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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 320 GB Charcoal Black Console

by Sony
PlayStation 3
Everyone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews) 19 answered questions

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  • New slimmer, lighter PS3 system, Wireless controller
  • 320GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
  • Streams thousands of movies and TV shows instantly from Netflix
  • Built-in Blu-ray player with 3D capabilities. HDMI output for 1080p resolution.
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  • ASIN: B003VUO6LU
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 6 x 18 inches ; 9.5 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 28, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,072 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

The PS3 system is now slimmer and lighter than ever before. While the form factor may have changed, the PS3 system still comes with free access to the PlayStation Network, built-in Wi-Fi, and hard disk drive storage for games, music, videos, and photos. Plus, the PS3 system is the only gaming console with a Blu-ray player to give you the best high-definition viewing experience on your television. With five times the capacity of standard DVDs, Blu-ray discs gives you more realistic and immersive gameplay that can only be possible on the PS3 system with games such as Gran Turismo 5, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year, and MAG. All PlayStation 3 systems are already equipped with everything you need to play stereoscopic 3D games.

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The fourth generation of hardware released for the PlayStation 3 entertainment platform, the PlayStation 3 320GB system is the next stage in the evolution of Sony's console gaming powerhouse. Loaded with a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PlayStation 3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements, the PlayStation 3 320GB system is destined to push the envelope in the realm of Next-Generation entertainment.

The PS3 logo
What's Under the Hood
As with previous models, the PlayStation 3 320GB system features an IBM "Cell" processor and a co-developed NVIDIA graphics processor that together allow the system to perform two trillion calculations per second. Yet the 320GB system manages to improve on this with its 45nm version of the processor, which although running at the same 60+nm speed as previous PS3 versions, uses less energy. This makes the unit's smaller size and quieter fan possible. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, the 320GB system also boasts an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TVs and projectors (the system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience). This console also provides for an extreme sound experience by supporting Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1. Finally, it features cross connectivity with your PC network and PlayStation Portable (PSP) and its pre-installed, 320GB hard disc drive allows you to save games as well as download content from the internet. Unlike other models of the PlayStation 3, The 320GB system does not offer backwards compatibility.

The PlayStation 3 120GB and included Dualshock 3 controller
The same functionality now in a smaller, more quiet and energy efficient package
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The upright height of previous PS3 models compared to the smaller of PlayStation 3 120GB system
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The horizontal height of previous PS3 models compared to the smaller of PlayStation 3 120GB system
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The PlayStation 3 120GB system's textured finish
A textured, no fingerprint finish
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Blu-ray, PlayStation Network Downloads and Beyond
PlayStation 3 utilizes Blu-ray disc media format, which gives you the best high-definition viewing experience on your television, by way of the format's ability to hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This tremendous capacity, combined with the awesome power of the system's processor and graphics card, promises an endless stream of mind-blowing games, and other multimedia content. However, this does not mean that the PS3 is limited to Blu-ray discs - it also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. In addition, PlayStation 3 system software includes BD Live support that allows you to play discs that support Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 (BD-LIVE). This means that you can also connect to the internet while playing discs that support this format to obtain additional features. Of course, PS3 owners also receive free access to the PlayStation Network (PSN), where through the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home, they can download games, game demos, movies, and other content, as well as chat with friends, play mini-games, compete in tournaments and explore dedicated game spaces.

Sensational Controller
The Dualshock 3 wireless controller included with the PlayStation 3 320GB system provides the most intuitive gameplay experience, with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive Sixaxis motion sensing technology. Each hit, crash and explosion is more realistic when the user feels the rumble right in the palm of their hand. It can even detect natural movements for real-time and high-precision interactive play, acting as a natural extension of the user’s body. Dualshock 3 utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless gameplay and the controller’s detachable USB cable to seamlessly and automatically charge the controller when connected to the PlayStation 3. By integrating all of these features into the popular PlayStation controller design, the Dualshock 3 further enhances the advanced gameplay experience that can only be found on the PlayStation 3 system.

