PSLS: The latest batch of PlayStation 3 Slims hide a small but effective secret.
That definitely looks to be for throwing a game in, but I thought the users comments about the Slim overheating 90% of the time were absolutely laughable. My Slim gets a little warm, but it's never overheated on me, and I have spent a LOT of time playing God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII lately.
Just because yours doesn't over heat, doesn't mean his doesn't. Mine has a temperamental on/off touch button. Yours doesn't. There are always faulty products, and fanboys will jump on me for saying it, but there are faulty PS3s.
Slim models don't overheat, it's the older 60/20/40 GB models with the older materials in them. Slim models produce a lot less heat in all but the internal wireless device due to new circuits using less power and improved HDDs.
Actually Dorwrath there is absolutely nothing wrong with what you said (if understood in the right context of SOME earlier PS3's etc NOT Slims). Fanboys will undoubtedly have a probelm ~ Yes, but to people with any amount of civility and maturity there is no issue (or at least shouldn't be, again under the right context of not Slims). Things break...that's life and the nature of the beast. It's just when failures are EXCESSIVE (and proven) is when company "Y" should be held accountable and should be called out on it.
You are talking to the wrong person. Perhaps you should've read the actual comment on the site? The person was saying that is happens to 90% of Slims, and that it has affected his girlfriend's brother's and two of his other friends that have slims. I was simply pointing out the opposite. There wasn't a need for your preaching.
No, he said it happened to his friends 90% of the time. He says nothing about all slims.
Step 1 : Go get a PS3 Step 2 : Put 3 games in the PS3 box through that little portal Step 3 : Pay for your PS3, but not for the 3 games Step 4 : PROFIT
@cgoodno Old materials? You may want to look into that first because I can put money on it that the same "materials" were used in both the slim and the fat, just that they were used in a different, more efficient manner. All components are still made from the same "materials". @Timesplitters Priceless I love that idea! To everyone! The PS3 Slim has a higher internal temperature than the Fat, FYI. http://www.unscripted360.co...
that would work, except that those 3 games wouldnt have been scanned, thus setting off alarms when you try to walk out the store
Mine has overheated and shut down once, and was getting lots of artifacting and glitching when I kept restarting the Zeus fight. 120 gb first gen slim. Check my comment history. Overheated while watching downloaded movies
And here I was expecting Portal, the game... Is Portal really the right word here, or was it just used to avoid innuendos?
My 80GB ps3 never overheats, and there have been loads of times where i play 12 hrs straight ( holidays ). Timesplitter14 True, just squeeze loads of games in, then pay for like 1-2. But i doubt it will be successfully done.
that IS a surprise. I fully expected SONY to never again have a game bundled with their machine.
Only happens in the PS3 20GB, 60GB and 80GB models, do to the hard drive doing 7,200rpm which does work well with PS3 and makes it overheat. Slim models could overheat I guess if you put it in a place where it gets alot of dust and all. But that is the only way I can think of an I live in Kansas were dust is bad here for gaming systems and my friend hasn't had really any problems (Besides not knowing how to work it) with his PS3 slim.
PS3 20GB and 60GB models have 5400 rpm hard drives... thats why it takes forever to install game data to it.
just wondering since it's the one i have (always have been thinking about an upgraded HDD)
I definitely have a PS3 group of friends, (I have a 80 w/bc, my roommate has 60 launch, Eli 120 slim, Klutz 120 slim, Brandon 40 fat, Raab 80 fat, Jeff 40 fat) and everyone of them work perfectly. Not one of our systems have gone in for repairs, and we don't take exceptionaly good care of them either. All but the 2 slims have had their HDD replaced with seagate 7200 500gb $120 newegg. Not one fail aside from the random internet browser crash.
All PS3's, even slims, come with a 5400rpm drive. The speed boost is negligible in some game's, like CODMW1&2, but with GTA4, KZ2, & UC2 I noticed quite a speed boost. We just bought the 7200 500gb because it has the 16mb cache and I figure if there was to be any performance increase it would be from doubling the cache.
box with a place for bundled exclusive game something nonexistant on Flopbox 3FixMe
No overheading issues (or, as far as I know any of the issues with game freezes ect people report) on my UK launch 60GB.
oooooooook this is REALLY old i have been selling PS3's from day one, and yes it didn't have this. but the Slim did always have this from the start. (in Norway anyway) heck i still got my slim package (from witch i got on day one) and it is the same. (not my 60GB or my 40 GB package tho XD)
Same here. I actually just checked my 120gb Slim box (bought on Black Friday) and it has that slot. My 20gb w/BC & 80gb w/BC obviously don't. Oh! and just for documentation, mine are US models.
