PlayStation 3 160GB Console

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PlayStation 3 160GB Console
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The PlayStation 3 160GB Console includes:

  • New slimmer and lighter PS3 system with a 160 GB HDD, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia
  • Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products.
  • Dualshock 3 wireless controller.
  • AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable.
  • Free PlayStation Network membership.

The fourth generation of hardware released for the PlayStation 3 entertainment platform, the PlayStation 3 160GB console is the next stage in the evolution of Sony's gaming powerhouse. Loaded with a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PlayStation 3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements, the PlayStation 3 slim 160GB system is destined to push the envelope in the realm of Next-Generation entertainment.

About this item

The PlayStation 3 160GB Console includes:

  • New slimmer and lighter PS3 system with a 160 GB HDD, Internet-ready built-in Wi-Fi, 2 USB ports and HDMI + Bravia
  • Synch output for 1080p resolution and connectivity between other Sony HDMI products.
  • Dualshock 3 wireless controller.
  • AC power cord, AV cable and USB cable.
  • Free PlayStation Network membership.

The fourth generation of hardware released for the PlayStation 3 entertainment platform, the PlayStation 3 160GB console is the next stage in the evolution of Sony's gaming powerhouse. Loaded with a mix of multimedia features and functions available on earlier PlayStation 3 models, as well as a series of new advancements and refinements, the PlayStation 3 slim 160GB system is destined to push the envelope in the realm of Next-Generation entertainment.


Blu-ray, PlayStation Network Downloads and Beyond-PlayStation 3 utilizes The Blu-ray disc media format, which gives you The best high-definition viewing experience on your television, by way of The format's ability to hold six times as much data as traditional DVDs. This tremendous capacity, combined with The awesome power of The system's processor and graphics card, promises an endless stream of mind-blowing games, and other multimedia content.

Sensational Controller- The Dualshock 3 wireless controller included with The PlayStation 3 160GB system provides The most intuitive game play experience, with pressure sensors in each action button and The inclusion of The highly sensitive Sixaxis motion sensing technology. Each hit, crash and explosion is more realistic when The user feels The rumble right in The palm of their hand.

Synch with Your Other Sony HDMI Devices- The PlayStation 3 160GB system features HDMI + Bravia Synch functionality. Bravia Synch allows connectivity between Sony HDMI products, without having to utilize multiple remote controls.

Specifications

Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Model No.: 12276784
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 9.92
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 551119098
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Can Not Go Wrong With a PS3
8/23/2011

Customer review by NHAnalyst

5.0 stars 8/23/2011 by NHAnalyst
by NHAnalyst

My old 80GB PS3 finally kicked the bucket after 3.5 years. So I picked up the slim and so far, it has been great. You cannot go wrong with PlayStation. Free internet gaming on the PSN, Blu-Ray player built in, great catalog of games, and so much more. At $250, you are getting a great deal. Highly recommend!

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NHAnalyst
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
13 Year Old Son Love's It!
8/24/2011

Customer review by DreamerGallagher

5.0 stars 8/24/2011 by DreamerGallagher
by DreamerGallagher

My son got this for his 13th Birthday about 5 days ago and he love's it! You can only play Playstation 1 & 3 games on this. It will NOT play Playstation 2 games unless you have it modded which then the fan has to be removed to do but we still have the Playstation 2 in his sister's room so it's not a problem for us. It's a good machine and he plays it every chance he gets when not in school or sleeping so it gets a LOT of use. His favorite game is the Black Ops game and he plays it online with the headset and really enjoys it. All in all I think it was his best birthday ever. He also got an XBox 360 from his dad so he is a major gamer.

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DreamerGallagher
Ocala, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
So far so good
9/1/2011

Customer review by ATeal75

5.0 stars 9/1/2011 by ATeal75
by ATeal75

I've only had the thing a week or so, but so far it's everything I expected it to be. I do think it was a bit overpriced, especially since it only came with one controller and no games, but all in all I'm happy with the purchase.

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ATeal75
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Awesome!
8/30/2011

Customer review by HTeeter11

5.0 stars 8/30/2011 by HTeeter11
by HTeeter11

I love it! It's everythign I expected and more!! I highly recommend it!

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HTeeter11
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Nice Switch From The Xbox 360
2/28/2012

