Choose your PS3 bundle
PlayStation 3 has been around a while, and it’s got a hell of a lot to offer. With nearly 10 years’ worth of brilliant games and a full suite of HD catch-up TV apps, it’s a fun and affordable box for the living room. You can even play online on PS3 without a subscription.
Picking your perfect PS3 bundle is all about storage size and pack-in games. If you want to take advantage of PlayStation Network’s (PSN’s) amazing “flash sales” on download games, you’re going to want a PS3 with a 500GB hard disk. Otherwise you could go for the cheaper 12GB version, with or without a free game. Here’s our full PS3 deal guide.
The Super Slim is here to stay
PS3 has been through a lot of revisions since 2006. Now the console has been superseded by PS4, it’s unlikely Sony will change the design again. So if you get the current PS3 Super Slim, you’re getting the smallest, quietest and most reliable PS3 console that will ever be made. Don’t forget to thank the 80 million other PS3 owners for testing it out for you!
500GB or 12GB models
There are two PS3 Super Slim models available at the moment: one with 500GB of storage and another with 12GB. If you want to save money, you can get the 12GB model and maybe upgrade the hard disk later (it’s not that hard to do). But if you pick the 500GB model, you really are getting fantastic value and a great amount of storage. After all, that’s the same hard disk size as the launch PS4!
Choose your bundled game
There are lots of PS3 bundles with lots of different games packed in, from Destiny to Minecraft. These bundles change often, so check our deal comparison above.
Learn more about PlayStation 3
It had a rocky start thanks to its expensive launch price. But PlayStation 3 has continued to add great games and new features, evolving into one of the most-loved and best-selling consoles of all time. Today PS3 has almost a decade’s worth of classic titles, rock-solid online features and great entertainment apps.
What’s in the box?
With either a 500GB or 12GB PS3 Super Slim you’ll get the console, a DualShock 3 controller, a USB controller charging cable, a PS3 power adapter and an AV cable.
Watch HD Blu-Ray movies
With its Wi-Fi connectivity, PS3 has always had one of the most advanced Blu-Ray players around. Why have two separate boxes for games and movies, when you can have PS3?
Instant game collection with PS Plus
It’s free to play online with PS3 and the PlayStation Network. But if you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you’ll also get new games to add to your “Instant Game Collection” every month. These aren’t bargain bucket rubbish either – AAA games, like Tomb Raider and Batman: Arkham City, often feature. You keep the games for as long as you keep your PS Plus subscription.
Every TV app you could want
BBC iPlayer, Sky TV, YouTube, Channel 4, Spotify… the list goes on. PS3 is as great an entertainment hub as it is a games console.