Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)

76
Engadget
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

PlayStation 3 Slim review (late 2012): is the third time a charm?

Summary

The newest PlayStation 3 is a step down from its predecessor, with a higher price, illogically placed disc tray and a glossy, fingerprint-prone finish.

from $228+
Pros
  • Half the weight of the original PS3Extremely quiet
Cons
  • More expensive than previous modelTop-loading disc trayGlossy exterior attracts dust, fingerprints
PlayStation 3 Slim review (late 2012): is the third time a charm?
More Info Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, 250GB bundle launches September 25th for $269 Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and personal (eyes-on) Sony explains missing PlayStation 3 price drop on old models, EU exclusivity of Flash memory version What else can be said about the PlayStation 3 at this point that hasn't already been said? Since launching in 2006, there have been approximately 400 different permutations of the console: variations on hard drive sizes, functionality, physical shape and, of course, price. The latest model, the PlayStation 3 Superslim, is no different. It comes in just two permutations: 250GB ($270) and 500GB ($300). With the latter launching at the end of October, we've spent the last week with the already available 250GB model. Is it time to finally jump in to the PlayStation 3 party, or upgrade that aging 2006 model? Head below to find out.
Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

76
 

Breakdown

Game library
7.5
Graphics
8.0
Controller(s)
8.0
Design and form factor
6.0
Other features (media, online, etc.)
8.3
View All Scores

Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
View Full Specs

Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Favorite Gadgets of Superbowl Stars

Favorite Gadgets of Superbowl Stars

Posted   02.03.16
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

81

Xbox One

Engadget

81
 

Critic

7.8
 

User

8.2
 
Starting at
$328.88
Requires Contract

Arcade Classic

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

7
 
No price available
83

PlayStation 4

Engadget

83
 

Critic

8.1
 

User

8.6
 
Starting at
$549.94
Requires Contract
70

Engadget

70
 

Critic

7.8
 

User

8.3
 
Starting at
$348
Requires Contract

FC Game Console

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
No price available

The Latest

02.07.16
Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact arrive in the US
02.07.16 in

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact arrive in the US

Just don't expect a fingerprint reader.

By J. Fingas,   02.07.16
View