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    Right Time To Buy A PS3?

    I'm a bit bored with my 360 so wanted a change, now haven't been following the gaming world, so need a few questions answering,
    whats the differences between the 60gb and the 40gb model?
    is there ant planned decrease in the price if the ps3?
    a lot of people said when the ps3 came out no point in getting it as there no good games has that changed?
    trade in value of a premium 360 against a ps3?

    thanks for the help.

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    Do some research yourself mate?
    But to answer your question..the best games are on the 360 still easily.
    If you are bored with teh 300 odd games for that...you will defo be bored with ps3

    Well im not very brainy however i got my lad the ps3 for xmas, it was the 60gb cuz i bought it 3 month ago, and he loves it, and he likes the fact he can still play his old ps2 games, however im aware its hard to get the ps3 60 now, unless by fluke or you pay over the odds, and apparently the 40gb is better for money, if you dont want to be able to ps2 games. also heard rumars theres an 80gb coming out, soon, so mite be worth waiting!

    is there ant planned decrease in the price if the ps3?



    Yes, on the 15th of January.

    The majority of big releases in 2008 will either be PS3 exclusive or multiplatform. If you've played all of the 360's big exclusives that have been released so far then any time between now and around March 2008 (when Home and MGS4 should be released) would be a good time to get the PS3.

    The main differences between the 40GB and 60GB are that the 40GB obviously has a 20GB smaller hard drive, 40GB cannot play PS2 games, has 2 USB ports (60GB has 4), and the 40GB has no multicard reader. It is rumoured that an 80GB PS3 may come out early next year so you may be better off waiting to see if this does happen and there amy be a price cut on the 40GB when this does happen, although none of this is confirmed.

    In terms of games, since it's release the PS3 has been getting more and more good games and in 2008 there are going to be a lot of excellent PS3 exclusives coming out so it can't really be said anymore that the PS3 has no good games. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    been looking around and doesn't look like the 80gb model will be released in Europe, so might just get one now.

    wazb;1390029

    been looking around and doesn't look like the 80gb model will be released … been looking around and doesn't look like the 80gb model will be released in Europe, so might just get one now.



    Sony would be nuts to advertise a pre-price cut, this would stop all sales of PS3's. Similary, if they announced a 80gb for europe, sales of the 40gb would slow to a halt.

    If you can get hold of a 60gb for RRP, it's worth the extra.

    wazb, i think GAME are doing a "Trade in a 360 Premium and get a PS3 40GB for £159" not sure if you get any games.....

    At the moment, I would suggest waiting a few more months before getting a PS3. (its what im doing) They should be bringing another model out as you say with the 80gb hdd for not much more than the current model, with all the component prices coming down. March will mark the 1 year anniversary of the PS3 in GB so they might announce somthing special for that time.

    Dont get a ps3 yet theres a newer better version out next year and plus atm price is still too high as soon as gta is released ps3 will be the same price as the prem is now online so like £220

    plus i believe theres a price drop mid jan

    dandoc2;1390273

    Dont get a ps3 yet theres a newer better version out next year and plus … Dont get a ps3 yet theres a newer better version out next year and plus atm price is still too high as soon as gta is released ps3 will be the same price as the prem is now online so like £220plus i believe theres a price drop mid jan



    I dont know where you get your sources from....

    the 80GB has a lesser b/c then the 60GB. only upside is it has a bigger hard drive.
    It ALSO hasnt been confirmed in PAL regions, and SCEE said they dont plan on bringing it out. It could still come out but nothing at all's been confirmed.

    And how you work out the ps3 will be £220 in 3 months time confuses me.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the advice, will hold on to my 360 for the time being, but the game trade in is quite good so may do that.

    t0mm;1390324

    I dont know where you get your sources from....the 80GB has a lesser b/c … I dont know where you get your sources from....the 80GB has a lesser b/c then the 60GB. only upside is it has a bigger hard drive.It ALSO hasnt been confirmed in PAL regions, and SCEE said they dont plan on bringing it out. It could still come out but nothing at all's been confirmed.And how you work out the ps3 will be £22 in 3 months time confuses me.



