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Sony Playstation 3 PS3 Console with 40GB HDD + Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (GT5)

Released on 28 March 2008

5.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Sony PlayStation 3 PS3 Console with 40GB HDD
PS3 is the most advanced computer system that serves as a platform to enjoy next generation computer entertainment contents in the home, realised through the combination of Cell and RSX processors. Having Giga-bit Ethernet and a pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) as standard in PS3, users will be able to download a variety of contents as well as access on-line games and services over the network.

Equipped with basic input/output ports, PS3 supports a broad range of displays from conventional NTSC/PAL standard TVs to the latest full HD (1080i/1080p) flat panel displays, offering the joy of the most advanced computer entertainment contents to homes around the world. For use in living rooms, maximum heat and noise reduction has been achieved with a noise level equivalent to that of the current slim-line PlayStation 2. With the overwhelming computational power of the Cell processor, PS3 is capable of playing back content from Blu-ray (BD) disc at a bit rate of multiplex 48Mbps with ease, the maximum bit rate defined in BD standards.

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue showcases the automotive experience that is imminent with Gran Turismo 5. Featuring up to 50 meticulously detailed cars - including vehicles by Ferrari, Lotus and Nissan - for users to race on five beautifully rendered reversible tracks from around the globe, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue runs in stunning Full High Definition at 1080p. Additionally, in conjunction with a robust offline experience, for the first time in the history of the franchise Gran Turismo 5: Prologue will support up to 16 players racing head-to-head online, complete with global leaderboards, to quell any question of who is the best driver in the "World of GT." Furthermore, a feature called My Garage allows users to develop a personal profile page within the game and interact with other car enthusiasts from around the globe.

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Includes Sony Playstation 3 PS3 Console with 40GB HDD and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

    Console features:

    • 40GB HDD
    • 2 USB Ports
    • Sixaxis Wireless Controller

    customer Reviews

     Average rating (12 reviews)

     The Best of Next-gen

    | | See all Roy123's reviews (1)

    what can i say other than WOW. this is the Best of the two power houses in next-gen.

    pros
    - It is quieter that the Xbox 360.
    - Including all the extras which you need 2 get 2 make the 360 as good as the ps3. It is cheaper than the Xbox 360.
    - It is the better looking of the two consoles.
    -more powerful of the two consoles.
    - It is more reliable of the consoles.
    - All the thing which you have 2 pay 4 on the 360 are free on the PS3

    Cons
    - The onling gameplay is better on the Xbox 360... But it cost £40 a year to play the 360 online and it is free on the ps3.

    So this amazing console bundles with one of the most anticipated ps3 exclusive game, although it is only a snippet of the game this will keep you busy for several months. Just read this and click BUY NOW.

     My Advice

    | | See all mongoosed's reviews (16)

    Hi all i was stuck between the two Xbox 360 or PS3??? Which one do you choose??? I have wanted an Xbox 360 elite for ages and ages but with work ties and being a father i decided not to bother just yet. I remember the days of the 8 Bit Nintendo and Atari ST and remember how much time i spent then!
    I spoke to a few guys at work who all play the PS3 online and tried my sons and also my brothers. What a machine i decided to go for it i bought this package and Call Of Duty 4 what a brilliant game i have had a great time playing online with friends and people all over the world.
    Take the plunge if are thinking about it you wont be sorry i am so glad i did i also got the five blueray films with it. I wont go into the technical side of things as others have already done that but your online gaming is free you can also download Demo games and play them, If you work out the price of a blueray player you can see this is a great buy.
    I hope this may help you decide what to do. Thanks Play for another top buy.

     Buying a Next Gen Console and unsure? ...

    | | See all Talsar's reviews (42)

    Top 100 Games Reviewer

    Really wanting a powerful games machine?

    Then you have choice xbox360 Elite or Sony 40gb PS3

    Both have positives and negatives. I am by no means an expert but owning both consoles I will give you my experience.

    Xbox360 Elite -

    Positives:
    Xbox 360 to me is only a 'gamer console', and it uses the fact that it is only this as it's main strength!. It has a better set up then the Ps3 for gaming, achievement points - I never thought I would ever play games just to get these, but I do, I love the challenge between my friends on who can get them and how fast!!, xbox live is more stable then ps network although I found the speed on getting games on both are almost the same. There are more players on Live though.

    Okay with that in-mind, yes there are more players, but there is much more titles, there is a budget section for 360 and not on PS3 where all titles are still nearly full price.

    Negatives:
    It is noisy, very noisy! The controller runs out of charge quickly, and if you don't have the re-chargeable pack, getting batteries out of the controller is one pain in the ..., no internet browser, no blu-ray (HD movies), although u can download them from live (at a cost), but I want the shiny cases.

    Ps3 40gb Model -

    Positives:
    Ps3 to me is not just a 'gamers console' but it is a 'entertainment console' it offers far more choice then the 360, although it does not have achievements, it does allow you to customise some games, the console, load different operating systems (i.e. XP), blu-ray as standard - your discs don't scratch as quickly as standard dvd (360), plus you can watch movies on your HD tv in HD. Built in Optical out for connecting to surround sound system (360 has it on component cable). PS Network is 100% free! Although this means is it not supported. It was also quite rubbish, although it is now to a standard that would rival gamespot arcade. You can browse the internet (smoother with a USB Keyboard), Bluetooth for that mobile phone headset.... the PS3 just offers the standard user much more choice.

    Negatives:
    No achievement points - never thought this would bother me but it does, I find playing single player with 'nothing to show for it' pointless (I'm a multiplayer at heart MMORPG where your status is what you achieve), so I ignored some of my titles for a while Drake Fortune etc. Lack of titles, I struggled to find titles that would/could match 360 (I buy a lot of games). Although the exclusives like Rachet & Clank and Drake are excellent, there is nothing pulling to buy until Grand Tourismo 4, finally no budget range, due to the lack of titles, there is no £9.99 games for the Ps3 cheapest is £25 - although you do get offers.

    The new rumble controller for the PS3 is due for launch in September with the new 80gb model to EU market. I own a rumble controller (brought it back from the USA), it does make a considerable difference your games, plus the controller is at last a weight it should be.

    I hope some of the comments on the PS3 and 360 helped to pick the right console for you!

     Great

    | | See all Jazybp's reviews (12)

    Great home entertainment bit of kit. The key bonus of having this over a 360 is the in built blu-ray player, wireless capabilities (which you have to pay extra for on a 360) plust the online gaming is free!

    These consoles that come in this bundle pack are differn't from other 40gb as they have new chassis making them quieter and cooler.

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    Please Note! This model is not backward compatible with PS2 games.
    CPU: Cell Processor
    GPU: RSX
    Sound: Dolby 7.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
    Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
    HDD: 2.5" Serial ATA (40GB)
    I/O: USB 2.0 (x2)
    Communication: Ethernet (x1 / 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) - IEEE 802.11 b/g - Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
    Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
    AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    HDMI OUT - (x1 / HDMI NextGen)
    AV MULTI OUT (x1)
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) (x1)
    BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM), DVD 8x (DVD-ROM), CD 24x (CD-ROM)
    Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
    Weight: Approximately 5 kg