Search: Start PS3 trailer ready to roll

Sony's new 'Search: Start PS3' TV advertising campaign begins tomorrow in Europe and, in a refreshing break from the rather abstract adverts of recent years, it actually explains what the product can do. What a novel approach. Personally, we quite liked the Champions League vulture, but it didn't tell us much about the console, did it? Check out the advert in full right here:

With the features laid out in a list like that, it is quite surprising to see how far the console has come, from the excellent VidZone music video service to the new official PS3 BBC iPlayer. It would have been nice to see some gameplay footage from Uncharted 2 or similar, but - hey - it's a step in the right direction.

The ad finishes up with the very attractive new £249.99 price point and equally attractive PS3 Slim, which launches on September 1. We've already got our mitts on one, which you can see through the links below.

Do you like the advert? Let us know in the comments.

12 Things you didn't know about the PS3 Slim
Get all of the must-have details on Sony's new and improved PlayStation 3 


Unboxing of a PS3 Slim
PlayStation: The Official Magazine snagged a PS3 Slim, and we got to touch it!


25 Aug, 2009

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  • buminyaface - September 5, 2009 1:20 p.m.

    i wonderin if its really worth upgrading to a slim from my 60gb ps3 phat, its either that or the pspgo
  • RandyChimp - August 26, 2009 9:41 p.m.

    Good trailer, hopefully it'll spark some interest. Ps3 is the best console on the market and at that price, should be a hit.
  • ForceCSW - August 26, 2009 5:55 a.m.

    This difinetively makes the ps3 better than the 360 hands down
  • mariovslink - August 25, 2009 9:20 p.m.

    @xboxfanboy go play ur xbox and leaver the people of the interwebs alone It looks interesting and may make me buy one though i still am gonna buy a 360
  • frmonth - August 25, 2009 5:44 p.m.

    I have never been tempted to buy a ps3 before now (ive never played mgs for more then ten minutes) but i would really like a blu ray player sooo...)
  • Terro - August 25, 2009 5:43 p.m.

    I'm still not tempted to buy one.
  • scotchtape27 - August 25, 2009 4:49 p.m.

    nice article guys, now that the price has dropped I might actually get a PS3 oh, and xboxrulez stop freaking spamming about how good the xbox is, it's getting really annoying
  • adadadad - August 27, 2009 5:57 p.m.

    helo, baby, may back. got the temporeriy restriction from the mood :( sadface. may felt so cold and alone. but broothers, sisters, do no /cry for may. may learnt the leasson. may not use caps. may not cuss ps-3 (although, fingre aches!). may drinkee the phyenix down, and may ok. may love yous. ax
  • crumbdunky - August 26, 2009 4:02 p.m.

    No caediodfunk-even though the ship in the slim is capable of running faster as well as cooler and more cheaply than in the fats the games still get built to the same specs and no pergormance changes will be noticable. It's clocked to the same speed as the fat in any case as far as I know. And in any case the launch UK 60gig is STILL the best console I've owned this gen-full of features and options AND BC which I don't wish to lose so I'll be keeping my launch machine! Never had a problem with this one either.
  • cardiofunk - August 26, 2009 12:35 p.m.

    i bought the 60gb when it first came out in the uk, i am just worried that they will bring out all new content and stuff for the 'slim' and leave me behind! this isnt gonna happen is it? cos i cant afford a new ps3 lol.
  • DarbonX - August 25, 2009 11:09 p.m.

    No more crying babies, thank god.
  • dahsif - August 25, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    hey, that Champions League vulture was the shit! I thought that Sony should make him their official mascot.
  • Ninjamatt5 - August 25, 2009 7 p.m.

    Cool ad. I expected some massive list of things though, since I read the article before watching the video - you make it sound like it listed loads of stuff the PS3 can do. It said three things - three things!
  • 2muchGuitarHero - August 25, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    Lovin this advert, finally gets the point across that the PS3 is not just a games console. If I hadn't have bought the original 60gb I would definatly be getting the 'new ps3'. Even though it isn't the point of the advert, it should have some MGS4 or littlebigplanet footage, something to get those 360 fanboys to actually acknowledge the ps3 as a good games console that can match (and better it in some circumstances) the 360 in the games department.
  • zymn - August 25, 2009 5:17 p.m.

    it's like he was begging to be reported.