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PlayStation 3 40GB System

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17.5 x 14 x 7 inches
Piano BLack
  • Internal 40GB HDD for storing your games, music, and photos
  • Built-in Blu-ray player
  • Cell Broadband Engine advanced microprocessor
  • SIXAXIS wireless controller
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Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches | Color: Piano BLack
  • 2 Sony Wireless Controllers
  • RGB A/V Cables
  • Sony Component A/V cables
  • Power Cord

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Size: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches | Color: Piano BLack
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 13.8 x 7 inches ; 11 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XGJH1O
  • Item model number: 98007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (430 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,647 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 2, 2007

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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By G. Ware VINE VOICE on December 22, 2007
Color Name: Piano BLackSize Name: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches
I have both the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. I never thought I would buy a PS 3 but after hanging out at the stores to long during the Holiday shopping I ended up buying one. I must say, so far I'm very impressed. Its easy to see why Sony was charging a lot for this when it first came out, this thing is loaded and the fit/finish seems top notch. Compared to the Xbox 360 the PS3 seems very well thought out. The Xbox some days seems like something I built in my basement. The Xbox is so loud when you are playing a game. I can't figure out why MS would think anyone would want to watch a movie through their HD-DVD player as you would have to turn the movie sound way up to block out the 360's fans.

The PS graphics are very very good, and the blu ray dvd is just an added bonus to a very good game system for the new lower prices. Also, its nice to have the on-line game play be free, compared to the Xbox $50 a year. It's not that the xbox is bad, the PS3 is just more refined. I also expect fewer problems with the PS3 than the Xbox. I have only had one issue with the xbox, the tv connector cable went bad, but I know several people who have had 2-3 360's just die on them.

The Wii shouldn't be compared to the PS3 or the Xbox. Its a great game system with the innovative controlers and the easy to play games. Its the only system my wife will play and she never played games before. That is the beauty of the Wii, it truly is a game system for everyone.

So far I see a lot of pro's for the PS3 and a couple of cons.

Pros

Graphics
Blu Ray DVD
Wireless internet connectin built in
Rechargeable wireless controler
Very quiet
Doesn't run very hot
build quality
free on-line game playing

Cons

Not many games yet
No hdmi cable included.
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166 of 196 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Ege/Acedoh VINE VOICE on November 7, 2007
Color Name: Piano BLackSize Name: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches
For all of you considering the PS3 this is one of the best choices you can make when it comes to home entertainment. Gaming and multimedia are taken to the next level.

First getting my hands on the PS3 made me realize that this is the largest Playstation conosle by volume and weight they have ever come out with. I quickly realized how sturdy and well made this product is. The plastic that is used is solid and heavy duty. I also realized how easy dust and fingerprints attract to the shiny finish which is both plastic and fake chrome. Connecting the PS3 was the easy part. Unlike the Wii and 360 Sony has left the power station inside the console. Which means you only need one heavy duty plug to connect. From the back of the console you have many choices for video and audio outputs. The standard AV outlet is there which allows you to play with the cables it comes with or to buy component cables for high definition viewing. You also have a optical digital output for full digital sound. New to any video game console is HDMI output. This allows you to have the PS3 in full high definiton video and audio. HDMI is capable of a full digital signal allowing 1080p true high definition picture. It is also capable of unleashing 7.1 high definition sound. So audiophiles should be happy about what this console offers. On the front end you get two USB ports. This allows you to connect various devices like a photo camera, internet camera, mouse, or even a printer. The Sony PS3 has a feature that allows it to be on standby at all times. Which is similar to the other consoles. I will talk more about this feature on the PS3 further in the review.

I would like to cover all the interface options the PS3 accompanies seperately so consumers can become aware of all the advantages this console carries.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Patti N. Sweeney on March 2, 2008
Color Name: Piano BLackSize Name: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches
Length: 9:42 Mins
A hands-on review, going over:
-What's included in the package and their purpose
-Actual PS3 performance and load-times

Note: This review was for the outdated 60-gig version, but the functionalities and features demonstrated in this video do not differ from those of the 40-gig version, except the extra USB ports and Memory card drives)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By I. Henzel on January 12, 2008
Color Name: Piano BLackSize Name: 17.5 x 14 x 7 inches
I think that I fall into a minority of gamers .. gamers over 50. No kids.

This is not the first game console we've had. In the past we've had Super Nintendo, N64, PS1, Xbox and PS2.

I thought it might be time to upgrade and step up to the next generation.

At first I was not sure I would get a PS3. Certainly a year ago, when it was released in late 2006, the price was too high and downright silly for a game system.

Recently I had started looking at the Xbox 360 which on the surface, appears to be cheaper than the 40 GB Playstation 3. However, on further analysis, I realized that the PS3 came with more features "standard," such as wireless network connectivity. Once I started added on the "extras" that would be required to bring the Xbox 360 on par with the PS3, the price of the PS3 seemed much more reasonable.

I was surprised that the 40 GB PS3 is not backwards compatible with PS2 games, but that was not a showstopper for us. We don't tend to hold onto games after we play them. We tend to trade them in. We also still have our PS2 which we'll hold onto for a little while.

I have to say that now that I have the PS3, I love it. I am using it with a Samsung 40" LCD HD TV. It is fantastic. I have it connected via HDMI.

I also have to say that connecting it to my wireless network, a Mac Airport network was incredibly easy. Updating the PS3 firmware via download couldn't have been simpler.

I also downloaded and installed Medialink software from a company called Nullriver and am now streaming music from iTunes and viewing photos from iPhoto both from our Macs. The software was only $20 and again, everything was very easy.
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