Now get kicking, punching, shooting, driving or mystery and puzzle solving in your very own virtual world or experience the best in HD home entertainment with the visually upgraded PlayStation 3. Developed by the world renowned electronics manufacture Sony, this is the third major variant of their highly coveted flagship console, which is lighter and slimmer than the previous PlayStation 3 Slim.
Featuring advanced and updated software, this PlayStation 3 500 GB console is fully capable of Blu-Ray and 3D playback for both games and movies. One of the most noticeable changes is the inclusion of a 500 GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue hard drive. This hard drive runs at 5400 RPM and has an impressive 8 MB of cache memory, giving you easy file navigation with fast file transfer speeds. The inbuilt DVD and Blu-Ray player makes this gaming console also serve as a centrepiece of a home entertainment unit, thus eliminating the need for different disc players.
Design and Power
The design of the PlayStation 3 500 GB is testament to the parent brand Sony and their trademark styling, which is known for its aesthetics without compromising on functionality. This is perfectly demonstrated on this PS3 as it is slimmer while still managing to house a larger memory than its predecessor. The trademark flat black façade seen in all the previous models of the PlayStation 3 is continued, with the added availability of a custom PS3 skins.
The front portion of the PS3 500 GB houses the touch sensitive buttons for the Power and Disc Eject functions. The front panel of the console also contains two USB 2.0 ports which allow you to charge the wireless controllers or connect an external memory device to watch movies, listen to music or browse through your digital photographs.
Performance and Connectivity
The PlayStation 3, right from the first ever launched model, has always been appreciated and hailed for its multiple options for external connectivity. On the PS3 500 GB, Sony has taken this connectivity features to another level with the inclusion of a built-in memory card reader. The other connectivity avenues on this console include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet port for internet connectivity along with an HDMI port and an AV multi output port. This HDMI port, with the help of a high speed HDMI is capable of supporting video resolutions of up to 1080p as well as 3D video content.
The internet connectivity on this Sony PlayStation 3 500 GB is through Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable, which lets you browse the internet with its very own browser and also allows you to download online material like game demos or game updates.
Controllers and Joysticks
The PS3 500 GB console comes with a motion-sensitive DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller that connects to the console via Bluetooth. This means you no longer will get the wires in a knot nor will you have a set distance limit from the console due to the length of the controller cable. The layout of the controller stays the same as on the previous models with pressure sensitive buttons and the force-feedback that make sure that you feel right in the middle of your game sequence.
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Why I chose PS3 over PS4
Certified Buyer, Bangalore
Best console to experience for true Gamers !
Rishi Raj Bora
It is the best console but you can not brick or jailbreak it.
PS3 super slim 500gb THE BEAST
Certified Buyer, New Delhi
Good Job by Flipkart (WS Retail)
Certified Buyer, Kolhapur
Dont think twice before buying this one..
Best Console Ever
What's with the games though?
Sony has ensured that all games made for this console are made in high definition. Every time you enter into a game, you are guaranteed a visually-powerful experience. You can also play Blu-Ray DVDs on the PS3, which saves you from having to purchase a separate BluRay player.
The layout of the controller is simple and clean and it also has an intuitive control system. The controller also vibrates during the game which adds another level of excitement to your gaming experience.
The biggest difference in the new Sony Playstation 3 is that it comes with 500 GB of memory space. This means you can store more games, videos and songs on your console without having to worry about expanding it.