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PS3's.... are they worth the money?

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My boys aged 8 & 6 have a wii, ps2, psp, ds & dsi is it worth getting a ps3 & getting rid of the ps2? Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
My boys aged 8 & 6 have a wii, ps2, psp, ds & dsi
is it worth getting a ps3 & getting rid of the ps2?
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
They are getting a lot cheaper. They're a bit more fiddley than PS2 - a little more intricate i.e. the software etc. I wont deny it's a great investment though. It's an all round media hub and I use it for films and music all the time.
#2
I'm aware this may cause a bit of an uproar... But couldn't you try doing parental things with your children rather than plonking them in front of a game? I'd say 5 consoles was definitely enough for small children.
#3
PS3 is far more adult orientated and more complicated to use, Great if you want to watch blu rays and stream videos and music etc but for the younger ones i think you are pretty much sorted as yoU are :thumbsup:
1 Like #4
Personall I don't think 6/8 is old enough to appreciate the difference. In my experience a console is a console and they just enjoy messing about on them. I wouldn't bother unless your hubby plays on them, or unless you're about to buy a Blu-ray player anyway.
1 Like #5
If they have a big TV they are great and a few cheap games can be found now.

If any of the kids are at the age when you need to monitor their internet use then you need to be aware that you can actually access the internet via a browser with Wi-Fi (if you have a router) on the PS3.
#6
why not get the ps3 and 360? then you have them all
#7
baffledsalmon;6844713
I'm aware this may cause a bit of an uproar... But couldn't you try doing parental things with your children rather than plonking them in front of a game? I'd say 5 consoles was definitely enough for small children.

they only really play them for a few hours of the weekend :) & the psp only really gets used in the car 2 watch umd's on long car journeys
deek72;6844741
Personall I don't think 6/8 is old enough to appreciate the difference. In my experience a console is a console and they just enjoy messing about on them. I wouldn't bother unless your hubby plays on them, or unless you're about to buy a Blu-ray player anyway.


was thinking about getting a blu-ray player so was thinking this would take up less room as i could get rid of the ps2 & our old dvd player :)
hubby doesn't play games unless with the kids though
although the kids like the look of little big planet & that's not available on ps2
so i really can't decide whether to fork out 200 quid or not :?
1 Like #8
cheerleader
they only really play them for a few hours of the weekend :) & the psp only really gets used in the car 2 watch umd's on long car journeys


was thinking about getting a blu-ray player so was thinking this would take up less room as i could get rid of the ps2 & our old dvd player :)
hubby doesn't play games unless with the kids though
although the kids like the look of little big planet & that's not available on ps2
so i really can't decide whether to fork out 200 quid or not :?


It is worth buying one rather than a Bluray as you can also play downloaded content and put all you music and even photographs on it to view on your TV,
#9
akme;6844772
why not get the ps3 and 360? then you have them all

:lol: the only game they really play are the buzz jungle & monster games on the ps2 & that's once in a blue moon
#10
Just look in the shops at the games..you may really struggle to find appropriate games for their age.
#11
tonyg1962;6844840
It is worth buying one rather than a Bluray as you can also play downloaded content and put all you music and even photographs on it to view on your TV,

oooh can you? that sound's good :thumbsup: are the graphics a lot better with the ps3 too?
#12
jellybaby22;6844823
my 7 year old doesnt ever play her ps3....but loves her 360,wii and still plays her ps2

imo they are more adult orientated........so maybe your kids are still a bit young

i thought the 360 was more adult orientated? :?
#13
akme
why not get the ps3 and 360? then you have them all


why not get the whole set..lol +2
#14
wow - when I was 7 I had a He-man, a stick and my imagination! (and I sound old at 29)
1 Like #15
cheerleader
i thought the 360 was more adult orientated? :?


360 is more 'geek' orientated as its quite customisable in terms of hacking it etc also has more exclusive games, in terms of hardware the PS3 is way more advanced its more adult orientated due to its capabilities and features are more appreciated by adults than kids.
We are talking digital sound outputs, high HD resolutions... techy stuff.
#16
daBluone
wow - when I was 7 I had a He-man, a stick and my imagination! (and I sound old at 29)


sounds like a crazy Stag night
#17
Celticsun;6844996
360 is more 'geek' orientated as its quite customisable in terms of hacking it etc also has more exclusive games, in terms of hardware the PS3 is way more advanced its more adult orientated due to its capabilities and features are more appreciated by adults than kids.
We are talking digital sound outputs, high HD resolutions... techy stuff.

hmmm will have to see if hubby wants one for christmas then as i quite like the idea of playing music & photos through it as well as blu ray dvd's :lol:
2 Likes #18
Goofeys Girl
Just look in the shops at the games..you may really struggle to find appropriate games for their age.


In no particular order... but just the (Blu-ray) disc-based titles (that is, not games that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store direct to the PS3's hard drive) that come to mind immediately...

