Has the PS3 downgraded with each console released?

Aasim is a proud owner of three Playstation 3 consoles and as you may have guessed from the article’s title - Aasim owns all 3 iterations of the Playstation 3 console:

1) PS3 Phat 160GB – In his bedroom
2) PS3 Slim 120GB – In his living room
3) PS3 Super Slim 12GB – In his brother’s bedroom

He uses all three consoles on a daily basis to play games, watch movies and browse the web. This is what he has to say about the quality of the PS3 console as each iteration is released.

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MmaFan-Qc2157d ago

"PS3 Phat
- The best looking console out of the bunch, I love the touch buttons and the slick black finish.
- Fastest and most responsive.
- Not reliable! I’ve had a few YLOD issues myself!
- Can get very loud when it gets dusty in there (compressed air can solve this).

Overall: A strong all round console, but if you want something reliable don’t buy this second hand!

PS3 Slim
- The quietest console (shh!)
- A neat looking PS3 that doesn’t attract dust!
- Very reliable, these are solid machines that don’t tend to overheat.
- Very fast, but can freeze up a tiny bit now and again.

Overall: My favorite console, it has kept the disc slot mechanism and is the most reliable (I love reliable electronics!

PS3 Super Slim
- The loudest console (grrr *disc rumble*)
- Has lost the disc slot mechanism and replaced with the Playstation 1 style flip top – Least you wont have your disc stuck!
- Very reliable so far, although it is early days.
- Probably the slowest/least responsive out the bunch. But it plays everything perfect – why complain?
- The cheapest console released – a great replacement if your PS3 Phat broke down.

Overall: I love the price, the console looks slick shame about the noise and disc loading mechanism)"

deadlydragon1212157d ago

There is also a video in there showing a comparison between PS3 Phat and PS3 Slim running Killzone 2.

MikeMyers2157d ago

I have the original Slim model and the only thing I don't like about it is it has just 2 USB slots. Other than that it is very quiet. The new super slim looks cheap to me. The original PS3 (Phat) could play PS2 games and had a more expensive look and feel to it but it also ran hotter and the fans could get loud. I personally don't care about the other OS feature since I never used it.

Sony did a great job at cutting costs but I don't think the new super slim model was necessary.

SAE2157d ago

it is necessary for sony since they will release a new console . they needed to lower the made cost but sell it with the same or higher price. but it's useless for us..

sikbeta2157d ago

PS3+PS2-BC Fat >> PS3 Slim >>>> Ugly as sin Slimmer PS3


IRetrouk2157d ago

The ps3 phat is actually the slowest of the bunch or at least between the phat and slim, i have both

DaReapa2157d ago

I agree. I have a Phat and a Slim, and overall performance-wise, the Slim is better...especially in the online department.

legend9112157d ago

I hope they don't cut corners on the PS4. While the Super Slim is very sexy it makes me wonder how beautiful the Phat might have looked in my house. :/

Skips2157d ago

I've noticed that the Slim compared to the Phat, gets stronger Wifi connections. lol

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MEsoJD2157d ago

My phat is still kicking :D

xtremeimport2157d ago

still rocking my 160gb phat (now a 500gb) havent had a single issue with this beauty!

AznGaara2157d ago

My 60gb just YLOD on me so I'm stuck at a crossroads... I'm definitely getting a new Ps3 but I don't know whether I should get the Slim or the Super Slim.

I REALLY don't like the way the black super slim looks but according to examiner a white super slim bundle is due the 29th of this month and that looks A LOT better. But Ni no Kuni comes out the 22nd and I want to get that ASAP because Sly is out February. So now I'm thinking of getting a black slim before or when Ni no Kuni comes out but now I kind of want a white PS3 lol. Uh first world problems :/

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Sci0n2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

I have two fat PS3's one medal gear solid 80 gig version and a launch 60 gig. They are 5 and 6 years old and I swear I leave them both on all the time. One is in the living room and the other is in my bed room. I have never gotten ylod. The fat PS3 is by far one of the most durable consoles I have seen.

