The Sony PlayStation 3 160GB SystemThis Sony PlayStation 3 160GB system features the fourth generation of hardware for the existing platform and is equipped with an IBM “Cell Broadband” processor which works alongside NVIDIA graphics processor. Upgrades to this platform include: the ability to run at the same 60+nm speed as previous PS3 versions while using less energy, quieter fan and a slimmer design. 

Multimedia features include: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, as well as Linear PCM 7.1 for the ultimate sound experience; 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience and cross connectivity with PlayStation Portable (PSP) devices.

Not only does this system play Blu-ray movies but it also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats. The upgraded software also permits any disc to be played that supports the Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0.

The PlayStation 3 features a unique HDMI and Bravia Synch function. By using this function, all Sony HDMI compliant electronic products can be linked together so one remote is needed. This package comes complete with one Dualshock 3 wireless controller, AC power cord, AV cable, USB cable and a free PlayStation Network membership.

How Much?

The PlayStation 3 is available for approximately $273 dollars.

Who Would Buy This?

The PlayStation 3 is one of the favorite gaming consoles with young adults but due to its added capabilities and wide selection of “mature” games, this system is a favorite among adults as well.

Things We Like About The PlayStation 3

We believe the best feature about the PlayStation # is the design itself; it looks more like a piece of home theater equipment than a gaming system.This system also allows the user to use any wireless blue tooth headset for chatting during game playing and unlike other systems; there is free online multiplayer gaming. Not only is there built-in wireless connectivity but there is also built-in optical connectivity for home theatre audio connections. 

Things We Did Not Like About the PlayStation 3

Unfortunately, this system does not have backward compatibility so PlayStation 2 games cannot be played. Many of those games have been rereleased in PlayStation 3 format so it’s still the same great game but with better graphics.

The Sony PlayStation 3 160GB System Review



The PlayStation 3 comes with a limited one year warranty.

Is The PlayStation 3 Worth The Money?

The PlayStation 3 isn’t just a gaming system; it also doubles as a Blu-ray player and is Wi-Fi ready. When comparing the price to the older PlayStation 3 system and adding in the upgrades plus the DualShock 3 controller, it is definitely worth the price.

Where Can I Buy The PlayStation 3?

The PlayStation 3 is available through many local and online electronic stores but not everywhere can you find the console with a free DualShock 3 controller. This special offer can be found on and it includes free shipping.

More Customer Reviews For The PlayStation 3

Most customers were highly impressed with the easy to use on-screen interface but they also stated the graphics are outstanding. Other customers really appreciated that the PlayStation 3 can stream videos from Netflix and it plays Blu-ray movies in high definition. 

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