90
Global
Score
90

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PlayStation 3 Slim review

Summary

from $450+
Pros
  • Smaller, lighter, and quieterMore energy efficientMatte finish
Cons
  • Blu-ray playback a tad slowerNo support for OtherOSNo PS2 legacy support
PlayStation 3 Slim review

Even before Sony's big unveil earlier this month at Cologne GamesCom, it felt like we already knew the PlayStation 3 Slim quite intimately. A leak from back in May gave us a glimpse of every angle of the hardware's exterior, and even the final retail box. At that point, we didn't know what to make of it, and the change in logo font definitely threw us off. Three months, thirty seconds of video, and a dash of legal paperwork later, and we're looking at that very same leaked device, now taking up space adjacent to our hefty 60GB "Classic" model from launch day. Unquestionably, it's smaller and lighter, but how else has Sony's Blu-ray-playing console evolved -- or regressed -- over these past few years? Read on to find out!

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Breakdown

Game library
7.5
Graphics
8.0
Controller(s)
8.0
Design and form factor
7.6
Other features (media, online, etc.)
8.7
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
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