The first thing I immediately liked about it is the exterior casing. All of my friends have the older PS3 Consoles – models and their systems have finger prints and scratches all over them– simply by carrying them around. However, this new version doesn’t appear to attract finger prints on the top of the case at all (but finger prints are attracted to the sides).
The second thing I noticed (even though it’s NO WHERE in Sony’s documentation) is that the wireless signal strength is about 15 to 20% greater. For example one of my friends plays his PS3 Consoles 80 at my home just about every weekend. I set it up to my living room television (which is about 100 feet from my router). The PS3 Consoles 80 would get a wireless signal strength of 63/64% The PS3 Consoles slim in the same location gives me a 82 to 85% signal strength.
The size is awesome– very light. Very small.
CANNOT STAND SIDEWAYS: It cannot stand on its side since it’s so skinny. I like sideways instead of flat. I stood it up, but if I move anything around the television at all it wobbles, so I do not want to risk it.
NO HD CABLES: This is a bluray machine. I assumed it would come with a component cable or an HDMI. It comes with neither. It comes with the old school composite (yellow, red and white). I should have order the HDMI cable when I ordered this system. Now I have to wait while one is shipped to me, because they’re too expensive to buy locally.
NO DEMOS AT ALL: Why doesn’t the system include any PLAYABLE demos??? All it comes with is some video that shows what the system can do.
HORRIBLE ONLINE MARKETPLACE: I created an account on Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) and saw some games for purchase and download, but there are NO DEMOS for the games I wanted! And, for the DEMOS that I did see online, MOST OF THEM WERE VOID SCREEN SHOTS! I love multiplayer games. PSN had a cheap game called Bomberman. My first issue is that it did not tell you HOW MANY PLAYERS it allowed. The second thing I noticed is that THERE WAS NO DEMO of it.
So, I had to turn on my Xbox 360, 20gb, get on Xbox Live, download the demo, try it out, and THEN get back on the Playstation Network and buy the game.I would have purchased it for the Xbox, but I only have a 20 gig drive for that system that it’s almost full. The Playstation Network had many of the SAME games that Xbox Live had. I am very disappointed that the Playstation Network only had about half the demos that Xbox Live had. And, I am completely baffled about how you can advertise a game for purchase and download but not have a screen shot or inform a person of the number of players!
Final verdict: awesome graphics. Large hard drive, bluray player, but for demos, I have to stick with my Xbox 360.
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