Synch with Your Other Sony HDMI Devices
The PlayStation 3 320GB system features HDMI + Bravia Synch functionality. Bravia Synch allows connectivity between Sony HDMI products, without having to utilize multiple remote controls. This means that with the push of a button, users can control compliant Sony devices connected to your PS3 via HDMI cable.

What's in The Box:

  • New slimmer and lighter PS3 system with a 320 GB HDD, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products.
  • Dualshock 3 wireless controller.
  • AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable.
  • Free PlayStation Network membership.

System Specifications:

CPU Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
GPU RSX
Sound LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTs, DTS-HD, AAC
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD 2.5" Serial ATA 320GB
Networking
Ethernet X1 (10BASE-T,100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g Included
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR) Included
Controller Dualshock 3 wireless controller included
AV Output Resolution 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
HDMI OUT + Bravia Synch 1
AV MULTI OUT 1
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) 1
BD/DVD/CD Drive
(Read Only)
Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
USB Ports 2
Backwards Compatibility No
Dimensions 13.385"(w) x 13.385"(h) x 6.299"(d)
Weight Approx. 7.05 lb.

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355 of 366 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 Slim, large disk, no Move November 8, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2011

Only wanted to note that the PS3 keeps adding value to itself. Granted, the competition are not sitting on their hands either. The latest system update added Hulu Plus, MLB.TV and Vudu HD Movies to Netflix as 'video' services and Qriocity for 'music'.

As for its versatility, I recently paired a Bluetooth keyboard that Logitech claims it's for iPad only with our PS3. It took about 10 seconds.

And, yes, I am probably going to get the next generation when it's released but, until then I am very happy with our 2 PS3s. One of which is the original 60GB console, still as good as new.

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PS3 VS. OTHERS :)

Ever since the launch of Slim, the PS3 has been undertaking a quiet revolution or... could it be the console's midlife rebound? :) Here's what happened recently - and I will only note the more important developments going 12 months back (writing this in Oct., 2010):

- NetFLIX streaming, now disc-less, 1080p, 5.1 surround sound
- Much larger disk (this one is triple the size of the original Slim)
- Move
- 3D gaming
- Blu-ray 3D

This is a lot of new 'stuff' for a 4 year old console. I am not going to go into bean-counting mode and compare the PS3 improvements with what we see at the other guys but, clearly there is a lot of life in the PS3 and, with the 320GB models, the PS3 continues to maintain the largest disk advantage over the competition, is the only Blu-ray console and, when you consider the services and the array of Sony-made and third party peripherals built around it, the PS3 is a well built, well rounded entertainment hub.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Confessions of a reformed Xbot. January 4, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought an Xbox 360 at launch in 2005 and haven't had much experience with a PS3 since. However it's gotten to the point where the PS3 1st party library could no longer be ignored and I caved. Coming from Xbox, I've been really impressed by some things and really disappointed by a few. Here's a simple list of things you might want to know if you're coming from Xbox-land:

Positives:
- Silky smooth graphics: The PS3 has a pure horsepower advantage over the Xbox 360 and when developers choose to take advantage of it (usually SCEA titles) it really shows. Uncharted, Killzone, Resistance all look really amazing and there's never a hint of any slowdown or hiccups, which is more than I can say for Xbox. When it comes to 3rd party titles, they're on par with one another but 1st party really shines on PS3.

- XMB is a revelation: Particularly as compared to the latest iteration of the Xbox dashboard (or as I like to call it, ad-palooza). The XMB is elegant, smooth and intuitive and the ads are very, very few and unobtrusive. When I play my PS3 I feel like I own it, when I play my Xbox I feel like Microsoft does and they're just letting me borrow it.

- Free online features: What makes me angriest is that I've dropped $250 bucks on the cost of Xbox Live over the past few years and having used both XBL and PSN, I really regret spending that money. How Microsoft convinced me that I need to pay THEM to watch Netflix and YouTube, I'll never understand. Break the chains.

