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Sony Playstation 3 Slim

Tuesday 08 March 2011

G-Rating

Rating of 3

The basics

When it first launched a couple of years back, the Sony Playstation 3 offered unprecedented power and gaming performance. In a bid to keep it fresh, Sony launched a new, slimmer Playstation 3. The components are pretty similar, but read on to find if it's a better option than the original PS3.

The good

The styling of the Sony PS3 Slim is a 100 per cent improvement on the original PS3. The original console may have been powerful, but it was also big and bloated, and looked out of place when sat alongside the latest slimline HD TVs. The slim Playstation 3 features a much thinner chassis, and also gets a smarter matt black finish. Gaming was always an issue for the original PS3, and this is another area where the Sony PS3 Slim wins – although more by timing than anything else. Over the past few years, we've seen the launch of lots of major titles, finally taking advantage of the power this gaming console has to offer. Sony also improved services along with the slimline casing, with support for features such as BBC iPlayer allowing you to use your PS3 Slim as an all-round home entertainment system.

The bad

The biggest drawback on the Sony PS3 Slim is the lack of support for older Sony PS2 games. It seems to be completely unnecessary, and fails to take into account the thousands of PS2 owners who plan on upgrading while still wanting to play some of their older games.

The bottom line

That said, the Sony PS3 Slim is still an impressive achievement, and it easily ranks among the best gaming consoles ever. Slimmer, neater and packed with features, it's definitely a must have.
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Cool man

Because it's just that good

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Anonymous

PS3 own!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous

Best console ever and i have never had Yellow.Light.Of.Death on any of my 3 PlayStation 3 consoles

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jackthurlow

ive got one and on it every day

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