Sony PlayStation 3 vs Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

12.8 in
3.86 in
Sony PlayStation 3 game console
vs

Full Comparison

Hardware

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
CPU cores
8
8
GPU Clock Speed
550 MHz
800 MHz
CPU speed
3.2 GHz
1.6 GHz
CPU model
8 Core 3.2 GHz POWER-based PPE with seven 3.2 GHz SPEs
8 Core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU Name
RSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70
1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Ram memory
512MB
8GB

Screen

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
3D Support
yesYes
yesYes
Resolutions Supported
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p, 576p
1080p, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i

Controller

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Number of controllers included
1
1
Motion Detection
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Playstation Eye
Connection Method
Bluetooth
Bluetooth, Wireless
Number of joysticks
Dual
Dual
Weight
0.55 lb
0.46 lb
Number of supported wireless controllers
7
4

Audio

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Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 5.1, DTS 96/24, DTS ES
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 5.1, DTS 96/24, DTS ES

Features

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Accessories included
Game, Additional gamepad
Game
Type of media supported
Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Remote control support
yesYes
yesYes
Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Depth
10.79 in
11.34 in
Width
12.80 in
10.39 in
Height
3.86 in
2.09 in
Weight
0.55 lb
0.46 lb
Colour of product
Black, White
Black, White

Connectivity

Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4 SlimSony PlayStation 4 Slim
Ethernet connection speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit)Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit)Mbit/s
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Number of USB Inputs
4
2
Number of USB 2.0 ports
4
0
Number of HDMI outputs
1
1
HDMI version
1.3a
1.4a
Number of connection ports
4
2

Network

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Online service
Playstation Network
Playstation Network
App Store
PlayStation Store
PlayStation Store

Often compared to PlayStation 3

Often compared to PlayStation 4 Slim