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Sony PlayStation 3 (20GB/40GB/60GB/80GB/160GB)

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Expert Review

3 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Sony has always done its own thing. Between ridiculously proprietary MiniDisc, ATRAC file format, Memory Stick technology, Betamax tape format, Clie PDAs, Blu-ray, unique and unfathomably hard to find accessories, and a raft of other pointless and sometimes expensive nonsense, you'd think the company would have sunk beneath the waves years ago. That didn't happen.
  • Pros: The Sony PlayStation 3 has incredible potential along with a feature set that is at the top of the heap right now. Considering the length of these product lifecycles, Sony is likely to be the technology leader for at least three years. Good titles are rolling out as of this writing. You'll see some game titles on the PS3 (NBA 07 for example) which, while not tapping anywhere near the tremendous processing and graphics potential of this console—it's a port of the Xbox ...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

27 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Die-hard gamers would be better suited to the Xbox 360 and its huge library of top titles, but there’s no denying that the PS3 is an impressive machine of many home entertainment talents, should you be more media minded.
  • Pros: The PS3 is a flexible multimedia maestro, capable of far more than just spitting out next-gen games with rapier-sharp graphics. This beautifully built console also delivers glorious high definition movies thanks to its Blu-ray capabilities, and it’s also a dab hand when it comes to web browsing, live news and weather reports and wirelessly streaming digital media files from your computer. Meanwhile, the near-silent cooling and sturdy build quality puts the noisy, ratt...
  • Cons: On the flip side, the PS3 is a little lacking when it comes to top games, especially compared to the far cheaper Xbox 360. Whilst there are plenty of solid titles knocking around, Sony’s console still doesn’t have an exclusive “killer app” to entice hardcore thumb bandits.
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Overall 8

Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) 60GB

4 August 2008
  • Summary: Viewed solely as a games console, the PS3 looks poor value for money despite the price NOT ALLOWEDping significantly since its launch. But when its network capabilities are considered, along with the 60GB hard disk (incidentally an 80GB version is rumoured to be on the way), the Blu Ray player, plus the sheer quality of the graphics/picture, it makes much more sense. Enough sense in fact for me to recommend you buy one.
  • Pros: Blu Ray player, graphics, card reader, quiet
  • Cons: Power hungry, HDMI set up is frustrating, no DualShock feature in controller
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Sony Premium 60 GB Playstation 3

Audio Video Revolution
27 July 2008
  • Excerpt: It was surreal on Friday November 17, 2006 a day that will live in infamy for gamers across the USA, to actually lay my hands on a virgin Sony Playstation 3 system. Eager customers waited as long as an entire week, camping outside of stores nationwide to be sure they would be first in line to experience Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Xbox 360.
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Overall 8

Sony PlayStation 3 (2012)

PC Magazine
12 July 2008
  • Conclusion: The new Sony PlayStation 3 packs the same excellent gaming and media features and almost double the storage capacity into an even smaller case.
  • Pros: Smaller size. Larger hard drive.
  • Cons: Overall, feels slightly flimsier than the previous PlayStation 3. Sliding-door optical drive doesn't feel sturdy, and it feels like a step backward.
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Sony PlayStation 3 review

Elite Bastards
12 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Perttu's thoughts: I could have written so much more about this console.  For example... Sony's vision, Home and Game 3.0? I don't want to market their promises about future content they should already be offering.  Go watch Sony's GDC '07 keynote. I watched it at GameSpot, but you can find it elsewhere too. Stored media and CD playback functionality? Uh why bother when I already have the Xbox for that sort of thing?
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They say it got smart: a 2008 review of the PS3

Ars Technica
5 June 2008
  • Conclusion: We didn't give the PS3 much love when it first launched. Parts of the system plain didn't work, the online play was all over the place, and the software support was limited, at best. Multiplatform games played noticeably worse than their Xbox 360 counterparts. So many of us had a bad taste in our mouths from all the claims that the PS3 was going to completely blow away the competition, and that the only real high-definition graphics were 1080p.
  • Pros: The best Blu-ray player on the market, Rock solid hardware with a minimal defect rate, Excellent media functions across the board, Dual Shock 3 is a great controller, with many options for creative developers, Online store has no upper limit on size of games, Storage is a snap to upgrade, Excellent convergence with the PlayStation Portable, An ever-increasing library of exclusives, Home could make great strides in online gaming
  • Cons: Home has seen too many delays, Online play still doesn't measure up to Xbox, Backwards compatibility seems to be going the way of the dodo in newer models, Focus on media could take away from gaming aspects of the system, Don't think that numerical scores are coming back, but since we're re-rating the hardware, I thought we'd take them out for one last hurrah, since these days the PS3 gets a...
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Great Game Console: PlayStation 3 80GB

Personal Electronics buzz
6 November 2007
  • Excerpt: The PlayStation 3 80GB is a totally exciting game experience. We enjoy evenings at home playing games on our HDTV. The Sony PlayStation 3 has 80 gigs on the hard drive and a 256MB shared video capacity. The PlayStation 3 is a solid and reliable device. It comes with one game and costs around $500.
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Overall 7
Value for money 6
Features 6
Performance 7

Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Blu-ray Disc Player/Gaming Console Review

8 June 2007
  • Conclusion: Also, over the course of just a few short weeks, two firmware upgrades were made available, each of which substantially improved the operation and functionality of the player. And over time, several more upgrades have been provided or announced to support Bonus View, BD-Live and DTS-HD decoding. This dedication to improvement is welcome and I wish more manufacturers would follow Sony's lead.
  • Pros: Sony PlayStation 3 80 GB Version on Amazon.com, Sony PlayStation 3 60 GB Version on Amazon.com (discontinued)
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Sony Playstation 3

1 June 2007
  • Excerpt: With the UK launch of Sony' Playstation 3 in March, we got a hold of a console as well as an array of games to give the lowdown on how the console performs, via Infocus 5700 Screenplay projector 1080i 100" electric screen. Has it been worth the year wait since the release of the Xbox 360?
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