222w ago - In videos from last weekend, we learned that the PS3 fat boots itself faster than the PS3 Slim, but the Slim had the edge when it came to loading games.
Now with new PS3 Firmware 3.0, the PS3 Slim loads games even faster... up to 25% faster according to Eurogamer on a Devil May Cry 4 installation.
YouTube user PS3slimComparison did a PS3 Slim Firmware 2.80 vs 3.00 Uncharted 1 level load comparison, with the same settings on both consoles and same 7200RPM hard drive installed on each.
To quote: "In this demonstration, conducted by the same source as the original testing, we see the PS3 Slim (Firmware 2.8) load Uncharted: Drake's Fortune against the PS3 Slim (Firmware 3.0).
The difference is considerable (you know, for adjustments to software alone), and we don't see why most other games wouldn't encounter similar loading improvements."
Finally, in the second video (below) it appears Blu-ray movies also load faster on PS3 Slim Firmware 3.0 versus 2.8 from startup. Cheers!
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Well, supposing that someone were to leave their PS3 on constantly -- folding@home or something -- the power savings could probably make up that price difference fairly quickly.
I remember reading an article on Wired that said a ps3 left just on idle (no games, anything) would cost over $200 a year to run. So if the slim really does use half the electricity or whatever, it might be a decent savings in a year or two if you leave your system on non-stop.
But why spend the 99€ if you already have one that works perfectly? just cause its slim?
For those who dont have a ps3, go buy the slim we always love more good respectable people on the PSN.
and for those who have the regular PS3, then good, your not missing out on anything on the slim, just power consumption, its slim, and slightly faster loading times, but i dont mind waiting. we do live in a world where we must wait (even if you are rich).