PS3 Bundles Information
After the enormous success of the PlayStation 2 expectations for Sony's next console was sky high. The PlayStation 3 did not disappoint. The PS3 deals out incredible high definition graphics and crisp, life like sounds via its HDMI input, it truly is a gamers dream.
The PS3 is the first console to feature a Blu-Ray player that plays back in both standard and high definition 1080p. The current model is the PS3 Slim much smaller than the original version but still packs that power punch, it features 2 x front USB ports, 1 x HDMI output, 1 x optical audio output, built in Wifi and Blu-ray player as standard, but there are tons of brilliant PS3 Deals out there so let us help you find one!
The console comes in 4 flavours, with a choice of 160GB or 320GB in the PlayStation 3 Slim, and 500GB or 12GB flash memory in the Playstation 3 Super Slim, it's important to think about if you will be using the console to store games, music and movies as if you think you are we would recommend the 500GB over the 320GB as the price difference is not that big! If you do have your own external USB storage device however, the 12GB flash memory version packs some serious punch and is greate value for money.
PS3 - Whats in the Box?
In the basic PS3 Bundle you get everything you need for initial set up: A PS3 Console, Dual Shock 3 Controller, USB Charger Cable, AC Power Cord, Composite AV Cable and Specified Harddrive size. Remember you don't get the HDMI cable needed to play games in 1080p resolution! Retailers often like to throw in PS3 deals that include the HDMI cables.
PlayStation 3 Network
The PlayStation network is the online hub of Sony's console and it is full of movies, music, trailers, games and demos all available for direct download to store on the PS3 HDD. You can also play hundreds of multiplayer games with other gamers from all over the world using the online service and best of all it requires no monthly subscription! With full access to all your multiplayer gaming and the PlayStation store where you buy new games or download demos for free.
Sony do offer a premium subscription service that will enhance the users experience on the PlayStation network, with special features such as early and exclusive access to some game betas, demos, premium downloadable content and many PlayStation Store items often free games!
The first version of the PS3 received a lot of bad press; the initial price of the console was much higher than consumers anticipated. Forced up by the costly Blu-ray player (a standalone one back at launch was around £250!) the PS3 price at launch was a whopping £425! Costing far too much for the average gamer to afford.
The PS3 Slim arrived to drop the price to a much for affordable £299 and has continued to drop ever since, offering bundles for under £200 - almost unheard of a few years ago.
When Sony launched the PS3 Super Slim on September 28th, 2012, the PlayStation 3 became even greater value for money. Due to the reduced manufacturing costs, bundles for the console were able to offer higher processing power, a smaller device alongside A class games at launch for just over £210 - a record low for the Japanese electronics giant.