Customer review by ProductManiac

5.0 stars 2/28/2012 by ProductManiac
by ProductManiac

For the longest time, I had been debating as to whether or not sell my beloved Xbox 360 and purchase a Playstation 3. Let me begin by first stating that both consoles are great, and choosing either one depends upon your own personal preference. I know this is a review about the PS3, but let me clarify as to why I had been contemplating on selling the Xbox to purchase this fine piece of technology. I'd been an owner of the Xbox 360 for quite a while; since November of 2006 to be precise. Over the course of the years that followed, I'd gotten the red rings (which I know we're all familiar with) three times. It was at that third time when I'd begun thinking of porting over to a PS3, but I simply loved my Xbox too much. In later events, I purchased the Elite model running with the Jasper chip which I had absolutely no problems with. I know that with the late Elite models as well as the new Slim models, the red rings are virtually gone, but still, I felt as though something else wasn't working for me. The more I started to compare the two consoles, the more I had wanted to switch to Playstaiton. Ultimately, in 2009, I'd purchased a PS3 Slim, though not long after I'd sold it because of it's sluggish download and installation speeds. Regardless of those two setbacks, in all honesty and my own opinion, the online play (though it is free) runs no different than the same game would on Xbox Live. This is one of Sony's hugest selling points with the PS3--free online play, and for me, it worked remarkably well. What I've come to discover, however, is that the people who seem to complain of PS3's online play, run their connection over wifi. In my opinion, I believe that using a LAN connection will give you optimal speeds as opposed to a wireless one. I don't believe that the Playstation's wifi is ideal (and this may be because it uses 802.11b/g, and not 802.11b/g/n). Regardless, if you have a wired connection to your router, or modem, you needn't worry about a thing. After selling the Playstation 3, I continued on in using my Xbox for quite a while longer. I convinced myself to be happy with it, until I had to renew my Gold subscription once more. It was at that point that I'd realized in the course of 4 years, I'd spent over $200 in Xbox Live Gold subscription fees and more so on all of the accessories like the battery packs, camera, charging docks, cables, etc. Even more, it was also around that time that I'd begun to see more and more people begin hacking almost half of the games I'd played online. GTA 4, Call of Duty, and Halo: Reach to name a few were all being compromised by hackers. This is something that should be prevented if I'm expected to pay a fee to play online, so why wasn't it? What I guess you could say sent me over the edge, was the new Xbox Live update which occurred in late 2011. Though I wasn't too fond of the new dashboard update, I immediately discovered when getting into Netflix that the party system was completely removed and would later be added again (as an additional fee). When reading of this news, I simply rid myself of the console and purchased a PS3. I figured to use the machine as an all-in-one console; making use of it's built-in bluray player to eliminate my current one (which the Xbox 360 does not have), the free online play (which the Xbox 360 requires one to pay for), and the built-in battery within the controller (which the Xbox 360 requires you to pay for as well). Upon those features in which I've stated, the console also delivers probably THEE best audio quality sound in games because of its bluray format. It is pure uncompressed audio that rivals anything in the market today. So, basically, if you're a big home theater enthusiast, you might prefer purchasing a Playstation 3. It will go perfectly with your home theater system. And because you don't need to pay for an online subscription, you needn't worry about having to pay one to use Netflix on the console. If you're already an existing Netflix member, all you have to do is activate it directly through your Playstation 3 and you're good to go! Last, but not least--I was pleasantly surprised to find that once I'd repurchased the console, those two setbacks I'd mentioned previous have been completely resolved. I have no idea what Sony did in one of their recent upgrades to the firmware of the system, but installation and download speeds are remarkably better than they were just last year. Installing and downloading items are a breeze. I hope this helped in your decision. Thank you for reading.

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ProductManiac
New Jersey
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:3 - 4 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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by an anonymous customer 12/13/2011
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  • A. no it can not
    by jioutcbb12345656cfss11/19/2012
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  • A. No, you can not play PS2 games on this system. The only models of PS3 that play PS2 games is 20, 60, and 80 GB models. These three models were discontinued some time ago. 40 GB and Slim PS3s will not play PS2 games via disc and any PS2 games they will play need to be purchased via the Playstation Store. Otherwise these models will only play PSOne and PS3 games rather they're disc based or from the Playstation Store.
    by TheUndertaker2/9/2012
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  • A. Yes
    by t2smiley11/18/2012
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  • A. We have tried our PS2 games on this machine and they did not work.
    by Bund761/27/2012
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  • A. No, only PS3 games.
    by freeasabird011/10/2012
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  • A. Check online for a specific game- Most ps2 games can be- NOT all
    by TheChicagoMistress2/24/2012
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  • A. My understanding is: NO. The first versions out DID, I am told. But Sony quickly discovered, they weren't selling many new PS3 games... And changed the BIOS. See my other answers for a more full explanation.
    by Junkman1/27/2012
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  • A. Yes you can, but I don't believe that you can save PS2 on PS3 console.
    by WaterSign2/24/2012
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by confied 2/28/2012
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  • A. the slim here does play ps1 games but not ps2 games
    by Blazer9710/16/2012
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  • A. Unfortunately, no it does not, but you can buy and download some PS1 and PS2 games from the Playstation store, which you access through your PS3 on-line account.
    by TheLowman8/1/2012
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  • A. Nooope :-/ but u can download some from the playstation network
    by MissaJo7/7/2012
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  • A. I know it can play ps1 games. as for ps2, thats a no go on the slims right now
    by Darkphyle6/15/2012
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  • A. no because PS3 is blueray based.
    by Jeff36735/18/2012
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  • A. No it can't. The first PS3 that came out could, but Sony was losing too much money because people weren't buying the new games, so that feature is gone
    by Ronnie174/20/2012
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  • A. no it cant... all of our PS2 games are right out. Actually has me thinking used PS2 lol I wish they had made it able to play them but it cant
    by Fortmom4/12/2012
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