- 1st party games: Sony really has done amazing things with it's 1st party studios over the course of this generation. Resistance, Killzone, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Infamous, Heavy Rain, God of War, and the list goes on.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all-in-one system December 28, 2010
By A. Tan
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A lot of people like to use the excuse of getting a Blu-ray player to justify their purchase of PlayStation3, it's a very good justification.
Like advertised, it does everything a modern entertainment center would. High Definition movies and gaming, online surfing capability, movie streaming from Netflix for the subscribers, and plays music pretty well as well. Now with the bumped-up hard-disk drive, you could store most of your games data, downloaded movies, or music files without having to worry for a few more years. Especially games that requires 4GB of space like Heavy Rain, my brother-in-law simply had to get a new 500GB Hard Disk Drive for $80 to replace his old 40GB system, that was just about 3 years ago. So with the 320GB, you probably won't need to worry about anything until they come out with PlayStation4.
I bought it for Christmas for our new apartment, and it came in much earlier than I thought. Amazon did an amazing job with the packaging as always, no complaints at all and yes I ALWAYS shop at Amazon before I shop elsewhere. I don't think I need to be recommending this to anyone since they probably already know that it would be a great buy. For those who don't download movies as much, the 160GB version would be a cheaper and more practical alternative.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best latest PS3 Slim model January 5, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
PS3 Slim 320GB (CECH-3001B) is one of the latest in production line and it's a great console in my opinion (well except lack of ability to play PS2 games, none PS3 Slim can). Sony has tweaked and refreshed hardware in this model, it is 5.7lbs now compared to prior 6.6lbs. Power rating set at 200W, - 30W less than previous model. The lights from Power and Eject buttons has been removed to draw less power. This model has also implemented AACS (Blu-Ray standard). Non-issue for HDMI users but disaster for people who use Analog (AV) connectors. PS3 Slim CECH-3001B hardware configuration: 45nm PCU, RCX GPU, 256MB XDR main RAM and 256MB GDDR3 VRAM, 2.5" Serial ATA 320GB HD 5400rpm, 2xUSB 2.0 ports, Ethernet IEEE 802.11b/Bluetooth 2.0, 1xHDMI output, 1xAV output, 1xOptical Digital output, Resolution: 1080p;1080i;720p;480p;480i. I have also older PS3 80GB (Fat) model and had a chance to compare both side by side during Portal 2 gameplay. First of all they both have intercooler fans (don't be fooled by others). Original PS3 "Fat" has bigger fan and produce more noise (but bigger does not always mean better cooling). After couple hours of gaming the back of Fat PS3 was blowing much hotter air than Slim PS3, which surprised me because Slim has less ventilation openings. On the other hand Slim produce more noise while attempting to read CD/BD. Loading time and graphics were identical. At first picture on Slim was whitish (less contrast) until I went to PS3 Display Settings and switched RGB from limited to full. So, excluding ability to play PS2 games Fat PS3 looks nice and firm but performance wise not as good as Slim. In addition Slim has newer HDMI port 1.4 compare to Fat 1.3, which produces much better sound especially with 7.1 surround setup. For those who planning on upgrading HD's I wouldn't recommend going over 5400prm hard drives, 7200prm produce much more heat which could be critical point for your system.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent purchase
The system works perfectly fine, but the description didn't mention the back of the system, where the power jack is located is pushed in. Read more
Published 5 days ago by bigbozz92
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
System works fine. Controller acts funny.
Published 5 days ago by McArthur Hall
1.0 out of 5 stars I returned this item as it is not compatible with ...
I returned this item as it is not compatible with the electricity voltage in Australia, ie 240 Volts a/c
Published 8 days ago by abds
5.0 out of 5 stars ++++ The most beautiful n powerfull vide game console +++++
The most incredible console that Sony has made. You can have everything in this device such playing music, HD videos, 3D movies, youtube, Skype, Pandora, Tune In, Netflix and all... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Frank C.
4.0 out of 5 stars The PS3 is a great system/entertainment center
The PS3 is a great system/entertainment center. I was wanting one to play the HD remake of Kingdom Hearts. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Joel Judd
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 18 days ago by leida hernandez
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't buy again
I bought this in September and when it arrived it was poorly wrapped in seran wrap with a busted controller and ripped cord. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ariah S. Roe
5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good!
So far no troubles with it at all. Easy to install and it came with everything it said it would.
Published 24 days ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars good condition.
good condition.
Published 25 days ago by Sujai
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great console
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