    :giggle:

    Sadie!!!!! I havent talked to you in ages! -hijack thread-

    t0mm!! Did you have a nice Crimbo?

    Yes I did.

    I got a ps3 but im now upset because of how much they're going to be when GTA comes out -sarcasm-

    t0mm;1390429

    Yes I did.I got a ps3 but im now upset because of how much they're going … Yes I did.I got a ps3 but im now upset because of how much they're going to be when GTA comes out -sarcasm-



    :giggle:

    I heard from my source that within a year poundland will be doing buy 1 get 1 free on the ps3!!!!!

    t0mm;1390429

    Yes I did.I got a ps3 but im now upset because of how much they're going … Yes I did.I got a ps3 but im now upset because of how much they're going to be when GTA comes out -sarcasm-



    Gta is out in may 08 at the latest and the ps3 40gb will be around £220-240 im pretty sure to make ppl choose it over the 360

    I have no sources but the market is predictable - whens metal gear solid out on the ps3 as the ps3 price will drop a bit then too

    dandoc2;1390561

    Gta is out in may 08 at the latest and the ps3 40gb will be around … Gta is out in may 08 at the latest and the ps3 40gb will be around £220-240 im pretty sure to make ppl choose it over the 360 I have no sources but the market is predictable - whens metal gear solid out on the ps3 as the ps3 price will drop a bit then too



    waitwaitwaitwaitwait...

    According to amazon its April 25th.

    Anywho.

    So your saying the ps3 will drop 3 times in 4 months?:w00t: Im sorry, but it took 7 months to drop once.

    The market isnt predictable. People in march "the ps3 wil be blah blah at christmas" In my opinion in the coming weeks to Christmas they were going for over £50 then what people were actually paying for them..

    It doesnt take a genius to work it out.

    Listen to our very own little hukd stock broker.... You should take it up as a profession Dan.

    sadiebabes;1390625

    Listen to our very own little hukd stock broker.... You should take it up … Listen to our very own little hukd stock broker.... You should take it up as a profession Dan.



    Oh so true. I want to buy shares in SCEE but if the price of the ps3 goes down the stock prices might fall!! Thanks for the heads up dan!!
    :oops:

    I'll get my coat.

    Sadie order me a taxi!

    t0mm;1390597

    waitwaitwaitwaitwait...According to amazon its April 25th.Anywho.So your … waitwaitwaitwaitwait...According to amazon its April 25th.Anywho.So your saying the ps3 will drop 3 times in 4 months?:w00t: Im sorry, but it took 7 months to drop once.The market isnt predictable. People in march "the ps3 wil be blah blah at christmas" In my opinion in the coming weeks to Christmas they were going for over £50 then what people were actually paying for them..It doesnt take a genius to work it out.



    sorry im 5 days incorrect
    The ps3 only dropped in price because of the lead up to christmas and the removal of the 60gb but sony will be dropping the ps3 because of gta4 to shift sales - you just wait and see

    *Waits on tenterhooks*

    *Waits whilst playing my ps3* *Because im not gonna wait another 5 months for a "POSSIBLE price drop"

    t0mm;1390697

    *Waits whilst playing my ps3* *Because im not gonna wait another 5 months … *Waits whilst playing my ps3* *Because im not gonna wait another 5 months for a "POSSIBLE price drop"



    :giggle:

    Banned

    Dan, have you thought anymore about giving a poor African child a chance? We'll sill buy the flights, all you will have to do is the swap. I'm sure your parents would appreciate it, more now than ever.

    I've checked the guide to DanDoc2's life, I'm pleased to see you have expanded it somewhat:

    Have crazy idea.
    Explain crazy idea, become disheartened.
    Cue me.
    Attempt to be right.
    Explain why you are right, become anal.
    Cue me. So on and so forth.
    Until you take up either drugs, alcohol or gambling. Or possibly a combination of all.

    Care to skip the crazy ideas and go to the last step? Stick with financial bets and according to you, you will do well.

