Found 25th Jan 2008
Right is there any downsides to a 80GB playstation 3 off amazon.com?

arent all the games region free or am i thinking of the dvds?

Thanks

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The games are all region free but Amazon America will not send it over here.

Original Poster

ah


cheers;)

you could just buy a 40gb ps3 and put a bigger hard drive in.

Original Poster

yeah but i just think there a rip off.

im even starting to consider the xbox :O

wazb;1503954

you could just buy a 40gb ps3 and put a bigger hard drive in.



It's not just the hard drive, the 40GB model has no backwards compatibility, no front USB ports, no SACD support and no card readers.

John

Original Poster

and 80GB isnt out until June and i want/need something to play GTA 4 on

If you import the 80GB one though then you will most likely have to pay import tax on it.

I have a 60GB Chinese one though, you can buy NTSC consoles in the UK if you look around.

Original Poster

how much did you pay if you dont mind?

if you want to watch dvds, play ps2 games etc then you best getting a pal version because the ps3 is only region free for ps3 games, nothing else.

Meant to say that although PS3 games are region free, the PS2 games aren't so a NTSC console can only play NTSC games from its region. However it doesn't sound like that's an important aspect for you.

John

Well I got quite a good price on it and I bought it at launch but I got it from a 'contact'. ;-)

i dont understand the obsession with backwards compatabilty who would you want to play old gen games when you can play next gen games? and who actully used the memorty card readers? ans two usb ports are more than enough.

I had a Jap original 20GB (with full emotion engine, no wireless, 4 x usb) shipped over before uk release.
Cost me less than £300, shipped. Bunged in a 100Gb laptop drive. Brilliant. Been using it to play cheep Blu-rays from amazon us. (got 1st 4 harry potters for less than £20!!)
Used a company called Superufo. I know a few people who have used them, no problems so far. Can't check atm (in work !) but link should be [url]www.superufo.com[/url]

Johnmcl7;1504032

Meant to say that although PS3 games are region free, the PS2 games … Meant to say that although PS3 games are region free, the PS2 games aren't so a NTSC console can only play NTSC games from its region. However it doesn't sound like that's an important aspect for you.John



This is true, mine is set to R3 for DVD and Japanese for PS2, it does play Code A Blu Ray though.

wazb;1504035

i dont understand the obsession with backwards compatabilty who would you … i dont understand the obsession with backwards compatabilty who would you want to play old gen games when you can play next gen games? and who actully used the memorty card readers? ans two usb ports are more than enough.



i use the memory card reader quite often on my ps3

Original Poster

cheers, just checking that site out now

deadduck_145;1503999

and 80GB isnt out until June and i want/need something to play GTA 4 on



I don't know where everyone keeps getting this from SCEE said they're not bringing it out in europe, and if they do it wont be for a long while.

Original Poster

t0mm;1504098

I don't know where everyone keeps getting this from SCEE said they're not … I don't know where everyone keeps getting this from SCEE said they're not bringing it out in europe, and if they do it wont be for a long while.




i mis-read it:oops:

If you just want to play GTA 4 a 40GB will be fine for you.

shanecr;1504066

i use the memory card reader quite often on my ps3



Ditto

Johnmcl7;1503974

It's not just the hard drive, the 40GB model has no backwards … It's not just the hard drive, the 40GB model has no backwards compatibility, no front USB ports, no SACD support and no card readers.John



The 40GB PS3 has 2 front USB ports, the 80GB has 4 front USB ports.

Banned

wazb;1504035

i dont understand the obsession with backwards compatabilty who would you … i dont understand the obsession with backwards compatabilty who would you want to play old gen games when you can play next gen games? and who actully used the memorty card readers? ans two usb ports are more than enough.


Wrong on all counts!

1. People have huge ps2 collections. Graphics are not the only thing that makes a great game. Imagine having a complete singstar collection on ps2 which you have to now replace on a ps3 40gb.

2. I use the memory card reader all the time and its very naive of you to assume they are redundant.

3. I have 3 usb slots filled permanently so the 4 are useful. (keyboard/mouse transmitter, 4gb usb stick, sisxaxis charger). I dont want to have to keep chopping and changing them around.

Also, I have already used 50GB with demos etc so I'd have to delete stuff I want to keep on a 40gb model.

