Game details

Game:
PS3 Slim
AKA
PlayStation 3 Slim
Genre:
Misc
Sub Genre:
Hardware
Release Date (US):
August 24th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
September 1st, 2009
Players:
1-7
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
SCE
Publisher:
SCE
Rating:
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Thinner version of Sony's PlayStation 3

About PS3 Slim

At GamesCom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. unveiled the new PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, featuring a streamlined form factor with a 120GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

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Summary

The hardware is as good as ever and the software library is now comprehensive, but when you can pick up a Slim for less than this new model, it's hard to recommend it just for a few styling changes.

We like

  • The performance of the Superslim is as good as any PS3 model and there's a mass of games to now choose from
  • Smaller size means you'll have more space in your TV cabinet
  • Large 500GB harddrive is perfect for the mass of games, movies and music that you'll want to store.

We dislike

  • Top loading tray is flimsy and feels clunky to use
  • It's more expensive than the Slim, yet feels like you're getting less value for money.

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The new PlayStation 3 Superslim sports a retro look. The matte black finish on the grooved panel running across the top of the console reminds us of the Atari 2600, while the top loading disc drive brings back memories of playing Sonic CD on the redesigned Sega CD in the early 90s. Weighing just 4.6lb (2.1kg), the Super Slim is three pounds lighter than the PS3 Slim and is approximately 20 percent smaller and thinner than pre...

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