Sony PS3 Slim Not So Slim?


Sony’s much heralded PS3 Slim seems an immediate hit, but any objective comparison seems to reveal its slimness is rather overstated, with shrewd marketing and the substantial price cut the real cause of attention.

The comparison above illustrates the sizes of the major recent consoles in some detail…

Of these units, perhaps only the original Xbox stands out as being excessive, with its lack of vertical design the main issue rather than absolute size.

Nintendo’s impressively compact devices are perhaps less impressive when their inferior technical capabilities are taken into account, though they are at least inexpensive.

By far the most impressive of these is the PS2 Slim, a unit Sony still seems keen to sell, with some speculating that their refusal to release full PS2 emulation for the PS3 is in fact a ploy to prop up the PS2’s viability…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should maintain the silver ps3 logo..looks classier ;D

    Comment by Anonynomus
    20:48 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not slim enough for me. I can fap to this.

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    Comment by ChaosAngelZero
    22:54 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really can't tell what's the big problem with the PS3 "Slim" not being actually slim (save for Sony lying once morem which is something I thought most people all over the world were accustomed to)... nor do I comprehend what's the point of putting a console on its side (objectively speaking the original Xbox was the single best piece of hardware of the sixth generation systems, but the craptacular "X" logo is simply inexcusable). I mean, the discs ar harder to put into and extract from the system when it's like that, plus additional strain and physical unstability on the system itself... it's rather stupid and pointless, if you ask me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ehm you made a mistake there right there in the part where nintendo would be "inferior" to the ps2..

    ps2 graphics where the worst of that console generation (xbox, gamecube and ps2 in this order from good to bad graphics and preformance).

    Don't shit me here trying to be all impressed by puttign a gameboy in a slim box. ps2 has no power what so ever, it just has a massive game set developed for it. still makes everything looks ugly.

    No no Sony but Nintendo is still the master in repacking consoles in small boxes...

    As for the ps3, it was about the inside that they made this change... They just changed the outside wel... Cus it looks new and if it looks new ppl want it. Cus it's new.

    Comment by Sadron
    01:19 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    were, not where.

    Comment by mi
    22:11 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox 720
    i wonder what the next xbox be named...

    Comment by aeoncuntface
    16:55 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wont buy a ps3 until full emulation is given fuck sony, long live the PC gaming master race!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    full backward compatibility in a firmware update by years end. was already announced.

    Comment by Akeashar
    07:57 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, speaking with my local ebgames types, theres likely to never be backwards compatability, because part of the 'slimming' process was to remove the Processor that was specifically for being able to run PS2 games. They liked it to removing the appendix. Its there. but... well... take it out and no one will miss it.

    So hard to see how a firmware update would let them run it when Sony has excised the tech they put in to allow it.

    Comment by Robert Woodward
    19:49 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Source please? I read on the news that Sony representative deny report about firmware update that would give B/C back, which makes sense. If people want to play PS2 games they would need to buy a PS2. They are also letting PS2 run its course and have people buy PS3 games instead.

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    Comment by Sabre|X
    19:40 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sources of them now

    Comment by EspadaKiller
    14:55 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wtf are you talking? It cuts HALF the size of the PS3 fat, and it's slimmer than the 360 as well. This is what i call SLIM -_-

    Comment by Wandering_Youth
    15:02 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. I never really know how slim the PS2 slim was until now. That is freaking slim compared to the older PS2 machine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the PS3 Slim isn't really supposed to be a PS3 Slim. Sony never marketed it as the a PS3 Slim. It was the media and all the rumors running about that coined the term "Slim" for the new PS3. Seeing as the new PS3 is square-shaped, it's pretty much a redesigned console going back at its roots.

    Comment by Blazblue Racer
    15:09 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever. It's slim compared to other consoles, it'll work better than other consoles, it's slim. I just wish this was what Sony released the first time instead of the bulky PS3. It's like a gaming desktop except the monitor is your freaking television.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who the fuck cares about the size of their console?

    Comment by Hydro
    16:11 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS4 - PSP + PS2 + PS3 Combi.


    Comment by flaskis
    16:15 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Instead of speaking slim only. Haven't anyone noticed that the "old" PS3 is bigger than the first Xbox in all three dimensions? Sure it's elliptic shaped, but still D:

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    Comment by Jelly
    21:28 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well... Not really. If you ever open up the console you can see that there's actually a lot of space one could put the components of the power supply into. But I think they made it external so that if the power supply ever went, you could just buy a new one of those instead of a whole new console.

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    Comment by Jelly
    21:29 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....Wrong reply button...

    Comment by RyuGTX
    16:26 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think that if you want to do console comparisons, you have to consider the power adapter too.

    If Microsoft designed it like Sony, then their systems would be way bigger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nevertheless xbox360 still suck dick.

    Comment by Robert Woodward
    15:33 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well there is physical limit to how small electronic devices could get. Take transistor for example, it has to be big enough for at least one electron at a time to pass through. Not quite there yet, but I am sure Sony did the best they could. Don't want to waste materials anyways.

    Comment by Riiku
    15:41 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what have I been telling?

