After a brief mourning period for the untimely demise of my “fat” 80GB PS3, I decided to get the new 120GB PS3 slim. A gamer has to game, right? I found that there is a good reason why the “slims” are cheaper than the early “fat” PS3 versions. My 80GB felt, ran and looked like a machine rather than a sleek-looking videogame toy.
Gone are my Flash and SD cardslots that were useful in transfering digital pictures and files. The harddrive cover is a flimsy, thin, cheap-looking plastic. I miss the power switch in the back to cut power without pulling the plug. The power and eject buttons on the PS3 Slim doesn’t have the cool-factor of the older 80GB model. Wow. This sucks. I’m going to have store my old 80GB PS3. It trully has become a piece of gaming history in my opinion. File this under: “They don’t make ’em like they use to.”