@oner why do you have so many PS3?? lol curiosity, you must be a really enthusiastic sony fan :P
Danteh I was wondering that too, 'i have this model which didn't ... and this which didn't ... but my this model did' I only have one, had one, and will probably never get another.
Bought my 20gb on launch day as I hadn't pre-ordered a 60gb and that was all I could get my hands on running around to get my hands on. The 80gb I won in the DMC4 Launch "Do something BadAss" PSM contest. I was supposed to get a custom DMC4 graphic/painted model but there were some issues with management, Capcom & the change over from PSM -> PtOM so they asked me to choose a bunch of things I wanted and I racked up...80gb PS3 w/BC, PS3 games, extra controllers, Sony BT Headset, PS Eye w/game etc. The 120gb Slim I lucked out on because I had just moved into my brand new built house and needed to by a HDTV for my bedroom. Went to BestBuy and bought a Bravia and realized after a few weeks it was too small for the room (40") so I decided to wait for Black Friday in about 3 weeks to exchange/upgrade while getting the best bottom line price...anyway the day after BF I went to BB and exchanged the TV for the 46" and went on my merry way without paying anything extra! But here's the kicker...when I got home I went online for the first time in a few days as I was so busy with the house and within 10 minutes of hitting up N4G I saw that Sony & BestBuy started the promotion "buy certain Bravia's and get a free PS3 Slim & Blu-ray/PS3 Game" so I called the store immediately and spoke to customer service and was told that no problem come back in and we will adjust/give you your items...BUT the best part to top this all off was that when I got there and went to the CS desk with the PS3, Pelham 123 & Uncharted 2 with my receipt they actually PAID ME about $160 bucks! The promotion was based off a rebate and the 46" Bravia I chose combined with the deal was even cheaper! And that is why I have 3 PS3's. The 120gb is on the 46" in the bedroom because it has the HDMI ~ PS3 -> TV -> Sound Bar connection feature where if every thing is off and I turn my PS3 on it will auto turn on everything and put it in the correct modes applicable all by the press f the PS button. Along with minimizing everything to 1-2 remotes for general use since everything is Sony "synced". The 80gb (my main primary unit) is on my 60" Bravia in the LR/Media room while the 20gb is nicely put away; as I do have a nice collection of consoles from a Sega Master System on through to a Dreamcast and many in between....I'm a mature gamer! What can I say?! ;P
i sold one of these yesterday i was wondering what the heck that slot was for.
its for the manual and preview disc that they put in EVERY slim box......nothing new here, has been on every slim box since day 1.....if you notice the manual/paperwork is in the same place in the box that the slot has access too......
mine didnt but i was one of the first...My mates ones did though
Is this news? LOL
Boxes are same for whole world and Sony in putting here different manuals, games etc.. Every Ps2 has same "portal"
I mean come on. It's a punch out in a box.
Did everyone miss the holiday bundles last year that basically addressed this as reality? GameStop - Slipped God of War Collection and Ratchet & Clank Future in the bundle Walmart - Slipped inFAMOUS and Dark Knight (Blu-Ray) in the bundle.
Its to pack in that copy of Hardware 2! You know Sev, the game that you lied about some time ago in order to get people to go to your website. so Sev, where is Hardware 2?
That article is very poorly written.....right about third/fourth grade level english.
My Laptop runs hot when i play games on it, not because it's crap, but because that's how it gets rid of heat...through the casing. So if you think the PS3 slim is crap because the casing is hot, it doesn't mean it overheats...i don't have facts to back this up, but it could very well be a more energy efficient way of dissapating heat through other means(casing), as opposed to a huge arse fan blowing through a vent. On topic, Sony would be smart to bundle games with hardware, cos it'd promote more people to fork out some cash for the gear.
What a stupid article, "PS3 Slim Box has room for a game". Oh and about the heat, my MGS4 80gb w/bc from 07 is a f'n tank, so is my roomate's 60gb lauch..........and we don't take care of them for shirt.
Do people think that's what it's realy for? I hope you're all joking. Here let me slide a game in this hole. Hopefully it doesn't fall out. Or maybe we tape the box up. If I'm a guessing person it's so they have access to the hardware, so they can see things like the serial number, firmware version, etc.
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