I bought this 120Gb Slim PS3 Console simply for the fact my old 80GB PS3 Console died after updating to the latest firmware from Sony. It lasted me 3 years and as much as I used it in the past year I say it served me well although I still blame Sony for killing it…R.I.P. old 80 Gigger.
So on to my thoughts of the 120Gb Slim, Nothing really different as far as playing PS3 Console games and watching Blu-Ray movies. All are the same as the old PS3 Console models EXCEPT the Slims do not have 4 USB ports in the front for accessories as some of the older PS3 Console models did. This is no real big deal cause you can use a USB hub to get additional ports.
The Slims do not support backwards compatibility for PS2 games but says it will play SOME PS(one) original games. This is no big deal for me either, I did not have any PS2 games to play except one. As expected though, if you want to play some PS2 games you may be able to find them on the Playstation Store to buy(you know Sony has to keep making money somehow).
Last thing I can think of at this time the new Slims do not offer is the option in the XMB to add another operating system such as Linux Yellow Dog. Also not a big deal to me cause I have other computers in the house I can use instead of the PS3 Console as most normal people do. Really, what is the purpose for another operating system, not like you can do a lot on the PS3 Console with another operating system. I bought my PS3 Console to play games and watch movies. It is not intended for me to take place of an actual computer… IT IS A GAMING CONSOLE.
So bottom line is I like the 120Gb Slim, I wanted the larger hard drive but I can buy a larger hard drive at a later time and install it myself. It is quieter than my old PS3 Console, plays games and movies the same as the older PS3 Console did too. I also like the matte finish, the whole look is more pleasant on the eyes than the old PHAT PS3 Console. My whole family loves watching Blu-ray movies on it as well as instantly streaming movies from Netflix.
My only big concern is this, IF Sony killed my old PS3 Console with a firmware update that caused the Blu-ray drive to only be able to read regular DVD’s and Cd’s and not Blu-ray movies or games(all PS3 games are on Blu-ray BTW) then will they end up coming out with a newer design for the PS3 Console again and releasing an update to kill the current Slims?? I do think that Sony deliberately did this to get people to buy the newer Slims.
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