PS3 vs. PS3 Slim: A Comparison

ps3slimThisTuesday, Sony’s newest version of their popular gaming console, the Playstation 3 Slim, will hit shelves across the country. If you’re one of those on the fence about purchasing it, we here at The Flickcast have got you covered. Here’s the lowdown on the differences between the older, fatter PS3 and the slimmer, more streamlined PS3 Slim.

What We Like

-This time around the PS3 will be 33% smaller and 36 percent lighter. Not only will this save gamers space, it will also make it easier to move between play sessions.

-$299 price tag. This finally puts the PS3 in the same price bracket as some Blu-ray players and the Nintendo Wii.

-New textured surface. The previous PS3 had a glossy finish, making it susceptible to scratching.

-120 GB Hard Drive, which is now easier to upgrade and will not void the warranty if removed.

What We Don’t Like

-While the HDD can be upgraded, you can’t install another operating system on the PS3 Slim, like Linux.  This previously available option made the PS3 more than just a gaming console.

-No backwards compatibility. This means that if you are buying a PS3 Slim, you’ll want to hang onto your PS2 if you want to play your PS2 or PSX games.

-The previous PS3 could be positioned horizontally or vertically, making it easier to position in any kind of space. The PS3 Slim will only lie horizontally until you purchase a $24 stand which will allow vertical positioning.

Overall? If you don’t have a PS3 already, the PS3 Slim’s lower price tag and smaller size makes it even harder to resist this console. But if you’re happy with your older PS3, there may not be a reason to upgrade just yet.

We’ll have more from you on the PS3 Slim after its release, but for now we’ll leave you with some close-ups of the new hardware for you to drool over.

01PS3_unboxing_slideshow_falcone_august19_2009_1_540x405

ps3slimports_540x195

ps3slimback_540x185

ps3slim3_540x491

  • motorcycle Leather
    August 2, 2017 at 9:24 am

    motorcycle Leather

    The Flickcast – Movies, TV, Comics and the best Geek stuff.

  • playstation 3 hard drive replacement problem
    January 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    playstation 3 hard drive replacement problem

    The Flickcast – Curated Geek

  • Lavina
    October 6, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for every other fantastic article. The place else could anybody get that type of
    info in such an ideal means of writing? I’ve a presentation next week,
    and I am at the look for such info.

    Look at my web-site – folding ladders – Lavina,

  • Rufus Cole
    November 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Is it me or is the PS3 Slim a less sexier version than its predecessor?! Undoubtedly though it is definitely a quieter machine, but with the predecessor, taking a substantial price cut from Sony in October 2009 it is important to Compare Playstation 3 Prices, that the introduction of the PS3 Slim has brought about, particularly with the older PS3. Although I did not realise until I read this blog that the PS3 Slim doesn’t support backwards compatibility, nor does it enjoy additional operating systems like Linux, which are two big negative points for me!

  • How to Fix a psp
    November 2, 2009 at 5:22 am

    you sound like an AWESOME daddy and Miss Maddie, who is just gorgeous, is very lucky to have you for a dad.

  • Over 30 Dating
    October 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I just bought a slim PS3 and traded in my older version. I must say it is a lot quiter than its predecessor, and it only cost me £10 after trade in! Mind you I did down size the hard drive
    to 80GB :/. Meh, I’ll never need the space anyway haha. Cheers.

%d bloggers like this: