Buy an Xbox. Sony might push a few good games, but their servers are hacked to pieces. do yourselves a favour and don't waste any more money on a company that doesn't care about its' customers. If you don't believe me, go play Modern Warfare 2 and you'll see what I mean.
1) Xbox 720, PS4 and Wii U are the next-gen consoles which will be out soon, well, Wii U's out already.
2) Check out the games PS3 has to offer
3) PS3 model which you prefer to own
4) Use PS3 as a Blu-ray alternatively when you don't want to use it any more for games
I can't really suggest anyone to buy a current-gen console now or even Wii U because Wii U's not doing so great as expected.
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Yes the PS3 is worth buying it has had loads of great exclusives since 2008
PSN has evolved so much since then as well
With PS+ also is well worth it
But do not buy the 12GB version unless to have a big HDD to put into it.
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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
Buying a 12GB console and a 320GB/500GB/640GB/1TB HDD from amazon is still cheaper than buying the 500GB GB model but yea even when the PS4 is out people will still play the PS3 because of the amount of quality exclusive titles
Currently Playing: Bioshock Infinite / Splinter Cell: Blacklist
There are plenty of exclusives that have come out since then so I'd say get one, ps4 will take a while to pick up with decent games after its come out which wont be until probably autumn at the earliest.