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Videos: PS3 Slim is Slower Than the Original PlayStation 3?


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269w ago - As previously reported, we know that the the PlayStation 3 Slim uses half the power of its 'Fat' counterpart.

Now reports are coming out of the popular Japanese blog Ore-teki (linked above) that the PS3 Slim may actually be slower than its bulky predecessor.

Of course these differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each... which leaves room for firmware/hardware variations or simply random fluctuations.

Whatever the cause, it seems unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference between the models.

Below are some PS3 HDD and Blu-ray speed comparison videos demonstrating the apparent differences:


















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bazji's Avatar
#24 - bazji - 269w ago
i agree i think the fat ps3 picture looks a lot more vivid than the slim.. and with the slim being faster loading batman were talking a split second of a difference.

zainabubu's Avatar
#23 - zainabubu - 269w ago
confused, I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing a ps3 slim, will it be better to purchase the PS3 160gb over the slim 120gb?

snowisawesome00's Avatar
#22 - snowisawesome00 - 269w ago
i dunno... im gonna wait for more comparisons before i decide if this is true... there's no reason the slim should be slower... right?

51N15T3R's Avatar
#21 - 51N15T3R - 269w ago
Quote Originally Posted by BlingOnMyWrist View Post
In the first video, it seemed like the Slim populated the XMB faster than the 80GB.

Probably because there was less to load (games/demos, etc.) on the slim

BlingOnMyWrist's Avatar
#20 - BlingOnMyWrist - 269w ago
In the first video, it seemed like the Slim populated the XMB faster than the 80GB.

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