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Topic: Which Model of PS3 is best if your going to purchase a used one?

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LaJettatura

I was looking at picking up a used PS3 console, and would like to know what is the best model to get?

Some models had issues and want to weed those out.

I am considering this since PSNow is $80.00, and could get a used PS3 and the games I want for the same price.

Thanks for your input.

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Buizel

@LaJettatura Early original PS3s (the 60 GB model, I believe) are compatible with PS2 discs (as well as the usual PS1 discs), so I m,ight argue that it's the best simply for its backwards compatibility.

Other than that, I personally like the Slim. It's far slimmer than the original PS3, and allthough not as slim as the Super Slim, it has a much higher quality build IMO.

Buizel

Arugula

@LaJettatura In the same position I'd plump for the most modern systems. Likely the latest parts, the quietest and the most reliable.

Obviously the original units had a bevy of features but they had issues and people are charging an arm and two legs for them now.

Arugula

RawnDawn

Had my PS3 Slim since it came out and it's still runing good though if you have PS2 games then go for the OG.
Super Slim just looks ugly to me.

RawnDawn

FullbringIchigo

@LaJettatura the Super Slim, yeah it feels a bit cheaper then the Slim BUT it also DOESN'T have a softloader instead it has a more traditional Disc Door and i have found out that PS3's can have trouble with the softloader, especially the first Slim if it has some age to it, it quite often will NOT take in a Disc and can be expensive to replace unless you can do it yourself at least the Super Slim doesn't have that issue

do you want control of the games you buy, do you want to be able to play them when you want to with out needing to pay a monthly subscription & also pay the cost of the game

do you NOT want a faceless company to take your games away at a moments notice if so then #BoycottStadia

LaJettatura

Thanks to all of you for your feedback.

Here is the what I came up with so far:
Ps3 Slim 250gb with controller 60.00
Or ps3 super slim 500gb with controllers(2) for 100.00.

Then the games I wanted:
All God of war games
All Resistance games
Lollipop chainsaw
Shadows of the damned
Wet
Wanted weapons of fate.
All of these games can be obtained for about 60 dollars.

So obviously around 130 dollars I get about a dozen games and a console. Or I could get PSNow for 80.00 and have a time constraint to play and streaming nonsense and not own anything with the possibility of the games I want may not even be on PSNow. Not a bad deal not a great deal. On the fence with this still but the prices will only come down.

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LaJettatura

@FullbringIchigo Yeah, Overall any Soft disc loader has always caused problems, from double loading or getting stuck. I saw too many used PS3 consoles for sale with disc drive broken.

At least with the Super Slim you can see and remove the disc. However the Super Slim looks like a kitchen appliance...

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Oscarjpc

@LaJettatura Great selection of games which are PS3 only. You'll have a great time. Enjoy.

Oscarjpc

FullbringIchigo

@LaJettatura thing is does it really matter what it looks like? at the end of the day you don't buy a video game console to look at it, you buy it to play games

for me as long as i can play the games i want to play i wouldn't care if the console looks like a cardboard box

do you want control of the games you buy, do you want to be able to play them when you want to with out needing to pay a monthly subscription & also pay the cost of the game

do you NOT want a faceless company to take your games away at a moments notice if so then #BoycottStadia

LaJettatura

@Oscarjpc Thank You. Those are some of the games I have played in the past and some I never got a chance to play. I am sure the list could get bigger...

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LaJettatura

@Frigate Newest release should be the best. I remember the shortage of original PS3 units during launch and they went for about triple the base price.

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PSN: LaJettatura

LaJettatura

@Buizel The best experience I have had on a console with backwards compatibility was the PS2 to PS1. It was solid and worked without issue. Not sure how PS3 was upon release, I think it was a blunder to remove backwards compatibility from future hardware revisions of the PS3.

Based on Sony History. I think PS5 backwards compatibility with PS4 only is more likely what will happen.

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PSN: LaJettatura

ApostateMage

I went through 4 PS3s and had the dreaded YLOD on 3 of the original 60GB models so don't get that one.

ApostateMage

LN78

@ApostateMage Total luck of the draw on those. My day one 60GB George Foreman still works fine,even if it makes a noise like a jet engine during the high stress moments in MGS4 (the only reason I still plug it in from time to time) and the controller sometimes de-syncs at inopportune moments.

LN78

PSN: Lanooch

sanderson72

Yeah, my 60Gb original survived for about 5 years before the dreaded YLOD. Purchased a super slim to replace it but that was just utterly nasty - you couldn't hear any quiet dialogue in a game due to the constant high pitch stop-start whine coming from the blu-ray drive.

Best one to get is the Slim and I think I'm right in saying that you really want the 2500 series one (e.g. UK was 2503?). Apparently the fan was quieter than the later 3000 series and it still had all the lovely LED lights for power, disc access, hard drive and wi-fi. Still looks classy with the chrome panel on the front where the power and disc eject button are and it is so much quieter then the super slim.

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sanderson72

Oscarjpc

@LaJettatura I advice you to hunt games that were exclusive to ps3 and/or that generation. For example 3d dot game heroes, is a gem that cannot be played anywhere else. And it's absolutely worth it. I'd add El shaddai, Blur, Nier, Drakkan 3. By the way how good is WANTED wof, I've never played it but I'm curious.

Oscarjpc

LaJettatura

@Oscarjpc Thank you for the suggestions. I have not played Wanted. Some reviews say average, even at Push Square the reviewer gave it an average. What I would expect 6 hour campaign. The bullet mechanics and slow mo are what make it interesting.

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Oscarjpc

@LaJettatura SlowMo shooting rocks! Check out Dead To Rights for ps3. It's not perfect but it rocks. I got the plat because I really enjoyed it.

Oscarjpc

Party_Cannon

Late to the party, but I prefer the Slim. I have 2 from new and they still get played and they still run like a champ. They also are the most attractive in an entertainment centre and have very solid build quality. Never had a problem with he softloader (everything has these now and they're very reliable).
The Superslim. I bought one for my daughter but it's a cheap feeling rickity thing. It has this cheesy door where you put your discs.. but it is one less POTENTIAL point of failure over the slim. But because it's so cheaply made, it feels like it may break in some way as well.
It's also the newest.

One thing not mentioned is power consumption. The fats will suck more power than your fridge. Say hello to big electric bills. This is significantly cut down in the Slim (the later 320Gb models may be better for power consumption.. but I'm not sure. Check Wiki). The SuperSlim is very good on energy useage. You can leave that thing on and it has very little power draw.

So.. if that adds into your equation, give it some thought. Personally, I like the Slim. It's solidly built, its attractive in your centre and it is decent for power consumption.

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