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PlayStation 3 (20GB)

by Sony
PlayStation 3
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)


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  • Cross Media Bar features options for different user profiles, exploring photos, playing music and movies from the hard drive, USB Keyboard and Mouse compatibility
  • Full Internet browser, Friends menu -- plus access to a new Marketplace feature where gamers can download older games and even music
  • 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine processor
  • 256MB XDR memory
  • 550MHz RSX GPU; 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
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  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000IZWNLG
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.8 x 3.9 inches ; 11 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 17, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,194 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

The incredible Sony Playstation 3 combines multiple state-of-the-art technologies, for unrivaled gaming and entertainment. It accepts Blu-Ray discs, the new medium that stores up to 54GB -- delivering entertainment content in full high-definition (HD) quality. It also supports high quality display in resolution of 1080p as standard -- a far superior picture compared to 720p & 1080i. The advanced Cell processor, RSX graphics processor and high-definition picture quality means graphics you've only ever imagined become possible: Character movement is far more realistic, landscapes are rendered in real-time and expansive, cinematic storylines seem more real than ever. New online features and the simple Cross Media Bar tool make it simple to manage your digital media: Play games, watch movies and download new content more simply than ever. The PS3 is an overwhelming home entertainment experience -- the most advanced ideas in home entertainment, all in one console. 20GB 2.5 Serial ATA hard drive Supports Blu-ray Discs, plus a wide variety of DVD and CD formats HDMI output 4 USB 2.0 ports Gigabit ethernet port -- 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) support for up to 7 simultaneous controllers A/V output - 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p Sound - Dolby 5.1 ch, DTS Controls up to 7 wireless Bluetooth controllers Backwards compatible with Playstation and PS2 games Includes one wireless controller Dimensions - 3.9 12.8 10.8 (9.8 32.5 27.4 cm) Weight - Approx. 11 lbs. (5 kg)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want a backwards compatible PS3? This is the one to get. September 7, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Once considered the red-headed stepchild of Sony's large, confusing fleet of Playststion 3 models, the news that new models of the PS3 will contain no PS2 compatibility gives this model some extra appeal.

Just like the 60GB model, this system has full hardware backwards compatibility and will play the vast majority of PS2 games very well. Replaying Metal Gear Solid 3 on the system, there was noticeable improvement in some of the game's loading from my old PS2, and the game looked great upscaled over HDMI.

There are three drawbacks I can think of with this model- which are easily addressed for the most part.

1. The 20GB Hard drive fills up very quickly on the PS3, even if you're just using the system for gaming and not as a media hub. The game I purchased with the system, Metal Gear Solid 4 took up 4.5 GB on it's own. Thankfully, it's cheap and simple to drop a much larger SATA laptop drive into the system.

2. This is the only Playstation 3 model that does NOT include built-in Wi-Fi and Sony doesn't have an officially supported adapter. That's a pretty big drawback since so many of the PS3's cool features are online. A gaming ethernet bridge does a pretty good job of taking care of this.

3. No media card slots- I can't plug a compact flash card into my PS3 like the 60GB models can... oh, wait. Why would I want to plug media cards into my system anyways? If I did, it would be as simple as buying a $6 hub.

So, if you want a system that plays all your Playstation games and have a wired internet connection, I highly suggest giving this PS3 model a look. It doesn't fetch the premium price that the 60GB units currently are and its drawbacks are easily addressed.
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309 of 388 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased Review from someone who has all 3 November 18, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We got our hands on an XBox 360, a PS3, and a Wii on launch day. Each is good at specific tasks. Here is a fully unbiased review of how the PS3 performs as a next generation console unit.

To start with, the PS3, like the XBox 360, supports full high definition. The Wii only supports a lower resolution. Since the Wii has a much lower price tag, that is a fair trade-off for people with a tighter budget. Gamers for whom a very high level of graphic detail is important will have to pony up for that ability.

