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    playstaion 3 40gb swap for 60gb

    i bought a ps3 for £260 today with one controller and 3 games, cod4, drakes fortune and pro evo 2008, and no warranty

    i only bought it for cod4 so not going to play the other games, i got an offer to swap my ps3 40gb with drakes fortune and pro evo 2008 plus £20 on top for a ps3 60gb with 3 years warranty

    it comes to £280 fr a 60gb ps3 and cod4, worth the swap? shall i go for it?

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    I would definitely go for it!

    go for it, its a good deal

    stupid question...apart from the obv 20gb difference is there ANY other differences between the 2 models?

    hawkio;1935411

    stupid question...apart from the obv 20gb difference is there ANY other … stupid question...apart from the obv 20gb difference is there ANY other differences between the 2 models?



    40GB has 2 USB ports - 60 has 4.
    40 has no card reader - 60 does
    40 has no backward compatability - 60 does.

    60 has more vents also so runs cooler. I dont know how taking out holes saved money though lol

    If you don't let me know whos wanting rid of the 60gb and i would be happy to take it off his hands :):whistling:

    no backwards compatability what so ever?! seems a bit soft hasnt the 60gb version ceased production as well?

    correct and correct.

    Magic_monkey;1935449

    60 has more vents also so runs cooler. I dont know how taking out holes … 60 has more vents also so runs cooler. I dont know how taking out holes saved money though lol



    lol i love comments like that.....id love to know where the average person lives people with PC'S with crazy freezer cooling and more fans than a boeing 737 ive, never had a console break due to heat, or a computer come to mind so i think vents n shizzle are irrelevant...

    Original Poster

    ok thanks all, heat added, if i come to selling 60gb in future il let u all know

    Original Poster

    rep added even,lol

    hawkio;1935474

    lol i love comments like that.....id love to know where the average … lol i love comments like that.....id love to know where the average person lives people with PC'S with crazy freezer cooling and more fans than a boeing 737 ive, never had a console break due to heat, or a computer come to mind so i think vents n shizzle are irrelevant...



    99% of xbox 360's die due to overheating :whistling:
    they basically melt their own connections together.

    t0mm;1935434

    40GB has 2 USB ports - 60 has 4.40 has no card reader - 60 does40 has no … 40GB has 2 USB ports - 60 has 4.40 has no card reader - 60 does40 has no backward compatability - 60 does.



    Additionally the four USB ports are on the front of the 60GB PS3 whereas the two on the 40GB model are less conveniently placed on the back.

    The 40GB model does have backwards compatibility but only for PS1 games, 60GB PAL model has software backwards compatibility for PS2 games unlike the original NTSC PS3 60GB models which had hardware backwards compatibility.

    John

    Original Poster

    lol i was just askin if it was a good deal, so is it yes or no folks?

    Years warranty is definitely good. Depends if you have any PS2 games you want to play on the PS3. If it was me, Id go for the warranty.

    Original Poster

    its 3 years warranty, so im gna go for it i think, wednesday it is

    Johnmcl7;1935549

    Additionally the four USB ports are on the front of the 60GB PS3 whereas … Additionally the four USB ports are on the front of the 60GB PS3 whereas the two on the 40GB model are less conveniently placed on the back.The 40GB model does have backwards compatibility but only for PS1 games, 60GB PAL model has software backwards compatibility for PS2 games unlike the original NTSC PS3 60GB models which had hardware backwards compatibility.John



    What's the functional difference (if any) between hardware and software backwards compatibility??

    With regards to your query about it being a good deal, I would say so simply because 60GB PS3's seem to have gone up considerably in value since they were discontinued. However I don't keep a close eye on their prices as I made sure I had this model before they were discontinued.

    Hardware backwards compatibility basically means the PS3 actually has a PS2 within it, more specifically it has the combined chip the slimline PS2 used. The advantage of this is that it means any PS2 game should work without issue as it's playing natively.

    Software backwards compatibility means the main PS3 hardware emulates the PS2, the Pal 60GB PS3's do not contain the parts from a slimline PS2. This obviously takes the cost down but the disadvantage is that there's no guarantees about games running, the Xbox 360 has a similar approach to backwards compatibility. To be fair to Sony though I've been quite impressed with the backwards compatibility on the Pal PS3's as so far the games I've wanted to run on it have worked fine. In theory you can improve the graphics of the original game as you are actively processing the data although I can't say I've noticed much difference in the upscaled PS2 games' quality. I did consider picking up an NTSC PS3 for the hardware backwards compatibility but as the function is region locked and all my PS2 games are Pal that would have been a waste of time.

    John

    Do It.

    It is a great deal - my OH paid £330 last week for a 60gb brand new with an hdmi lead and a bluray. This came direct from a reputable well-known internet company who had a couple left over and he thought this was a fantastic deal at the time (particularly as there were "deals" on here for the 40gb around the £300 mark). So all in all, £280 for a 60gb with 3 year warranty represents fantastic value for money - go for it!

    Original Poster

    thankyou all, done and done, 60gb with cod4 for £280 nd i managed to squeeze and extra controller and a magazine out of it,lol

    Well done you!
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