Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (250GB) comparison

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (250GB)

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

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

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Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)

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Price $324 at 1 store $281 at 1 store $499 at 1 store $399 to $1,200 at 4 stores $249 to $274 at 2 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 178 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 24, 2009 September 25, 2012 August 18, 2009 November 15, 2013 June 10, 2013
The Bottom Line 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 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. 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 Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1920 x 1080
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Video RAM installed 256 MB
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Processor type Cell Broadband Engine
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Graphics Processor NVIDIA RSX
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Media Type Blu-ray
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RAM installed size 256 MB
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