Unfortunately, despite the large hard drive and included games, the 160GB PS3 bundle does not feature the functionality of some of the earlier PS3 models, namely the 60GB PS3 (which may still be the best PS3 to date).
The 160GB PS3 in the Uncharted bundle only has two USB ports, is not backwards compatible with PS2 game disks, and does not have any flash-card support built-in. The 60GB and some 80GB models have four USB ports, play PS2 disks (the 60GB version actually has an emotion engine built in, the 80GB PS3 uses software to emulate the PS2), and a built in card reader for various formats of flash memory. Some may be upset that the premium PS3 package has less functionality than some of the previous, cheaper versions.
Commentary aside, here is the rundown on the new 160GB PS3 in the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune bundle. Please note that these specs for the 160GB PS3 come directly from Sony.
160GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Specifications and Details
- Product Name PLAYSTATION 3
- CPU Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.)
- GPU RSX
- Sound Dolby 5.1ch DTS 5.1ch, LPCM 7.1 ch, AAC, others
- Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
- HDD 160GB 2.5" Serial ATA
- I/O 2x USB 2.0
- Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 202.11 b/g (WiFi), Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
- Wireless controller (Bluetooth) DUALSHOCK 3 Controller Included
- AV Output 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p HDMI OUT x1 AV MULTIOUT x1 DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x1
- BD(Blu-ray Disk)/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only) Maximum Read Speed: BD 2x (BD-ROM) DVD 8x (DVD-ROM) CD 24x (CD-ROM)
- Dimensions Approximately 12.75in (W) x 3.86in (H) x 10.8in (D)
- Weight Approximately 11 lbs
The new bundle should be a popular item over the holiday season, however, tech-savy PS3 fans may snub the system for cheaper PS3's that feature more functionality, if they can find them.