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13 Jun 2009
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WHICH IS THE BEST PS3 CONSOLE ?

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i`m thinking of getting a ps3 within the next month or so,but have reservations on which model to get i really fancied the 60gb model because of the backwards compatability & extra ports,but i would be doing a lot of gaming (minimum of at least 8 hours a day)but with the overheating issue on that model it has put me off slightly plus my mate had the 60gb model worked fine for 16months then ylod happened,are these models subject to problems around the 2 year mark ?,

are there any known problems that effect  the 40 gb or 80 gb models ?,

only before i splash the cash i would like to get some insight on these consoles any views are appreciated.

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only the 80gb console is selling right now,no problems with the 80gb
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They havn't sold the 60gb's since late 07 early 08, you'd have trouble finding a brand new one of them still around.. only the 80gb is the one being sold at the moment.
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theres only the 80 and 120 gb models...

theres 40 if u look usually cheaper... which means u can boot it up to 320 for the price...
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My set up

37" full hd toshiba television... 160gb ps3...

500gb ps4 with BF4, AC4, GHOSTS, KZ4, KNACK, NBA 2K14

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just get a 80gb. the 60gb arn't even available and are prone to breaking a lately, and the newer models are quieter
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60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(
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60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

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Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)

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Hyperguy20 wrote:

centrinoduo91 wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)




YLOD= Lose ;)

Get a 80gb or a limited edition 160gb PS3 they are more reliable and run quieter,if you really want to play PS2 games get a cheap PS2,the backwards compatibility was never perfect on the 60gb.
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DKBass wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:

centrinoduo91 wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)




YLOD= Lose ;)

Get a 80gb or a limited edition 160gb PS3 they are more reliable and run quieter,if you really want to play PS2 games get a cheap PS2,the backwards compatibility was never perfect on the 60gb.

:O Doesnt mean ALL of them will get YLOD!

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Hyperguy20 wrote:

DKBass wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:

centrinoduo91 wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)




YLOD= Lose ;)

Get a 80gb or a limited edition 160gb PS3 they are more reliable and run quieter,if you really want to play PS2 games get a cheap PS2,the backwards compatibility was never perfect on the 60gb.

:O Doesnt mean ALL of them will get YLOD!




True but alot are and why risk it for imperfect backwards compatibility?
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Hyperguy20 wrote:

DKBass wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:

centrinoduo91 wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)




YLOD= Lose ;)

Get a 80gb or a limited edition 160gb PS3 they are more reliable and run quieter,if you really want to play PS2 games get a cheap PS2,the backwards compatibility was never perfect on the 60gb.

:O Doesnt mean ALL of them will get YLOD!




True but alot are and why risk it for imperfect backwards compatibility?

I got it over a year ago

 

60GB were the only models available

 

so neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer :P

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I got my 60gb on launch day and when i sold it it was still working perfectly,but i heard about the rising failure rates and decided to sell it and get a more reliable version.Just my opinion for what its worth :)
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/me wants his 80gb PS3 to be backwords compatible.

 

Stupid SONY :(

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DKBass wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:

DKBass wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:

centrinoduo91 wrote:

Hyperguy20 wrote:
60GB is the best but you cant buy them anymore :(


no it isnt

:P

NUUU UHHHHH :P

 

ps2 compatibliity = win

 

Mine still works :)




YLOD= Lose ;)

Get a 80gb or a limited edition 160gb PS3 they are more reliable and run quieter,if you really want to play PS2 games get a cheap PS2,the backwards compatibility was never perfect on the 60gb.

:O Doesnt mean ALL of them will get YLOD!




True but alot are and why risk it for imperfect backwards compatibility?

4 USB Ports, Chrome, Cardreaders and Chrome letters instead of painted letters FTW!! :P

 

Also, I had a 40gb in my work today for YLOD (I work in a game and console repair shop :))

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They wont put ps2 B/C or ps2 game for download until the ps2 stops retailing
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Nothing beats having a PS2 hooked up to your TV too.. :)

 

PS2 > PS3 for playing PS2 games... :)

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DeathroW22 wrote:

Nothing beats having a PS2 hooked up to your TV too.. :)

 

PS2 > PS3 for playing PS2 games... :)


:D I have my original ps2 sitting under my ps3 :P, I need to buy a few games and a remote for it first though :D

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Nothing beats having a PS2 hooked up to your TV too.. :)

 

PS2 > PS3 for playing PS2 games... :)




PS2 > PS3 full stop :P

well at least the time anyway, no need for eleventeen patches before a game is playable, no one complaining about stuff and taking stuff for granted, Shadow of the Colossus :P
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can someone go into a bit more detail regarding the backward compatability being imperfect please, as i havent heard anything about that ,

thanx for all the input aswell ,it has given me some new things to consider ,is the 60gb really that loud tho?

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opiumyum wrote:

can someone go into a bit more detail regarding the backward compatability being imperfect please, as i havent heard anything about that ,

thanx for all the input aswell ,it has given me some new things to consider ,is the 60gb really that loud tho?


Some games are a tad glitchy. EG sometimes completely unplayable. and sometimes things just appear out of no ware.. or things disappear.. or don't appear at all.

I have a 60GB still going strong :D (Got it when still selling them retail)

But there not sold retail any more mate.

As for the "loudness" it depends what you call loud.

If a computer is running, with fans maxed out (At about 2000RPM)? does it annoy you? Doesn't me PS3 60GB's were a tad quiter than that, and my one tends to run at level 3. It has 4 fan settings, depending on temperature, it'll almost certainly run in Level 2 minimum after a few minutes.

So really I *think* the fan settings are
Level 1: 1000 RPM
Level 2: 2000 RPM
Level 3: 3000 RPM
Level 4: 4000 RPM
I could very well be wrong I'm just guessing.

My PS3 Rarely gets to level 4. Though mine has before after 24 hours of non stop gaming :D

But then, that's expected.. Though be warned these babies heat up the room and quick. :)

the 4 USB's are still quite handy.. I use them all, i also sometimes use the card reader on it. Only thing I'm a lil worried about is if they make games soon specifically for the newer models, which may have more power than 60's thus 60's may not handle them. But I have no idea if this will ever happen, it may or may not.

Some 60's are going wrong yeah, but you'll also notice people are still getting refurbs from sony.. pull up Continuous Play if your really that worried about it (If you can with a secondhand?)
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