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Sony PlayStation 3 60GB

Sony PlayStation 3 60GB
256MB / Blu-ray / 1 x HDMI
Manufacturer: Sony | Product category: Game consoles
SD card reader? Yes
MemoryStick reader Yes
CF card reader Yes
CPU? Cell Broadband Engine
Memory? 256MB
Video memory? 256MB
HDD Yes
HDD size? 60GB
USB ports? 4
Ethernet? Yes
LAN speed 100Mbps
WiFi? Yes
Bluetooth? Yes
480i / 576i Yes
480p / 576p Yes
720p Yes
1080i Yes
1080p Yes
HD media support? Blu-ray
Component video? Yes
HDMI? One HDMI output

 
  • CPU (CPU type)

    The CPU (or processor ) is the core component of any console. It executes the programs (e.g. games) with the help of other dedicated hardware. The CPU has high impact on the general performance of a console, altough other components and the general architechture of the devide also play a significant role.

  • Memory (Memory installed)

    The amount of internal memory available to execute programs.

  • Video memory (Video memory)

    The amount of video processing memory reserved for graphics board. Presented as megabytes.

  • HDD size (Storage capacity (HDD size))

    If the console has an internal hard disk drive, the storage capacity of the drive is announced here (in giga bytes, GB). The HDD can be used, for example, to store games/game data, photos, music, videos or software.

  • USB ports (Number of USB or USB2 ports)

    The number of USB ports the console has. The ports can bes uses to connect game controllers or external devices, or to read memory cards.

  • Ethernet (Integrated Ethernet / LAN adapter?)

    If the console has an integrated Ethernet port, it can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via the port. The speed of the LAN connection is announced as megabits per second (Mbps).

  • WiFi (Integreated WLAN / WiFi)

    WiFi is a wireless solution to connect a device to a local area network.If the console is WiFi-enabled, it can be connected to a WLAN Network without the use of a connection cable.

  • Bluetooth (Integrated Bluetooth adapter)

    Bluetooth can be used to form a data transfer connection between the console and Bluetooth enabled devices. Another possible use of the technology is to connect external devices or game controllers.

  • HD media support (Support for HD media)

    The console can support some kind of HD media, i.e. it can be used as a HD media player for the supported format(s). Theoretically there can be devices suppporting either HD DVD or Blu-ray, but in practice only the latter is supported by consoles.

  • Component video (Component video output)

    Component Video is a type of video transmission where either luma and chroma difference channels (Y, Cb, and Cr) or red, green, and blue (RGB) video is sent across three separate cables.

  • HDMI (HDMI output)

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interfacing standard for transferring digital video and audio between electronic devices. It is developed primarily for high definition displays in mind.

  • SD card reader (Integrated SD memory card reader)

    Integrated Memory Card Readers can be used to read information from different types of memory cards. The readers can be used for example to save game data to a memory card, view photos from a memory card of a digital camera, or to transfer music or other files from/to the console. Common types of memory cards are SD, MemoryStick, and CF.

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Since it's the only PS3 system that runs PS2 games (at least in Holland) it was my only option. I payed 600 Euro at the time. No regrets since.

Great as media centre.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The PS3 has always been a great all in one entertainment solution. However, the PS3 slim has some notable improvements. Less heat, more energy efficient, HD audio bitstream etc.

Juvenile, where can you get a NEW 120GB PS3 in Australia for $499? I sell these in my store and we can not even buy them for that. The current RRP is $499. If you get lucky and find the right sale, you may pick one up in mid $400 price bracket but most certainly not $350. I think the $1,000 price listed refers to the price at time of release. The 60GB was one of the first released.

It was also mentioned below that the Blu-ray player should have been an add-on. However, all the games are released on Blu-ray discs meaning more feature rich content on a single disc.

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  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 1 / 5

almost $1000 for a ps3? are you kidding me. is this how much you guys pay for a ps3 in the us.

im in australia and i see 120g ps3 for $350. am i missing something?

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  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

I agree with everything.

But the 60gb model is the more suseptible one to the yellow light issue that PS3 have with the connection between the mother board and the video chip

re: PS3 YLOD

I now own 2 PS3's

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I like this model because it has Super Audio CD playing capability. Playing Pink Floyd in full surround is awesome.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The PS3 works like a champ! I bought the PS3 when it first came out, and it never fails. I hate Sony Corp. But it made these machines to last. Unlike my crap 360 which died after 14 months.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The PS3 is an excellent piece of kit. The three main benefits over the Xbox is reliability, quiter cooling fans and no fee's for the Playstation Network, unlike Xbox LIVE. The Blu Ray player is exceptional and of course this could not have been left out of the machine as all the games are in Blu-Ray format. The new slim does not have the looks of the older systems but if it is truely 33% better for the enviroment due to less power consumption, then this may be the factor that would suit your criteria.
I have run both an Xbox 360 next to a PS3 on identical Series 6 Samsung tv's, the game I used to compare was Call Of Duty 5: World At War. The graphics appear identical.
With the latest updates to the Playstation Network I would personally say that it is slightly better than the Xbox LIVE network.

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chris4160
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  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

It's a shame that I never use the blu-ray player, otherwise I would be giving it a 5. Sony should have released the blu-ray player as an optional add on and reduced the price. I'm not much of a fan of psn, but it's good that it's free. The browser is a nice add on, and the linux ceases the need for a computer. It's stupid how sony dropped the os compatibilty on the slim.

