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.
This one is the most egregious, showing how long it takes a Slim and Fat to boot a DVD:
And yet at the same time, here’s a video of Batman: Arkham Asylum, booting a hair faster in the Slim than in the Fat:
Why is this? Well, no one knows for sure, but reasons being bandied about include: new, slower motherboard used in the Slim; firmware wonkiness; and plain ol’ witchcraft.
Conclusion: this is not, as they say, a “deal breaker.” Enjoy your Slim like there’s no tomorrow!