    If they wanted, Sony could easily release a portable PS2 platform, or better yet, a new portable platform capable of playing PSP and PS2 games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 24/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slim and Flat...just how i like my Loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Its not so slim... lol. The thing has SO many things going on. Bluray, built in wifi, and other things, and they want it slimer, its fine by me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 23/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hate this racist crap. for example if a white guy seem beating a black guy he will be sued with racist but is it perfectly fine if a black guy beat up a white guy

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 23/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Umm.. If you’ve ever looked at sony’s marketing record, you’ll see nothing but failures in advertising.

    - Racist PSP billboard ads where a white person is dominating over a black person.

    - Sony’s own website where they were actually trying to perform side by side comparisons of Gran Turismo HD vs. Project Gotham Racing 3, claiming their screenshots were so much better while the PGR3 screens were crap. Unfortunately they didn’t bother to check the better screenshots they were promoting, were actually the PGR3 screens.

    - A fake PSP “fan” site, promoting the handheld as a cool multipurpose device. It was easily determined that site was made by sony’s marketing staff.

    - Decapitating a real goat just to serve soup from it’s body to promote God of War II.

    - Gran Turismo poster that includes a rear shot of a car, but it includes PGR3 in the license plate. Which means it’s an image from stolen from Project Gotham Racing 3 again.

    I can list more, but it just keeps on going, and it would take an eternity to describe the stupidity of sony marketing staff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is not slim but just a little short.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm glad it's not as thin as a PS2 Slim, that thing overheated more than the first Xbox 360 consoles

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    Comment by ChaosAngelZero
    03:20 23/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't say about the first slim models, but my standard, charcoal black (ugh) SCPH-70001 didn't have any overheating problems, and its already some three years old.

    In any case, materials' quality plays as much a role on a system's stability as does heat generation and its proper dissipation, both concepts at which Microsoft failed miserably with the 360 in order to get it out as soon as holiday 2005... which in the end gave them an overall global market superiority, but that's beyond the point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this ps3 'slim' is already slimmer than the phat ps2.
    but there might be a real slim ps3 later.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    00:37 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does anyone even remember the original xbox?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i never even heard of it until people make a war on ps3 and x360. during ps2 time, all i heard is ps2 and nintendo something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're a fucking dumbass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't "least inexpensive" a double negative?

    Wouldn't that mean Nintendo is expensive?

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    Comment by 21149315
    14:32 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    umm so all they did was remove that weird grill top?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and give it full backwards compatibility

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    Comment by bolt
    08:51 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .. PS3... PS3 Slim... like comparing Oprah...

    big Oprah... small Oprah... both still FAT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just realized the GameCube...
    is not a cube!

    Comment by Firetribe
    14:23 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Size matters not. Only the new low low price of 300 USD. Now, the only thing left for Sony to do is to lower the cost of game dev as they did for the PSP. Then smaller companies like Atlus would start making more PS3 games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lower the cost of game dev? Not sure if it's the same but they did lower the price of the PS3 dev kit, making it more affordable for smaller indie developers.

    Comment by Boobs
    12:25 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    XBOX360 > PS3 & Slim

    PS3 is overrated. OHZSHIT, BLUERHEY!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hehe nice name ;)

    Comment by Avelle
    12:28 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love my chubby PS3, PS3 Slim makes me gag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gamecube isn't weak

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gamecube is WIN

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Correction EPIC WIN

    Comment by McNugget The Movie
    12:40 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 has crap graphics and crap bluray. Get a good computer. Sure It's a bit pricey, but think of all the games you can download for free.

    Comment by Common Sense
    02:14 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lololol wut?
    PS3 is the most power console out so far. You should take a look at LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid 4 before saying shit about graphics.

    PS3 started off as the best Blu-Ray player out there and is still one of the greater ones today.

    And try playing Uncharted or MGS4 on the computer, dipshit. Plus, some of us like to support our games. Pirating is great if you're fucking poor. Not because you don't feel like spending the money.

    Comment by McNugget The Movie
    17:20 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have no idea how many games I have. I've got about 14 different consoles and plenty of games for every one of them. All paid for. So I'm not poor, I'm just a fucking asshole who's tired of paying for shit. My money goes mostly to manga's and all the Sasami stuff I can find now.

    Comment by MARl0
    13:49 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Looks at Uncharted 2*

    *Rolls eyes at crap graphics comment*

    *Watches The Sky Crawlers on Blu ray*

    *Rolls eyes at crap Blu ray comment*

    Comment by McNugget The Movie
    14:55 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Looks at all the *action I pretend I'm doing so I write it down here* comments*

    *Rolls eyes at all the *action I pretend I'm doing so I write it down here* comments*

    *Finds some Sasami loli hentai*

    *Takes off pants*

    *Starts fapping*


    Comment by McNugget The Movie
    17:27 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your waifu?
    Sorry my friend. I see your avatar with Sasami AND Skuld. If you're going to have Sasami as your waifu, you can't replace half her face with anyone else. That's just... unsavory.

    SASAMI WILL ALWAYS BE MY ONLY WAIFU! (yeah, that's actually kinda sad)

    Comment by Schrobby
    08:35 22/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hands off mai waifu!

    Comment by LordFishy
    14:08 21/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    MARI0, try not to feed the trolls. They go ape shit over anything.

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