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Why should I buy the PS3 slim ()?


My fat ps3 broke, so why is the ps3 slim better besides the size?

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  1. dont buy ps3 buy psp or psp go i am saying this because you will be not able to carry it if u r going some where and if there is no light then you will not able to play with it but in psp or go so will able to do all the things that a ps3 cannot do if ur friend is having psp or ps3 you will be able to play multi

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  2. The PS3 Slim is the latest incarnation of Sony’s opinion-dividing PlayStation 3 games console.

    It’s essentially the same console as before, but with slimmed down components and a new, smaller chassis. The key improvements in the PS3 Slim are the 120GB hard drive, up from 40GB and 60GB in previous UK versions, and it’s also 36 per cent lighter, 33 per cent smaller and it consumes at least 34 per cent less power (it’s probably even more efficient than that).

    So why is this such a big deal for Sony?

    The answer is that the PS3 Slim represents a new age for Sony’s gaming arm – one that could well herald the start of a new profit-making era.

    The vast majority of PS3 consoles sold to date (Sony has shipped over 24 million of them so far) have been sold at a loss – even the original 60GB version which retailed at £425 made a thumping loss per unit.

    However, new manufacturing procedures have changed this recently, and a redesigned 45nm Cell processor along with other similarly small and power efficient components have reduced Sony’s manufacturing costs significantly.

    IN THE BOX: You get the console, a DualShock 3 controller, power cable, AV cable and USB cable – but no HDMI cable

    So coupled with the fact that the PS3 Slim is selling for £250 in the UK – only marginally cheaper than the bigger, fatter PS3 original – you can see that Sony can finally expect to start making a return on its investment. And it’s about time.


    The first thing to note about the PS3 Slim is undoubtedly the design. It’s split opinions in the office so far, and although this reviewer thinks the design is an abomination, others think it’s actually nicer than the original.

    The differences are: the design is very similar, but one third smaller. So it actually looks like something of a smaller brother to the original PS3.

    Instead of a nice glossy finish, what we have here is a dull matte, flimsy plastic casing that neither feels classy nor sturdy.

    Gone, too, is the sexy chrome trimming, with the silver ‘PlayStation 3’ writing being replaced by a lacklustre ‘PS3’ logo embossed on the top of the case.

    The on/off and disc-eject touch-sensitive buttons are also conspicuous by their absence, and they’ve been replaced by real buttons that give way when you push them. How boring is that?

    You’ve still got two USB ports round the front, and round the pack there’s the usual HDMI, AV multi-out, optical-out and ethernet ports. The kettle power cable has been replaced by a slimmer two-pin cable.

    The problem with the PS3 Slim is that it looks so cheap. Sony has taken the opportunity to strip out all of the cool, aesthetic design features from the original, in what can only be a cost-cutting measure.

    I’m not totally against this, although we’d have liked some more of these savings to be passed on to us – the PS3 Slim is still £50 more expensive than the newly-priced £199 Xbox 360 Elite.

    Consider also that the PlayStation 2 spent the vast majority of its life selling for $199 in the US and £199 in the UK. Nearly three years into its life, the PS3 still costs £250 – that’s a lot of money in the scheme of things.


    Once you get over the new-look design, and despite the slimmer, more power-efficient innards, the PS3 is still essentially the same beast.

    Once you’ve turned it on, the differences end. The interface is the same. The controller is the same – although you do get a DualShock 3 controller instead of standard SIXAXIS – and the user experience is the same.

    We did some very basic real-world benching and found that the PS3 Slim does actually boot a couple of seconds slower than our original 60GB PS3, although in practise that makes zero difference. The time it takes to load games and play DVDs are exactly the same.


    One of the main gains you’d expect from a more power efficient PS3 would be that it would operate a lot more quietly. After all, with less energy being wasted as heat, the fan doesn’t need to work so hard and thus pumps out less irritating white noise.

    While we didn’t measure the exact volume of the PS3 Slim’s 17-blade fan, 95mm fan, it did seem to our trained ears to be slightly quieter when playing games. However – the PS3 has always been pretty quiet. Compared to the Xbox 360, the PS3 can be considered an extremely stealthy console.

    The main noise actually comes from the disc drive. When you’re watching a DVD, the spinning disc makes a lot more noise than the cooling fan. And this hasn’t changed much – if at all. It’s still loud enough to be annoying during those quieter scenes.

    Home cinema

    Of course, as before, the PS3’s major trump card is its built-in Blu-ray drive which gives you the power to play back Blu-ray movies in glorious full HD 1080p.

    The major new home cinema feature inside the PS3 Slim’s new components, though, is its ability to bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to a receiver over HDMI. This will seriously please the audiophi

  3. Ps3 slims, the reason why these are better is that all the problems are usually sorted out with the fat ones many broke due to over heating and the solder on the motherboard was detaching from the board meaning the wires became loose, the 60gb had error problems, then these problems were sorted out when the slims came on sale

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