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MYTH or FACT: Slim PS3 consoles are more reliable than Fatty PS3s

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User Info: JessicaJungxo

JessicaJungxo
4 years ago#1
(when used under the same conditions)

My friend has a refurb fatty for years now, I just bought a Slim PS3.... (we both take good care of our systems)
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User Info: faris_ruhi

faris_ruhi
4 years ago#2
Fact.

The various fat models had failure rates ranging from 5-20%. The slims have a failure rate of around/under 1%.
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User Info: Stanger5150

Stanger5150
4 years ago#3
It's a fact, due to less energy consumption and better design, but the super slims should be even better.
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User Info: superbowl54

superbowl54
4 years ago#4
in my experience, slims are much more reliable.

My old BC 60GB had a nasty habit of YLODing like clockwork every 9-10 months or so for years.


I finally said screw it, and got a slim 2 years ago. Haven't had a problem since.

Very similar situation with my Xbox and one of the main reasons I won't buy any of the new consoles at launch.
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User Info: nihilist212

nihilist212
4 years ago#5
How is this even debatable?
Go, then.....there are other worlds than these.
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User Info: ValzacardX

ValzacardX
4 years ago#6
Well my Slim just died out of the blue. Shows the GRoD(Green light of Death). Turns on, but no video or sound whatsoever. I even applied new thermal paste, no go, and a reflow couldn't bring it back. But my uncle has a old fatty(could be a 40 or 60 gig never checked) that he just keeps for no good reason, and its still going strong.

But yeah I guess mine just sucked, going to save up and probably get a Super Slim, the GOW bundle looks good, but I just bought the Ultimate combo bundle that comes with 5 GOW games and a controller, so I want to import that European one.
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User Info: Nicodimus

Nicodimus
4 years ago#7
I would be willing to bet that across the board, the Slim is more reliable, however my personal experience is the opposite.

My first fat PS3 lasted 1 year, 9 months.

My second fat PS3 lasted 4 years, 2 months.

My slim stopped playing blu-ray discs and having system crashes after 4 months. It still plays games but is dying.

I bought all three systems new. Just goes to show that you can take good care of them and still be very unlucky.
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User Info: Troutfisch

Troutfisch
4 years ago#8
I take good care of my consoles and my PS3 FAT 40 GB Model lasted 4-1/2 years (purchased July 2008, YLOD January 2013).

Just picked up a Superslim exactly a week ago. Hopefully it will last me until I decide its time to upgrade to PS4.
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User Info: xenosaga123

xenosaga123
4 years ago#9
Don't the Slims overheat faster (in Summer weather) since they are smaller? They use less energy, but you'd think they would be more fragile.

User Info: JessicaJungxo

JessicaJungxo
4 years ago#10
xenosaga123 posted...
Don't the Slims overheat faster (in Summer weather) since they are smaller? They use less energy, but you'd think they would be more fragile.


idk i mean the slim 360s are regarded as the best xbox 360s
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