Sony PlayStation 3 (late 2012)

76
Engadget
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
250GB

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Tray loading) (50 GB)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth) (Rechargeable) (USB)
Controllers (max)
7
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Gyroscopic)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Array

Audio / video

Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM) (7.1)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio) (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA)
Video playback
yes (DVD video) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV, XviD)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (yes) (10/100/1000 [Gigabit]) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
500GB

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Tray loading) (50 GB)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth) (Rechargeable) (USB)
Controllers (max)
7
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Gyroscopic)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Array

Audio / video

Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM) (7.1)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio) (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA)
Video playback
yes (DVD video) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV, XviD)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (yes) (10/100/1000 [Gigabit]) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
12GB

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Tray loading) (50 GB)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth) (Rechargeable) (USB)
Controllers (max)
7
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer, Gyroscopic)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Array

Audio / video

Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM) (7.1)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio) (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA)
Video playback
yes (DVD video) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV, XviD)
Photo viewer
yes (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (yes) (10/100/1000 [Gigabit]) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal