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Thinking of going from 60gb PS3 to 'slim'

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Had the 60gb ps3 since launch,love it,but thinking of selling it and buying the slim instead MAINLY for the less power consumption = lower electricity bills. Any ideas on what price I'd be looking at … Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Had the 60gb ps3 since launch,love it,but thinking of selling it and buying the slim instead MAINLY for the less power consumption = lower electricity bills. Any ideas on what price I'd be looking at for my current model? It's in great condition with the odd error where it won't find the hdd as I upgraded it some time ago,but this is probably one in ten start ups where i just have to turn it off and on again.

If i bought the slim,exchanged hard drives,the 60gb would then have 120gb so is there anyone here to gimme a hand with the value of it and whether I really should sell etc. All thoughts welcome as long as they aren't flaming cos I don't have the time for that one way or the other.

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Didnt I see something about trading them in at gamestation or was that for the 80gb??
suspended#2
Mainly to lower electricity bills? it's not going to like half your yearly electricity usage or something
#3
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/469018/ps3-slim-99-when-you-trade-in-your-/

This is what I was talking about, I've not read through the comments so I hope its not a waste of time.
#4
DarkKnight;6155907
Mainly to lower electricity bills? it's not going to like half your yearly electricity usage or something


+1. Also I suspect they may fail more easily due to the cheaper components that they will be using.
#5
Yeah i heard something about that but I don't have the box it came in,I'd want to keep my hdmi one as it was the sony one i bought extra at the time (and overpaid for),and I'd want to keep my dualshock preferably. So I'd probably be selling it with the 120gb drive having already bought the slim,1 x sixaxis and a run of the mill hdmi cable were it necessary,oh and maybe some ps2 games if i was to sell it on here or that popular bidding site which i'm unsure if you can say or not on here ha. So with that in mind I'd need the slim before selling and wouldn't be able do a trade in. My drive is 320gb and has all my saves etc which I wanna keep hold of...
#6
I know I know but every bit helps. (to DarkKnight,I forgot to quote soz)
#7
dont bother. unless this is the only electrical appliance you use, then you wont notice a big difference. buy a new game instead. unless however money is no object! in which case a more efficient (and therefore hopefully quiter machine) would be better. dont rush into anything then.
#8
TeamJGP
My drive is 320gb and has all my saves etc which I wanna keep hold of...


Just reading this and wondering if ywhen you say your drive is 320 and has all your saves on... is that one OUT of your old PS3 ? If so when you insert that into your new slim it will format the drive before it does anything else, thus loosing any data on it. You really need to do a deactivation on your old PS3 (paid game downloads etc), and a backup to memory stick to keep saves etc.

Sorry if im getting the wrong end of the stick here... its just i know a couple of peeps that have changed over drives thinking that the new unit accepts it straight away but it doesnt and formats it straight away loosing data.
#9
might wait then to see if any reports get released to see just how much money does get saved
#10
Squelds
Just reading this and wondering if ywhen you say your drive is 320 and has all your saves on... is that one OUT of your old PS3 ? If so when you insert that into your new slim it will format the drive before it does anything else, thus loosing any data on it. You really need to do a deactivation on your old PS3 (paid game downloads etc), and a backup to memory stick to keep saves etc.

Sorry if im getting the wrong end of the stick here... its just i know a couple of peeps that have changed over drives thinking that the new unit accepts it straight away but it doesnt and formats it straight away loosing data.


Yeah never really thought too much about that process tbh,I just know I'd want to keep that drive basically. This is only something thats come to mind today really and I'm mulling it over. Thanks for the comment though,that's definitely something I'd have to do.
#11
Have you had any problems with the 60gb one at all, just thinking about the same for my youngest as he has this and we're on our 4th now, have the ongoing warranty and it's been brilliant (4 new ps3's and 2 new controllers plus a new game) but the eldest has a 120gb?? (cant remember but 100 and something) and nothing has ever gone wrong with it!