    Original Poster

    i think if the 80gb model is released in Europe then we will see a price drop in the 40gb model, but ive read from alot of different sources that its extremely unlikely , il check in at game tomorrow and see what they will offer me for my 360 against a ps3 if its about £150 ill take it.

    Wazb, Theyll take it on tradein and sell you a 40GB for £150.

    SCEE have said they have no plans to release it in pal regions.

    JDeal;1390807

    Dan, have you thought anymore about giving a poor African child a chance? … Dan, have you thought anymore about giving a poor African child a chance? We'll sill buy the flights, all you will have to do is the swap. I'm sure your parents would appreciate it, more now than ever.I've checked the guide to DanDoc2's life, I'm pleased to see you have expanded it somewhat:Have crazy idea.Explain crazy idea, become disheartened.Cue me.Attempt to be right.Explain why you are right, become anal.Cue me. So on and so forth.Until you take up either drugs, alcohol or gambling. Or possibly a combination of all. Care to skip the crazy ideas and go to the last step? Stick with financial bets and according to you, you will do well.



    :giggle:

    I thought about getting a PS3 last week then i had a look at the exclusives :

    Released [24 Titles]
    * Eye of Judgement, The [PlayStation Eye]
    * Folklore
    * Formula One Championship Edition
    * Full Auto 2: Battlelines
    * Genji: Days of the Blade
    * Godfather: The Don's Edition, The
    * Heavenly Sword
    * Lair
    * MLB '07: The Show
    * Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
    * MotorStorm
    * Ninja Gaiden Sigma
    * NBA '07
    * NBA '08
    * Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    * Resistance: Fall of Man
    * Ridge Racer 7
    * Spider-Man 3: Collector's Edition
    * Time Crisis 4 [Including Guncon 3]
    * Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
    * Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
    * Unreal Tournament III [+PC] [Timed Exclusive]
    * Virtua Fighter 5 [Timed Exclusive]
    * Warhawk


    Upcoming [92 Titles]

    * ActiveDogs Project
    * Afrika [2008 Title]
    * Agency, The [+PC] [2008 Title]
    * Airtight Project
    * Amphibian Man [+PC]
    * Angel Rings
    * Aqua
    * BB [Working Title]
    * Big Time Revenge [2008 Title]
    * Black Blade
    * Bomberman
    * Brave Arms [JoyStiq]
    * Buzz!: Quiz TV [2008 Title]
    * Castlevania
    * Coded Arms: Assault
    * Cops
    * Chain Limit [JoyStiq]
    * Croteam Untitled Project
    * Crucible, The
    * Crytek Project
    * Dark RPG
    * DC Universe
    * Disgaea 3
    * Driver 5
    * Eight Days
    * Empire
    * Eyedentify
    * Factor 5 Project #2
    * Fatal Frame PS3
    * FIA World Touring Car Championship
    * Fifth Phantom Saga
    * Final Fantasy XIII
    * Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    * Future GPX Cyber Formula PS3
    * Getaway 3
    * God of War III
    * Gradius
    * Gran Turismo 5
    * Gran Turismo 5: Prologue [2008 Title]
    * Gretzky NHL [Working Title]
    * Haze [2008 Title]
    * Heavy Rain
    * Home, PlayStation [2008 Title]
    * Hot Shots Golf 5 [2008 Title]
    * inFAMOUS [2008 Title]
    * Jaffe Exclusive 1 [N4G]
    * Jaffe Exclusive 2 [N4G]
    * Jaffe Exclusive 3 [N4G]
    * Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
    * Katamari Game [onAXIS]
    * Killzone 2 [2008 Title]
    * Kurayami (Darkness)
    * L.A. Noire [Confirmed]
    * LittleBigPlanet [2008 Title]
    * Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [2008 Title]
    * Metal Gear Solid Online [Announcement] [2008 Title]
    * Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
    * Monster Madness EX
    * Motorstorm 2 [2008 Title]
    * Namco Bandai RPG Project
    * Namco Bandai Sports Project
    * Namco Bandai Shooter Project
    * Naruto: PS3 Project [Scans] [2008 Title]
    * Ni-Oh
    * Planet One
    * Project D
    * Project Psychic [Working Title]
    * Pterodon FPS Project [untitled]
    * Quantic Dream Project [Thread]
    * Resistance: Fall of Man 2 [2008 Title]
    * Rockstar Games Exclusive Franchise [PS.BlOG]
    * Rockstar Old West PS3 Project [untitled]
    * Romance of the Three Kingdoms
    * Redwood Falls
    * Rengoku: The End of the Century
    * Returning Alive [Working Title]
    * Second Season 01 [JoyStiq]
    * Secret Service
    * Shin Megami Tensei Project [untitled]
    * SingStar [2008 Title]
    * SOCOM 4
    * Starbreeze Nex-Gen Project
    * Star Ocean 4 [2008 Title]
    * Steambot Chronicles 2
    * Syphon Filter PS3 [onAXIS]
    * Tekken 6 [2008 Title]
    * thatgamecompany Project #3 [untitled]
    * Wardevil [2008 Title]
    * Way of the Samurai 3
    * White Knight Story [2008 Title]
    * Yakuza: Kenzan!
    * Zipper Interactive Project


