Looks very nice its lighter and like the add says “it only does everything”.
The only issue I have so far is that cheap HDMI cables(it keeps loosing signal or green lines in the background), PS3 Console slim and a samsung tv wont get alone!…I test it with my old PS3 Console and multiple HDMI cables and I still don’t get the right answer of wats not compatible…I will update with more info in the next couple of days!(apparently it has something to do with the bravia link or the HDMI profile!)….up date 1 sep 08: ok after testing the slim in another tv(sony) I came to this conclusion; use only category 2 and 1.3 version of hdmi cables when conecting to a samsung tv…that fix it for me
Unfortunately when you want to review something you have to compared it with its competition the xbox 360…believed or not I had one… had it for like a year and the only problem I had with it besides the things I don’t like about it was the sticky tray!
So here it goes
You think PS3 Console is bigger…think again 360 is bigger! put the power brick the hd dvd add on the charging kit the cooling fan and those huges cables all together and something has to come out of you room!
The 360 is noisy as hell and the heat is insane!
hardware issues left and right staring with the rrod! price….to get close to the value u get with the PS3 Console on the xbox u r looking to spend over $ 500 and still you can get blu-ray!
$ 60 for online gaming…. PS3 Console is free
HD player …the cheapest is like 180…or you can get a PS3 Console with blu-ray for 299….
…and the list goes on and on….but the thing that bothers me the most is HOW THA HELL MICROSOFT AVOID A RECALL…with the worst failure rate in electronic history!…only one thing come to my mind…pay offs and influence….
…yes… I may sound like a fanboy but prof me wrong!
Overall….there is not excuse for not to buy a PS3!
PS3 Console – Drawbacks Keep It From Its Potential
On its own, it’s a pretty good console; compared to other consoles – even previous PS3 Console – it’s lacking.
I preordered the PS3 Console slim and had it on the release day. I was excited because I always wanted one, but couldn’t justify spending $ 450 on another console. As an owner of numerous consoles (PS1, PS2, NES, SNES, N64, Wii, Dreamcast, Xbox 360) and an avid gamer, I was super stoked to follow the rumors about it in the weeks coming up to Gamescom; I was finally going to get my hands on a PS3 Console.
I wouldn’t say I was completely disappointed, but I’m going to list the pros and cons.
HD cable? – nope, it just comes with composite connectors (Yellow, Red, White)
Features rolled back – Previous PS3 Console had memory stick slots, Backwards compatibility, and even the ability to run Linux.
Controller shape (thanks fanboys) – The Dualshock controller for the PS1 made sense. When the hands grip the controller, the natural postition for the thumbs to fall were the dpad and the button group. This made sense because most games at the time used the dpad for most movement. Newer games almost all use the left analog stick for movement, and Microsoft and Nintendo figured that out LAST GENERATION. So to use the controller, you have to put your hands in an unnatural position. This is my single biggest problem with the PS3 Console.
It plays Blu ray discs – both good and bad actually. For a home theater it’s absolutely awesome! Problem is, as a game console it makes the games take a LOOONG time to load. So much that I will not buy cross-platform games for the PS3 Console; I already made that mistake once.
The game library is actually really good (finally) – I’ve been playing Infamous, MGS4, Resistance: Fall of Man, and I even downloaded the Little big planet Demo and Flower from the Playstation store. I still think the Xbox360 has more good games, but that doesn’t mean the PS3 Console doesn’t have a bunch.
It is very quiet and also a fairly good looking little machine.
It hase Wifi built in – Not necessary for me because I prefer to use ethernet cable for its reliability, but nice for those who can’t run a cable directly to the console.
Overall, this gets 3/5. If I weren’t comparing it to anything else it would probebly get a 5. The problem is that games play and look better on the Xbox 360, they also feel better due to its more ergonomic controller design. I think Sony should stop listening to their fans (who are going to love them no matter what) and try to find out why people prefer the 360.
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