Nerd’s Corner: Playstation releases ‘Super Slim’ console
Sony’s Super Slim Playstation 3 was released in North America Tuesday, Sept. 25.
It comes bundled with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition, one Dualshock 3 controller, a code for the new free-to-play shooter Dust 514 and a one-month membership to Playstation Plus.
The new version is smaller than the Slim version and much smaller than the original PS3, by more than half.
So if you’re looking for more space in your living room this holiday season, you can pick this up for only $269.
Speaking of space, the Super Slim totes a whopping 250GB of storage as compared to the Slim’s 160GB.
The regular Slim is still priced at $250, but that figure is likely to plummet in the next week or so.
The most interesting and discussed aspect of the Playstation Super Slim is its top loader. The console’s case opens like a Japanese sliding door to reveal the Blu-ray laser eye disc-reader. It’s cool to be able to see the guts of the PS3, and if anything were to go wrong, your disc would not be stuck inside the console, which is nice.
This new lighter version comes out rather timely on the eve of the Wii U (which starts at $300), providing a slightly cheaper alternative this season for gamers who haven’t picked up a PS3 yet or for those who aren’t interested in Nintendo exclusives.
But is it worth your meager college rent money to buy this Playstation one year before the Playstation 4 is rumored to release?
The Super Slim does not support backward compatibility, nor has any Playstation 3 since the initial launch.
You can buy PSone Classics from the Playstation Network, but most consoles can’t play PS2 games. If Sony continues this “forward thinking,” the Playstation 4 will likely not support Playstation 3 games. So if you want to play the current Playstation games, you won’t be wasting your money.
The Playstation 3 has numerous award-winning exclusives, including the Uncharted series and the God of War series. Playstation 3’s Heavy Rain one of the most-finished games on next-gen consoles.
Players actually wanted to complete the game because the story and immersive gameplay are just that compelling.
Not to mention the new PS3 exclusive coming out next month: Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal, which will compete with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros.
If you’re a fan of the Playstation thus far, and you prefer more hardcore games than those the Wii U has to offer, put the Super Slim on your Christmas list.