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Old 05-16-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default PS3 Fat vs. PS3 Slim

I have a PS3 slim (2nd generation) that I have been using for a while but I landed upon a hardly used PS3 Fat with PS2 capability for really cheap from a friend. (Under 40 I was wondering if I should keep the PS3 fat and sell the slim? Or is the slim a much unit (reliability, faster load and processor speeds, or better looking video)?

The reason I say that is I had a 1st gen PSP and 3rd gen, and the 3rd gen unit was noticeably faster and a better unit!

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Ps I know that the slim has been used 4x as much as this fat version!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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If you like to be able to play PS2 games without the need for a PS2 console then keep the fat and the slim.
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If the results from a user-performed test are to believed, the PS3 Slim is slower than the old model when it comes to system boot times and loading of Blu-ray Disc movies, but the newer console comes out ahead when it's time to game.

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Perhaps do some gaming on both and see if the speed difference justifies keeping the slim.


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If you like to be able to play PS2 games without the need for a PS2 console then keep the fat and the slim.

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Old 05-17-2014, 11:47 AM   #4
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Well that is good to know! I think I will keep both for now in case one dies and start using the PS3 Fat because I have very limited space where I am at and having a PS1/2/3 on one shelf and PS4 on the other is very handy!!
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I would stick with the slim just because they are quieter

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Old 05-18-2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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Thanks! Here's the main question! I really don't care much about noise level or even slightly faster or slower boot times! My main concern is will I get the same graphical quality and Frames Per Second out of both of these units when playing PS3?
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Thanks! Here's the main question! I really don't care much about noise level or even slightly faster or slower boot times! My main concern is will I get the same graphical quality and Frames Per Second out of both of these units when playing PS3?
As far as i know all the internals are the same the slim just uses a thinner fan and bluray drive and powersupply

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