    Then i realized that i only actually want to play 4 of them, so i didnt bother

    Banned

    JDeal;1390807

    Dan, have you thought anymore about giving a poor African child a chance? … Dan, have you thought anymore about giving a poor African child a chance? We'll sill buy the flights, all you will have to do is the swap. I'm sure your parents would appreciate it, more now than ever.I've checked the guide to DanDoc2's life, I'm pleased to see you have expanded it somewhat:Have crazy idea.Explain crazy idea, become disheartened.Cue me.Attempt to be right.Explain why you are right, become anal.Cue me. So on and so forth.Until you take up either drugs, alcohol or gambling. Or possibly a combination of all. Care to skip the crazy ideas and go to the last step? Stick with financial bets and according to you, you will do well.


    Big LOL :thumbsup:

    wazb

    whats the differences between the 60gb and the 40gb model?



    20gb



    :pSorry, couldn't resist!!

    i was going to buy a ps3 just before x mas. i didn't end up buying one. probably gonna wait until my exams now and hopefully towards end of January the price would have dropped.

    this 80gb ps3. is it gonna be like wake up next morning and its already on the shelves or would you get some sort of announcement by sony on when there gonna release it?

    Original Poster

    decided im going to get one, but have a question about trading my 360 in, do i need the box? and i havent got a wireless controller so how much will that take of the trade in price?

    wazb;1406567

    decided im going to get one, but have a question about trading my 360 in, … decided im going to get one, but have a question about trading my 360 in, do i need the box? and i havent got a wireless controller so how much will that take of the trade in price?



    nope best bet is to sell it on the forums as trade in prices are a con

    Just the box probs about £90

    Im really tempted to just order a ps3 now but i know there wll be good deals in the jan sales
    Quite a few good ps3 games have come out namely drakes fortune that i have to try

    £90 is a shocking price!

    Original Poster

    i have a 360 premium without the controller, with the controller i would of got £150 from game so id say they would give me £135 without it, i also have 2 official faceplate's and halo 3, fifa 07, fight night 3 and graw, id probs get £170 posted on the forums, it will cost me £20 to post so id be selling for £150 so it would be about the same.

    sadiebabes;1407452

    £90 is a shocking price!



    well just for the box - you can get teh arcade for £150 now and £90 isnt a great price but with the prices dropping you cant blame the trade in places

    dandoc2;1407442

    Quite a few good ps3 games have come out namely drakes fortune that i … Quite a few good ps3 games have come out namely drakes fortune that i have to try



    Is it worth buying a ps3 for just for one game?

    add-man;1408264

    Is it worth buying a ps3 for just for one game?



    i wanna get all these

    Singstar
    Drakes Fortune
    Gran Turismo 5
    Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction
    Lair
    Resistance: Fall of Man
    MotorStorm
    Heavenly Sword
    Formula One Championship Edition
    Warhawk
    Mlb 2k7

    im looking to get a ps3 just to play the exclusives.
    I have to say haze looks pretty amazing.

    Im going to get all the multi platform games on the 360 still
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