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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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everglow21's Avatar
#4 - everglow21 - 256w ago
did you put the title of the heading wrong? or they messed up the naming of the video..

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#3 - PS3 News - 256w ago
Ya, results seem a bit mixed to me as well. Videos #1 and #2 the Original PS3 seems faster, but in #3 and #4 the PS3 Slim seems faster.

Perhaps something got lost in the translation... if anyone can clarify what they are demonstrating in both sets of videos here it'd be appreciated.

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Google says for the first two: "Result, the new videos as long as the PS3's slow start like the old better than"

For the second two: "Here are the new videos as long as the PS3 is like an early start - better than the old"

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#2 - ultrachez - 256w ago
confusing, since the slim version loaded batman faster.

jon5555's Avatar
#1 - jon5555 - 256w ago
huh? didn't the slim load batman faster?

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