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    To PS3 or not to PS3.....

    I am considering buying my husband a PS3 for Christmas but need a little advice first. Firstly, I have been looking at a 120GB slim version. Do any of you have any experience of them (I'm guessing "yes"!)
    I am one of those people who like to read reviews before I buy but I can't really find many on this version.
    So please help....bring it on!

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    hardly any reviews because it was only launched this month

    women + tech = misery

    Heard of rumours of overheating issues.

    Banned

    october the 250gb one comes out with bundles gt5 etc......better deals if you wait imo

    The slim and fat ones will be exactly the same machine, apart from the obvious fact of the different sizes and design, different Gb and the slim is more energy efficient

    I would say go for the cheapest deal

    Original Poster

    Well, thanks for the advice (and the massively sweeping generalisation!)

    FYI I am actually technically minded one in our house - just didn't know about the PS3 launch cos I've had a bit of a life recently.

    ;-P

    casparwhite;6309807

    october the 250gb one comes out with bundles gt5 etc......better deals if … october the 250gb one comes out with bundles gt5 etc......better deals if you wait imo



    Why bother? you have been upgrade your HDD up to about 320Gb since the PS3 was first released

    If he has any older PS1 or PS2 games, then search around for one of the original 60GB versions. I did, and do not regret it one bit.

    Original Poster

    Sorry guys...my little rant was aimed at Dimbars!!!

    Thanks for the info y'all

    kyalion;6309833

    If he has any older PS1 or PS2 games, then search around for one of the … If he has any older PS1 or PS2 games, then search around for one of the original 60GB versions. I did, and do not regret it one bit.



    until it breaks and is about 2 1/2 years out of warranty :whistling:

    PS1 games work on the PS3 anyway, and it's cheap enough (and less of a risk) to but a dirt-cheap PS2 to play any of those games.

    DarkKnight;6309829

    Why bother? you have been upgrade your HDD up to about 320Gb since the … Why bother? you have been upgrade your HDD up to about 320Gb since the PS3 was first released



    Because not everyone is technically minded, even if its a simple swap.

    Original Poster

    Will the PS2 games play on any of the PS3 machines? Why would I search for a 60GB version?

    karriepie;6309849

    Will the PS2 games play on any of the PS3 machines? Why would I search … Will the PS2 games play on any of the PS3 machines? Why would I search for a 60GB version?



    Only the discontinued 60GB version
    This is the best model of PS3 due to PS2 compatibility, Multi memory card reader, Crome finish, and 4 USB ports rather than 2

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    DarkKnight;6309829

    Why bother? you have been upgrade your HDD up to about 320Gb since the … Why bother? you have been upgrade your HDD up to about 320Gb since the PS3 was first released



    point being there are some top releases due out around the same time and im sure getting closer to xmas and with several ps3 versions possibly still available if all 80gb stocks havnt dried up there should be sdome stonking deals from all the major retailers vying for that large £200+ wedge in the tillsand figures

    karriepie;6309849

    Will the PS2 games play on any of the PS3 machines? Why would I search … Will the PS2 games play on any of the PS3 machines? Why would I search for a 60GB version?



    No, they'll only play on the 60GB versions, but as they haven't made them for about two years now, the chance of finding one with an unused warranty is slim.

    Original Poster

    PS3 120GB is £249 - no games with that though. Reasonable in your opinions?

    karriepie;6309880

    PS3 120GB is £249 - no games with that though. Reasonable in your … PS3 120GB is £249 - no games with that though. Reasonable in your opinions?



    Very bad deal
    If you search on here you can find one about £25 cheaper and with a few decent games

    karriepie;6309880

    PS3 120GB is £249 - no games with that though. Reasonable in your … PS3 120GB is £249 - no games with that though. Reasonable in your opinions?



    A lot better deals out there.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should buy one??? (as long as I hunt for a good deal)

    karriepie;6309899

    Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should … Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should buy one??? (as long as I hunt for a good deal)



    A definite yes from me

    karriepie;6309899

    Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should … Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should buy one??? (as long as I hunt for a good deal)



    Depends what you want from the console.

    If he wants one yes, if your buying it because its the first thing you thought of no.

    karriepie;6309899

    Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should … Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should buy one??? (as long as I hunt for a good deal)



    Yes from me as well :thumbsup:

    you should get him Call of Duty...the new one is out soon...best game for PS3

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    i say yes but wait as there will be better deals closer to xmas

    midlandscomics;6309872

    No, they'll only play on the 60GB versions, but as they haven't made them … No, they'll only play on the 60GB versions, but as they haven't made them for about two years now, the chance of finding one with an unused warranty is slim.



    yes... totally agree.. the slim one will have a warranty

    karriepie;6309899

    Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should … Thanks for the advice guys - so just to recap, was it a "yes" I should buy one??? (as long as I hunt for a good deal)



    eeer... yep

    1 other thing to remember (prob wont be an issue for you) but you can not install a Linux build onto the Slim, you can only install it to the phat (Any of the Phats). If you dont know what it is you def wont need it, but it is nice lol
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