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Playstation 3 Is A Big Win

Reviewing: Sony Play Station 3 Slim  |  Rating:
mix0mat0sis By mix0mat0sis on
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The PlayStation 3 Slim is a top-of-the-line gaming system which I have come to adore the last few weeks that I have owned it. The slimmed down, sleak-looking version of the PS3 makes my HDTV setup very professional-looking. I am very pleased with the exterior of the system. The menu system of the PS3 is similar to that of the Sony Bravia HD TVs and is fairly easy to navigate. The menu system contains useful categories for setting up an online account, customizing your PS3 settings, viewing Photos, playing Music, playing Games, and configuring the PS3 to connect to your Home Network. After unboxing the unit, the setup process was very straightforward. After configuring the system to connect wirelessly with my router, I was able to easily download firmware updates (which took about 30 minutes) and I was ready to go. The system’s onboard functionality such as Bluetooth and wireless was extremely useful – unlike its XBOX 360 counter-partner. I was able to use my Bluetooth headset and USB keyboard with no issues. Additionally, I was able to start streaming music and video from my home network computers with ease. The PS3 already recognized my computers as streaming sources. Since purchasing this product 1 month from writing this review, I believe I have explored much of the functionality of the system. Below is a quick summary of my pros and cons of the system:


a) Gorgeous graphics and a bonus Blu-Ray player!

b) Wireless and Bluetooth compatible (unlike the Xbox 360)

c) Free online game play

d) Very customizable interface

e) Great game selection (most games are now made cross-platform anyway)


a) Difficult to type using the controller (not sure how one would fix this, but the predictive text doesn’t help all that much)

b) Unable to edit Bluetooth settings while in the middle of a game

c) Playstation Home = Yawn

d) Web Browser leaves much to be desired