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Xbox 360 Slim and PS3 Slim: Can we really call them Slim?

First came the Xbox 360 then came the Sony PS3, then the PlayStation 3 Slim followed a few years later. Now in 2010 Microsoft has put its games console on a diet and we will soon have the Xbox 360 Slim — but can we really call them slim, as they are not as thin as we all assumed they would be.

We do now want to take it away from Sony or Microsoft; they have done a good job packing all that technology in a smaller case. We know that Sony improved its graphics chip to one that offers increased performance while keeping power consumption and heat to a minimum.

When I saw the Sony PS3 Slim for the first time I did not know what to think of it — I had a hard time coming round to its design. I am afraid that I still get that vibe; I love the fact that it is smaller but I hate the finish. I still like the glossy black and stainless steel finish of the original PS3.

However, I think the total opposite of the Xbox 360 Slim — the original console is just a big lump of plastic packed with some great hardware. The new slim version looks much slicker and will be shouting to you on the store shelf — buy me.

I will admit that I prefer the Sony PS3 for my gaming needs, but I find myself falling in love with the sexy design of the Xbox slim. Do you think that both these deserve to be called slim?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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ieightmyfriends
ieightmyfriends

ps3 has 802.11n wifi to you tards its not only xbox 360 that has it with there new slim model, and ps3 has always had it Microsoft is just some stupid company that cant come up with their own ideas so they copy all the other companies.

dujuan67
dujuan67

the new 360 is way better than ps3

Oktave
Oktave

For all I care they should be black square boxes with no lacker, chrome, whatever finish they put on it. This is for "look at my setup" lovers who get most of their kicks by showing off they're stuff to others. If they made a cheaper "no fihisn" version of them, I'd be the firsts to get them. It would probably be a lot easier to open/service and most wouldn't feel so bad when they scratch it or somth'n like that. The slimmer PS3 version is quieter and consumes less eletricity. Let's see if it's as reliable as my previous… Read more »

Kyler
Kyler

sorry i meant to post my last comment as a reply to Tristan but my computer got jacked up so anyways i figured that might help u guys figure out where i was coming from when i made that comment so it dosnt seem like a random comment lol

Kyler
Kyler

yea it seems that way espically with the motion controls ive heared some reviews about the playstaion move and they havnt been all to positive and u still have to use a control which is basicly ripping off the Wii. I feel that a completly controless kincet for the 360 will have much better reviews and better overall ratings but as seeing as im not a real bias guy i have to take in the fact that microsoft has had a lot longer time devloping there motion control system with the playstaion move it seems like sony rushed it trying… Read more »

Kyler
Kyler

Who gives a f*** how it looks as long as it plays good im happy I also have played both systems and like them both but i didnt bother getting a PS3 becase microsoft did a better job with getting my attention (plus halo 3 kinda helped make my descion to lol) so in my view both original version look good in terms of size compared to their original size counter parts i also like the sleek style of the 360 slim and the fact thats its a glossy black instead of their trademark white (i have the feeling they… Read more »

JEN
JEN

ps 3 is better overall i guess but xbox does have the better games, for sure….

orsan
orsan

does xbox 360 slim graphics better the ps3?

Tristan
Tristan

everything ps3 makes xbox makes a better version

diego
diego

i have a xbox and a ps3 i think 360 would be better than ps3 cause i love their online gold for the great stuff u get and better games better controller and especially better wwit the new 1.
360 rules.

kartos
kartos

xbox 360 slim (a) xbox 360s real bullshit

Adamostrong
Adamostrong

x-box 360 slim is better because it has 802.11N wifi, fastest of any consol, 250 GBHD standard, its been proven to last longer than the ps3 while both playing COD, LOOKS BETTER, better online , 5 USB ports, kinect is way better than move, way better online features such as ESPN in HD and exclusive map packs.

Dmeeks512
Dmeeks512

Each time ps3 came out with a system, it was for the most part well thought out. And get this, with the new 360 design, it only limits overheating. When it gets hot it will MANUALLY SHUT OFF. Who the hell would want that in a video game console?? That means you could be getting ready to get a nuke for the first time in MW2 and at 24 kills the system gets hot and turns off. Wow. With PS3, I can leave my system on the entire day. No red ring. No overheating. People can say what they want… Read more »

Dmeeks512
Dmeeks512

For you Xbox 360 lovers out there, tell me, if Xbox 360 is so much better than PS3, why does Microsoft keep stealing ideas from Sony?? Go back to the earlier models. For the Xbox 360s that even came with hard drives, they were 20gigs. PS3 came with 60gig. So what did Microsoft do? Make Xbox’s with 60gig hard drives. I'll admit the Xbox 360 Slim is nice, but it is a huge copy cat of the original PS3 system. All that’s missing is Blu-Ray and free online game play. First off, the touch sensitive power and eject buttons. Next,… Read more »