Along the same lines, the XBox 360 supports the HD format of high definition DVDs for movies, while the PS3 supports the Blu-ray format. If you haven't been following the whole format war for high definition DVDs, I have several articles on the topic on my gaming site. In short it's like the VHS/Beta wars when the VCR first came out. Is one better than the other? Will one format win out as the sole survivor? There's no way to tell. People will argue vehemently that one is better than the other. From a gaming point of view, the PS3 has the Blu-ray BUILT IN meaning every game can have 50 GIGS worth of game information. Think MASSIVELY huge maps, types of characters, etc. The XBox 360 only uses "regular" DVDs as its base game holder, which is 7 GIG. That is much smaller. You can buy an add-on HD DVD unit for about $100 but the storage is still smaller than Blu-ray - about 30 gig.

People will argue about graphics until they're blue :) A lot of this comes down to how a specific game company *uses* the ability of the system. Looking at graphics on a tetris-like game will be much different than viewing the graphics of Oblivion or Gears of War. I found 360 graphics amazing on Oblivion.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 gb is the real deal . March 23, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm gonna make this simple , the 20gb , 60gb , and early 80gb versions are the only ps3 models that support ps2 playback, only drawback on the 20gb is there is no built in WiFi .But ethernet allows faster downloads and wifi supposedly makes anything run hotter . I had a 40gb ps3 and its the same except obviously ps2 backwards compatibility and wifi. also there are 4 usb slots instead of 2. If you want ps2 support for your future ps3 get a original model ! But if you can care less get a 40gb , newer 80gb or 160gb .Its all about personal preference ! but get a ps3 .
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39 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ps3 20gb honest review from solid gamer December 17, 2006
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
We are a family that plays games and enjoys them. The kids have theirs, my wife has hers and I have mine. We have a 360 and a ps2 and just returned (that's right... returned) our PS3 with a 20gb hard drive. I was very excited to get it and hooked it up with hdmi and network cables as soon as I got home and watched Ricky Bobby that night on blu-ray. The system froze twice while watching the movie and it would only display in 1080i or 480p (my tv looks best in 720p and the ps3 would not display this). We went to the online store and downloaded motorstorm and resistance as well as lemmings to try out. They all took an incredibly long time and the store was very slow to load even though we are connected via DSL.

Resistance was good but did not look as good as Gears of War on the 360. MotorStorm was fun but is not out yet and Lemmings was just interesting. A not-so-impressive opening lineup. I realized that I was waiting mainly for Lair to come out.

The system is cool... I really wanted to like it but the cons out-weigh the pros at this point. We downloaded update version 1.31 but that made no difference.

The Pros: Blu-Ray player, wireless controllers, nice touch sensitive disk eject, memory card reader for backwards compatibility.
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1.0 out of 5 stars its a peice of crap
i feel sad i bin waiting to get this so me and my nephew could play 2 players on gta v so i get a loud knock on da door its ups they bring,me a huge box with a ps3 and controller... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Brandon capella
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
no documentation or manuals-cannot insert PS1 or PS2 memory cards.
Published 17 days ago by Diane H. Mackler
4.0 out of 5 stars Great find for gamers
Would have given five stars but didn't like the fact they left out in the description that there was no controller or connection to the TV. Other then that works amazing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roxy
2.0 out of 5 stars ...
It wasn't the playstation in the picture. It's an older model. And the description didn't say anything about it being used.
Published 1 month ago by Brandon simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great company and great customer service.
This PS3 I bought had me worried when I first received it because the fan was making quite a lot of noise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Weston Connally
5.0 out of 5 stars Really, a dream come true
I Much prefer the backwards compatible versions better than the newer ones. Take care of it right and be just the right amount of Cautious and it shouldn't YLOD, or any other... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Brittany
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enduring Console and a Big Leap
If you look at some of the titles that were released towards the beginning of the PlayStation 2's lifecycle and compare them to some of the PlayStation 3's later games like... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Julian Pope
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
I just wanted a PS# that work when i plug it in no red light. It's been working well so far.
Published 5 months ago by Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars i like it
it works fine i love it!!!
i have no problems with it.
wish i had more games to play on it
Published 6 months ago by Kerwin R Bruney
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
The console looked like someone used it for a skateboard. There was NO hard drive. Someone had taken it apart and did not put it back together correctly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Megan
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