Pros Great Blue Ray Player, Equal quality to the 360 for games, huge hard drive, smaller design than original, less sexy matte black holds up to wear MUCH better, "real" computer aspects, very quiet, and a sturdy and stable design.
Cons Not backwards compatible, no HDMI cable, LOAD TIMES.
Summary I called myself an XBOX fan boy for the sake of those taking a quick glance wondering if the PS3 slim was worth the money. In truth I have always been a little partial to XBOX/360 but I have always had all the consoles.
The PS3 slim was an easy choice for me. I doubt I would have bought it just for the high quality exclusive titles it offers ( Little Big Planet, God of War 3 and MGS4 just to name a few of the real big guns Drake's Fortune was the one I really wanted and I beat it the first few days I had the system. Great game!) but the fact it is also a Blue Ray player, and one of the best reviewed on the market to boot made this a literal no brainier.
I was just waiting for the inevitable price cut since buying BR movies is not a high priority for me at the current cost, and I already had two 360's to meet my gaming needs. I'm really glad my frugality caused me to wait though as I feel the Slim is a step up.
I know that the shine black is really a great looking piece of consumer electronics ascetically speaking, but the system scratches if you blink at it hard. I don't care for the matte black appearance as much, but I know it will still look great after a year, where every PS3 I have seen looks like it was dragged across the ground.
In addition to the look, you get the 120GB hard drive and a (in some cases) quieter and smaller system with no loss of features or power. In electronics smaller is usually better, especially when it comes to my crowded home entertainment set up real estate.
There are a few things I prefer about the 360 over the Sony product, but it's pure personal preference and anyone claiming either system is vastly superior should be ignored. For me, the PS3 could not be my only gaming console. I prefer the XBOX Live experience (despite having to pay for it compared to the free Playstation network) from community to functionality. I like the 360 controllers better (with the exception of some fighting games. Tekken on a 360 controller would have been rough) and I like the interface of the 360 better.
Again though, these things are personal preference. Comparing the PS3 Slim to an XBOX 360 Elite could be a tough call for the objective buyer.
The Quality is there, the functionality is there, the price is right, and the added benefit of a top rated Blue Ray player makes this a smart buy for both hard core and somewhat casual gamers. It does everything it should, and it does it pretty much perfectly.
Pros 1.Super Silent
2.Better Games than Xbox 360
3.Blue Ray Player
4.No Power brick.
5.Failure rate is less than 0.5%.Xbox 360 it it 35%
6.Can play any videos
Cons 1.Can't stream Netflix.
2.No IR port.Can't use universl remote
Summary The Slim version is super cool..I already own the fat version....Planning to buy the new version as well...
Being the owner of Xbox 360 and PS3 I can honestly tell you that PS3 has a much better value for money than Xbox anyday even with with the unreduced cost($399)....
Now with the reduced cost you can't really beat this deal...
Here is my comparison between xbox 360 and PS3 for users who are still contemplating which console to buy.
1.Failure rate in Xbox 360 is 35%.My Xbox 360 has failed on me twice already.On the other hand,my ps3 runs like rock and has no problems what so ever..
2.The Titles on the PS3 are way better than Xbox 360.Except for Halo and Gears of war the xbox has nothing.....
3.The PS3 can play any videos...Plug in ur external hard drive in the USB port and you are set..it pretty much plays all formats...For the Xbox to do this...You need to leave your PC on and it can't play all videos.
4.The PS3 is Super Silent when it runs..You can hear the noise from Xbox 10 feet away..
5.The online gaming is free in PS3..You have to shell out 40 bucks every year in Xbox...
6.The PS3 is the best blue ray player in the market..
7.The Wifi and the play and charge kit is built in PS3..You have to shell out over a 100 bucks to have this in Xbox....
8.The power brick for the Xbox 360 is very clunky....the power brick is built in for PS3..
Hope this helps.
Pros 1. Competitive price
2. Bu-Ray player
3. Built in Wi-fi
4. free online multiplayer and PlayStation store
5. Huge library of exclusive games
6. HDMI port
7. 120GB Hard Drive (+swapping it with a bigger HDD won't void warranty)
Cons The only 2 cons that I could think of with the PS3 were
1. High price
2. Big physical size
3. No PS2 backwards compatibility
But now with the slim, the first 2 issues have been alleviated.
Summary The PS3 has come a long way since it's launch. Not only has the price dropped yb a whopping $300 (to now only $299), But the library of quality games that it offers has also grown drastically. I would even argue that with the exception of Mass Effect, Halo3, and Gears of War, the PS3 has a better gaming library than its competitors.
With games like Killzone2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 1&2, LittleBigPlanet, Gran Turismo 5, God of War 3, Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2, GTA4, Fallout3, Bioshock, etc. You simply cannot go wrong.
Even the PlayStation Store has improved drastically. Even though it is still a bit behind Xbox LIVE in terms of the quality of service it offers, it's definitely catching up. and best of all, IT'S FREE!
Add to that the fact that it comes packed with a built in Wi-Fi adapter (you'll have to shell out another $100 to buy that separately on competing consoles), a fantastic build in Blu-Ray player, and a whopping 120GB HDD (which by the way is upgradable), the PS3 is a must-buy system for any gamer and tech enthusiast.
If you were on the fence about buying a PS3, now you have absolutely no excuse to hold back. Especially give the new low price point of $299.
Pros Blu Ray, HD audio bitstream out to receiver (Slim only), crazy amounts of options to fully customze everything, hard drive upgrade feature, excellent XMB interface, perfect media server playback quality, USB KB/mouse support, great gaming, netflix.
Cons No PS2 support, no Gameshark/Codebreaker option...you know, for those that would appreciate the option to barrel through games with guns blazing and minimal effort, or for a crazy second playthrough.
Summary I have both the PS3 and the elite black X360. I compared both extensively, for my own sanity....that's how I do...lol... I can say that overall, the PS3 is a much better overall device. In fact, the only feature where I found that the X360 beat out the PS3 was the insanely well developed online content/community section. Otherwise:
Smaller, quieter drive and fans, runs cooler
Better game graphics
Better media playerquality/disc player software
non-proprietary device support
extreme level of options for picky techies
"Simply Amazing !"on by moneyrules
Pros 120 GB Hard Drive
Built In Wifi
Free Online PSN Service
Buy and rent movies on PSN
Store Music,Videos, and pictures
2 USB ports which can also be used for memory
Media Server Capabilities
Web Browser With Flash
Cons No Linux but I really dont care so much about it
Summary I wanted a console that does not get problems like my older Xbox 360. It broke 4 times ! THe red ring of death. The games sucked I hated Halo. I had to pay 60 $ for online and 80 $ for Wifi . I also had to pay 10 bucks for batteries for controllers and 30 $ for a memory card. THEN, the stupid console itself which was 200 $ . I wasted so much money on that garbage thing. So I sold it and all its trash and bought this . And I tell everyone, its AMAZING. It has everything the Xbox 360 does not have . It plays blu rays and upscales DVDs. It plays games that have amazing graphics. And its at a great price , 300 $? Thats great. People say that the xbox is cheaper but you end up in so much trouble that it sucks. Trust me buy this thing instead.