Dmeeks512
Dmeeks512

Each time ps3 came out with a system, it was for the most part well thought out. And get this, with the new 360 design it only limits overheating. When it gets hot it will MANUALLY SHUT OFF. Who the hell would what that in a video game?? That means you could be getting ready to get a nuke for the first time in MW2 and at 24 kills the system gets hot and turns off. Wow. With ps3, I leave my system on the entire day. No red ring. No overheating. People can say what they want but as… Read more »

Dmeeks512
Dmeeks512

If xbox 360 is so much better than ps3, why does microsoft continue to keep stealing ideas from sony?? Go back to the earlier models. For the 360s that even had hardrives in the first place, it came with a 20gig. PS3 came with 60gig. So what did microsoft do? Make 360's with 60gig hard drives. I'll admit the xbox 360 slim is nice. But it is a huge copy cat of the original ps3. All its missing is blu-ray and free online play. First of all the touch sensitive power and eject buttons. Wtf?? next, wifi. Microsoft are the… Read more »

scottsummers31
scottsummers31

@this isnt going to change anything. Most people who have been holding off on a 360 purchase because of the reliability issues likely have a PS3, and a large number of buyers will likely be existing owners upgrading for whats supposedly a quieter console. I dont buy MS installed base numbers, a lot of people bought new 360s bc their old ones bricked out of warranty. My cousin has had 3 in less then two years, Im pretty sure MS is counting these numbers. Also, a big portion of Sonys recent numbers are people switching from PS3 fat to slim.… Read more »

ChocolateBadger
ChocolateBadger

Seriously…Microsoft have really stepped up its game with the Xbox slim…Unlike Sony, Misrosoft are trying to make the xbox future pruff and the xbox will never have a blu ray drive aslong as the ps is around…Blu ray is a sony trademark. I take it they they have kept the tray because the tray cover give the Xbox cleaner lines and a cleaner finish. Im sorry if you disagree but the ps3 slim was really an atempt to make easy money and give the customer crap. The finish and feel of a ps3 slim is CHEAP! Microsoft have done the… Read more »

manfid
manfid

XBOX 1.0
XBOX 1.1 add hdmi
XBOX 1.2 add HD movies (now dead HD DVD)
XBOX 1.3 try to fix RROD
XBOX 1.4 add new dashboard
XBOX 1.5 add piano black gloss, wifi, touch buttons

XBOX TODO
– blu ray
– built in battery/wireless controllers
– free play online
– built in power supply

someday the xbox 2.0 or 3.0 will be released, a true next generation console, like the ps3 had been since day one.

SWEDiiSH
SWEDiiSH

Xbox finally went back to their original xbox vents rather than the crappy holes on the 360. Congratz to an air flow advancement

Josh
Josh

Sony slim is beautiful compared to xbox slim, and im sorry but sony have the edge.

bob
bob

the 360 slim stinks. Sony got rid of touch buttons and glossy finish and 360 is getting it now. What a tray. How old is that. Even WII does not have that.

reneeswifts

Obviously, we can call them slim if we're just talking about its physical appearance. Although, one should realize that its weight is a bit heavier than the old xbox 360. Probably, because of the goodies inside of it. All questions answered on xbox 360 slim

tuksta
tuksta

finally microsoft have made the console that they could have many years ago, much higher build quality, nicer looking and hopefully improved reliability. How have they done this? By making it more like the original ps3! i think it shows that microsoft are admitting what everyone new all along. they rushed out a botched, under developed and low quality product just to make a quick buck. Its now an option for people who want a classy high end product!

kevin
kevin

Sony slim is ugly I will definitely get xbox 360 slim version.

blain
blain

Xbox 360 again makes the day! Sony your a big loser

alex
alex

sony ps3 be dead soon poor guys.

Waldo
Waldo

Loos like the 360 slim has been crashed into be an APC! Anyway It makes sense for Microsoft to make a slimmer unit, it makes the SKU much cheaper to produce. sony has done a good job of doing this, and Microsoft mean to follow suit. It's just good business practice. Additionally, the rumour is that the new 360 will contain a wireless N adapter, as will a new 500gb PS3 (if you believe the rumors)!

Juan Del Pueblo

YESS it's just amazingg i've got to get ittttt

GANGSTER
GANGSTER

microsoft are coyping of sony now just because the ps3 slim came out

TheD

Yes they do deserve their Slim titles because they are Slimmer versions of what they used to be.

caos285
caos285

360 slim is ugly it luks like it got melted and beat up

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