Overall I prefer my xbox for multiplatform games, but by no means is the xbox better than the ps3 (and vice versa). If you prefer paying a little bit extra for a nice game console with a blu-ray player, than by a ps3. But if you couldn't care less about movies, by an xbox.

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H08
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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Blu-ray player,Internet Browser,Plays Music And Video, What More Can i ask for In A Game console? Sony Had Me with the 60gb Model.Full PS2 BC, Media Card Slots, And 4 USB Ports.
Im glad i picked this up before the "budget" models came out.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I bought my ps3 used 2 years ago
because it had a blu ray player and this web site that the blu-ray in the ps3 was better than the stand alone.I am not a gamer but did buy 1 game and it was awsome.The dvd pic quality is incredible.It was really easy to download upgrades also which for a didtz like me is important.I also bought an 80 gb harddrive as an extra just in case I wanted to sell the whole pckge on ebay at a later date.I wouldn't sell it now!!! Sony BR dvd player with a Sony 50" HD tv doesn't get any better !!!!!

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  Rating: 2 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

i use 360 eilte my ps3 is used as a dvd player sad i know.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 2 / 5

The GOOD version of the PS3, stupidly dropped by Sony in an attempt to cut costs. Four USB ports, a MMC reader, and the PS2's Emotion Engine built-in. PS2 games in HD? Schwing!

It still has the fault of a difficult-to-program-for processor, but as does every PS3.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

Had the PS3 since launch day. Never died, no faults. With so much DLC on my PS3 I've got to upgrade to a larger HD, but since newer models already have 100+ GB hard drives that's not a problems now. Oh, a big plus is that I can upgrade to any hard drive that fits!

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I think personally it is the best bang for your buck, i run tversity wifi on this running 1080p, on my comcast 50/10 mbps network also and it works perfect all the way down to the user customizable visual(running pic) skip, and now HOME.... really, well made... you get the 360 then you have to buy the hd player and there goes the price difference. it seems like people are all about the now(sale price) and not about the future(upgrade&upkeep) these days,

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

I spent my money wisely. It offers so much, not just playing games. A gaming console + a Media entertainment center.

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zax808
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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

A great system. Have had it for over 2 years now and has not failed me yet. Its a true entertainment explosion!

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

A great system. Have had it for a little under 5 months and use it frequently. I bought one of the very last 80GB MotorStorm bundles, and the software backwards compatibility doesn't really bother me as I bought my PS3 to play PS3 games!

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I have the 80GB and this is the most similar to it. I believe the 80s and 60s both have their pros/cons. 80 doesn't have the PS2 hardware making B/C limited, though it does have a cooler runing processor. The 60s have the PS2 hardware but a hotter runing processor and more heat emmited. Whatever one you get, awesome system with great features, especially getting the 80GB MGS Bundle.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I absolutely love my PS3. It does everything I ask it to do as far as gaming, linux, and even as my own personal supercomputer. =) I wouldn't own another console, in my opinion. I've had my PS3 for a little over 6 months now and it still runs like the day I bought it so far.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

The only prob i hav had with the ps3 is playing GTA4 but now ive downloaded the updates it's sorted yay!! for all you xbox lovers sort it out, playstation for life!!

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alexeemo
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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

The original 60GB system offers nearly 100% backwards compatibility using hardware rather than software like the new 80 GB does. Excellent system, especially considering that it has built in WiFi and a Blue Ray player that would cost $400 all on it's own.

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  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

I loved my PS3! It had Amazing Graphics, and Blu-Ray! Though I had to sell it because of Debt, and it was either this or the 360, and I'm sorry, but I play the 360 more! Not many good games out yet! But will probably get it again when MGS4 and Killzone 2 come out!

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

Masterpiece of technology.It's boundaries are limitless. Xbox sucks.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Bought it when it first came out. Still going great.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

Since this is the 60GB PS3, it has some features that the 40 and 80 GB does not.
BC, Bluetooth, Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi, the ability to run Linux, multiple USB ports, a removable SATA II, and an HDMI output makes this system a no brainer.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

One of the cheapest Blu-Ray players on the market, a media box and a kick ass game system all in one package.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I have work as a manager at Gamestop for years and own over 300 Playstation 1 games and over 200 Playstation 2 games. Backwards compatibility is very important to me. (All my games are the real deal no copies!)

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pr3d4t0r
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  Rating: 1 / 5 Value for money: 1 / 5

x box 360 120gb is the best ps3 is very poor

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The best of all the PS3 models that have been released. Discontinued now. I bought this before it was discontinued and I LOVE my PS3. The best - full BWC.

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vinny13
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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Obviously the best PS3 to buy if you want guaranteed BWC... If you don't need it then save your money and get a 40GB. I haven't played any of my older games yet, but that's me. It's not that important to me, but it IS nice to have :)

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  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

I rated the product a 4 because I am currently on my third PS3 in a 3 month period. Maybe I'm just unlucky... Regardless, I love the system.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Awesome console that is now starting to show what it can do, with all the features it has a very bright future and will be around for a lot longer than the competition.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

The best Video Gaming console ever created; good games, good features, good memory, why is this discontinued... Gamestop came out with this online now for only $430 about, but its used.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Sometimes i think it understands me...
This is one of thee finest pieces of console ass ever.
Buy it! and have an affair... ;P

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5

The best PS3 version to date.

It is one of the two models released that has full hardware supported backwards compatibility using the Emotion Engine. The only other model that employs the EE is the 20gb version which is the most stripped down version of the PS3.

Though the 60gb PS3 has been discontinued it is still the best version as it is the only "full" version of the PS3 with full BWC.

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

Sweet game console with RAW POWER.

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