Super Slim PlayStation 3
Price: $270 (250GB console, Uncharted 3 pack-in), $300 (500GB console, Assassin's Creed III pack-in)
Availability: Uncharted 3 bundle available now, Assassin's Creed III bundle October 30
The outlook: The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.
The good: The Super Slim PlayStation 3 shrinks a powerful gaming machine into an even tinier package while maintaining the same features as its predecessors: a great gaming library and a strong array of streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and NFL Sunday Ticket.
The bad: It seems Sony isn't yet able to bring down the price of the PS3, even though some cost-cutting design choices have been made. The Super Slim PS3's odd sliding disc tray and glossy plastic encasing make it appear cheap. Also, a few annoyances like not including HD cables and the lack of an infrared IR port should have been resolved by now.
The bottom line: The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.
September 10, 2012 9:28 AM PDT
Photo by: CNET
| Caption by: Jeff Bakalar
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