"LittleBigPlanet"
"Ratchet & Clank (Future):..." (three separate titles)
"Mini Ninjas"
"Disney Sing It!" (3 separate titles)
"EyePet"
"The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon"
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"LEGO Batman"
"LEGO Indiana Jones..." (two separate titles by the end of November)
"Hail to the Chimp"

...There are more (small sample below), but those above are the ones my 7 & 8 year olds play (that will not cause any contention with others saying that the titles of choice are not age appropriate).

They also have access to other consoles (including PSP, PS2, Wii, GameBoy Advance SP, and Nintendo DS) but all three of my kids prefer the PS3. We do not own an Xbox (360) console, but they do play similarly-themed titles on their cousin's (Dad's) machine.

"Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix"
"Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince"
"LEGO Rock Band" (imminent release)
"Cars Mater-National"
"Cars Race-O-Rama"
"G-Force"
"Hannah Montana: The Movie"

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #19
cheerleader
hmmm will have to see if hubby wants one for christmas then as i quite like the idea of playing music & photos through it as well as blu ray dvd's :lol:


Just to check I presuuuume you have a HD capable TV :oops:

The other bonus with a PS3 is that you can load your home videos on from a AVCHD HD Video Camera.
#20
jellybaby22
we have quite afew games suitable for a 7 year old...viva pinata and driving ones are her favs.....

not so many on the ps3 expect LBP

mind u .....ours does get used for the blu ray most of the time


PS. My (or, rather, my 7 year old's) copy of "Madagascar Kartz" is still coming to me via the Royal Mail... you may like to see if this suits your 7 year old's driving obsession...

Madagascar Kartz ( PS3 ) £12.99 ( PowerPlay Direct )

I embedded some screen images of the game within the second page of the thread.

It looks a little (arguably, a lot) like "Mario Kart Wii" I think.

Another Christmas present 'in the bag' perhaps?

BFN,

fp.
#21
jellybaby22
really??? i didnt know that

repped..


Yeah you can either copy the .mts or m2ts. files to a USB stick or simply put the SD card into a card reader and straight into the USB Port.
banned 1 Like #22
cheerleader;6845105
hmmm will have to see if hubby wants one for christmas then as i quite like the idea of playing music & photos through it as well as blu ray dvd's :lol:

the photo gallery feature is wonderful

demo here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RjpzPrykYc

also you get an internet browser with the ps3 and a direct link to the bbc Iplayer for catchup TV.

also, buy PLAYTV for about £40 to turn the ps3 into a personal video recorder fore recording all the freeview channels
#23
csiman;6845644
the photo gallery feature is wonderful

demo here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RjpzPrykYc

also you get an internet browser with the ps3 and a direct link to the bbc Iplayer for catchup TV.

also, buy PLAYTV for about £40 to turn the ps3 into a personal video recorder fore recording all the freeview channels


WOW thanks :thumbsup: looks fab :-D would play tv record off sky+ box?
#24
fanpages;6845153
In no particular order... but just the (Blu-ray) disc-based titles (that is, not games that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store direct to the PS3's hard drive) that come to mind immediately...

"LittleBigPlanet"
"Ratchet & Clank (Future):..." (three separate titles)
"Mini Ninjas"
"Disney Sing It!" (3 separate titles)
"EyePet"
"The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon"
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"LEGO Batman"
"LEGO Indiana Jones..." (two separate titles by the end of November)
"Hail to the Chimp"

...There are more (small sample below), but those above are the ones my 7 & 8 year olds play (that will not cause any contention with others saying that the titles of choice are not age appropriate).

They also have access to other consoles (including PSP, PS2, Wii, GameBoy Advance SP, and Nintendo DS) but all three of my kids prefer the PS3. We do not own an Xbox (360) console, but they do play similarly-themed titles on their cousin's (Dad's) machine.

"Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix"
"Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince"
"LEGO Rock Band" (imminent release)
"Cars Mater-National"
"Cars Race-O-Rama"
"G-Force"
"Hannah Montana: The Movie"

BFN,

fp.

that eyepet looks fun from the ads on tv :thumbsup:
#25
cheerleader
WOW thanks :thumbsup: looks fab :-D would play tv record off sky+ box?


Just freeview.

But seriously, at £200 from sainsburys now, its pretty good value.
#26
i'm guessing it's better to get the 120gb version for 199.99 than the 80gb with little big planet for the same price?
#27
I'd say the console was more adult orientated. I bought myself one, but have some games the kids like and they both like singstar (which is a lot better on the PS3 than the PS2) so my sister is getting my little girl the wireless microphones so they can sing away without tangling each other up in the old wired ones :-D
banned#28
cheerleader;6845981
i'm guessing it's better to get the 120gb version for 199.99 than the 80gb with little big planet for the same price?

without a doubt!
1 Like #29
PS3 is the way forward, 360's you just get banned! for no reason in some cases!
Ima get one soon too :)
#30
csiman;6846216
without a doubt!

reserved one to pick up later :-D thanks for your help :thumbsup:

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