If it's worth selling for the slim one then I'm keeping an eye out for opinions :)
#12
snowflake
Have you had any problems with the 60gb one at all, just thinking about the same for my youngest as he has this and we're on our 4th now, have the ongoing warranty and it's been brilliant (4 new ps3's and 2 new controllers plus a new game) but the eldest has a 120gb?? (cant remember but 100 and something) and nothing has ever gone wrong with it!

If it's worth selling for the slim one then I'm keeping an eye out for opinions :)


If it was installed with a 120GB out of the factory, then it's a special edition PS3, but I don't think that there is any difference between it and the 80GB model apart from the hard drive size.

I would expect the newer model to be more reliable than the old though.

I wouldn't be rushing to swap consoles though.
#13
They never made a 120gb its probably the 160gb version
#14
OK, if you used your PS3 you have now for 10 hours a day it would use approx 20-30p a day... so in a year approx £73 - £109
The PS3 slim model uses approx half the watts per hour that your current 60GB PS3 does.. so you would be essentially saving approx £37 - £55 a year... the figures are approx because I don't know how much your electric costs per KW/h, so the figures are based on 10p per KW/h and 15p per KW/h.
So if you on;y use if for say 2.5 hours a day you would have to 1/4 those figures too....
So if you only use your PS3 a few hours a day on average, you would only save approx £10 a year by buying the PS3 slim, so for that to pay for itself you would have to have it in use for the next 24 years. Even if you use it for 10 hours a day, to justify spending out on a slim model you would have to use it for another 4 years before you broke even.... obviously i'm not including the money you would get from selling your 60gb model, but purely from an electricity consumption standpoint it doesn't make much sense to get the new one if you already have one :)
Sorry for the long-winded explanation anyway. If you REALLY want one though, go for it... tell the missus you would save loads by getting the new model instead... and if you get a good price for yours anyway then it might make more sense, I just can't see anyone paying too much ££ for the old model now is all. Hope it all goes well for you though.
#15
MarzBarz
They never made a 120gb its probably the 160gb version


That's the one.

snowflake
Ok hun, thank you. x

I hadn't thought about it much until this thread and because the 60gb has caused us a few problems, but saying that because we have the play warranty and they've been so good I just think it's a big risk to swap it for another console that wont have that anyway. We've had the 60gb since they came out and got far more out of the warranty than I'm sure will be available with the 'slim' model in terms of warranty?


If you use the extra features that the 60GB has, then keep it. If you don't, you could sell it for close to £200 and add £30 - £50 for the new slim.

I am not sure how the SOGA would work for you, as I seem to remember that you don't live on the mainland.
#16
If I were you, I wouldn't rush into swapping a limited edition 60GB PS3 (daddy of PS3s) for a PS3 slim (possibly the youngest kid!). I doubt price for the Slim will increase and you might even get better deals in future.

I'd love to have the shiny chrome on my 80GB PS3!

My advise is, don't get caught up by the hype. 60GB will definitely hold a better value in future (if you've taken well of it that is).
suspended#17
edz87
If I were you, I wouldn't rush into swapping a limited edition 60GB PS3 (daddy of PS3s) for a PS3 slim (possibly the youngest kid!). I doubt price for the Slim will increase and you might even get better deals in future.

I'd love to have the shiny chrome on my 80GB PS3!

My advise is, don't get caught up by the hype. 60GB will definitely hold a better value in future (if you've taken well of it that is).


I agree, the 60Gb has loads more than the slim, like PS1/PS2 compatibility, 4 USB ports, Memory card readors, Crome finish
I think going from that to the cheap tacky slim is not a good choice
It's like going from a old Ford Fiesta ST to just a newer normal Ford Fiesta Mk6
#18
maybe im just gonna keep my 60gb its just that new upgraded chip they talkin about its supose to be more stable and not get as hot

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