Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB) comparison

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Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB)

Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB)
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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)
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Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB)

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Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle
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Price $400 at 1 store $699 at 1 store $391 to $599 at 5 stores $46 at 1 store $318 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 141 reviews 4.0 stars out of 178 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1202 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date August 01, 2008 August 18, 2009 November 15, 2013 November 19, 2006 September 25, 2012
The Bottom Line Even though PS2 backward compatibility has been dropped from this version, the 80GB PS3 is still a superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console. With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price. The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now. The high-end Sony PlayStation 3's larger hard drive and ability to play PS2 games makes it a worthwhile alternative to the cheaper model--so long as you're willing to wait several months for the more promising exclusive titles to hit store shelves. If backward compatibility is your top priority, this hard-to-find model may be worth the search. 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.

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