86
Global
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model
20GB

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (2 generations)

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM) (5.1)

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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (4 ports)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
40GB

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Top loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
no

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, 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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

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)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
60GB

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (2 generations)

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM) (5.1)

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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (4 ports)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
80GB (1st-gen)

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
no

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM) (5.1)

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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (4 ports)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
80GB (2nd-gen)

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Top loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
no

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, 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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

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)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
160GB

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
no
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
no

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Antenna / RF, Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM) (5.1)

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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
3.2 GHz
CPU cores
7
GPU speed
550 MHz
Video RAM
256 MB
System RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (4 ports)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
Metal Gear Solid edition

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wireless
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Top loading) (50 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (2 generations)

Controllers / accessories

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

Audio / video

Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video (v1.3)
Video formats
Array
Audio outputs
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical) (Dolby Digital, DTS, 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]) (None) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser) (yes) (yes) (yes)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

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)

Power

Power adapter
Internal
Model
20GB

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable
Backward compatible
yes

General

Game format
Optical disc, Downloadable (Slot loading) (20 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (2 generations)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive)

Hardware

USB
2.0 (4 ports)