The Sony PlayStation 3 offers unified online gaming, access to the PlayStation Network, multimedia capabilities, and a Blu-ray disc player. At 160 GB of storage, the PS3 Slim provides ample memory for a player's favorite games and movies. With its slender design, which makes it significantly light and small, the PlayStation 3 offers a streamlined look and runs quietly, making it a suitable addition to any home. <br><br> The unit's strong graphics processing by the NVIDIA RSX Reality Synthesizer can output resolutions from 480i/576i SD up to 1080p HD. This display capability makes it an apt choice for high-definition or near high-definition viewing of other media content, television shows and films. The PS3 Slim will even upgrade the quality of lower resolution visual media. This Sony PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs and other optical media. The Sony PlayStation 3 also comes with built-in Bluetooth technology that enables wireless connectivity with Bluetooth-driven headsets. This Bluetooth module can interact with up to seven external devices at once, making it a perfect feature for multiplayer scenarios. The unit also comes with a built-in Ethernet port, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port for connecting to other consoles or media players. The built-in Wi-Fi delivers fast Internet access, rapid game downloads, and quality media streaming. Players can also control the console with a television remote control via the HDMI port. The video game console comes with a DualShock 3 controller, a wireless game controller that includes haptic feedback capabilities and a motion sensing function. This controller delivers precise game interaction, upping a person's skills and adding to the overall enjoyment.<br><br> This PlayStation 3 console also has a unique user interface in the XrossMediaBar, or PS3 XMB. Using the PS3 XMB, players can create main and secondary player profiles; store, display, manage photos in the Photo Gallery, burn and play music tracks, and do much more. For those searching for new games and media, the XMB offers access to the PlayStation Store, an online virtual market where players can try out demos, access game and movie trailers, and purchase and download new games.<br><br> Access to the PlayStation Network is yet another exciting feature of this PS3 Slim. This unified multiplayer gaming service is free. Individuals can enjoy multiplayer gaming anytime they like with others from around the world. Using their Sony PlayStation 3 to access the PlayStation Network, users can also find online instruction manuals, create online player profiles, and access the system's vast communication features.<br> Virtual gaming also takes another leap forward with the PlayStation's access to PlayStation Home. This feature is a virtual three-dimensional social gaming platform that PS3 owners can access via the XMB. On PlayStation Home, the users can not only access single and multiplayer games, they can create and participate in an entirely virtual world. <br><br> The Sony PlayStation 3 also offers access to streaming online content through major subscription services. The dimensions of this video game console are a height of 2.56 inches, a width of 11.42 inches and a depth of 11.42 inches, and it weighs 7.05 lbs. The Sony PlayStation 3 is an NTSC-compatible device and will play NTSC media that bears the NTSC-U/C or NTSC-J label. Most video games and movies manufactured and distributed in North America, Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia are NTSC-compatible. <br> With the Sony PlayStation 3 Slim, players get access to a rich world of interactive entertainment. Simply put, the PS3 is a great machine for delivering virtual play, movie viewing, streaming content, and interactive gaming.