About PS3 Slim 160GB
The PlayStation 3 was re-released in September 2009 with a ?Slim? redesign. After the success of the original console, the console was altered in order to offer customers a smaller form factor. As well as reducing the physical dimensions of the device, the slim version of the PS3 is quieter than its predecessor, thanks to an altered fan mechanism. As well as the physical overhauls, there was also a change to the logo featured on the front of the console, moving away from the original PS3 typeface into one more in line with the previous PlayStation models, as well as the one which would feature on the PS4. Once powered on, the boot screen differed to that of the original PS3 and the ?chime? noise was also changed.
As with the original console, the console features a Blu-Ray player. This allows discs to store more information than traditional DVDs. Also able to play Blu-Ray films, the console still retains the ability to play DVDs and CDs, as well as using network capabilities to stream media from other sources via Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections. Unlike earlier models of the PS3, however, the Slim is not able to run PlayStation games from previous generations.
The 160GB model features a hard drive with twice the storage capability of the original PS3. This additional storage space allows the user to store more save games and media, as well as allowing more games to be installed, reducing load times when playing.
In late 2012, Sony released another redesign. This ?Super Slim? version reduced the physical dimensions even further.