Original Poster

what are the cons of a jap and HK version?

csiman;1505757

Wrong on all counts!1. People have huge ps2 collections. Graphics are not … Wrong on all counts!1. People have huge ps2 collections. Graphics are not the only thing that makes a great game. Imagine having a complete singstar collection on ps2 which you have to now replace on a ps3 40gb.2. I use the memory card reader all the time and its very naive of you to assume they are redundant.3. I have 3 usb slots filled permanently so the 4 are useful. (keyboard/mouse transmitter, 4gb usb stick, sisxaxis charger). I dont want to have to keep chopping and changing them around.Also, I have already used 50GB with demos etc so I'd have to delete stuff I want to keep on a 40gb model.




i guess its down to personal preference, and what you use your ps3 for.

deadduck_145;1506252

what are the cons of a jap and HK version?



PS3 Japanese Version:

1) Japanese Hand made
2) Plays all PS3 Regions
3) Plays only PSone/Ps2 J-version [Due to region restriction]
4) O to select and X to go back
5) Censorship on games

PS3 US/Canadian Versions:

1) Chinese Hand made
2) Plays all PS3 Regions
3) Plays only PSone/Ps2 US-version [Due to region restriction]
4) X to select and /\ to go back

Original Poster

thanks man

The Chinese ones don't have censorship on them, they are basically halfway between a US and Jap console, the BD code is A but the PS2 region is Japanese and it is circle for select instead of X.

deadduck_145;1503961

yeah but i just think there a rip off.im even starting to consider the … yeah but i just think there a rip off.im even starting to consider the xbox :O



whys that a joke -- 360 is the best console out - 3 years since launch and look at its catalogue - simply unbeatable

Original Poster

how can you call something that weighs a ton, sounds like someone snoring,has a power thing the size of my foot and some of them break with 'the red rings of death' the best console?


then compare it to the ps3

i cant

deadduck_145;1507668

how can you call something that weighs a ton, sounds like someone … how can you call something that weighs a ton, sounds like someone snoring,has a power thing the size of my foot and some of them break with 'the red rings of death' the best console?then compare it to the ps3i cant



because it is -- do you have one??

LOL..... Daniel, make your mind up, you want a ps3 then you dont?!

Gosh...

If you didn't know dead duck, dandoc IS a microsoft fanboy.

Original Poster

dandoc2;1508223

because it is -- do you have one??



corse i dont have one

worst gaming console ever


...........ok it isnt that bad, but i would go for a ps3 over the 360

t0mm;1508232

LOL..... Daniel, make your mind up, you want a ps3 then you … LOL..... Daniel, make your mind up, you want a ps3 then you dont?!Gosh...If you didn't know dead duck, dandoc IS a microsoft fanboy.



Member i got a psp instead - regardless of me having one the 360 is the best console

PERIOD

Psp is handheld my friend. not a gaming console. handheld gaming console!


You only got a PSP because you couldnt afford a ps3!

dandoc2;1508260

Member i got a psp instead - regardless of me having one the 360 is the … Member i got a psp instead - regardless of me having one the 360 is the best console PERIOD



You can't say which is the best until you've owned both.

You've only owned the 360 and thats all you ever will.

You may be interested to read this considering you're buying a PS3 to play GTA IV on.

Basically, it's been in development for the 360 primarily. Also, all the screenshots and videos that have been released to date have come from the 360 build. Although the PS3 is clearly technically superior, there's a very good chance that it'll have (another) inferior port.

And on a more practical note, I much prefer the 360 controller to the PS3 controller.

Original Poster

im not havin a go and ive just read that link, cheers

but what would be the difference on the 360?

graphics quality are the same on each console arent they?

least ud be able to play it on the ps3 in peace.....

360 has exclusive content. only because microsoft bought their way in.

t0mm;1508279

Psp is handheld my friend. not a gaming console. handheld gaming … Psp is handheld my friend. not a gaming console. handheld gaming console!You only got a PSP because you couldnt afford a ps3!



lol wish id just gone and got a ps3
Got all this and cost me £288

Psp Console Slim Black
Gta Liberty Cities
Gta Vice City
Formula 1
Loco roco
burnout dominator
Sid Meirs Pirates
Madden 08
Psp game rack
Psp metal Case
2gb Memory
Pilot academy
Mlb 07
Socom
Everybodys Golf
Crazy Taxi
Wipeout Pure
Tekken

Original Poster

yeah

but isnt that content wall papers or somthing?
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