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Old 01-02-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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so i have this $439 Bestbuy GC and have a buncha responses on trades:
option 1: OG 20GB PS3 (emotion engine, extremely backwards compatible) w/ only "Resistance" game and Talledega Nights blu-ray

option 2: like new 80GB PS3 w/ no games. (have trouble playing GT4 w/ latest firmware)

assuming i'm mainly buying the PS3 for blu-ray and PS2 compatibility, which of the 2 would you chose? and no, i don't want WII/XBOX360.

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If thats all you plan to use it for get the 20gb one. The ps3 hdd is user upgradeable so you can always buy a bigger one on newegg in the future.
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Is the 20 backwards compatible, and how many controllers can it support would be my questions.
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Be sure what you're getting actually has PS2 compat. They removed it from lower-end models at some point.

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If WII & X360 is not an option ...
I would choose neither of the options above I just have a different point of at Sony compared to most (if not all) of you

P.P.S. Keep in mind the 80GB PS3 is lacking half of the hardware for backwards compatibility - if that matters to you.
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80gig. I have the 80 gig and ill double check, but my copy of GT4 works

Actually for 439 i would go by a new 40 gig
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80gig. I have the 80 gig and ill double check, but my copy of GT4 works

Actually for 439 i would go by a new 40 gig
new 40GBs don't play SACDs. I've read multiple confirmed reports of GT4 not running well w/ 80GB vers after firmware upgrade. also 20GB and 60GB are the only 2 vers that have emotion engine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3

my final choice i can get a new 80GB + 5 Blu-ray DVDs for $400 after rebate: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665225458

but i'm really afraid of the software ps2 emu...

again, thanks for the input all1
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I have yet to have a problem, but so far all ive really played is GTA San Andreas.
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Btw Tony, what's that desire about getting a PS3?

X360 is the much better option when you look at the software library.

The X360 is the lead development platform at the majority of the game companies and the PS3 is the thing which gets the quick port (which most devs don't even care to polish well) ...
This is how it's been and unlikely to change this generation because the Microsoft development platform and support is light years ahead ...

Unless you really really want it to play some particular game which is exclusive on the PS3 ...
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i'm mainly buying the PS3 for blu-ray and PS2 compatibility, which of the 2 would you chose? and no, i don't want WII/XBOX360.
Man some people dont read, and whats worse is that some ppl dont know what they are talking about.... Last i heard xbox has been the lead platform cause its been the only one. From what i understand things are moving over to the PS3.
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Last i heard xbox has been the lead platform cause its been the only one. From what i understand things are moving over to the PS3.
360 was first to the market - the year alone helped with the sales. That install base plus the great tools from Microsoft makes it an easy choice as primary development platform (along with the PC) and an easy excuse to convince the people who give the dev money what to be the leading platform. And from what I've seen/experienced I doubt much will change this generation ...
And I haven't seen much difference in development platforms choices (360 vs PS3) nowadays vs an year ago ...

About the PS2 compatibility - just get one of the new slim PS2 and be done with it. PS3 won't bring you anything on that front - most PS2 games even look better on native PS2 than emulated on PS3 ...

P.S. Btw my experiences/views are not from the consumer/gamer side, but from where the stuff gets created ...

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**** all that get a megasquirt
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why spend $400 to play ps2 games? if I were getting a ps3, I'd get the newest/bestest/mostest mack daddyest. and if I had to play ps2, I'd do it on the ps2.
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why spend $400 to play ps2 games? ... and if I had to play ps2, I'd do it on the ps2.
Exactly. And on top of that the PS2 plays the PS2 games better than the PS3.
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and the ps2 is like $20 used when some kids wants to upgrade.
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Btw Tony, what's that desire about getting a PS3?

X360 is the much better option when you look at the software library.

The X360 is the lead development platform at the majority of the game companies and the PS3 is the thing which gets the quick port (which most devs don't even care to polish well) ...
This is how it's been and unlikely to change this generation because the Microsoft development platform and support is light years ahead ...

Unless you really really want it to play some particular game which is exclusive on the PS3 ...
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Anya Monzikova of consoles



Post-pregnant Britney Spears of consoles



u decide...
nuff said
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nuff said
And you'll choose the console you buy by what they look like and not by the games available?

I thought those people visit mostly cr.net ...

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well the more mature looking console brings the more mature titles/players in my experience, but i won't enter a pissing match because then my Wii will short out
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well the more mature looking console brings the more mature titles/players in my experience

if the more mature titles are those by dev folks with white hair (not from the age) almost ready to commit suicide because of all the headaches Sony put on them ...
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j_man. i don't know what your "grudge" is against Sony, nor do i really wish to dive into that abyss but...

i want Blu-Ray player. i play (some, tho not that many) PS2 games. GT5 is in my future. a really specific Q was asked because of my personal situation which is: i own a PS2 which is finally dying after 8 years. i'm running out of component in's ni my H/K component-switching AVR 7300. it's either PS2 or PS3. and i just got a Marantz VP-12S2 (which happens to be for sale.

the PS3 will be my new DVD player/game console. there is really no argument, merely which "package" to buy.

again, thanks to all those who contributes... and to those who couldn't - you know what your mom said.
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