ps3 slim

  • The PS3 Slim runs way faster with firmware v3.0

    From the fine folks who brought us the first video comparison comes another batch showing that the PS3 Slim is, in fact, faster than the PS3 fatty. However, I’m sure you noticed that the Slim is running firmware v3.0 while the fat is still on v2.8. Regardless, the Slim is booting up and loading faster than the fat all across the board. Hit the jump for two additional videos showing… Read More

  • Videos: Is the PS3 Slim slower than the PS3 Fat? (We're talking miliseconds here.)

    The PS3 Slim literally took the world by storm last week, shaking the Heavens themselves in the process. But this new development warrants our attention: is the PS3 Slim slower than the PS3 Fat (or is that Phat? Help me, Internet.)? A bunch of videos posted to YouTube certainly seem to indicate as such. Read More

  • PS3 Slim expends half the energy of the PS3 Fat

    What would it be like to have a real testing lab instead of working in the makeshift “lab” that is John’s attic? A blogger can dream. Or we can take a look at an outfit like Cnet. The boys over at CBS tested the new PS3 Slim against the PS3 Fat using an array of power consumption tests. The verdict? Read More

  • PS3 Slim actually disassembled before your eyes


    Well, they got off to a good start, but Rapid Repair has been passed up by iFixit in the race to tear an unsuspecting PS3 Slim to pieces. What’s in there? Well, apparently, the whole thing is taken up by an enormous fan and the Blu-ray drive. Where’s the PS3?! Under the fan, I suppose. Check out the whole process here. Read More

  • PS3 Slim, disassembled before your eyes (UPDATE)

    Update: iFixIt tore the PS3 down like the champs they are. Check out the Blue Philips Screw of Death! Rapid repair is breaking down the PS3 Slim as we speak. Actually, they’ve only just finished taking the screws off it. Want to be the first to know that it’s fusion-powered, or actually just two PS2s taped together? Keep an eye on the post, they’ll be updating it as the… Read More

  • Lossless: Unlike PS3 Fat, PS3 Slim supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio

    Sony giveth, and Sony taketh away. About six people were upset that Sony decided to, once and for all, kill PS2 backwards compatibility with the PS3 Slim. But as the rubbish opening sentence implies, PS3 Slim owners will, indeed, have something over their PS3 Fat (is that the standard nomenclature now?) brethren: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support. Read More

  • Poll: PS2 backwards compatibility on the PS3

    Are you surprised that Sony is putting the kibosh on backwards compatibility once and for all? {democracy:65} Read More

  • 45nm Cell microprocessor confirmed in PS3 Slim

    It’s not too hard to believe that Sony would have tinkered under the hood of the PS3 Slim and today we’ve learned that those assumptions are, in fact, true. The Slim now has a 45-nanometer Cell microprocessor, which was jointly developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM. Benefits of the new fangled chip based on IBM’s Power architecture promises improved performance with less power… Read More

  • Gundam to be the very first Sony PS3 Slim bundle

    Sony loves them some bundle packs and the Gundam franchise will be the first to grace the box of a PS3 Slim. The Japanese only box will include Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki and will save gamers a few yen. But the pack also includes product codes for FA-78-3 Full Armor Gundam and RX-81AS Assault Armor DLC packs, and an original HD animated Gundam film. Read More

  • PS3 Slim: Too little, too late, or dy-no-mite!

    Watching the news come in yesterday about the PS3 Slim, I said to myself, “Man, this is great for Sony, especially if we’re still in 2006.” Harsh, perhaps, but the sentiment is spot-on: had Sony released the PS3, Slim or otherwise, at $299 back in the autumn of 2006, we could well have seen an effortless transition between the PS3 and PS3. As it turned out, three years… Read More