for some reason (people say) look better on 360. This isn't really a fault of the Ps3's, so much as it is of the developers.

None of this really matters if all we consider is the games, because that's what we're here for. It is my opinion that Ps3 exclusives are better, but it is FACT that some of the most popular Ps3 exclusive games are more of a variety in genres than what you'll find popular on the 360. So the deal breaker really comes down to this. Here are a list of some of (in my opinion) the best games you can get on Ps3, but also the most popular.

Infamous, Action-adventure
Ridge Racer 7, arcade racer
Uncharted, 3rd Person shooter/Adventure
Uncharted 2, 3rd Person shooter/Adventure
Demon Souls, ARPG (action-role playing genre)
LittleBigPlanet, platformer
LittleBigPlanet 2, platformer
God of War 3, hack n slash
God of War Collection, remastered classic hack n slash
Heavy Rain, drama/thriller
Heavenly Sword, hack n slash
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, platformer
Racthet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, platformer
MAG, mmo (massive multiplayer online) shooter
Resistance: Fall of Man, shooter
Resistance 2, shooter
Killzone 2, shooter
Killzone 3, shooter

Here's a list of some Ps3 games yet to be released as of Monday, August 22nd 2011, the day I'm writing this.
Uncharted 3, 3rd Person shooter/Adventure
Resistance 3, shooter
The Last Guardian, Adventure
Final Fantasy Versus XIII, ARPG (assuming the exclusivity still lasts)
Agent, action
Twisted Metal, action
Gran Turismo 6, simulating racer
Tekken Hybrid, remastered classic fighting
God of War: Origins Collection, remastered classic hack n slash

and now, a list of some of the most popular 360 games, but I'll admit the list might be shorter just because I don't own a 360 and don't know as many games, except for the AAAs.

Fable, ARPG
Fable II, ARPG
Left 4 Dead, action/shooter
Left 4 Dead 2, action/shooter
Gears of War, 3rd Person shooter
Gears of War 2, 3rd Person shooter
Halo 3, shooter
Forza Motorsport 2, simulating racer
Forza Motorsport 3, simulating racer
Halo Reach, shooter
Halo 3: ODST, shooter (not a full game but came out at a full price of $60)
Halo Wars, real-time strategy

and a list of some of the 360 games to come...

Halo 4, shooter
Gears of War 3, 3rd Person shooter
Forza Motorsport 4, simulating racer

and that's all I can think of. It should come as no surprise that the 360's library of popular games consists of mostly shooter games, while the Ps3 brings in pretty much everything. This is why, in my opinion the Ps3 is the better purchase, from now, ever since 2009 when the $300 slim was launched. Now is a great time to get one with the price cut, especially with the PS Vita right around the corner. I hope my review helped.

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