FriedGoat2157d ago

I have a sega saturn still going strong.

no_more_heroes2157d ago

I have an NES, still going strong.

FriedGoat2157d ago

I have a Magnavox Odyssey still going strong.

SilentNegotiator2157d ago

I have a pong console, still going strong.

I win.

Raccoon2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

I have a 1967 brown box, still going strong!!!

8O) flawless victory.

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ChrisW2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

I have a ENIAC 1 Computer... barely fits in my 4 car garage.

Still going strong.

But I only fire it up when I want to know the answer to a simple algebra equation while I read a thick novel.

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Ezz20132157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

do you clean the dust ??!! and how ??!
i want to use blower
what you think ?!

i also have no problem with my ps3 40gb fat (500gb) *thank god*

Sci0n2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

Every 3 months I hit the vents with a air blower and vacum cleaner just to get the dust from around the fan areas and to keep the console well ventilated. Both consoles are used for movies, gaming YouTube, occasional browsing, listening to music and storing and looking at pictures. They are often left on for over 24 hours sometimes 48 hours since different ppl in my house play on them and never had one hiccup. The blower is fine, I use the one that came with my camping air mattress first then after using the blower I use a low powered vac

Bathyj2157d ago

Ive never cleaned any console...ever

RedDeadLB2157d ago

I had 2 PS3s which were in a properly vented place and cared for, both got the YLOD after 2 years. It's a shame because I really like the games library it has. Not being able to play Uncharted, MGS4 and God of War is painful.

Haha1232157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

5 years still no Wireless N......downgrade indeed

Karum2157d ago

You are aware of the definition of downgrade?

The wifi compatibility in the PS3 has remained the same, it hasn't been reduced to 802.11b in any of the hardware revisions and therefore not a downgrade.

I agree that upgrading either of the revisions to 802.11n compatibility would have been great but have to disagree with your comment there because it's factually incorrect.

wenaldy2157d ago

5 years and still no wifi.. Retarded indeed..

mwjw6962157d ago

What system has no wifi at this point? Your brain must have had a fart.

Wired all the way anyway less lag and other issues :D

PirateThom2157d ago

Using wireless for any type of onling gaming... downgrade indeed.

Knushwood Butt2157d ago

Dunno, I have no choice for one of my PS3s, and I found it to be pretty good online. I think it depends more on the game and underlying network service than physical / wireless.

chukamachine2157d ago

Still have 80gb console phat.

Works fine and never had ylod.

majiebeast2157d ago

60gb phat launch model still working*knocks on wood* and love that its a black beast.

Calm Down Sunshine2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

Lucky you.

Lost my faithful launch model 60gb 2 days ago :( looking at getting a slim, they're going cheaper now that the super-slim is here...

Other than the size I don't see any benefits to the super-slim. I'd rather have the fancy disc slot if I'm paying a lot of money.

Bob Dole2157d ago

Sony will refurb your 60gb phat for $109. Cheaper than buying a new one and you get to keep your BC :)

Knushwood Butt2157d ago

Yeah, like Bob says, I have a fat that had main board failure. It was out of warranty, so I had to pay for the repairs, but Sony repaired it at cost.

Was cheaper than buying a new one at the time, and I still have my fat for backwards compatibility and just for looking cool. Fact is, I haven't used it for well over a year now (have two slims that get almost daily use).

Calm Down Sunshine2157d ago

I've considered that option, but I've had a second 60gb phat going back and forth from Sony that I keep at my girlfriends house, as well as 2 from GAME (in the UK) that have been repaired by Sony and sold from the shop, they've both had problems after a year or two and given up.

So i'm looking for something that I can be confident is reliable enough for me to have decent gaming sessions without the worry.

Knushwood Butt2156d ago

I see. Well, both of my slims get lots of use and I haven't had an issue with either.

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