Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 160 GB Charcoal Black Console (NTSC)

The Sony PlayStation 3 offers unified online gaming, access to the PlayStation Network, multimedia capabilities, and a Blu-ray disc player. At 160 GB of storage, the PS3 Slim provides ample memory for a player's favorite games and movies. With its slender design, which makes it significantly light and small, the PlayStation 3 offers a streamlined look and runs quietly, making it a suitable addition to any home. <br><br> The unit's strong graphics processing by the NVIDIA RSX Reality Synthesizer can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD. This display capability makes it an apt choice for high-definition or near high-definition viewing of other media content, television shows and films. The PS3 Slim will even upgrade the quality of lower resolution visual media. This Sony PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs and other optical media. The Sony PlayStation 3 also comes with built-in Bluetooth technology that enables wireless connectivity with Bluetooth-driven headsets. This Bluetooth module can interact with up to seven external devices at once, making it a perfect feature for multiplayer scenarios. The unit also comes with a built-in Ethernet port, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port for connecting to other consoles or media players. The built-in Wi-Fi delivers fast Internet access, rapid game downloads, and quality media streaming. Players can also control the console with a television remote control via the HDMI port. The video game console comes with a DualShock 3 controller, a wireless game controller that includes haptic feedback capabilities and a motion sensing function. This controller delivers precise game interaction, upping a person's skills and adding to the overall enjoyment.<br><br> This PlayStation 3 console also has a unique user interface in the XrossMediaBar, or PS3 XMB. Using the PS3 XMB, players can create main and secondary player profiles; store, display, manage photos in the Photo Gallery, burn and play music tracks, and do much more. For those searching for new games and media, the XMB offers access to the PlayStation Store, an online virtual market where players can try out demos, access game and movie trailers, and purchase and download new games.<br><br> Access to the PlayStation Network is yet another exciting feature of this PS3 Slim. This unified multiplayer gaming service is free. Individuals can enjoy multiplayer gaming anytime they like with others from around the world. Using their Sony PlayStation 3 to access the PlayStation Network, users can also find online instruction manuals, create online player profiles, and access the system's vast communication features.<br> Virtual gaming also takes another leap forward with the PlayStation's access to PlayStation Home. This feature is a virtual three-dimensional social gaming platform that PS3 owners can access via the XMB. On PlayStation Home, the users can not only access single and multiplayer games, they can create and participate in an entirely virtual world. <br><br> The Sony PlayStation 3 also offers access to streaming online content through major subscription services. The dimensions of this video game console are a height of 2.56 inches, a width of 11.42 inches and a depth of 11.42 inches, and it weighs 7.05 lbs. The Sony PlayStation 3 is an NTSC-compatible device and will play NTSC media that bears the NTSC-U/C or NTSC-J label. Most video games and movies manufactured and distributed in North America, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia are NTSC-compatible. <br> With the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim, players get access to a rich world of interactive entertainment. Simply put, the PS3 is a great machine for delivering virtual play, movie viewing, streaming content, and interactive gaming.

Product Review Summary

Based on 29 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


Great Gaming Console

byheyitsbailey55 Feb 16, 2014
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros DVD player<br>download apps<br>internet<br>watch videos<br>play...
Cons Can be slow at times<br>always needs system updates
Recommended it? Yes

The playstation 3 is worth every cent in my opinion. It does so much more than play video games, such as allowing you to download apps like netflix, go on youtube, purchase music and videos, etc. It also works as a substitue to a DVD player which is great because it has much simpler controls ,... Read full review »


Playstation 3

bynigelbanks Jan 31, 2014
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros 1. Passes time <br>2. Reliable
Cons none.
Recommended it? Yes

A great cheaper alternative to the playstation 4 very quick operating system rarely crashes and fantastic graphics on the games. Allows you to surf the web,youtube,bbc iplayer and many other exciting apps. Read full review »


PS3 review

bygazzad Aug 31, 2013
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great<br>easy use<br>good disc tray<br>free online
Cons Crashes <br>gets dusty<br>Psn down sometimes
Recommended it? Yes

Hello i got this product as it was way better then the  xbox at the time 
and really well made My Only Concern is the PSn store is is hardly ever up it is moslty down for work.
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Product Details and Features

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB


Memory Capacity 256 MB

Technical Details

Supported Media BD-ROM • DVD-ROM • CD-ROM
Internet Connectivity Wireless
Ram Capacity 256 MB
Region Code NTSC
Resolutions 1920 x 1080


CPU Cell Broadband Engine


Weight 7.05 lb
Width 11.42 in.
Height 2.56 in.

Power & Battery

Power Source Types Power Supply - internal
Depth 11.42 in.


Audio Output Support Stereo


Type Console
Video Color Output Color
Device Input Support Game pad
Color Charcoal Black

Product Identifiers

Product Name Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
Product Line Sony PlayStation

Other Features

Brand Sony

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