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


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256w 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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moshebe's Avatar
#14 - moshebe - 256w ago
Come on!
I got the difference right after watching batman loading.

They have a different firmware installed!

You can see that if you closely watch what's happening when they load batman.
The slim says nothing on the screen but the older version boots to "PLAYSTATION 3" before it starts the game.

Same when booting from cold. This is just a mix of firmwares. Ridiculous comparison!
there is also a difference after the game loads, while starting a new game...

Shrink's Avatar
#13 - Shrink - 256w ago
look at Batman:AA loading video; the "slim" doesn't display the PLAYSTATION3 logo at the game start
Just as I said right before you.

zmeul80's Avatar
#12 - zmeul80 - 256w ago
look at Batman:AA loading video; the "slim" doesn't display the PLAYSTATION3 logo at the game start

Shrink's Avatar
#11 - Shrink - 256w ago
Come on!
I got the difference right after watching batman loading.

They have a different firmware installed!

You can see that if you closely watch what's happening when they load batman.
The slim says nothing on the screen but the older version boots to "PLAYSTATION 3" before it starts the game.

Same when booting from cold. This is just a mix of firmwares. Ridiculous comparison!

lonix81's Avatar
#10 - lonix81 - 256w ago
Maybe they slipped in an extra 256mb of ram..

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