Ps3 Fat vs. Ps3 Slim: Problems with The Ps3 Slim?
This article is not meant to discuss cosmetic problems, this article is meant to articulate any potential hardware issues and differences that have arisen so far with this version of the PS3.
I have to admit this generation I jumped on board the Microsoft bandwagon upon the release of the Elite and I’ve loved it, when I heard about the loss of exclusivity for FFX13 I was completely overjoyed and it was a HUGE blow to them (Sony). I never liked the high price of the PS3 and the only games I really wanted for it was FFX13, MGS4 and MAG but now that they lost that exclusive, it made my decision to buy a 360 all the more sound. There was more games that I wanted on the 360 like Mass Effect, Gears of War, Dead Rising, etc. that at the time were not (and still not) available on any other console.
Now with the recent price drop the PS3 became quite affordable and I could finally get MGS4 (picked up Limited Edition for $20 at local Wal-Mart J), well I have to say WOW. I really love the system, it’s super quite, heat is not an issue and I can get in on all three systems now, if I had any one complaint that would be PSN being EXTREMELY SLOW. I have a 5mbit connection and I have tried both wired and wireless and same thing, something that my computer or even the 360 would download in less than 10mins takes 30 on PS3 or there about. Now this is and has been a constant complaint, but I guess when something is free you get exactly what you pay for which is not always a lot. Although an exception I guess is LIVE is still faster you just can’t play online without their Gold membership which is a whopping $4.61/month if you buy the 13 month subscription for $59.99 (or if you watch they occasionally go down to $49.99 or you get it in one of their bundles). I’ve had some minor random disconnects from online games but that also has to do with how the developers coded it too. Moving on.
The PS3 slim has been out for about a month now and ever since its release I was hearing about problems with the machine. One co-worker was adamant that the slim was one of Sony’s worst products and they changed the BD drive to a lower quality one over the original and of course this is what he had heard. I told him I was looking into it before I bought mine and his response was “Well it’s only been out for a short time so there’s nothing really on it yet” but yet he was able to determine that the drive was of lower quality? Go figure.