Playstation have just released there latest version of the PS3 games console. This is called the Playstation 3 Slim, and as you can guess by the name of it, the new Playstation 3 is much smaller than the previous model. In fact, its is 2/3rds the size. The internal design of the new PS3 Slim system, from the main semiconductors and power supply unit, to the cooling mechanism, has been completely redesigned. Compared to the very first PS3 model with 60GB HDD, the internal volume as well as its thickness and weight are trimmed down to approximately two-thirds. Furthermore, power consumption is also cut to two-thirds, helping to reduce fan noise which comes from the console. Below, is a list of some of the cool features of the new PS3 Slim games console.
Blu-Ray Movies In HD:
The PS3 Slim sports a fully featured Blu-Ray disc player so that movies and games can be enjoyed at full Hi-Def resolution via the on-board HDMI port.
More Interactivity & Usability:
The new PlayStation Operating System (V 3.0), included in the package, gives you even more interactive and user-friendly features, making the console much more than ‘just’ a gaming machine.
Content and services will be available, too, through the ever-growing PlayStation Network. With the PS3 Slims spacious 120GB, you’ll have plenty of room to download your choice of game titles, trailers, demos, movies and TV shows from over 30,000 currently available.
A New Better Looking Console
With its irresistibly sleek and curvy case, the PS3 Slim is a good-looking creature indeed.It is designed to be placed in a horizontal position, but a stand (available separately) enables the PS3 to be mounted vertically to suit you or your gaming space better.
Better For The Environment:
The PS3 Slim is a powerful new design that uses less power in the process! In this mean machine, power consumption is reduced by a third, making it kinder on your electricity bill and on the environment. And you’ll notice the added benefit of reduced fan noise.
The new Playstation 3 slim has just recently gone on sale in the UK (1st September 2009), and it is already selling fast and a number of store have put a limit and how many you can order. This has been done, in a attempt at stopping ebay sellers from bulk buying and then cashing in when shops run out – which is likely to happen over the Christmas period which is fast approaching. Another interesting trend occurring, is that the new PS3 Slim is already being offered as a free gift by online mobile phone retailers. It is now common for online mobile phone shops to offer free gifts and a few have already began giving this games console away free with selected high end mobile phones. This practice, may account for a shortage of stock, because some of the bigger company’s will be shipping these out with phone in the hundreds, if not thousands.