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Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim vs Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

11.42 in
2.36 in
Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Game Console
10.39 in
2.09 in
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Game Console
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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Full Comparison

Hardware

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Storage
  • 12GB
  • 500GB
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  • 1TB
  • 500GB
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CPU cores
8
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8
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GPU Clock Speed
550.0 MHz
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800.0 MHz
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CPU speed
3.2 GHz
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1.6 GHz
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CPU model
8 Core Cell Broadband Engine
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  • 8 Core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar"
  • 8 cores
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GPU name
RSX Reality Synthesizer based on NVIDIA G70
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AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
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RAM memory
512MB
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8GB
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Screen

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3D Support
yes
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yes
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HDR
no
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N/A
Resolutions supported
  • 1080i
  • 1080p
  • 480i
  • 480p
  • 576i
  • 576p
  • 720p
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  • 1080p
  • 480p
  • 576p
  • 720p
  • 1080i
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Controller

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Features
  • Audio/Microphone Input
  • Power Console On/Off
  • Vibration
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  • Audio/Microphone Input
  • Vibration
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Connection Method
  • Bluetooth
  • Wired
  • Wireless
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  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless
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Wireless Range
9
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5
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Number of joysticks
Dual
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Dual
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Directional Pad
yes
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N/A
Alternative Controller Included
no
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N/A
Number of supported wireless controllers
7
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4
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Number of controllers included
N/A
1
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Motion Detection
N/A
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Playstation Eye
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Weight
74.08 oz
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7.41 oz
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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
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  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Dolby Digital EX
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • DTS 5.1
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS ES
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Features

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Backward compatibility
yes
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N/A
Type of media supported
Blu-ray
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Blu-ray
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Remote control support
yes
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yes
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Surround decoder (5.1/7.1)
yes
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yes
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Accessories included
N/A
Game
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Dimensions

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Depth
9.06 in
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11.34 in
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Width
11.42 in
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10.39 in
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Height
2.36 in
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2.09 in
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Weight
74.08 oz
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7.41 oz
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Colour of product
Black
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  • Black
  • White
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Connectivity

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Ethernet
yes
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N/A
Ethernet connection speed
10/100/1000 Mbit/s
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10/100/1000 Mbit/s
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WiFi
yes
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N/A
Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
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  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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USB
yes
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N/A
Number of USB Inputs
2
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2
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Number of USB 2.0 ports
2
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0
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Number of USB 3.0/3.1 (Gen 1)
No
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3
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HDMI
yes
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yes
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Number of HDMI outputs
1
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1
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HDMI version
1.3a
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1.4a
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A/V Outputs
  • Component Video
  • RCA
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Optical Audio
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Component output
yes
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N/A
Composite output
yes
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N/A
SCART out
yes
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N/A
Number of connection ports
2
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2
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S-video output
yes
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N/A
VGA outputs
no
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N/A
Digital optical input
no
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N/A
Digital optical output
yes
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N/A

Network

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Online service
Playstation Network
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Playstation Network
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Social features
  • Leaderboards
  • Audio Chat
  • Messaging
  • Video Chat
  • Browser
  • Facebook
  • Netflix
  • Viaplay
  • YouTube
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  • Audio Chat
  • Leaderboards
  • Messaging
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App Store
PlayStation Store
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PlayStation Store
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Video Streaming
yes
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N/A

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